Attorney General Ashley Moody announced on Thursday that she uncovered documents she claims shows the Biden Administration misrepresenting facts to United States Supreme Court Justices concerning a legal challenge brought forth by Texas and Missouri regarding the elimination of the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP).
Under MPP, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) held the right to return certain aliens to Mexico pending a final resolution of their immigration process.
In briefs submitted and arguments made before the Supreme Court, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ claimed that it is a longstanding federal policy to use detention capacity as a permissible basis for releasing illegal immigrants into the interior of the country.
However, U.S. Department of Homeland Security memos obtained by Moody’s office through litigation efforts challenging Biden’s immigration policies shows the DOJ statements to be untrue. In DHS memos from 2014 to 2015, federal officials state that lack of detention space is not an appropriate reason “to parole an inadmissible alien.”
“The very fact that my office, through litigation efforts to rein in this out-of-control administration, has already uncovered two falsehoods by the Executive Branch to the Legislative and Judicial branches of our nation’s government is shocking,” said Moody. “If the Biden administration is willing to mislead co-equal branches of our U.S. government, what aren’t they willing to say to the American public?”
Moody outlined the false statement in a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland. The letter highlights statements from DOJ briefs in Biden v. Texas, as well as an oral argument presented before the court in April. Florida joined an amicus brief in support of Texas in the litigation involving Biden’s rescission of the Remain in Mexico policy.
The letter marks the second time this year Attorney General Moody uncovered documentation showing Biden officials making misleading statements to co-equal branches of the federal government. Following the congressional testimony of DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas claiming the Biden administration’s unlawful policies are not contributing to the influx of unvetted migrants, Moody uncovered an internal document debunking that claim.
The DHS document shows that the Biden administration has knowledge that its policies are encouraging mass migration, according to Moody. Moody also alleges that the Biden administration continues to undermine public-safety immigration laws while being fully aware that Mexican drug cartels are facilitating the surge at the southwest border to charge migrants for safe passage in order to “feed cartel violence in Mexico and along the border.”