• Richard Easson

Released Email to ICE After Biden Deportation Order: “Release Them All Immediately”

During Friday’s airing of Tucker Carlson Tonight, host Tucker Carlson revealed that his team obtained an emailissued to Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) directing them how to carry out Joe Biden’s sweeping executive orders on immigration.

Initially, Biden made it clear that his administration would enact a 100-day pause to deportations. Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary David Pekoske issued a statement late last Wednesday saying, "For 100 days, starting January 22, 2021, DHS will pause removals for certain noncitizens ordered deported to ensure we have a fair and effective immigration enforcement system focused on protecting national security, border security, and public safety."

The email discussed on Tucker’s show read, "As of midnight tonight, stop all removals. This includes Mexican bus runs, charter flights and commercial removals (until further notice)…all cases are to be considered [no significant likelihood of removal in foreseeable future]."

In addition, the email said, "Release them all, immediately. No sponsor available is not acceptable any longer."

According to Carlson, the directive was the “result of complete chaos” that developed from Biden’s executive order. He said:

The official who sent the email noted that he was just "the messenger" explaining the directive. In other words, it wasn't his idea. It was Joe Biden's. Now, this email was news to us. The memorandum from the Biden administration to halt deportations did not call for people here illegally to be released from detention. So, we made some calls, and we learned that the Department of Homeland Security is currently hammering out how to enact the memorandum. It does not specifically call for the instant release of all migrants in detention. So what was this memo about? Just the result of the complete chaos that resulted when the incoming administration changed a policy this big on its first day without explaining what it means.