Thousands of illegal immigrant criminals were released into the United States by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, and some say this fact undercuts President Obama's argument "that he is trying to focus on the most serious criminals in his immigration enforcement."
In a related report by The Inquisitr, critics also say it's a lie that two million illegal aliens were deported under President Obama. But some Democrats believe that illegal immigrants should be given citizenship in return for entering the US military. While many Republicans object to this plan, 2016 Presidential hopeful Jeb Bush claims being an illegal immigrant is an "act of love." California also recently announced it was considering handing out professional licenses to illegal immigrants.
A report issued by the Center for Immigration Studies claims that ICE knowingly released 36,007 individuals despite many of them having a history of major crimes. Out of around 88,000 convictions, these crimes include:
Jessica Vaughan, the director of policy studies for the Center for Immigration Studies, said the number of illegal alien criminals released was shocking:
"This information is sure to raise concerns that, despite professions of a focus on removal of criminal aliens, Obama administration policies frequently have allowed political considerations to trump public safety factors and, as a result, aliens with serious criminal convictions have been allowed to return to the streets instead of being removed to their home countries. Studies have shown that fewer than a quarter of aliens who are released from custody while awaiting the outcome of immigration proceedings will show up for immigration court to finish their case."
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