It’s one thing for our president to disrespect the Constitution and the enumerated powers specifically granted to the Congress — Article I, Section 8, Clause 4 regarding establishing rules of naturalization.
It is another thing to prosecute states who seek to protect their citizens from the infusion of illegal immigrants, as happened with Arizona. However, this latest revelation has to cause EVERY American citizen grave concern — unless you do not believe in the sovereignty of this Constitutional Republic.
As reported by the Washington Times, “Most of the illegal immigrant criminals Homeland Security officials released from custody last year were discretionary, meaning the department could have kept them in detention but chose instead to let them onto the streets as their deportation cases moved through the system, according to new numbers from Congress.
“Some of those released were the worst of the worst — more than 3,700 ‘Threat Level 1’ criminals, who are deemed the top priority for deportation, were still released out into the community even as they waited for their immigration cases to be heard. Homeland Security officials have implied their hands are tied by court rulings in many cases, but the numbers, obtained by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, showed 57 percent of the criminals released were by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s own choice, and they could have been kept instead.”
Incredibly enough, we have a presidential administration that is placing our nation and its citizens in harm’s way — and for what reason? Threat Level 1 criminals are indeed the worst of violators — and should be expedited for deportation, not discretionary release.
Perhaps instead of spending trillions of dollars on Obamacare, we ought to focus on this very important national and domestic security issue. It’s almost as if the Obama administration is mirroring what ISIS is doing in Syria and Iraq — setting violent criminals free.
The pressing question has to be, why? Why would the Department of Homeland Security – and by the way we also found out this week the TSA failed 96 percent of security breach tests — purposefully put the American people in danger?
Is it not enough that we must deal with the evident threat of domestic Islamic jihadism against our citizens with beheadings? Now we must learn that our own government is releasing high-level criminal illegal immigrants into the public.
And combining this with the focused demonization of our law enforcement by this current administration just exacerbates this situation.
The Washington Times writes, “In fiscal year 2014, ICE put about 41,000 immigrants through electronic monitoring, and more than 30,000 of them broke the terms of their release — many of them racking up multiple violations. All told, they notched nearly 300,000 violations in one year alone, or an average of 10 instances per violator. The rate has gone down slightly so far in fiscal year 2015. Of the 34,002 immigrants put into electronic monitoring, 27,317 have broken the rules a combined 162,322 times. Of the more than 30,000 detainees who broke the conditional terms of their release and monitoring in 2014, only 2,420 were deemed to have been serious enough breaches to rearrest them. Agency officials said they would like to be able to hold those who willfully break the rules, but they haven’t requested more beds.”
Want an idea of what happened in 2013? Here you go: “In 2013, the agency released 36,007 convicted criminals who were awaiting the outcome of their deportation cases. Those released had amassed 116 homicide convictions, 15,635 drunken driving convictions and 9,187 convictions stemming from what ICE labeled involvement with ‘dangerous drugs.'”
Ok, I know the liberal progressives reading this missive — and I know y’all do — are fuming and asking what would I do about it? Well, it’s simple. You know all those BRAC bases — you guys know what I’m talking about, right? Ok, I will explain. The Base Realignment and Closure military facilities could be used for housing these criminal illegal immigrants, segregated, and process them for deportation. It’s just like the elaborate state-of-the art courtroom facility at GITMO that sees little to no use — then again, unlawful enemy combatants have no legal rights. And criminal illegal immigrants caught in America shouldn’t either.
Even more disrespectful for the hardworking, law-abiding American taxpayer is that illegal immigrants will be receiving tax refunds by way of the EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit) even if they have not worked in the United States — how does that happen?
I can only put this in simple blunt language. If this is the America you want, then continue to support and vote for liberal progressive socialists who are telling us they care little about our safety and security. Obama articulated that the goal of his illegal and unconstitutional executive order for “dreamers” was to focus on deporting criminal illegal immigrants — instead, it was another lie as they are just being released into society.
Our American children have dreams…how many have had theirs adversely affected by Obama administration releasing criminal illegal immigrants?
This is yet another instance of an arrogant and incompetent president telling America to take it or leave it.
As always, posted for your edification and enlightenment by
NORM ‘n’ AL, Minneapolis