Attorney General Steve Marshall joined a coalition of 18 state attorneys general this week calling on President Joe Biden to rescind his memorandum deferring the deportation of certain Palestinians living in the United States, the Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Certain Palestinians Presidential Memorandum of February 14, 2024, which the president signed as the Israel-Hamas war continues to rage on.

Marshall lamented that Biden "doesn't care" about solving the "well-recognized immigration crisis." He argued the president grants illegal amnesties because "he continues to favor the demands of radical activists over the needs of the American people.

“Though we are in the midst of a well-recognized immigration crisis caused by President Biden’s disastrous policies, Biden continues to press for even more open borders," Marshall said in a statement. "Now he is refusing to remove Palestinians who are in the U.S. illegally, granting them automatic release from the Department of Homeland Security."

"Even though a large majority of Americans want our border secured and illegal aliens deported, President Biden doesn’t care. He continues to grant illegal amnesties, and he continues to favor the demands of radical activists over the needs of the American people," he added.

In a letter, the group of AGs noted that the Department of Homeland Security had previously been asked to vigorously vet foreign student visa holders and remove anyone who has endorsed or espoused terrorist activity or provided material support to foreign terrorists. They ask Biden to reverse the latest mass amnesty and remove Palestinians in the country illegally.

"You have recognized that since October 7 the world has witnessed the worst atrocities committed against the Jewish people since the Holocaust and a 'ferocious surge' of antisemitic activity on American university campuses," the AGs write.

They add, "In the wake of these events, the States of Arkansas, Alabama, Alaska, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and West Virginia urge you to reverse the recently announced decision to defer removing certain Palestinians from the United States."

Read the full letter here.

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