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Obama DHS Frees Illegal Alien “Dreamers” Arrested For Violent Crimes

Obama DHS Frees Illegal Alien “Dreamers” Arrested For Violent Crimes

JULY 30, 2012

Federal immigration officers have been ordered by the Obama Administration to release illegal immigrants arrested for violent crimes as long as they claim to be “dreamers” who came to the U.S. as children and are being allowed to remain in the country under a new policy.

The astounding directive was made public by a pair of officials who work for separate front-line agencies of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS); Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the U.S. Border Patrol. The men, longtime agents, are also union heads who represent thousands of immigration officers around country.

Illegal immigrants are essentially running the show, avoiding detention by exploiting the Obama Administration’s controversial plan to spare nearly 1 million young illegal immigrants (so-called “dreamers”) from deportation. Under the deferred action process, announced just a few weeks ago, “young people brought to the United States through no fault of their own as children” will have a chance at U.S. citizenship.

Federal officers say no proof is required and the amnesty is being granted based solely on individuals’ claims. “What we are seeing so far concerns us greatly,” said Chris Crane, president of the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council and a veteran ICE agent himself. “”Officers have been told that there is no burden for the alien to prove anything…. At this point we don’t even know why DHS has criteria at all, as there is no requirement or burden to prove anything on the part of the alien.”

As an example Crane offered a recent case in which an illegal alien facing multiple violent criminal charges in El Paso was released under the policy. Without any question and without any investigation, the illegal immigrant was ordered freed, Crane said. Homeland Security officials said “he’s a dreamer, release him,” according to Crane, who assures the new policies are compromising public safety.

The federal agent denounced the new Obama immigration program at a Senate press conference along with longtime Border Patrol agent George McCubbin, who is also president of the National Border Patrol Council, the union representing more than 17,000 border agents and personnel. McCubbin slammed Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano for assuring that the border is as secure as it has ever been. She “conveniently forgot to ask the men and women on the front line,” McCubbin said, adding that DHS has made it impossible for agents to do their jobs.

Earlier this month the nation’s largest local Border Patrol Union, located in Tucson Arizona, blasted DHS for ordering federal agents patrolling the Mexican border to “run away” and “hide” when encountering a shooter. The directive could not have come at a worst time because Mexican drug-cartel violence is at an all-time high along the southern border and some portions have been taken over by heavily armed traffickers.



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  • Chet Field

    Jamie Newman — seriously??? A US Senator holds a press conference at which these two guys recount this example of actual CRIMINAL ASSAULT charges (two) of one “dreamer” as well as telling about numerous other examples where illegal immigrants are picked up for various charges both related and unrelated to their illegal status, and your criticism is they used a plural instead of a singular??? What I want to know is, of all the news sources I am finding covering this story, and of all the comments following those stories, WHY ON EARTH are so few people and news sources picking up on the VIOLENCE charges being dropped?? We have blown way past treating illegals as legal citizens, we are giving them freedoms (to commit crimes with no consequences whatsoever) NO CITIZEN HAS OR HAS EVER HAD!!! For that matter, since there is no evidence required to prove you are a “dreamer” what’s to stop every felon in the country of using this excuse to get immediately released?

  • Jamie Newman

    To support the claim made in their headline that the Obama administration is freeing “dreamers” — note the use of the plural — arrested for violent crimes, the JW jokers cite a press release by union flack Chris Crane that alludes to a single incident – as in “one”, or “1” — in which a “dreamer” was ordered released by unnamed “managers”.

    One incident. No names named, no independent corroboration of Crane’s account, no evidence of any attempt by you clowns at JW to find out what the administration might have to say about the alleged incident. Nothing. One incident. Reported by a union flack. Funny, JW flacking for union flacks.

    Y’all are idiots.

  • kjs420

    What the hell, this clown gets to make laws, void laws, ignore laws, grant himself powers that aren’t in his job description. He can make treaties, grant reprieves and pardons, appoint ambassadors and supreme court judges, fill vacancies, and commission officers. And command the army, navy, and militia. That’s it. No immigration policy making, no granting himself special powers, no immunity from the law, no personal treasury account, and, no dereliction of duty. He shall see that the law be faithfully executed, he protects the borders from invasion, he protects and defends the constitution. He shall not provide aid and comfort to the enemy, give away public funds to private enterprise, disregard his oath of office, or commit high crimes, treason, OR misdemeanors.
    Whats more troubling is law enforcement, and congress, refuse to perform their duties, yet still get a pay check. Isn’t that fraud, or embezzlement, or theft? Why do we pay these losers, why do we employ these incompetent idiots, and give them a deluxe retirement package?

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