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According to weekly detention and departure reports from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, there were 167,527 non-detained convicted criminal aliens in the United States as of Jan. 26 of this year, a congressional hearing revealed Thursday.
House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah.) read the statistic aloud Thursday durin a hearing examining ICE's priorities and procedures for removing criminal aliens currently living in the United States.
“In that report, it said that there are 167,527 non-detained, final-order convicted criminals on the loose in the United States,” Chaffetz pointed out while questioning ICE Director Sarah Saldana.
Oversight Chairman Questions ICE Director On Criminal Aliens Released Into Public
Zadvydas v. Davis, 533 U.S. 678 (2001), was a case decided by the Supreme Court of the United States. The court ruled that the plenary power doctrine does not empower the United States to detain indefinitely immigrants under order of deportation whom no other country will accept. To justify detention of immigrants for a period longer than six months, the government was required to show removal in the foreseeable future or special circumstances.
Not all of those deportations involve people with criminal records. To Obama's point, the number of removals of criminals has increased. Numbers for 2014 aren't yet available, but the increase between 2009 and 2013 was 54.6 percent. Between 2008 and 2013, such removals more than doubled.
Those released from custody are generally supposed to be monitored, and Ms. Saldana vowed to stiffen those procedures to try to ensure those that are released are not able to commit new crimes.
ICE didn’t release a breakdown of criminal offenses of the new 30,000 on Wednesday, but among the 36,000 released in 2013 were 193 homicide convictions, 426 sexual assault convictions, 303 kidnapping convictions and 16,070 convictions for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
ICE said that most of the homicide convictions were court-ordered.
DHS released another 30,000 criminal aliens onto streets
The criminal records referred to are more than just "illegal immigration".
ICE apparently has wide discretion but it looks like they are using this "wide discretion" to fullfill the agenda of economic and social insurrection that's been going on lately
originally posted by: Granite
a reply to: theantediluvian
How many are Chinese aliens?
How many are Mexican?
Judicial Watch released 76 pages of documents from the Dept. of Homeland Security which reveals that Obama's ICE released "165,900 convicted criminal aliens throughout the United States. And we're not talking about jay walking convictions, these convicts committed, violent crimes as homicide, sexual assault, kidnapping, and aggravated assault. (Reports recently detailed that ICE released another 30,000 in the most recent fiscal year, which brings the grand total of known criminals released by the Obama administration to 195,900.)"
Judicial Watch Publishes Docs Revealing Obama Released 166K Convicted Criminal Aliens By 4/14