Feds Released 36,000 Illegal Alien Murderers, Drunk Drivers, and Sex-Crime Convicts And They Think You Should Be Cool With That
While Democrats hope for a “comprehensive immigration bill” to bolster their voter rolls, the American people continue to find evidence that this administration just can’t be trusted with enforcing any immigration laws, much less any promise of future clamp downs. The latest is especially disconcerting:
In 2013, ICE freed 36,007 convicted criminal aliens from detention who were awaiting the outcome of deportation proceedings, according to a document obtained by the Center for Immigration Studies. This group included aliens convicted of hundreds of violent and serious crimes, including homicide, sexual assault, kidnapping, and aggravated assault. The list of crimes also includes more than 16,000 drunk or drugged driving convictions. The vast majority of these releases from ICE custody were discretionary, not required by law (in fact, in some instances, apparently contrary to law), nor the result of local sanctuary policies.
The document reveals that the 36,007 convicted criminal aliens freed from ICE custody in many instances had multiple convictions. Among them, the 36,007 had nearly 88,000 convictions, including:
193 homicide convictions
426 sexual assault convictions
303 kidnapping convictions
1,075 aggravated assault convictions
1,160 stolen vehicle convictions
9,187 dangerous drug convictions
16,070 drunk or drugged driving convictions
303 flight escape convictions
Feeling safe? Immigration and Customs Enforcement thinks you should feel perfectly comfortable hanging out with these 36,000 illegal alien criminals, and they released this statement to defend their actions:
In a statement, ICE said many of those it released were subject to electronic monitoring, posting bond or having to check in with officers.
In other cases, the agency was required to release immigrants because of court decisions, including a 2001 Supreme Court ruling that found immigrants whose home countries refused to take them back could not be held for more than six months.
ICE said 75 percent of the convicted murderers released in 2013 were considered “mandatory releases” in compliance with court decisions.
So let’s take them at their word – that means that 25% of convicted murderer illegal aliens were released according to the agency’s discretion. I wonder how many murderers who are American citizens are allowed such clemency. But frankly, I don’t care – I don’t want any of these murderers released!
Tell me again why we should trust Democrats with promises of future immigration enforcement?