NEARLY 20,000 CRIMINAL ILLEGALS RELEASED, NOT DEPORTED
Last week, reporter Paul Bedard of The Washington Examiner published a story documenting the federal government’s decision to release nearly 20,000 illegal aliens convicted of committing various crimes.
“The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency in 2015 decided not to deport but release 19,723 criminal illegal immigrants, including 208 convicted of murder, over 900 convicted of sex crimes and 12,307 of drunk driving,” Bedard noted.
Wait … what?
Surely this guy is pulling his information from some crackpot right-wing website, right? Nope … this is government data, analyzed by the Center for Immigration Studies.
According to the numbers, the released illegal aliens had a total of 64,197 convictions among them – including 8,234 convictions for violent crimes.
Seriously? We can’t even deport the violent criminals?
Sheesh … we knew Barack Obama wasn’t going to lift a finger to deport anybody, but this is ridiculous.
A recent report indicated there were an estimated 820,000 illegal aliens in the United States with criminal convictions – and 690,000 illegal aliens in our country who have been convicted of either a felony or a serious misdemeanor. Oh, and those numbers didn’t come courtesy of some crackpot, right-wing website either … they came from a pro-amnesty group.
Yeah, “Republicans.” How is that capitulation on executive amnesty looking now?
Immigration has become a dominant issue in the 2016 campaign. In fact it fueled the initial rise of presumptive “Republican” presidential nominee Donald Trump – who has aggressively pushed tougher policies at a time when the rest of the GOP was joining the “open borders” chorus.
(Ahem, Marco Rubio).
This website has never breathed fire on the immigration issue – although we have consistently called for government to appropriate more resources to border security.
“Why not stop subsidizing millions of things government shouldn’t be doing and start spending tax dollars on one of the handful of things it should do?” we wrote recently.
We’ve also consistently called for the elimination of taxpayer benefits for illegals – as well as automatic deportation for violent criminal aliens.
“Those who enter the United States illegally should automatically forfeit their right to American citizenship and taxpayer-funded benefits of any kind,” we wrote in July 2014. “And illegal immigrants who commit violent crimes should be deported immediately.”
You know … as opposed to being released.