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With the Obama Administration, you can’t make this stuff up. It seems that the Department of Homeland Security has been releasing violent felons who happen to be illegal aliens back into the mainstream United States of America – at least in the state of Arizona – since at least 2013, and they don’t have to tell local law enforcement what they are up to.
The release of violent illegal immigrants has been taking place since at least 2013, when Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu was informed by senior ICE officials that illegal immigrants were being released back into his Arizona community, sources said.
Pinal County Police Department employees at the time “were called in on overtime on a Saturday and were ordered to start releasing illegals with violent criminal histories,” according to one law enforcement source…
Reports of these releases led to congressional inquiries and the eventual disclosure by ICE that it had in fact released a few hundred illegal immigrants, though the agency claimed at the time that none of them had criminal records.
“As pressure mounted, ICE admitted they did release illegals with minor criminal offenses,” the law enforcements source said. “Eventually, they confirmed they did release violent criminal illegals including those convicted of murder, aggravated assault, robbery, kidnapping, and sex crimes.”
Two years. This has been going on for two years. In the last few weeks, illegal alien immigrants are responsible for a number of crimes including murder, rape, beating of a seven week old baby, kidnapping. Some of these people have been arrested on felony counts more than once. So, what does ICE do? Send them back into the wild. This has Arizona’s Rep. Matt Salmon (R) swimming upstream when it comes to fighting the Department of Homeland Security. In a letter to them he wrote:
“When I learned that there isn’t a requirement for DHS to inform local law enforcement agencies about the imminent release of illegal alien criminals, I was shocked,” Salmon said. “In our post 9/11 world, where the constant sharing of information between agencies is commonplace, even sometimes at the expense of our rights, this is unacceptable. Simply put, if DHS insists on releasing dangerous illegal aliens into our neighborhoods the public and law enforcement need to know about it. I am now working to amend existing law to require that local agencies be notified by DHS before illegal aliens with violent criminal records are released.
“American citizens deserve to know who our federal government is forcing onto our streets and permitted to victimize our families, and I will not stop until we ensure that our local law enforcement agencies are given the tools they need to protect our communities.”
No kidding. Who is DHS and ICE working for, anyway?