Judicial Watch • U.S. Frees 36,007 Illegal Aliens With Serious Criminal Convictions

U.S. Frees 36,007 Illegal Aliens With Serious Criminal Convictions

U.S. Frees 36,007 Illegal Aliens With Serious Criminal Convictions

MAY 13, 2014

Besides implementing a flagrant amnesty plan that defies Congress and the rule of law, the Obama administration freed tens of thousands of illegal immigrants convicted of violent and serious crimes last year, according to the government’s own records.

The crimes committed by illegal aliens released from federal custody include homicide, sexual assault, theft, kidnapping and alcohol-related driving convictions. In all, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) freed 36,007 aliens convicted of 88,000 crimes from detention centers throughout the United States, according the breathtaking agency records, which were obtained this month by a nonpartisan research center dedicated to studying immigration issues.

The Washington D.C.-based group, Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), published a chart with a breakdown of the crimes committed by the illegal aliens who now roam freely in unsuspecting U.S. neighborhoods. Of interesting note is that the majority of the releases from ICE custody were discretionary, CIS found, which means they weren’t required by law. In some instances the releases were actually contrary to law and local illegal immigrant sanctuary policies did not play a role in the vast majority. This indicates that it’s part of the Obama administration’s broader amnesty policy, which has favored letting illegal aliens live outside detention centers while their cases get resolved.

Let’s take a look at the breakdown of crimes committed by this latest batch of freed illegal aliens. The records show that more than 16,000 were convicted of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Over 9,000 had dangerous drug convictions, 1,075 were convicted of aggravated assault, 426 of sexual assault and 193 of homicide. Additionally, the records show that 1,160 of the freed illegal immigrants had stolen vehicle convictions, 303 kidnapping convictions and 303 flight escape convictions.

Thousands of others were convicted of lesser crimes that are nevertheless serious enough to merit detention if you’re already in the country illegally. Those offenses include extortion, embezzlement, arson, domestic violence, property crimes, larceny, burglary, intimidation, obstructing police, weapon offenses, forgery, obstructing the judiciary and a variety of fraud. Those who take the time to read the entire list may find it difficult to imagine that the government would even consider freeing these offenders.

Incredibly, it’s not the first time this happens. The feds previously released 68,000 different criminal aliens encountered by ICE officers in jails that were let go instead of processed for deportation, according to records obtained by CIS. This latest batch of 36,007 is a group of aliens who were being processed for removal and were freed while awaiting the final disposition of their cases. Despite their serious criminal convictions, they were released by means of bond, order of recognizance, order of supervision, parole or alternative detention such as an ankle bracelet.

“The document raises questions about the Obama administration’s management of enforcement resources, as well as its enforcement plans and priorities,” CIS logically concludes. As examples, the group offers a recent ICE directive (prosecutorial discretion) and policy (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) which make broad categories of illegal immigrants immune to enforcement. “These policies have forced ICE officers in the field to avoid or cease deportation action in thousands of cases, even in cases of aliens charged with or convicted of crimes,” CIS reveals.

This is hardly the first time that the government rewards illegal immigrants with serious criminal records. Last summer Judicial Watch reported that legislation crafted by the bipartisan Gang of Eight in the U.S. Senate would grant amnesty to illegal aliens with drunk-driving, domestic violence, aggravated assault and child abuse convictions. In its report JW noted that groups that would normally be vocal on these sorts of issues remained silent. As an example we offered the nation’s largest organization working to stop drunk driving and support victims of the violent crime—Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)—which refused to criticize the proposed law even though it will essentially reward those convicted of driving dunk. Through a spokeswoman, MADD said it “doesn’t get involved in immigration matters.”

 

 

 

 

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  • Chas Mcarty

    Being nobody’s bitch, it’s easier to see without the blinders of partisanship. Every single point and fear driven argument by you folks inevitably comes down to your hate for Obama.. Fine, hate whoever you want.But trying to disquise that hate as concern about the FOX crisis of the week is dishonest at least. Unpatriotic in.wartime for certain.

  • Chas Mcarty

    Being nobody’s bitch, it’s easier to see without the blinders of partisanship. Every single point and fear driven argument by you folks inevitably comes down to your hate for Obama.. Fine, hate whoever you want.But trying to disquise that hate as concern about the FOX crisis of the week is dishonest at least. Unpatriotic in.wartime for certain.

  • Dkennedy

    You know..you guys shouldn’t believe everything you read.

    No one “ordered” these criminals to be released. Criminals are released every single year! It’s called serving your time. Even LEGAL citizens..murderers, rapists! Every year they get out of jail. Millions try to get in the country each year. 500,000 or so are deported. Many end up in our prison system..and like any criminal eventually they have to be released. In most cases back to their own country. The “think tank” COS that produced this report gave no links to their sources, although out of the 100′s of thousands of illegals that go through our prison system..36,000 being released when their time is served is not at all unrealistic.

  • qtdb7

    Since these JACKA55 democrats/liberals BILLIONAIRES WANT
    these ILLEGAL immigrants (UNDOCUMENTED democrats), why
    don’t they PAY the COSTS of housings, foods, educations,
    healthcares, clothes, shoes, cellphones, TVs, … etc.
    for these ILLEGAL immigrants?

    TALK is CHEAP.

  • qtdb7

    What do you call a person like POS ‘Walking DEBT’ Obama who
    gets paid $400,000.00/yr and not doing his job?

    If a person paid me to mow his/her lawn or deliver a service,
    I then took the money without mowing the lawn or providing a
    service. Does that make me a CROOK/LIAR/PHONY? Should I be
    put in jail for FRAUD?

  • qtdb7

    Article 2, Section 4 of The U.S. Constitution:


    The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the
    United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for,
    and Conviction of, Teason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and
    Misdemeanors.

    .
    .

    High Crimes and Misdemeanors


    The generally accepted viewpoint is much broader. It defines high
    crimes and misdemeanors as any serious abuse of power—including
    both legal and illegal activities. Supporters of this reading
    believe that because impeachment is a public inquiry, first and
    fore-most, it is appropriate to read the phrase broadly in order
    to provide the most thorough inquiry possible. Thus, a civil
    officer may face impeachment for misconduct, violations of oath
    of office, serious incompetence, or, in the case of judges,
    activities that undermine public confidence or damage the
    integrity of the judiciary.


    .
    .

    So let me get this straight.

    If a cop lies/cheats/steals, then that cop goes to JAIL or
    gets FIRED.
    If ‘Walking DEBT’ Obama, Hillary ‘Benghazi’ Clinton,
    Joe ‘plagiarist/THIEF’ Biden,and other politicians in U.S. Congress
    lie/cheat/steal, then those CROOKS get a pay raise and other
    benefits.

    Am I living in a TWILIGHT zone?

  • qtdb7

    John Boehner is a WUSS.

    Impeachment is still too lenient for POS ‘Walking DEBT’ Obama.
    He should be in jail for TREASON just for that prisoner
    exchange. He helped and replenished ENEMIES of the U.S.
    by prisoner trading/exchanging 5 high ranking
    Taliban/Al Qaeda terrorists for a
    DESERTER/TRAITOR Bowe Bergdahl.
    It is a RAW deal.

    POS ‘Walking DEBT’ Obama and democrats/liberals use and hide
    behind those ILLEGAL immigrant children for their political
    benefits. They don’t give a CRAP about those children.
    This reminds me of the communist countries (China, Russia,
    North Korea, Cuba, … etc.) using children for their political
    propagandas. But I digress.

    If those ILLEGAL immigrants would come to America and vote for
    Republicans, POS ‘Walking DEBT’ Obama and democrats/liberals
    would have built not only a simple barb wire fence, but also
    10 “Great Wall of China” between U.S. and Mexico border.

  • qtdb7

    Laws and order. Are we a nation of laws or of men?

    Does CHARACTER matter anymore?
    A man’s RECORD is his CHARACTER.
    We the People MUST judge a person based on content of his/her CHARACTER.

    Ability will enable a person to get to the top, but GOOD CHARACTER will keep a person from falling.

    Citizen Sarah Palin could not clean up Alaska’s corruptions.
    Only Gov. Sarah Palin could clean up Alaska’s corruptions.

    Citizen Obama could not transform America.
    Only Pres. Obama could transform America.

    Only Pres. Sarah Palin could restore America.

  • qtdb7

    ‘Walking POS/DEBT’ Obama and Hillary ‘Benghazi’ Clinton are 2
    faces of the same coin.

    When something goes right, they love to take credits.
    When something goes wrong, they blame it on someone else.

    These people are NOT leaders. They are LIARS and COWARDS.

  • qtdb7

    After Osama Bin-Laden’s death, ‘DEBT man walking’ Obama,
    Hillary ‘Benghazi’ Clinton, Joe ‘plagiarist/THIEF’ Biden,
    JACKASS donkey democrats/liberals were quick to take credits.
    The day after Benghazi’s attack on 09/11/12 right before the
    election, ‘Walking DEBT’ Obama went to Las Vegas for
    FUNDRAISING. WTF were Obama/Clinton doing during the 8 HOURS
    firefight at Benghazi? WTF were there NO rescue teams? WTF did
    Obama/Clinton ABANDON 4 DEAD Americans (U.S. Ambassador Chris
    Stevens and 3 other CIA and Navy SEALs)? WTF did Clinton
    apologize to the Muslim world on Pakistan TV? WTF did
    Obama/Clinton blame on some non-existing anti-Muslim
    video, not terrorists, for the Benghazi attack? WTF are
    Obama/Clinton not bragging about Benghazi? What’s the
    matter? Are they AFRAID of the TRUTH?

    These people are NOT leaders. They are LIARS and COWARDS.

    America, is this the ‘hope/change’ you can believe in?

  • qtdb7

    @Mary Brown
    Hanging is very a cheap and effective way to execute criminals. Also, you can recycle the rope too.

  • qtdb7

    Hanging is very a cheap and effective way to execute criminals. Also, you can recycle the rope too.

  • qtdb7

    @maddog2008
    Does STUPID Bob Beckel believe ILLEGAL immigrants has the right to vote as LAW-ABIDING American citizens?

    ILLEGAL immigrants/aliens = UNDOCUMENTED democrats.

  • qtdb7

    ILLEGAL immigrants/aliens = UNDOCUMENTED democrats.

  • qtdb7

    @us0r
    If you, your loved ones get KILLED/ROBBED/RAPED by released CRIMINAL immigrants/aliens, then you have no one to blame, but yourself.
    Why do you want to be POS ‘Walking DEBT’ Obama’s BlTCH?

  • qtdb7

    @dale gross
    If you, your loved ones get KILLED/ROBBED/RAPED by released CRIMINAL immigrants/aliens, then you have no one to blame, but yourself.
    Why do you want to be POS ‘Walking DEBT’ Obama’s BlTCH?

  • qtdb7

    @Chas Mcarty
    If you, your loved ones get KILLED/ROBBED/RAPED by released CRIMINAL immigrants/aliens, then you have no one to blame, but yourself.
    Why do you want to be POS ‘Walking DEBT’ Obama’s BlTCH?

  • Mona

    The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. Sexual and violent offenders are well known for their repetitive behavior. You’d have to be blind not to face that fact.

  • CopperDollar

    Send them all to Washington DC.

  • geezer1948

    Please, enough of the brainless hate-crap, below. Plainly & simply, he just bought another 36,000 votes!

  • dale gross

    Brilliant observation and point. The news media and law enforcement routinely report matters so that ordinary citizens will think things are worse than they are. They are promoting their own self-serving agendas. Yeah, most of these were probably just changes of custody.

  • Chas Mcarty

    The misleading part of this article is the omission of the part that states that most of the “releases” were not “releases’ at all but were changes of custody status that includes anything from parole to halfway houses. Bail to probation. That’s how the system has functioned for a long time. Notice that I said functioned, not worked. Sure there’s room for improvement but its the system that owns it.

  • dale gross

    Again, people who get worked up about crimes committed always talk about the past. What about the future? The future is unknowable, but the people who love to use scary language (“convicted felons, “sex offenders,” etc.) imply that the future is the past. However, I would agree that illegal aliens should generally, if not without exception, be deported. That’s the issue. Oh, and the backlash is always against “violent felons,” yet non-violent felons commit the lion’s share of crime. Also, “violent felons” is a label that implies violence but might not have anything whatsoever to do with violence. The same can be said about sex offenders. Streaking can get a person labeled as a sex offender, but it has nothing to do with sex. Most prisoners labeled as sex offenders have never been convicted of a sex offense; the term or classification is liberally applied by corrections officials.

  • James Seidel

    Invading.

  • James Seidel

    dale gross you do not have the comprehension of an 8th grade student.
    The crimes committed by illegal aliens released from federal custody include homicide, sexual assault, theft, kidnapping and alcohol-related driving convictions. In all, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) freed 36,007 aliens convicted of 88,000 crimes from detention centers throughout the United States, according the breathtaking agency records, which were obtained this month by a nonpartisan research center dedicated to studying immigration issues. They also are guilty of envading the United States of America.

    Even if they served their sentence, they would need to be deported. U.S. Frees 36,007 Illegal Aliens With Serious Criminal Convictions. The illegal aliens now roam freely in unsuspecting U.S. neighborhoods.

  • dale gross

    The implication is that if someone has been convicted of a crime, they are on the verge of committing a crime. No evidence exists to support this.

  • us0r

    Judaical Watch?

    No mention of the Supreme Court ruling which ordered this?

    No mention on what judge voted for it and who appointed them?

    At least you don’t claim to be fair and balanced.

  • Leeza Lee

    So, a total of 104,000 criminal illegals have been released onto the streets of this country. I still don’t get why.

  • cetude

    They are lower than animals – animals don’t deliberately commit crime. Only people do. These illegals are not even US citizens – they need to be sent to CHINA where they can make good use of their organs.

  • cetude

    Since they are not United States Citizens they need to be sent to a concentration camp and exterminated. Or send them to China where they can make good use of their organs.

  • maddog2008

    These animals should be either deported or for the ones with the most violent crimes be taken out and shot. While watching “The Five” last night the fathead progressive loser called Bob Bickel started screaming that these animals have as many rights as the American people do and are “entitled” to be treated the same way. Then the POS said the story in JW was all lies and less than .001% of the illegals committed the crimes that were reported. Next time he chocks I truly hope no one is around to save his anti-Constitutional, anti-American fatass.

  • maddog2008

    I like the way you think Mary and I would be happy to supply the rope.

  • Mary Brown

    Time for citizen justice again. Local trial before the judge and jury. If guilty hang them and solve the problem once and for all.