If Democrats truly love America and Americans as much as they claim to then why are they making such an effort to protect criminal illegals and placing US citizens at increased risk of becoming a victim of them? Secondly, why are they lying about it?
When Barack Obama illegally made changes to federal immigration laws, he still vowed to deport every illegal alien who had been convicted of felonies. Yet, his administration has released at least 200,000 criminal illegals back out on the streets of America to continue their criminal attacks on US citizens and they’ve been lying to us about it.
In January of this year, Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit on behalf of Edward Tuffly of Tucson, Arizona. He was seeking information from the Department of Homeland Security about the release of over 250 criminal illegals from Arizona detention facilities between the last week of February through the first two weeks of March in 2013.
Judicial Watch reports:
“We have just obtained records from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) revealing that nearly 260 illegal alien criminals, including 40 incarcerated for violent crimes, were released from Arizona detention facilities during the last week of February and the first two weeks of March 2013.”
“This release begets lie after lie. After first denying that the mass release had taken place, the Obama administration claimed the releases were due to the anticipated sequestration budget cuts…”
“The date range for the requested records was February 22 through March 15, 2013. This was the exact time period during which Homeland Security released more than 2,000 illegal aliens nationwide, later claiming the release was ‘solely for budgetary reasons,’ though none of the anticipated sequestration budget cuts had yet taken place.”
“From among the nearly 260 illegal aliens released from five Arizona correction facilities we can tell you that almost 40 of them are violent criminals who had been arrested for crimes including assault, domestic violence, weapons offenses, and battery. Nearly one in five had been arrested for drunk driving.”
Through all of Judicial Watches efforts, there is still no honest answer as to why the criminal illegals were really released. The Obama administration is still lying or hiding why they have released over 200,000 criminal illegals back onto our streets.
Furthermore, you may be shocked to learn that the feds won’t even provide the names of the released criminal illegals to local law enforcement officials. Judicial Watch reports:
“The Obama administration is refusing to divulge the names of the released criminals, which prevents law enforcement from protecting the public or notifying victims. Local authorities in Arizona, such as Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, have tried unsuccessfully to obtain information about this and other criminal alien releases by the Obama administration.”
“In 2014, a Judicial Watch lawsuit forced the release of 76 pages of DHS documents revealing that, as of April 26, 2014, the Obama administration had released 165,900 convicted criminal aliens throughout the United States, including many convicted of such violent crimes as homicide, sexual assault, kidnapping, and aggravated assault. The reports we had at that time also showed that ICE had released another 30,000 in the most recent fiscal year, which brought the grand total of known criminals released by the Obama administration to 195,900. That number – and the attendant threat to the safety of you and every other American – is clearly on the rise.”
First the self-declared ‘transparent Obama administration’ tried to hide the fact that they were releasing criminal illegals back out onto our streets. Then when it was discovered, they’ve done nothing but lie as to why it’s being done. They are violating their own declared immigration policy of deporting all criminal illegals and now they are lying to us about it.
Then there is the issue of so-called sanctuary cities like San Francisco and Chicago. Judicial Watch has filed a lawsuit against Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart over his department’s release of over 1,000 criminal aliens that were wanted by Immigration and Customs officials. That lawsuit is now in the hands of the Illinois Supreme Court.
Don’t forget about the horrible murder of Kathryn Steinle by a criminal illegal released by San Francisco authorities. What isn’t being reported is that back in 2011 San Francisco was ordered by the courts to end their sanctuary policy that protected illegals arrested for certain drug related offenses to be reported to ICE officials. The illegal that shot and killed Steinle had outstanding drug charges pending on him when he was released from custody earlier this year. ICE officials had filed a request to hold the illegal until they could pick him up, but the city officials ignored that request and sent him on his merry way to murder Steinle. Judicial Watch is looking into the matter to see if San Francisco officials violated the 2011 court order.
These incidents reported here are only the tip of the iceberg of the efforts of Democrats to protect criminal illegals at the cost of your and my safety. The American people need to be demanding answers as to why this is happening.
Republicans need to be asking why publicly, especially those running for office. They need to emphasize how Democrats are putting American citizens at risk of being victims of criminal illegals. After all, we have enough of our own criminals; we don’t need hundreds of thousands of criminal illegals to add to the mix.