Hat/Tip to Kurt Revere at The Minute Man Project.
Evidently either President Obama lied to us in 2014 when he said they would deport criminals, or he has absolutely no control over a rogue ICE agency.
I’m not sure which one is worse.
But for a reminder, here is what he said about his illegal actions on immigration:
“Over the past six years deportations of criminals are up 80 percent, and that’s why we’re going to keep focusing enforcement resources on actual threats to our security,” Obama said in his speech. “Felons, not families. Criminals, not children. Gang members, not a mom who’s working hard to provide for her kids.”
Crime figures released at a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee show a massive number of criminal illegals released by ICE in 2014 have come back to haunt American society.
Despite his big talk about focusing resources of dangerous criminal illegal aliens, President Obama’s record on preventing illegal immigration and now enforcement of current law is seriously lacking.
…both arrests and deportations of criminal aliens are down about 30 percent through the first six months of fiscal year 2015, signaling that agents, who have been told to stop focusing on rank-and-file illegal immigrants, have not been able to refocus on criminal illegal immigrants instead.
The data, released by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Robert W. Goodlatte at the beginning of a hearing with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Sarah Saldana, also showed that the 30,558 criminal aliens ICE knowingly released back into the community in 2014 had amassed nearly 80,000 convictions, including 250 homicides, 186 kidnappings and 373 sexual assaults.
These are just the worst of the crimes committed by Obama’s released jailbirds. And his technical excuse doesn’t hold up under careful analysis.
According to the statistics, the aliens released by ICE had amassed 13,636 convictions for driving under the influence, 1,589 weapons offenses, 994 aggravated assaults, 56 arsons and 31 smuggling offenses.
The Obama administration has claimed that many of those releases are required by court order stemming from a years-old Supreme Court ruling, Zadvydas v. Davis, that says immigrants can’t be held indefinitely and if their home countries won’t take them back, they must eventually be released.
But the new numbers suggest those released are a small fraction. Of the nearly more than 30,000 criminal aliens released, only 2,457 were cut loose because of considerations stemming from the Zadvydas ruling, the House committee said. And for the serious crimes, only about half the homicide convictions and a third of the kidnapping convictions were Zadvydas-related releases.
The sum total of Obama’s current illegal immigration enforcement policy: fewer arrests, fewer deportations and fewer criminals behind bars.
250 people are dead because of these policies. Their blood is on Barack Obama’s hands.