The Twitter account for Immigration and Customs Enforcement alerts—which notified the public about criminal illegal immigrants—has been locked by the Biden administration.
Article by Rachel del Guidice from Daily Signal.
In a statement to The Daily Signal, Rep. Andrew Clyde, R-Ga., said that the locking of the ICE Alerts Twitter account, which appeared to have occurred on Tuesday, is bad news for the safety of the American public.
“Once again, it appears the Biden administration is putting open-borders policies over the safety and security of American citizens,” Clyde said.
Locking the ICE Alerts account prevents the public from receiving critical information about criminal aliens. I fear it will be American lives that will pay the price for the administration’s reckless policies.
On Tuesday, Jon Feere, who served as senior adviser and chief of staff for Immigration and Customs Enforcement from 2017 until earlier this year, tweeted, “The Biden Administration has locked ICE’s public safety alert account (@ICEAlerts), which informed the public about fugitive criminal aliens.”
Feere said that the account had been created in 2013, during the Obama administration, and was mostly utilized by Immigration and Customs Enforcement during the Trump administration.
“It seems the Biden Admin locked @ICEAlerts because if you were to report the location of one of these dangerous aliens to ICE, it would become too obvious that these assaulters, drug dealers, thieves, and drunk drivers are now allowed to go free under Biden’s policies,” he tweeted.
The Daily Signal reached out to Twitter about this, and a spokesperson said, “I’m not sure what you mean by ‘locked,’ as it appears the account is just set to protected.”
The Daily Signal also reached out to an ICE spokesperson, who said that “ICE continues to use its main Twitter account, @ICEgov, and our regional Twitter accounts to communicate with the public about our national security, border security, and public safety mission. ICE also uses our website, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Flickr to communicate with all our stakeholders, including local jurisdictions.”
The spokesperson added:
ICE routinely updates its many communication tools to ensure accurate information remains [consistent] with current priorities. As with similar accounts associated with prior administrations’ policies, @ICEAlerts was archived as it was no longer being maintained.
ICE continues to focus its civil immigration enforcement on the common-sense priorities of national security, border security, and public safety.
Lora Ries, director of The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Technology Policy within its Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, told The Daily Signal in an email that she is concerned about what this signals about the Biden administration.
“The Biden Administration has stopped posting dangerous criminal alien fugitives on the ICEAlert Twitter account,” she wrote, adding:
This, in combination with the Biden Administration’s shocking Priorities Memo that states ICE priorities are only terrorists, spies, and convicted aggravated felons, makes the Biden Administration protectors of criminal aliens instead of American citizens.
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