If you want to give your opponents a reason to say your policies are not working, it's probably not a good idea to have policies that do not work. It is one thing to discuss criminal justice reform. It is quite another to release violent and potentially violent people on to the streets, particularly if they are illegal immigrants but that's what the Obama administration has been doing and the consequences have been deadly.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has revealed that 124 illegal immigrant criminals released from jail by the Obama administration since 2010 have been subsequently charged with murder.
A Center for Immigration Studies report on the data from ICE to the Senate Judiciary Committee added that the committee is not releasing the names of the murder suspects.
"The criminal aliens released by ICE in these years — who had already been convicted of thousands of crimes — are responsible for a significant crime spree in American communities, including 124 new homicides. Inexplicably, ICE is choosing to release some criminal aliens multiple times," said the report written by CIS's respected director of policy studies, Jessica M. Vaughan.
She added that 75 percent were released due to court orders or because their countries wouldn't take them back.
What's more, her report said that in 2014, ICE released 30,558 criminal aliens who had been convicted of 92,347 crimes. Only 3 percent have been deported.
And it is not just a one to one ratio:
In a memo about the subsequent crimes of released illegals to Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley, ICE said, "The aliens were charged with a total of 135 homicide-related crimes subsequent to release from ICE custody. As of July 25, 2015, a total of 39 convictions have resulted from these homicide-related charges. Of the 121 total aliens, 2 had homicide-related convictions prior to release from ICE custody."
So some of them have committed multiple murders since their release.
So for all of the talk about how "tough" President Obama has been on illegal immigrants, there is a still a big problem going on within the system.
I love the part too about how "their countries wouldn't take them back." Correct me if I am wrong, but what choice do they have to reject somebody who is in the United States illegally?