The Biden administration faced a growing backlash Monday after Fox News reported that the White House and ICE are suspending a program known as ‘Operation Talon’, a policy to rapidly deport convicted sex offenders residing in the country illegally.

“As the White House overhauls immigration policy, ICE scraps Operation Talon, a program to remove convicted sex-offenders in the country illegally,” reports Fox News.

“The cancellation of this program effectively broadcasts to the world that the United States is now a sanctuary jurisdiction for sexual predators,” writes 18 Attorneys General from across the United States.