Although illegal immigration has been an ongoing problem since the Reagan presidency, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has always been allowed to do its job when it comes to deporting criminal illegal immigrants.
One of the fundamental changes Barack Obama has wrought upon this country is seen in his lack of enforcement of deportation laws that apply to criminal illegal aliens.
According to the Center for Immigration Studies, ICE released 19,723 criminal illegal immigrants with a total of 64,197 convictions among them back into American society in 2015.
With an average of 3.25 convictions per person, 208 were convicted of homicide, over 900 were convicted of sex crimes, and 12,307 were convicted of drunk driving.
Burglary convictions among criminal aliens amounted to 1,963, and there were 804 robbery convictions. The largest number of convictions, 12,661, associated with released criminal aliens, was for Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
As shocking as these numbers sound, there were actually 36,007 criminal aliens released in 2013, and 30,558 released in 2014. These numbers make the 2015 numbers look impressive.
ICE director, Sarah Saldana credits this drop in total releases to new policies implemented in 2015, which include, “enhanced oversight,” and “additional monitoring of criminal aliens released.”
But are the reduced number of criminal aliens being released into society due to improved oversight and monitoring, or should we look past the spin and delve into the numbers a little further?
The truth is, fewer criminal aliens were released in 2015 because fewer criminal aliens were arrested to begin with. In 2015, ICE made only 119,772 arrests, compared to 2013, in which 232,287 arrests were made.
Under the strict enforcement rules implemented as part of President Obama’s executive actions announced in 2014, ICE officers are forced to ignore a large share of the criminal aliens, even though local police and sheriffs have urged ICE to take control of criminals in their jails and deport them.
According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, approximately 71 percent of violent offenders, and 77 percent of drug offenders will be arrested for another crime within five years of release from jail or prison.
For the first time, ICE has provided information on the reasons for the criminal alien releases. In 2015, more than half the releases occurred due to a decision by an immigration judge. In more than 2,166 cases, the criminal aliens were released because their home countries refused to take them back.
The Center for Immigration Studies reports that so far, 124 criminal aliens released by ICE have subsequently been charged with homicide. One victim, Grant Ronnebeck’s killer was an illegal alien who was released by ICE in 2013 after being convicted of burglary and kidnapping involving a drug deal.
The blood of these and many other murdered Americans is on the hands of President Barack Obama. In his quest to fundamentally transform America by permanently changing the demographic of the voting public, he seeks to ensure Democrat victories into perpetuity.
Originally published at SignalSCV