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'Release them all': ICE 'sent memo to Texas officials ordering them to free undocumented migrants in custody' - despite Joe Biden announcing 100-day pause on deportations rather than mass release

 Immigration officials in Texas have been sent a memo telling them to release all undocumented migrants being held in their facilities, despite Joe Biden's executive order making no mention of a mass release.

Staff working for ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) received an email on Thursday, Fox News reported on Friday night.

The memo stated: 'As of midnight tonight, stop all removals. 


'This includes Mexican bus runs, charter flights and commercial removals (until further notice) ... all cases are to be considered [no significant likelihood of removal in foreseeable future].'

Tucker Carlson on Friday night told of a memo sent to ICE officials working in Texas

Tucker Carlson on Friday night told of a memo sent to ICE officials working in Texas

The memo was reportedly sent on Thursday and instructed ICE to release all migrants

The memo was reportedly sent on Thursday and instructed ICE to release all migrants

The email continues: 'Release them all, immediately. No sponsor available is not acceptable any longer.'

The author said they were just 'the messenger'. 

The note was described by Fox News' Tucker Carlson as an example of the 'chaos' created by Biden in his first 24 hours.


ICE is yet to respond to DailyMail.com's request for comment as to why the memo differs from Biden's orders. 

Biden signed on Wednesday, soon after being sworn in, a series of executive orders undoing Trump's signature policies.

Among Biden's announcements were a 100-day pause on deportations of most people living in the country illegally, along with a new priority system for those who will still be subject to removal.

Migrants from Central America are detained by a U.S. Border Patrol agent on Friday

Migrants from Central America are detained by a U.S. Border Patrol agent on Friday

The Department of Homeland Security released a memo outlining the categories of immigration offenders who will continue to be subject to arrest and eventual removal.

Migrants who arrived at the border after November 1, 2020, will still be deported. 

Immigrants already in the U.S. who pose a national security or public safety risk including anyone convicted of an "aggravated felony" are also a top priority under the new department-wide guidance. 

On Friday the Texas attorney general filed a lawsuit seeking to block Biden's move to pause the deportations.

Ken Paxton, the attorney general, said the state would face “irreparable harm” if the deportation moratorium was allowed to go into effect. 

Paxton argued that the deportation moratorium violated the president’s constitutional duty to execute federal laws. 

Paxton, a Republican, also said the temporary freeze violated an enforcement agreement the state brokered with the outgoing Trump administration earlier this month.

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