Overcrowding in Prisons Given as a Reason to Release 2,200 Criminal Illegal Aliens in 2014
Prison overcrowding is nothing new and low level offenders are released early all the time. What makes this release of Criminal Illegal Aliens so different? First, they were not low level offenders and second, they were here illegally to begin with and have no right to stay. So, we can assume they were deported… but, they weren’t. They were relocated to cities and towns across the country with no notification to law enforcement in those areas. In 2013 36,007 criminal illegals were released into 134 cities and towns in the United States. The names and zip codes of those cities were painstakingly compiled for the Free Republic and can be found using the link below. Is there any logical reason why these Violent Criminal Illegal Aliens weren’t deported?
Misinformed is a Nice Word for Lied.
List of 134 Cities Where 36,007 VIOLENT Criminal Illegal Aliens Were Sent After Release in 2013 by Obama and DHS
Posted on 11/2/2014 9:08:55 AM by Whenifhow
According to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement arm of DHS, 36,007 criminal illegal aliens were released into the United States in 2013. Responding to a request by Sen. Chuck Grassley, ICE provided a list of ZIP codes — not cities and states — where criminal illegals, many convicted of violent offenses including murder, rape and kidnapping, have been dumped by the administration.
U.S. misinformed Congress, public on immigrant release
New records contradict the Obama administration’s assurances to Congress and the public that the 2,200 people it freed from immigration jails last year to save money had only minor criminal records.
The records, obtained by USA TODAY, show immigration officials released some undocumented immigrants who had faced far more serious criminal charges, including people charged with kidnapping, sexual assault, drug trafficking and homicide.
The release sparked a furor in Congress. Republican lawmakers accused the Obama administration of setting dangerous criminals free. In response, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it had released “low-risk offenders who do not have serious criminal records,” a claim the administration repeated to the public and to members of Congress.
The new records, including spreadsheets and hundreds of pages of e-mails, offer the most detailed information yet about the people ICE freed as it prepared for steep, across-the-government spending cuts in February 2013. They show that although two-thirds of the people who were freed had no criminal records, several had been arrested or convicted on charges more severe than the administration had disclosed.
ICE spokeswoman Gillian Christensen acknowledged the discrepancy. She said “discretionary releases made by ICE were of low-level offenders. However, the releases involving individuals with more significant criminal histories were, by and large, dictated by special circumstances outside of the agency’s control.”
Lawmakers expressed concern. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said it is “deeply troubling that ICE would knowingly release thousands of undocumented immigrant detainees – many with prior criminal records – into our streets, while publicly downplaying the danger they posed.”
Immigration authorities detain an average of about 34,000 people a day. Although the agency regularly releases immigrants who have been charged with serious crimes, it typically does so because their legal status has changed or because they cannot be deported — not as a way to save money. That distinction, combined with the fact that last year’s release happened abruptly and with no advance notice, fed the partisan firestorm that followed.