Florida’s attorney general accuses the Biden administration of intentionally destroying the nation’s border with Mexico.
“Biden and Mayorkas have become so brazen that they are now implementing mass-release quotas for immigrants surging into our country,” Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody Tuesday said in a statement.
“As a federal judge already recognized, these releases are unlawful, yet the Biden administration is ordering Border Patrol to release even more immigrants into the interior.”
In response to the escalating numbers of migrants at the southern border, Border Patrol leadership established daily “bookout” targets last month, Moody claims.
Moody said recently-obtained U.S. Border Patrol emails outline new proposed “bookout targets” for field chiefs and deputies to “bring in-custody numbers to manageable levels.” She noted CBP redacted actual numbers.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Acting Deputy Chief emailed new targets August 8 after a phone call with leaders to discuss “in-custody numbers,” Moody noted.
During the call, she said, CBP leaders revealed “the rate of daily encounters continues to surpass the daily permanent bookouts and in-custody numbers continue to rise.”
These targets aim to keep the number of illegal aliens in custody at a manageable level, potentially leading to releases of larger numbers of illegal border crosses into the U.S. interior.
The agency has proposed “daily bookout targets” for each sector, based on seven-day averages.