'Worst Prison Break in History': ICE Releases 36,000 Convict Immigrants

While the Obama Administration has been peddling the story that its immigration policy is focused on getting the worst criminal immigrants deported, ICE actually released more than 36,000 convicted criminal aliens last year, including murderers, rapists and drunk drivers, according to an internal Department of Homeland Security document obtained by the Center for Immigration Studies.

Last year, it was widely reported that ICE, part of the DHS, had released 622 immigrants with multiple felony convictions. The president blamed that release on sequester cuts, which of course were blamed on Republicans, even though all the "cuts" were picked by the White House to cause maximum annoyance to the public. (Remember the national monument closures?)

The reality is almost 50 times that many criminals, who had been involved in deportation hearings, were released. Between them, the 36,007 immigrants had nearly 88,000 convictions.

Jessica Vaughan, policy director at the Center for Immigration Studies, said, "We keep hearing from the Administration that they are focused like a laser on enforcement against the worst of the worst, convicted criminals, as their top priority. On the other hand, they are releasing, at a rate of about 100 a day, aliens from their custody with criminal convictions, and many of them are serious criminal convictions."

According to the document, included among the immigrants' 87,818 crimes were 15,635 cases of drunken driving, 9,187 drug infractions, 426 sexual assaults, 303 kidnappings, 193 homicides, 1,317 domestic violence convictions and 1,075 aggravated assaults.

Texas Rep. Lamar Smith said in a statement, "This would be considered the worst prison break in American history, except it was sanctioned by the president and perpetrated by our own immigration officials. These criminal immigrants should have been deported to ensure that they could never commit crimes on U.S. soil. But instead, ICE officials chose not to detain them and instead released them back onto American streets."

The newly released document shows that the Obama Administration's wanton release of criminals is far worse than previously suspect. In addition to the reports of 622 releases last year, a book titled "Impeachable Offenses: The Case to Remove Barack Obama," by Aaron Klein and Brenda J. Elliott, released last August had found ICE documents saying more than 8,000 criminal aliens had been released between fiscal years 2009 and 2011, including more than 800 "Level I" offenders deemed a serious threat to public safety released in 2009 alone.

A 2011 ICE audit blamed the releases on "staffing challenges," saying most occurred when ICE agents failed to file the required paperwork within 48 hours to keep the detainees in jail.

In August 2012, a Congressional Research Service report stated the “decision not to deport some arrested illegal immigrants enabled a crime wave.”

That report said that between 2008 and 2011, criminal immigrants who had been released by ICE were later "charged with 16,226 subsequent crimes, including 19 murders, 142 sex crimes and thousands of drunk-driving offenses, drug crimes and felonies."

In its budget request this year, according to the Washington Times, ICE has asked for funding for 30,500 detention beds, down from the current 34,000, saying it doesn't need to hold as many detainees.

While the ICE blames most of the releases, at least of murderers, on court decisions, the mass release of dangerous felons by the Obama Administration fits a pattern of pandering to illegal immigrants and of deliberately crippling enforcement of our borders.

Border Patrol and other law enforcement agents have complained that they are hamstrung by Obama policies that force them not to arrest people who should be processed through the system.

The Administration's contempt for the law grows daily.


  • Sandra123456

    When is enough, enough?

    Impeach Obama even if he is half white.

    • sanman99

      I hate the white half too!!!

  • Screeminmeeme

    What more is it going to take to convince the wimps in Congress to do something before even more damage is done to our country?

    • Hotnike

      I'm convinced that Congress has been promised by Obama that they will keep their $175,000+ and their premier health insurance no matter what he does. Why else would they just sit and do NOTHING???? SAD!!!!

      • DrSique

        Um, because they are afraid of a blacklash if they impeach. Effin cowardly lot.

    • docmccarthy

      It seems the president is now a dictator. Everything that has surfaced, which would have been aggressively pursued, had it been a republican, is left on the dustbin of old news. It's really sick to see where our multi-cultural focus has led us as a nation.

    • elton123

      We keep phoning, writing and emailing our congressmen and demand they either start impeachment proceedings against O or arrest him for treason. Most people won't do that

      • Screeminmeeme

        It's called apathy and unfortunately it will take the sky falling before some of these idiots realize that their complacency has opened the door to our enemies...Obama being the main one right now.

  • DWinch

    Must be an election coming up!

    • Hotnike

      DON'T HOLD YOUR BREATH. OBAMA WILL DO SOMETHING TO BE ABLE TO CANCEL THE ELECTIONS. Yes, I'm shouting. Is there anyone out there??

      • leighstitcher

        It's unfortunate that the only ones who hear you and the rest of us are those who already believe in what we all say. Those who need to hear these words would never be on a site that would print them. We hear you and hope that you keep shouting - we'll add our voices to yours and pray that someone is listening.

  • Hotnike

    Now Obama will supply them with guns and ammo and he will have 36,000 more recruits in his 'civilian' army, the A$$!!

    • jmortensen

      They will turn on him, Just as fast .. their loyalties are to themselves ..
      Obama certainly leaves no possible BAD deed undone ..

      • RockyMtn1776

        The saddest truth in politics is that people get the leaders they deserve. This has never been more true than now. Those who do not follow the herd are dragged along for the ride or killed. A few even fight back !

        • DrSique

          Well then, I guess it is time to pick a fight.

        • robert

          we the people,who are the real government.join us Friday may 16,2014 in Washington dc for oas{operation American spring}if you can,t make the Washington rally,do to age/distance/monies/disabilitys, then hook up with one of the overpasses for America/or the impeachovomit overpasses there in all states.we have the talking part well covered,now lets get the walking part well covered.washington dc may 16,2014.forget any help from the bought and paid for treasonous lame stream medias,or forget any help from the do nothing unconstitituional traitors in government.and mr no confidence politicans.god bless American veterans/citizens.and read the book the muslum mafia

    • jaxtom

      Then he can holler to "ban evil guns"!!! It's more F U to the real Americans.

  • sanman99

    YUCK FOU OBAMA!!!!

  • Proudamerican

    It's 36,000 new dems to him!

  • USARetired

    I say make the Illegal immigrant, Obama, take their place in prison. He has been an imposter for too long, and broken too many laws in the process, so now would be a very good opportunity to lock the b@stard up for good!
    He does not, and never has had his own SSN in this country, using a 'STOLEN' one the entire time! SSN 042-68-4425
    Obama is a 'Slim Ball Low Life' Illegal immigrant in this Country illegally! Even if his marriage ti the 'Gorilla' is legal, he has never applied for a visa for himself, making his stay in America illegal!

  • Jr1776

    He broke his oath, to protect Americans, lets get rid of him now !

  • catb55

    NOT immigrants .... INVADERS.

  • JobRon

    There is a conspiracy of evil in the District of Criminals. Those who are evil have had a good taste of power and they don't want to let it go. They are doing every thing they can to destroy the free-agency of mankind and force their crooked way of life on the rest of those who love God, Country and Family, in that order. As an example look at the ranting of Stingy, Dingy, Pinky, Lap-dog Harry as he spouts his drivel from the senate chambers. John Bonehead is about as bad. Need I say more? I don't think so.

  • Dagwood

    Re-enforcements for his "private army"???

  • jas1019

    And when more real citizens die or are victims of the crimes they commit, guess who'll get the blame?
    And guess who won't prosecute them?

    This country is unrecognizable.

  • elton123

    A whole lot more blood on O's and E.H.'s hands. PEOPLE - stand up now to (peacefully) to O

    • rosemarienoa

      Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated a president ! O is assassinating America !!!

      If you compare their backgrounds they are eerily similar !!! Even down to their crazy, slutty mothers !!!

  • daveveselenak

    If we had a free press and an opposition party this treacherous snake would be hanged for treason! REVOLUTION, more and more is looking like the only SOLUTION! r---------------------?

  • $20020147

    They're just going to go back to the poorer neighborhoods they came from, and flood the place with mayhem.

    • DefendConstitution

      The article is about ICE which means they all are illegal immigrants so probably most are in gangs and/or dealers. Read pointdan's comment again and then DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The government refuses to protect us so it is all up to us. Do you have a CCP? if not, GET ONE.

  • Traditionist

    It would have been OK to release these prisoners in exchange for our loincloth dictators imprisonment as long as they were apologized to for letting him go free!

  • J D S

    Then, we the people, need to simply round them all back up and deport them, along with the criminals in office that released them in the first place. No country will survive long with policies like this. I would call it a deliberate act of treason to try to break the country completely down. Why is no one standing up to this and saying "NO!"? When are the American people going to wake up?

  • USMC 64-68

    This is just one of the ways Dear Leader and the Marxist democrats are going to fundamentally transform America.

    Soon, you won't be able to recognize it.

    • rosemarienoa

      I dont recognize it now !!!!

  • jaxtom

    Must be a close election somewhere....

  • Harold

    If Obama had this many offspring they would all be like this batch of hooligans!

  • Adhemarde

    IMPEACH this POS

  • pupster40

    Sounds very much like what Fiddle Castrate did to the US. Now this illegal is flooding the Country he's supposed to be running. (into the ground) I wonder if Indonesia would take him back, free of charge.

  • southie55

    Obama releases 36,000 convict immigrants. The Demorats look at this as a good thing for the following reasons: job security for ICE, Police, Prison Guards, Votes and so on. ( Sorry the safety of the American People doesn't matter)

  • guest233

    And the government now wants our guns. Go figure! Obama has done nothing but hurt the American people all the while helping those who are adamant towards killing us.

  • Chief47

    Someone needs to obtain a list of the convicted illegals who were released so that the average American can declare open season on them.

  • JimBob

    Destroying the US is Obama's top priority.

    • http://www.downtoearththinking.com/ Down to Earth Thinking

      Everyday and with your own money ! Congress must take action against this criminal of the people. The precedents he is setting will destroy what is left ?

  • mikeh420

    The Black warden let them out.

  • mikeh420

    The most important part is left out, they're all Mexican citizens here illegally. To 0bama they just look like more voters, 20 million more voters after Amnesty. Way to destroy a country from the inside, Muslim Style.

  • Mach 1

    All the working hours by the police to deal with these creeps. Now they have to start all over. Nothing will change until the real creep Obama is out of office. May it be soon!

  • http://batman-news.com art

    barry the enemy of the UNITED STATES

  • rosemarienoa

    Release them all to the Obama's neighborhood !!! Then take away the Secret Service guarding them......see what happens then !!!!

  • Gringo Infidel

    Bounties on them?

  • ICOYAR

    Shoot all of the murderers in the back of the head, castrate all of the rapists, and keep drunk drivers behind bars at all times.

    • ladylaw

      Castration doesn't stop brutal rapists. They will use objects instead, b/c it's often about power not sex. Shoot them too. From the front, so they see what's coming. But why should we pay to keep drunks locked up? Has to be another solution
      Like actually deporting them.

    • Bannorhill

      "keep drunk drivers behind bars.."
      Bars are how they got drunk in the first place.

  • ladylaw

    Wonder how the First Family would feel if one of these freed offenders assaulted Malia or Sasha. Maybe that would change their mindset. Even deportees come back though. We need a more permanent solution.Close our borders, then work on culling the herd of criminal illegals. All border-hoppers should be SOS and left where they fell.That would be a deterrent!

  • Alleged Comment

    The negro is trying to destroy this country. Overrun it with other escaped Negroes and undocumented illegal aliens. Planet of the Apes anyone?

    This is how he wants to transform the country while he rides on Air Farce One for the 1000th time. Maybe he wants to see the carnage from on high.

    The negro must be arrested and removed along with members of his communist regime that have turned traitor and committed treason on the America people.

  • Combatvet52

    One crazy SOB he wants all his sons on the loose to rob murder rape invade homes
    the blood will be on your hands Mr Liar in Chief.

  • Val

    Throw OBAMA'S ASS into one of those empty cells. FOR LIFE.!

  • Barto

    Did the dumb-ass let them stay in our Country so we could support them?

  • Lorraine E

    Name of the game is if a problem doesn't exist then create one. The useful idiots (criminals) released into our country will probably continue to commit crimes using guns (criminals usually have illegal weapons) and they will be used as the reason for confiscating guns from law abiding citizens. Objective achieved.

    • sc

      having a gun is not a problem, if you don't have one you can always make one it is easier than riding a bicycle, or eating a bowl of corn flakes.

  • http://WWW.SPIRITOFAMERICAPARTYRADIOSHOW.COM TOM P O'DONNELL

    THAT DOESN'T COUNT GITMO. 36,000 MORE VOTERS FOR THE PARTY OF DEATH. THE DEMO COMOS. NO GOD, NO COUNTRY, NO FLAG, TAXABLE DRUG ADDICTION, NO MILITARY, NO CHILDREN NO JOBS. THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE USSA. http://WWW.SPIRITOFAMERICAPARTYRADIOSHOW.COM

  • Terrie Hunt

    Three words: Stupid, Dangerous, Lawless.

  • David Lakatos

    This MOKE Obama need to be cuffed an put in jail. He just the other day let criminal illegals back into America this is the second time he's done that. I don't think he has the right to do that. It's a crime what he is doing.

  • David Lakatos

    Call Blacks a MOKE it's the same thing has calling them a Niger. Look it up yourself it's in the dictionary.

  • David Lakatos

    This Obama need to be cuffed an put in jail. He just the other day let criminal illegals back into America this is the second time he's done that. I don't think he has the right to do what he is doing. It's a crime what he is doing.

  • David Lakatos

    Obama and his other Lackey's have made it perfectly clear that it is a Foregone Conclusion that all these Illegal are going to get Amnesty even before anybody has voted on anything. This is what has been happening for a couple of years how.

  • David Lakatos

    You didn't build that? Americans Citizen Dam well Payed for it in Blood, Sweat and Money.

  • David Lakatos

    Border patrol must have been sleeping in the back seat of there patrol cars to let 11 Million illegals into America. I think Americans should be reimbursed for the rotten job they did. By now it's up to 30 Million them all thinking there going to get amnesty anytime now.There're pouring over the Border in droves. The Border as never been secured.

  • David Lakatos

    Obama and his administration are the perpetrators of the Hostile invasion from South America to Destroy the American Republic.These Mexican that are coming here don't want to assimilate into American culture. In California they just think that they are taking there land back. Flying the Mexican Flag in American.When Americans aren't allow to have American flags in school because it will offend the other students country of origin. What kind of BS is that. This is nothing less than a hostile invasion from South America.

  • David Lakatos

    These politicians manipulate this Immigration Debate like profiteers do. To make more money for themselves. Most of these politicians are Criminals an above the Law. They manipulate the Stock Market and World events with insider trading for profiteering to enrich themselves. They are picking the winners and losers.

  • David Lakatos

    Obama as squashed Patriotism in America we're all terrorist now and we should hide the America flag under the bed so that we don't offend anybody. That goes for Christian, Gun Owner's and Veterans they are terrorist according to Obama and his administration . Obama and his punch of Communist have almost destroyed American Patriotism and turn into a Dirty word.

    • Had Enough

      I disagree, just because obama is a mega POS doesn't mean we are!!! We are all Patriots, never let anyone tell you differently!!

  • David Lakatos

    There is no such thing as privacy anymore. Unless you have a couple millions Dollars to spend and Two Dozen Lawyers to Seal your records like Obama did. Privacy is no more in America.

  • David Lakatos

    You didn't build that? Americans Citizen Dam well Payed for it in Blood, Sweat and Money.

  • WayOutHere

    My flags a flying and my trusty .45 is by my side. I have just 4 words for the illegals or the government....Come And Take It.

  • MRitter

    As always, the blog does a lousy job of actually researching the facts. Over 75% of the releases were "forced" releases, I.e by court order. Many had green cards, served their sentence, and were required to be released. It's amazing the hate-mongering, immigration bashing that goes on here. The anti-Anerican rhetoric here is repugnant. Many of the immigrants can't go back home. Under our laws they cannot be held indefinitely. The ignorance shown by so many here would be funny if it weren't so sad. Usually I cine here when I need a good laugh... it's better than Comedy Central...

    • Had Enough

      MRITTER: go pedal your crap else where. We all are so sick of you leftists!!!! Maybe we'll catch all 36,000 and dump them on your front porch!!! Let them rape your family members the. Kill them. Your so for them that you a pig should be deported as well. What a lousy POS you are!!!!!!!!!

      • MRitter

        Your ignorance is only exceeded by your stupidity. Your anti-American rant is repugnant to all good Americans. What we've had is enough of your hatred and bigotry. You can't handle the truth..it is you and your kind that are the POS and need to be flushed.

    • cmjay

      I hope they break in and rob you in your house or mug you on the Street, then you will know how it is to be a Victim.

    • Garwoodv6

      The Illegals should've been deported -regardless of the reason for release.
      They don't have to go home, but they can't stay here!
      You're retort has no leg to stand on, MRitter.

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  • mbnick

    There is only one legal way to stop Obama and that is to clean out the Reid Senate and long term Democrats in Congress this Nov.

  • cmjay

    The biggest LEGAL breakout from Prison in History by Executive Order. The Rapists, Murderers , Thieves , Criminal Drug Addicts and Drunk Drivers are now in our midst - we should feel so safe. They will be lining up to vote DEMOC RAT multiple times in the next election.

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  • Remington 870

    This is an impeachable offense...but nothing will be done and the obama whore media will portray these felons as Victims who were railroaded by the evil white man. Are we to expect our cowardly GOP Congress or equally cowardly GOP Senate to react. White Americans are in danger and obama and his neo Nazis are out to get us. See some of you on the battlefield.

    • DWinch

      GOP = Gutless Overweight Politicians!

  • el_loco_jp

    ICE Releases 36,000 Convict "ILLEGAL" Immigrants!!!

    • TAM44

      I refuse to call these illegals anything but law breaking SOB as you come to our country legally or stay the hell our. How many law abiding immigrants are waiting in line to become a citizen? Lots and this treasonous lying sissified boy barack hussein obama constantly breaks our laws every day and laughs about it knowing he's destroying our country.

      obama is this countries number one enemy and his goal is to destroy it.

  • TAM44

    I hope the republicans keeps control of congress and wins the senate back as that's what will be needed to start the impeachment process. The democrats controlled senate will toss it out now, but when the balls in our court things will be different.

    obama and eric holder thinks their both above our laws, NOT

  • kkc003

    When these illegals start robbing, raping and killing the same people who dont approve of guns or who decided to releae, then youll see action.

    If i was a criminal id read the liberal paper on who doesnt like guns- easy target to rob.

  • v steve

    obama does not have the Constitutional right to not secure the borders. Leaving our borders un-secure is a CRIME against the United States. Border state Governors are not doing their part in securing the borders.

    Why not DEPORT 12 million invaders. We import over 1 million people a year. What`s the difference. DEPORT 1 million a year we don`t have to DEPORT all 12 million in a year. Stop importing people stop immigration put a moratorium on all immigration until we have deported all non citizens.

    Change our welfare laws, education etc. to you have to be born here or become a legal citizen to receive any government assistance etc. Defund HomeLand security take that money to DEPORT!

    The group of released criminals includes:

    •193 homicide convictions
    •426 sexual assault convictions
    •303 kidnapping convictions
    •1,075 aggravated assault convictions
    •1,160 stolen vehicle convictions
    •9,187 dangerous drug convictions
    •16,070 drunk or drugged driving convictions
    •303 flight escape convictions

  • ste1021

    The Obama Administration is sending more and more criminal aliens to YOUR neighborhood. Yes, elections do have consequences.

  • http://yahoo.com/ DustyFae

    Danger in America, start packing... and might as well use the pork blood on the bullets also...Lets send them to hell, if they start breaking into our homes...

  • A concerned american

    Obama said that "most of them aren't violent." Well, it only takes one high on drugs headed down the highway crossing the center line and hitting a young girl that is about to graduate from college and go into a field that will help mankind-and suddenly her life is snuffed out by a slacker who would never done anything positive for others and her life is gone and parents are grieving over their loss. The young girl would have benefited society. Obama is dead wrong and he is deliberately doing his very best to destroy our once great nation.

  • citchus

    Reading everybody'scomplaints and fears about this man destroying this country. When actually, we already voiced what we wanted, when we allowed the music industry to bring us to the slaughter house with, "do what thou wilt, is the whole law",by aleister Crowley. systematically deleting the Constitution by the charade of"safety",, yet we failed to realize we hired fraternal members whose ultimate goal is to bring about a NWOby any means, that's including lying to the people, cause only the 'adept'are told the ancient secrets.

  • citchus

    Oh yeah, by the way, I personally believe illegal criminal immigrants are being released because it secures his illegal status being swept under more mistakes, so the more he does,the greater the problematic becomes, and along side the Midwest 27 tornadoes that demolished, and wipes out small communities all in one day last year, if some have forgotten cause we are too busy with our own lives.

  • william

    this so called president has done more damage to the U.S. then the ones in the last fifty years.

  • Hotnike

    Obama is an A$$!!

  • http://www.truthanchor.com/ Thessalonianguy

    I hope that some serious Tea Party office-seekers are going to use these statistics in their ads.

  • Jenny

    Obama, Hopefully you will feel the wrath of letting these crooks and murderers out. Keep a close eye on your children, if you care.

  • Glenn HENDRIKSEN

    ....WHY cannot this nation ARREST/DETAIN/tar and feather/SHIP back to Kenya the 'worst' FRAUDULENT offender since 2008 known as barry soetoro...............ANYBODY have ANY answers to my COMMENT?!?.......EXCEPT a bunch of ameriKan 'negros'/meXs...........??!!.................