Apparently, even our homegrown criminals are not safe from competition from illegal aliens. And, apparently, our administration doesn’t care about this, either.
According to a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies by Director of Policy Studies Jessica Vaughn, the Obama administration has allowed tens-of-thousands of violent illegal aliens to go free inside the United States and without deportation. An analysis of Immigration and Customs Enforcement data shows 68,000 convicted criminals were released in 2013. According to Department of Homeland Security policy, an individual is only determined to be a criminal alien if they have a criminal conviction, which does not include traffic offenses. This policy definition is important to keep in mind when going over the data. Further, many of the individuals in the data have multiple convictions due to numerous and repeated criminal offenses.
More key findings from the report (bolding is mine):
-In 2013, ICE targeted only 195,000, or 25 percent, out of 722,000 potentially deportable aliens they encountered. Most of these aliens came to ICE’s attention after incarceration for a local arrest.
-ICE released 68,000 criminal aliens in 2013, or 35 percent of the criminal aliens encountered by officers. The vast majority of these releases occurred because of the Obama administration’s prosecutorial discretion policies, not because the aliens were not deportable.
That was last year, alone. Can anyone justify this? We can debate what to do with other illegal aliens, but, surely we can all agree that we really don’t want thousands of criminals from other countries wandering our nation, right?
Send them back from whence they came and secure the borders to ensure they don’t come back.