Legal professional Basic Ashley Moody Urges Biden to Reinstate Operation Talon, Targets Convicted Intercourse Offenders
Decision ends federal enforcement action against convicted sex offenders illegally in the country
Attorney General Ashley Moody, along with attorneys general from 17 other states, is calling on President Joseph R. Biden to overturn the decision to end federal enforcement action against convicted sex offenders in the country.
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Attorney General Ashley Moody, along with attorneys general from 17 other states, urges President Joe Biden to reverse the decision to end a federal prosecution against convicted sex offenders in the country.
US Immigration and Customs Operation Talon is a nationwide operation focused on removing illegally present convicted sex offenders from the US.
“Reversing a federal law enforcement measure to prevent harassment, rape and sex trafficking in women, men and children is very important to me,” said Attorney General Ashley Moody.
“As an attorney general, not a day goes by without my focus on how to end the sex trafficking, especially child rape and torture – which sucks as a mother. It should also deter President Biden, and so I urge his administration to resume Operation Talon immediately, protect vulnerable populations from sexual abuse, and help us end the disruptive human trafficking epidemic in this country. “
Attorney General Moody and the coalition sent a letter to President Biden, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, and Acting ICE Director Tae Johnson demanding that the last-minute cancellation of Operation Talon be lifted.
The letter argues that the cancellation of Operation Talon could encourage sexual predators attempting to enter the US illegally and could exacerbate sexual assault and human trafficking problems in the immigrant community.
The letter highlights data collected by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University. This shows that from October 2014 to May 2018, ICE arrested more than 19,700 illegal aliens with criminal convictions, for whom the most serious previous conviction of sexual offense was.
The letter also describes how human trafficking and sexual assault are endemic problems in the immigrant and migrant communities, especially at the border.
Citing the Polaris Project, the letter said: “The vast majority of victims of sex and / or human trafficking in the United States were foreigners, not US citizens or legal permanent residents. In cases of known citizenship status, 77.5% of trafficked persons (4,601 out of 5,939) were non-US citizens or legitimate permanent residents. “
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