Biden Admin Cancels Fines For Illegal Aliens Who Fail To Leave U.S.: Doesn’t Serve Our ‘Best Interest’

Biden Admin Cancels Fines For Illegal Aliens Who Fail To Leave U.S.: Doesn’t Serve Our ‘Best Interest’


Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced on Friday that he directed Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to cancel fining illegal aliens who fail to leave the United States, claiming that fining people who are illegally in the U.S. runs “counter to the agency’s best interest.”

“There is no indication that these penalties promoted compliance with noncitizens’ departure obligations,” Mayorkas said. “We can enforce our immigration laws without resorting to ineffective and unnecessary punitive measures.”

Mayorkas, who has presided over an immigration crisis exploding on the southern border under the new administration, claimed that the fines were not effective and did not “meaningfully advanced the interests of the agency.”

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DHS said in a statement:

The two delegation orders—ICE Delegation No. 01-2018, Delegation of Authority to Administer and Enforce Provisions Relating to Civil Penalties for Failure to Depart, and ICE Delegation No. 006-2020, Delegation of Authority to Administer Certain Provisions Relating to Civil Penalties for Failure to Depart—delegated to certain ICE officials

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