ICE Released HOW MANY Criminal Aliens Back Into The US In 2014?


With a government like this, do yourself a favor and learn to shoot.  From the Washington Times:

Federal immigration officers released another 30,000 immigrants with criminal records last year…

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency that handles detention and removal of illegal immigrants, said it will no longer allow overcrowding to be the main reason a dangerous illegal immigrant is released, and will require a top supervisor to approve the cases of any serious criminals that officers want to release.

Overall, ICE released 30,558 criminal aliens in fiscal year 2014, which is down from the 36,007 criminals released a year before….

ICE said it had little discretion over most of the criminals it released. The agency said that under a previous court decision, immigrants whose home countries won’t take them back cannot be held indefinitely, so they have to be released after a period of time.

That’s it, blame the courts, not the supervisors who are making the recommendations.  This week’s ICE revelation did not include the crimes for which the criminal aliens were convicted, but the previous year’s batch included homocide, rape, assault, burglary among other felonies.  By far the largest number of infractions were in the traffic area, and the majority of those incidents were driving while intoxicated or under the influence.

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson thinks the 30,000 + number is too high, which may be why there are fewer criminal aliens being arrested in the first place.  Overall, the Obama Administration has refused to take steps to further detain criminal aliens over Republican objections.

More information from Katie Pavlich at TownHall 

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