REPORT: 60,000 DACA Recipients Have Been Arrested At Least Once

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Nearly 60,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients have at least one arrest on their record -- including 10 accused murderers, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

The Washington Examiner reports USCIS Director L. Francis Cissna confirmed Monday that 59,786 DACA “kids,” – i.e., adults who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children and were granted temporary amnesty under Obama’s unilateral program – have been arrested after being accepted into the program.

Fox News adds 10 of those arrestees have been charged with murder.

That’s about 8.5 percent of the total 700,000 illegal aliens who’ve been enrolled in DACA.

Of those, Fox News reports 53,792 (about 90 percent) had arrests on their record before they were accepted into Obama’s insta-amnesty program.

Thirty-nine percent were for driving-related offenses and 22 percent were for immigration crimes. More than 4,500 arrests were for charges of assault or battery; another 830 were for sex crimes including rape, sexual abuse or indecent exposure, and 95 arrests were for kidnapping, human trafficking or false imprisonment.

So, why is this being allowed? Because getting arrested, even multiple times, isn’t a disqualifier for DACA. You’re only rejected from the program if you've been convicted – not charged, convicted – of a felony or three or more misdemeanors. If a charge is dropped or a you plead down to a lesser charge, you’re cleared to get your own free pass to stay in the U.S.

Unfortunately for the Americans paying for all this nonsense, DHS doesn't tell us how many of these arrestees were actually convicted, much less how many have been kicked out of the program and deported.

"The DHS statistics do not indicate how many of the arrested immigrants were convicted of crimes, nor do they indicate whether charges were reduced or dropped. They also do not indicate how many arrested DACA recipients were deported as the result of a conviction," Fox News explained.

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