It seems that President Joe Biden and his administration are set on ending Operation Talon, a nationwide program that is geared toward taking down sex offenders who are in the country illegally, a move that has a lot of folks in the country asking why he would do such a thing?
This particular program went into effect just before former President Donald Trump left the White House. It was immediately canceled at the end of January by the current administration.
A report by Western Journal says the move to get rid of the program will essentially provide protection for sexual deviants from being prosecuted for their crimes, which they would have been held accountable for under Operation Talon.
On Thursday of last week, eighteen state attorneys general penned a letter that was then sent off to President Biden, Alejandro Mayorkas of the Department of Homeland Security, and acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Tae Johnson, asking them to reverse this policy and keep Operation Talon going.
“Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt wrote the letter which was signed by the attorneys general of the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and West Virginia,” the report says.
“The cancellation of this program effectively broadcasts to the world that the United States is now a sanctuary jurisdiction for sexual predators. This message creates a perverse incentive for foreign sexual predators to seek to enter the United States illegally and assault more victims, both in the process of unlawful migration and after they arrive. It will also broadcast the message to other criminal aliens who have committed less heinous offenses that any kind of robust enforcement against them is extremely unlikely,” the letter says.
The letter then ends with a call for the reinstatement of the program. “We urge you to immediately reinstate Operation Talon, adopt an aggressive enforcement policy against illegal aliens convicted of sex crimes, and send a message to sexual predators that they are not welcome in the United States of America.”
“Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch spoke to Supertalk Mississippi Media on Friday and said, ‘Human trafficking and rape at the border are only part of the intensifying nationwide crisis of human trafficking, commercial sexual exploitation, and forced prostitution of minors,'” the WJ report adds.
“By cancelling Operation Talon, the White House is encouraging sexual predators to seek illegal entry into the United States and ensuring these predators will exploit more victims in the process,” Fitch stated before adding, “I signed on to this letter to send a strong message. Sexual predators are not welcome in Mississippi, and they are not welcome in United States of America.”
If you look at data supplied by Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse from the period of October 2014 to May 2018, ICE arrested nearly 19,752 illegal immigrants who had criminal records including convictions for a serious sex-related offense.
The cancellation of this program puts American citizens at a much higher risk for becoming victims of sex related crimes by illegal immigrants which is just one reason this program needs to be reactivated.