Joe Biden has spoken out to reveal that he will ensure there is a “thorough investigation” by the Justice Department into officials of President Donald Trump’s administration who designed the “Zero Tolerance” policy at the United States-Mexico border to combat illegal immigration.
Biden Pledges To Have Justice Department Launch Probe
In a press conference, Biden pledged to have the Justice Department launch a probe into the Trump officials who carried out the “Zero Tolerance” policy that involved putting adult border crossers into separate custody from the children they arrived at the southern border with.
“I’ll commit that our Justice Department, our investigative arms, will make judgments about who is responsible … and whether or not the conduct is criminal across the board,” Biden said. “But as I said yesterday, I am not going to tell the Justice Department who they should prosecute and who they should not.”
“There will be a thorough, thorough investigation of who is responsible and whether or not their responsibility is criminal, and if that is the [conclusion], the Attorney General will make that judgment,” he added.
Biden’s Plans For Amnesty
Biden went on to announce plans to suggest that he will quickly pass amnesty for the majority of 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living in the U.S. He will also likely revoke executive orders made by Trump in an attempt to reform the nation’s legal immigration system that admits 1.2 million green card holders every year.
“I will introduce an immigration bill immediately and have it sent to the appropriate committees to begin movement,” Biden said. “I will in fact countermand executive orders that the president has in fact initiated that are contrary to what I think is either his authority and/or even if it’s his authority, contrary to the interests of the United States on environmental issues and a range of other things.”
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Biden had previously said that he plans to take down the legal wall that Trump put up in the hopes of closing loopholes and eliminating fraud for the purpose of reducing illegal immigration.
“The timeline is to do it in fact to make it better not worse,” Biden said last month. “The last thing we need is to say we’re going to stop immediately the access to asylum the way it’s being run now and end up with 2 million people on our border. It’s a matter of setting up the guardrails.”
This piece was written by James Samson on January 11, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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