The Center for Immigration Studies released a report Monday detailing the Obama administration’s negligent release of criminal illegal aliens who’ve gone on to commit heinous crimes after being allowed to remain in the country.
According to the report, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released 30,558 criminal aliens in 2014. CIS states these individuals had already been convicted of a collective 92,347 crimes before their release.
Many of these criminals go on to commit more crimes after being released, CIS reports:
As of July 25, 2015, a total of 1,895 aliens have been charged with a crime after being freed by ICE. As of that date, 1,607 aliens had been convicted of a crime after being freed by ICE. The total number of new crimes for which these aliens were convicted after ICE released them was 2,560.
CIS also broke down the new crimes committed by these criminal aliens by category:
- 1,044 traffic offenses
- 298 dangerous drug offenses
- 185 assaults
- 40 weapons offenses
- 28 sex offenses
- 10 sex assaults
- 4 kidnappings
- 2 arsons
- 1 homicide
The report added that as of July 25 of 2015, only three percent of the nearly 31,000 aliens that had been released by ICE in 2014 had been deported.
Additionally, 1,567 “have been allowed to stay in the United States,” CIS said.
But the administration’s habit of releasing criminal illegal aliens back into American communities began long before 2014.
CIS reports that 124 criminal aliens who had been released by ICE between 2010 and 2014 went on to commit 135 homicide-related crimes across 250 communities throughout the United States by July of 2015. Even more shockingly, two of these individuals had already been convicted of a homicide-related crime before ever being released by ICE in the first place.
The report adds:
This tally does not include aliens who were released by sanctuary jurisdictions, nor those aliens that were released by local law enforcement agencies after ICE declined to take them into custody due to Obama administration prioritization policies. This list includes only those aliens that ICE arrested and then released.
The names of the criminal aliens were redacted by the Judiciary Committee, but the list presumably includes murderers like Apolinar Altamirano, an illegal alien who was arrested by ICE in 2013 following his conviction on local charges involving a burglary and abduction, but who was released on a $10,000 bond and permitted to remain free and elect to have deportation proceedings that would take years to complete. In January 2015 Altamirano shot and killed 21-year-old Grant Ronnebeck while he was working at a convenience store where Altamirano had come to buy cigarettes.
Additionally, CIS added, “ICE has previously disclosed that 75 percent of the homicidal criminal aliens were released due to court orders, including the so-called Zadvydas cases, in which the alien's home country would not take them back. The rest were released by ICE's choice.”
So when a criminal alien comes to the United States illegally and commits a crime, and their home country decides they are too dangerous to allow back, the United States government then releases them into a community into the United States to commit even more crimes despite the fact that they should never have been here in the first place. Meanwhile, even as dangerous individuals are walking out of federal immigration detention centers back on to the streets of Your Town, U.S.A., President Obama promises the American people that these dangerous criminals are top priorities for removal under his unilateral enforcement categories.