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Close to 100,000 Illegal Immigrant Criminals Released Last Year

Jessica Vaughan, the director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, recently told the Washington Examiner that, based on internal Immigration and Customs Enforcement data, in FY 2015 Immigration and Customs Enforcement encountered 152,393 criminal illegal immigrants but charged just 64,116 with immigration violations. In addition, another 88,000 of those illegal immigrant criminals encountered by ICE were not placed in deportation proceedings. The article reads:

“Under Obama’s recently announced Priority Enforcement Program, officials work with local police to arrest and deport criminal immigrants. In reality, that amounts to a phone call from ICE requesting local authorities hold the suspect for 48 hours after they’re set to be freed.

But several sheriffs from around the country say that just 35-40 percent of those held are ever seized by ICE, even after they’ve been released.”

The executive actions on immigration Obama announced in 2014 also brought an end to the Secure Communities program and shifted immigration enforcement to illegal immigrants deemed “priorities.” Furthermore, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has called the program, “a game of Russian roulette.”

Over the summer, Sessions said “By defining its ‘priorities’ to exclude large categories of illegal immigrants, including those who have already been ordered deported or those who illegally reenter after having been deported, PEP ensures that countless more dangerous aliens will be released into U.S. communities—allowing otherwise entirely preventable crimes, including some of the most violent and egregious, to occur."

As of March 2015, over 347,000 convicted criminal immigrants remained at large in the U.S.

Photo: WREG, Freedom Outpost

Disturbing numbers show illegal immigrants walking free.

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