Almost 166,000 criminal illegal aliens were released into the United States population by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Breitbart News reported today. This information comes from a Judicial Watch report, based on its analysis of 76 pages of documents obtained from the federal government, as a result of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Among the criminal illegal aliens released were those convicted of rape, murder, and kidnapping.
“A report from Judicial Watch on Monday revealed the startling details of criminal illegal aliens who have been set free to roam around the United States after being convicted of crimes. Many of the criminals released are violent offenders who have committed homicides, sexual assaults, kidnappings and aggravated assaults. The information comes from a list of 76 documents that Judicial Watch obtained from a lawsuit they filed against the DHS in July, 2014. The lawsuit was filed after the DHS failed to respond in a timely manner to the FOIA request,” Breitbart News reported.
In many instances, federal agents have been uncooperative with any efforts to linked crimes committed and the immigration status of those who are convicted of them. This appears to be aimed at thwarting any effort to determine how many crimes are due to criminal illegal aliens.
“The documents also revealed difficulties Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials with some cities who are uncooperative with federal agents. One example cited was an illegal alien who was in jail in Montgomery County, Maryland. The illegal alien was in jail on charges of rape. ‘ERO [Enforcement and Removal Operations] officers were also denied access to interview the alien at police station last Friday due to Montgomery County prohibitions against immigration enforcement,’ a May, 2014 email stated,” Breitbart News reported.
Breitbart News also noted that while 165,900 criminal illegal aliens were released and ordered to leave the country, 706,950 non-criminal illegal aliens were also released. The article quote Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) as calling the release of these criminal illegal aliens the “worst prison break in American history.”
“The frightening details from the 76 pages of Homeland Security documents released Monday show that many of the illegals set free by the agency were convicted of violent crimes like homicide, sexual assault, kidnapping and aggravated assault, according to a report released by Judicial Watch,” the Daily Caller reported.
“It’s appalling that we’ve had to sue in federal court to get key information about the Obama administration’s release of 165,950 convicted criminal aliens,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in the report. “These documents show the Obama administration is lying when it says that its ‘enforcement priorities’ include deporting illegal aliens who have committed heinous crimes.”
Thousands of criminal illegal aliens were released as a result of the “sequester,” the Inquisitr reported in October of last year. About 2,200 such criminal illegal aliens were released from immigration jails, who had “minor criminal records,” to save money.
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