Thursday, April 28, 2016

OBAMA'S OPEN BORDERS AND THE MEXICAN CRIME TIDAL WAVE - According to figures supplied to Congress by the Department of Homeland Security, more than 20,000 illegal aliens convicted of a crime were released into American communities in 2015.More than half of that number were convicted of

According to figures supplied to Congress by the Department of Homeland Security, more than 20,000 illegal aliens convicted of a crime were released into American communities in 2015. More than half of that number were convicted of

40 Per Cent Of Illegal Migrant 


And Foreign Criminal 


Deportations Cancelled Due 


To Lack Of Staff


More than 20,000 illegal alien criminals released in 2015

According to figures supplied to Congress by the Department of Homeland Security, more than 20,000 illegal aliens convicted of a crime were released into American communities in 2015.

More than half of that number were convicted of DUI, making them a danger on American roads.  But thousands were convicted of assault, while several hundred were convicted of the most serious crimes.
Washington Times:
Between them the aliens notched a total of 64,000 crimes, including 12,307 drunken driving convictions, 1,728 cases of assault, 216 kidnappings and more than 200 homicide or manslaughter convictions, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) told the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform ahead of a hearing Thursday.

"These are not just numbers. These are individuals in this country illegally who were arrested, prosecuted and convicted. But instead of removing these criminals, ICE put them back on American streets,” said Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz.

One of those released by ICE in 2015, Haitian illegal immigrant Jean Jacques, would go on to kill a young woman in Connecticut just months later, stabbing Casey Chadwick to death. Her mother, Wendy Hartling, will testify to the Oversight Committee alongside relatives of other victims of illegal immigrants’ crimes.

Jacques had previously served time for attempted murder and was supposed to have been deported after that. But ICE officials said he wouldn’t produce documents proving his identity, and Haiti refused to accept him without those documents. ICE said it had to release him instead.
Those kinds of releases have been a black eye for the administration in recent years, with Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and ICE Director Sarah R. Saldana saying they need to do a better job of keeping serious criminals in custody as they await deportation.

And they have made some strides, reducing the number of criminal aliens released from 36,007 in 2013 to 30,558 in 2014, and then cutting the number by more than 10,000 last year.
Well, bully for them.  Let me know when the number is at zero, and I'll offer my congratulations.

There is no more visible and risible example of how porous our immigration system is.  More than 20,000 people who have no right to be here in the first place, convicted of a crime, and ordered deported are released unceremoniously back into the very same communities they committed criminal acts against in the first place.
You'd have to be brain-dead to find any logic or reason in this. 
Testimony from the families of victims of illegal alien crimes is compelling, but what's needed is a new administration – one that takes enforcing the law seriously and looks to protect the rights and safety of citizens rather than the rights of immigration scofflaws.

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ICE Released 19,723 Criminal Aliens in 2015
Interactive map shows criminal aliens releases by state


WASHINGTON, DC (April 29, 2017) — A new analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies examines the alarming rate at which Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) continues to release deportable criminal aliens. The data are broken down by state of release and type of conviction. These releases, and the resulting safety threat, were the topic for yesterday's House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing.

The analysis is available here:

Jessica Vaughan, the Center's director of policy studies and author of the report, commented, "It’s time for the Obama administration to stop making excuses and blaming others and to start reversing its own policies that are responsible for these releases, and to sign on to constructive legislation, before more people are harmed."

In 2015, ICE freed 19,723 criminal aliens, who had a total of 64,197 convictions among them, or 3.25 convictions per released alien. These included 8,234 violent convictions and 208 homicide convictions. Statistics show that the majority of offenders will go on to commit additional crimes.

Vaughan writes, “While the total number of releases is lower than the past two years, since the number of arrests has declined quite dramatically, the rate of releases is approximately the same — meaning that this is no progress at all, and certainly will be no consolation for the victims of these criminal aliens.”

More than half the releases occurred due to an immigration judge decision. In many cases, ICE shares responsibility for these decisions, depending on how vigorously the ICE attorneys argue for detention.

In more than 2,100 cases, the criminal alien was released because his/her home country refused to take him/her back, and ICE is not permitted to hold the alien for more than 180 days. "Uncooperative" countries include: Afghanistan, Algeria, Burundi, Cape Verde, China, Cuba, Eritrea, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, India, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, and Zimbabwe. The administration has refused to limit visa issuance in such countries, even though it is legally mandated to do so.

A new group of criminal aliens could join the released population in communities around the country. If legislation (companion bills S. 2123 and H.R. 3713) presently before Congress to retroactively reduce minimum sentencing requirements passes, tens of thousands of deportable criminal aliens would be released from federal prisons.

VIDEO: 17 Suspected Illegal Aliens Caught off California Coast

Seventeen suspected illegal aliens aboard a panga boat sent a distress signal off the coast of San Diego on Tuesday morning that led the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to apprehend the group.

Video of the stranded boat was released, along with the Coast Guard’s announcement that the 17 aboard were taken to a local Border Patrol station for processing.

Crew aboard the 87-foot Coast Guard Cutter Sea Otter spotted a flare around 4:45 a.m. Tuesday morning off the coast of San Diego, according to the Coast Guard. Coast Guard Sector San Diego Joint Harbor Operations Center watchstanders also received a 911 call around 5:30 a.m. from one of the persons aboard the panga boat.

The Coast Guard release described the operation to find and rescue those aboard:
A Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk crew and CBP AMO UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crew immediately launched to search and at approximately 6:50 a.m., the CBP AMO Blackhawk crew located the vessel approximately eight miles west of Pacific Beach, in San Diego.
At 8:15 a.m., the Sea Otter’s crew arrived on scene with the vessel and safely rescued 17 suspected illegal migrants from the disabled panga.
The group was picked up approximately eight miles off of San Diego’s Pacific Beach, and delivered to Shelter Island. From there, the Marine Task Force took the group into custody. The 17 were then transported to the Border Patrol office.

Last August, illegal aliens were caught at least twice trying to enter the United States off the coast of southern California. Also last August, a lawsuit was filed naming three CBP agents over the death of an illegal alien aboard a panga boat. The Mexican national perished as a boat of illegal aliens attempted to evade capture and capsized.

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