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Authorities Free 1 Million Aliens Amid Proceedings

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posted on Apr, 16 2005 @ 12:26 PM
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Would any one like to try and explain the reasoning behind this move by the American Administration?
I see no reason what so ever.



Authorities Free 1 Million Aliens Amid Proceedings

One million people facing immigration proceedings have been released into the general population, the government's chief of detention and removal told the Senate yesterday , prompting some Republicans to say the Bush administration is "not serious" about the problem.

"We have a million individuals who are in some phase of immigration proceedings released," said Victor X. Cerda, the acting director of detention and removal operations for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

He said of those people, 465,000 are fugitive aliens who have been ordered deported. About 80,000 of those are criminal aliens who have committed an offense in addition to immigration violations, but he couldn't provide an exact number.

Jonathan Cohn, a deputy assistant attorney general, told the panel that court decisions over the years will result in the government having to release dangerous criminal aliens as well.

"The aliens that are being released include murderers, rapists and child molesters," Mr. Cohn said.

The Washington Times







[edit on 16/4/2005 by Sauron]




posted on Apr, 16 2005 @ 02:10 PM
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The article doesn't seem to offer any reasons at all. Apparently, it wasn't a mass release anyway, so there is no particular reason for it. THey probably picked these people up on an assortment of suspicions, investigated them, and decided that they didn't, or even couldn't, detain them.

One of the senators states that some of these peopel are rapists and murderers. Well, he provovides no names and doesn't seem to be doing anything about it.



posted on Apr, 16 2005 @ 02:44 PM
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Originally posted by Nygdan
One of the senators states that some of these people are rapists and murderers. Well, he provides no names and doesn't seem to be doing anything about it.


it does seem odd, that and allot of them will not have there names re-entered in the ICE data base.

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Mr. Sessions said ICE is far behind in entering the names of the 465,000 alien fugitives into law-enforcement databases, which means that if those people are picked up in another arrest, they would not be turned over to immigration authorities.



 
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