Another Campaign Lie: DHS Head Testimony Admits Biden Is Defunding The Police

While on the campaign trail Biden denounced Trump’s claim that he wanted to “defund the police.”

“I do not support defunding police,” Biden said.

During the presidential campaign a Reuters “fact check” claimed that Biden did not want to defund the police.

Reuters using the Biden administration website reported:

Biden has not called for “fewer resources” for police departments. His campaign has said it is calling for police departments to receive funding that would allow them to provide better training, equip officers with body cameras and improve relationships with the communities they patrol.

Well, DHS Head Mayorkas just told a House committee that he’s ending a federal program with local law enforcement agencies (defunding the police).

Mayorkas told congress that he’s ending the Immigration and Customs Enforcement 287(g) program that allowed local police to work with ICE to keep violent criminal illegal immigrants off the streets. 

“I’m certainly aware of some of the abuses of the 287(g) program and I believe that I brought an example of that abuse to an end recently,” Mayorkas said, adding:

I am engaging with the men and women of ICE in the development of Secretary’s enforcement guidelines. And once we have done that, I do intend to continue my dialogue with sheriffs and chiefs of police … to see how we can most effectively partner in the service of … smart and effective law enforcement.

Mayorkas never gave any examples of how the program was abused. 

Recently, Mayorkas terminated an agreement with Bristol County, Massachusetts that housed criminal illegal aliens charged with attempted murder, rape of a child, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 years old and other violent crimes. 

An investigation conducted by the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) found that violent crime spike in two North Carolina counties where local police ended their 287(g) agreements with ICE agents. 

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