Arizona, Montana File Motion To Halt DHS Guidance That Limits ICE, As Deportations Fall

Arizona, Montana File Motion To Halt DHS Guidance That Limits ICE, As Deportations Fall

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FIRST ON FOX: Arizona and Montana on Friday filed a motion for a preliminary injunction to stop interim guidance from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that has limited who Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) can target for arrest — which has coincided with a drop in deportations.

The motion, filed to an Arizona district judge, comes as both Arizona and Montana are suing DHS over the interim guidance, issued in the first weeks of the Biden administration, which narrows ICE to targeting illegal immigrants who were: a national security threat, recent border crossers or convicted of an “aggravated felony.” It also included a pause on deportations, which was later blocked by a judge in response to a lawsuit from Texas.

ICE DEPORTATIONS FALL TO UNDER 3,000 IN APRIL AMID BIDEN RULES THAT RESTRICT REMOVALS

While DHS officials have said that the guidance will make ICE more efficient and focused on the most dangerous illegal immigrants, it has also coincided with drops in both arrests and deportations.

An ICE spokesperson told Fox News this week that the agency deported just 2,962 illegal immigrants in April. The Washington Post, which fi

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