The Biden administration recently announced that it would be canceling “Operation Talon,” a program aimed at finding illegal immigrants who had perpetrated sex crimes and removing them from the country.

Why in the world would the Biden administration end such a program? Why would it want to allow opportunities for sex offenders to remain in the country?

It’s difficult to imagine a starker sign of the appalling decadence of America’s elite than this.

A Policy Cancelled Out of Spite

There’s no discernible reason for the cancellation of such a policy other than raw spite and vindictiveness.

Biden, through his dozens of executive orders, has been working to make it as though the Trump administration never happened. But even if people take the fact that the left is opposed to having any sort of border policing whatsoever, the decision to end Operation Talon is appalling.

Is the left attempting to signal that it loves illegal immigrants so much more than America’s native citizens that it is willing to ignore sex crimes for their sake?

A group of 19 state attorneys general have penned a letter to the Biden administration urging the reinstatement of the program. Specifically addressing Biden’s DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Acting ICE Director Tae Johnson, the letter points out that, “The United States’ population of illegal immigrants includes disturbingly large numbers of criminals with prior convictions for sexual crimes.”

It’s also true that “an increasing number of illegal aliens are entering the United States after having been previously convicted of sexual offenses.”

The attorneys general who signed the letter hail from states like South Carolina, Florida, South Dakota, Texas, and Georgia.