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Feds released hundreds of immigrant murderers, drunk drivers, sex-crimes convicts

Posted by on May. 14, 2014 at 7:49 AM
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Immigration officials knowingly released dozens of murderers and thousands of drunken drivers back into the U.S. in 2013, according to Obama administration statistics that could undercut the president’s argument that he is trying to focus on the most serious criminals in his immigration enforcement.

Among the 36,000 immigrants whom U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released from custody last year there were 116 with convictions for homicide, 43 for negligent manslaughter, 14 for voluntary manslaughter and one with a conviction classified by ICE as “homicide-willful kill-public official-gun.”

The immigrants were in deportation proceedings, meaning ICE was trying to remove them from the country and could have held them in detention but released them anyway, according to the Center for Immigration Studies, which published the numbers Monday. The Washington Times also obtained the data.

“This would be considered the worst prison break in American history, except it was sanctioned by the president and perpetrated by our own immigration officials,” said Rep. Lamar Smith, Texas Republican. “The administration’s actions are outrageous. They willfully and knowingly put the interests of criminal immigrants before the safety and security of the American people.”

The data raised thorny questions about how the government decides which immigrants to detain and which it will release as they await court hearings and final action on deportation.

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Jessica Vaughan, policy studies director at the Center for Immigration Studies, said the numbers undercut the Obama administrations argument that it is trying to keep its enforcement efforts targeted at dangerous criminals.

“We keep hearing from the administration that they are focused like a laser on enforcement against the worst of the worst, convicted criminals, as their top priority. On the other hand, they are releasing, at a rate of about 100 a day, aliens from their custody with criminal convictions, and many of them are serious criminal convictions,” she said.

In a statement, ICE said many of those it released were subject to electronic monitoring, posting bond or having to check in with officers.


In other cases, the agency was required to release immigrants because of court decisions, including a 2001 Supreme Court ruling that found immigrants whose home countries refused to take them back could not be held for more than six months.

ICE said 75 percent of the convicted murderers released in 2013 were considered “mandatory releases” in compliance with court decisions.

“Others, typically those with less serious offenses, were released as a discretionary matter after career law enforcement officers made a judgment regarding the priority of holding the individual, given ICE’s resources, and prioritizing the detention and removal of individuals who pose a risk to public safety or national security,” ICE said.

Rep. Bob Goodlatte, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson will have to answer questions.

Mr. Goodlatte and Mr. Smith asked ICE for the release numbers but said the agency never turned them over.

“These criminals should be locked up, not roaming our streets,” the lawmakers said.

ICE has told Congress it doesn’t need to hold as many immigrants in detention. In its budget request this year, ICE asked that Congress fund slightly more than 30,500 detention beds a day, down from the 34,000 set in current law.



 

 

Jessica Vaughan, policy studies director at the Center for Immigration Studies, said the numbers undercut the Obama administration’s argument that it is trying to keep its enforcement



 

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Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on May. 14, 2014 at 8:04 AM
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 "This would be considered the worst prison break in American history, except it was sanctioned by the president and perpetrated by our own immigration officials,”

You are for murderers, drunk drivers, and sex-crimes convicts - Not Shocked.

Quoting jamelame:

You hate immigrants too? Shocker.

 

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on May. 14, 2014 at 8:08 AM
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 Well they probably got a little instruction on that gay sex thingy that you are such a huge proponent of while incarcerated - even if it was a short time.

Quoting jamelame:

Yep, I'm totally pro-murderer. I mean what did they ever do? Apart from all the murder, naturally.

Quoting Billiejeens:

 "This would be considered the worst prison break in American history, except it was sanctioned by the president and perpetrated by our own immigration officials,”

You are for murderers, drunk drivers, and sex-crimes convicts - Not Shocked.

Quoting jamelame:

You hate immigrants too? Shocker.

 

 

 

Rhodin
by Member on May. 14, 2014 at 8:31 AM
It doesn't sound like they're just turned loose to sack our villages and ravish our women. It seems like they're on parole or released on bond.

Maybe we should try sending a bill to their home countries tor their prison stays. I'll bet they'd take a few back, then.
Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on May. 14, 2014 at 8:59 AM
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 Actually that is exactly what it is.

We release criminals from other countries into our country and give them a notice to appear in the future.

Let's see, they are criminals - often we don't even know their real names and have no idea where they will be living.

 

 

Quoting Rhodin: It doesn't sound like they're just turned loose to sack our villages and ravish our women. It seems like they're on parole or released on bond. Maybe we should try sending a bill to their home countries tor their prison stays. I'll bet they'd take a few back, then.

 

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on May. 14, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Thanks for the Feature Cafemom - you rock

vic270
by on May. 14, 2014 at 11:34 AM
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 I think the Feds should be held accountable for any and all crimes that any of these people commit when they are released, this is nonsense, the laws are on the books for a reason.

Quoting Billiejeens:

 Actually that is exactly what it is.

We release criminals from other countries into our country and give them a notice to appear in the future.

Let's see, they are criminals - often we don't even know their real names and have no idea where they will be living.

 

 

Quoting Rhodin: It doesn't sound like they're just turned loose to sack our villages and ravish our women. It seems like they're on parole or released on bond. Maybe we should try sending a bill to their home countries tor their prison stays. I'll bet they'd take a few back, then.

 

 

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on May. 14, 2014 at 11:37 AM
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 Apparently they are on the books for the CCR to ignore.

Quoting vic270:

 I think the Feds should be held accountable for any and all crimes that any of these people commit when they are released, this is nonsense, the laws are on the books for a reason.

Quoting Billiejeens:

 Actually that is exactly what it is.

We release criminals from other countries into our country and give them a notice to appear in the future.

Let's see, they are criminals - often we don't even know their real names and have no idea where they will be living.

 

 

Quoting Rhodin: It doesn't sound like they're just turned loose to sack our villages and ravish our women. It seems like they're on parole or released on bond. Maybe we should try sending a bill to their home countries tor their prison stays. I'll bet they'd take a few back, then.

 

 

 

vic270
by on May. 14, 2014 at 11:45 AM

 If I was a lawyer I would go to prisons all over and represent any or all and use this process as a basis for releasing all criminals. I think that all criminals should be treated the same. I am just outraged by the way that some people can manipulate our court systems. This is horrible.

Quoting Billiejeens:

 Apparently they are on the books for the CCR to ignore.

Quoting vic270:

 I think the Feds should be held accountable for any and all crimes that any of these people commit when they are released, this is nonsense, the laws are on the books for a reason.

Quoting Billiejeens:

 Actually that is exactly what it is.

We release criminals from other countries into our country and give them a notice to appear in the future.

Let's see, they are criminals - often we don't even know their real names and have no idea where they will be living.

 

 

Quoting Rhodin: It doesn't sound like they're just turned loose to sack our villages and ravish our women. It seems like they're on parole or released on bond. Maybe we should try sending a bill to their home countries tor their prison stays. I'll bet they'd take a few back, then.

 

 

 

 

m.garcia21
by Member on May. 14, 2014 at 8:09 PM
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I dont want any criminals , roaming free , regardless of their legal status
1stmuslimah
by on May. 14, 2014 at 11:31 PM

The data raised thorny questions about how the government decides which immigrants to detain and which it will release as they await court hearings and final action on deportation.

It depends on where you are originally from. For example Iraq's can't be physically deported, not Muslims or Chaldean, (Catholic), or Assyrian (Orthodox). If they commit any crime above a traffic ticket , even the lowest misdemeanorwitch is driving on a suspended licence due to unpaid tickets they are turned over to INS. They are given a high bond. If they post that bond then they are realeased until hearing. When they appear for their hearing they more likely than not to be court ordered deported. Iraqi's who are court ordered deported and not physically deported it's on paper only.

Most beg to be physically be sent back home because being deported on paper only and remaining in the USA with no status is worse. The only thing you are eligible for is a drivers licence and credit cards. You can not legally work, you can not have any health coverage even if you are purchasing it, you can buy, sell, or own property, you can't do anything or have anything.

My husband fought and paid for several immigration attorney's from 1996 when he was originally court ordered until just about 1 and half years ago to be physically deported and sent back to Iraq when he got too sick to fight any more. Now they give him maybe 6 months left to live there is no use.

The Iraqi community s full of people who are in the USA with no status and for some reason they are not allowed to go back to Iraq even though they have Iraqi citizenship's. They end up putting their business, homes, and bank accounts in other peoples name.

The law used also be that those who could not post bond were held indefinitely. They would sit in immigration detention centers for years until finally brought to hearing. Even with my husband we paid his $14,000.00 bond in 1993 and his hearing date was not until 1996. If we had not paid his bond he would sat in there waiting all those years.

The law is changed now. They can't hold them more than 90 days in an immigration detention center. Within 90 days they have to release them or deport them. Again though if you are Iraqi being deported means having no status... just staying here in existence breathing air unless you have a family like ours who has the means that we do. He may have been all these years with no status and only having the legal right to breath the air but he has never had to worry about going without or wanting something he could not have except the right to back home.

Just like we were never going to allow it effect his quality of life and let him go without I dont know any Iraqi family in the situation that has allowed any of their relatives to go with out or their quality of life to be effected. That's just who we are, we make sure our people are well established no matter how it has to be done. We don't allow our own to suffer.

That's how idiotic this countries government is, they will court order them "deported" but will not allow them to leave the country and return back home. They can apply to other country's, any other country on the face of the earth and if they can find one that will except them they can go but not back to home to Iraq.

 




 



 


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