Ashley Moody suing Joe Biden administration over failure to deport illegal immigrants
AG Ashley Moody.

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Pushback manifests against new immigration policy from Florida.

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody went on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday with a less-than-friendly message for the Joe Biden White House.

Moody announced she is filing a lawsuit and seeking an injunction in federal court to block Biden from stopping deportations, saying the Biden administration is “thumbing its nose to its responsibilities under federal law” with his executive order.

Moody said her “frustration had boiled over” and that frustration was a common theme of her four minute segment.

She said the Biden administration is “required to deport criminal aliens that are here illegally,” but is “saying they’re just not going to do it anymore.”

The end result, Moody said, is the release of “serious criminal offenders” into American streets, including “heroin traffickers” and “people breaking into homes.”

“My frustration has boiled over and we’re going to hold them accountable in federal court,” Moody said, describing Biden’s policy as a “radical shift” from the policy of previous presidents from both parties, who “deported criminals in our country illegally.”

Law enforcement, she said, is “having to release these people back into your states” under the Biden policy.

The state’s leading legal officer wasn’t finished.

“This is about our safety,” Moody said, adding that she “can’t believe we’re even having this discussion.”

“It’s nonsense,” Moody said. “Someone needs to tell Biden: Come on man! Do your job!”

In a statement after the segment, Moody said “the Biden administration’s reckless policy of refusing to do their jobs and deport criminals, places all those gains and Floridians’ public safety at risk. Until President Biden’s inauguration, presidents of both parties detained and deported criminals.”

“This is a radical shift that places Floridians and our law enforcement officers in greater danger, and that is why I filed suit,” Moody added.

The lawsuit notes that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has refused to accept a number of criminals apprehended by local and state authorities, including seven from the state Department of Corrections and three from Pasco County.

Gov. Ron DeSantis called the Biden immigration shift “terrible policy” and “entirely reckless” in an introduction to the segment, making it clear the Attorney General has important backup as she goes on the offense against the Biden administration.

Moreover, regardless of the outcome of this issue, expect more vigorous challenges of Washington’s prerogatives from Tallahassee in the weeks and months ahead, with state officials including Moody up for reelection next year.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


12 comments

  • Frankie M.

    March 9, 2021 at 8:44 am

    Seriously we have all these cages at the border just sitting empty! Anybody from f&f ask Ashley if she was gonna investigate her boss for pay to play covid vaccines? Didn’t think so… must’ve run out of time.

    • Paric

      March 10, 2021 at 12:50 pm

      ?

    • Paric

      March 10, 2021 at 12:52 pm

      What!

    • Luane Conn

      March 10, 2021 at 5:40 pm

      I see you’re someone who’s happy with these bad choices. I like your defense of this demented man, accuse someone else of wrongdoing has nothing to do with the point of the subject. I live in Pasco County Florida and if someone does anything to me that’s been left here by Ice they’re going to have a big lawsuit on their hands.

  • dan

    March 9, 2021 at 5:05 pm

    Time for america to say enough is enough open border present a national security threat to this nation the rise i gas prices coud have een avoided if only the xl pipeline went through.
    Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody should sue biden and congress for breach of contract duty to abide by the constitution after all violation of oath should hold congress accountible for malfease’s in office

  • MPR

    March 9, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    Republicans and fair-minded Democrats(if there are any left) need to stand up to the communist/socialist radical leftists in the Democratic party and tell them they are unAmerican, treasonous, and traitorous to our country! They have shredded the Constitution and are ramming all their radical agenda thru illegally! And these same people need to be in jail for criminal voter fraud that they orchestrated in November 2020. Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, Chuck Schumer, Adam Schiff and the other Dems are enemies of our country and needs to be in jail!

  • Tom

    March 9, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    Socialists! Socialists! They’re everywhere, they’re everywhere! Prove you’re not One Of Them: Refuse to Accept Your Social Security money! Because that’s socialism at its purest. And let the white people of Plant City pick those strawberries. How long will that last?…a few hours.

    • paric

      March 10, 2021 at 1:07 pm

      Social security was paid for by the worker and his/her employer! It is not a hand out, the employee or self employed worked their whole life for that money! And in case your head is still in the sand, many machines are already in place to harvest many fruits and vegetables in the field without the human help! Also machines will continue to be created bringing in better and cheaper products!
      Have a good day and get a job!

  • Doug Lewis

    March 10, 2021 at 5:12 am

    hey tom, we paid into s.s.all of our working lives , I’ve cleaned toilets, gutters , and blew the babies nose , picking berries would be a pleasure

  • Tanya

    March 10, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    I know what Jim Crow Joe is doing and why. He wants more Latin people here to overwhelm the blacks. Check out just ONE example of what a pack of Latins did to that black boy for simply asking Latin girls to dance. They beat him senseless, stabbed him multiple times, shot him in the face and then dragged his body naked through the street. Then they texted and laughed about it hoping that they killed the boy. His mother was on Judge Jeanine crying and teling what happened. Gascon is going to let ONE of the people involved (there were a gang of them) out of jail and the murderer toasted Gascon. Latins do not like blacks – at all. That is why Biden is letting so many in.

  • tjb

    March 12, 2021 at 8:02 am

    She said the Biden administration is “required to deport criminal aliens that are here illegally,” but is “saying they’re just not going to do it anymore.” Can we please verify her statements. I argue that she is making up an issue that does not exist. Also, can we define what is a criminal …. is someone who got a traffic ticket for example?

  • DSM

    March 14, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    The solution is simple. SEND ALL THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS TO the WHITE HOUSE lawn. If the Biden admin wants them here, let them show it by welcoming them all to a white house dinner next month. What a great time! Next stop Nancy Pelosi’s house where they can all enjoy ice cream.

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