The criminal-enabling catch-and-release policies of the Obama administration’s immigration “enforcers” since 2010 are evidenced in at least 124 homicides by illegal aliens in addition to thousands of other crimes.
Among some of the more hardened criminals released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, at least two had been convicted of homicides previously and still were released, according to data provided to Congress and analyzed by the Center for Immigration Studies.
Of the more than 30,558 criminal aliens release in 2014 who had been convicted of more than 92,000 crimes, only 3 percent have been deported.
The majority receive “the most generous forms of due process available,” reports CIS researcher Jessica Vaughan. Among them is Apolinar Altamirano. He had been charged with burglary and other crimes in 2013 and was awaiting deportation proceedings — for two years — when he allegedly shot and killed a convenience store clerk.
The excuse from ICE officials is that in many cases, the thugs’ native counties, such as Iran, Iraq and Cuba, won’t take them back. So America is simply stuck with them?
The price paid for America’s lax immigration enforcement is reprehensible.
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