Did you know the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released 36,000 illegal immigrants from custody during 2013? Under the direction of Barack Obama, ICE released illegal immigrants back into the American society who are not only here illegally but who have criminal convictions. The Washington Times reported that among those released 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….
“`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.’”
Breitbart Texas contacted numerous Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices around the country in order to learn more about the policies governing the release of 36,000 illegal immigrants. Each ICE representative contacted knew about the CIS report but would not comment on it. They also refused to answer any questions because they “were given specific instructions not to comment on that report.” They all responded with the following press relief, apparently drawn up in Washington, D.C., by a press secretary.
“Many of the individuals described in the report were released under restrictions such as GPS monitoring, telephone monitoring, supervision, or surety bond. …[Some] 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.”
Breitbart reported that Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, was outraged about the release of “thousands of criminal aliens from detention. He wants to bring Jeh Johnson, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) before his committee to provide some answers. A recently released report detailed an “internal ICE document which showed that 36,007 immigrants convicted of nearly 88,000 crimes were released back into the United States last year.” After the leaked documents were released, Representative Goodlatte and Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX), former Judiciary Committee Chairman, issued a joint statement:
“`Over a month ago, the House Judiciary Committee requested that DHS provide information about criminal aliens identified by federal authorities and released into our communities but our questions have gone unanswered….
“This information is important to inform Congress about the problem of criminal aliens so that we make the right policy decisions moving forward….”
Representative John Fleming(R-LA) believes ICE should recapture the dangerous criminal aliens. …It’s as if this president is brazen enough to think he can force immigration reform by blatantly refusing to enforce the laws already on the books….
“This release of convicted criminals, including murderers, appears to be a signal that Obama will do whatever he wants with illegal immigration unless Republicans capitulate to his demand for amnesty. Well, it won’t work….”
Representative Fleming also believes that “ICE needs to recapture those criminals who pose a threat to American citizens, and refuse to carry out further releases that are at the administration’s discretion.”
What kind of a President of the United States would release thousands of violent criminals into American communities Do you believe Mr. Obama has gone too far now? Is it time to start impeachment proceedings? Can we wait until after the November 2014 mid-term election to get this irresponsible man out of the Office of the President? Can our nation survive?