DEAR AMERICA: 90,000 Illegal Immigrant Criminals Were Released Last Year, Do You Approve?

Published on February 22, 2016

Are you OK with releasing tens of thousands of illegal immigrants that are considered ‘criminal threats’ out of custody?

Nearly 90,000 illegal immigrants that federal officials considered to be “criminal threats” were released from custody last fiscal year instead of being deported. The actions were because of Obama administration policies, the Washington Examiner reports.

Jessica Vaughan, the director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, toldthe 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.

Another 88,000 of those illegal immigrant criminals encountered by ICE were not placed in deportation proceedings. As the Washington Examiner notes, even more criminal aliens are released by local jails, despite immigration requests for local authorities to hold deportable criminal aliens.

Read more: Breitbart

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