ICE Released More Than 600 detainees with Criminal Records

Greg Argos, CBS (Phoenix), May 17, 2013

According to a new letter released to Sen. John McCain’s office, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers released 622 people with criminal records back in February.

The Obama administration claimed the controversial move was due to budget cuts faced by ICE due to sequestration.

“ICE’s reprehensible actions put Arizona at risk by setting free into our communities hundreds of detainees who were guilty of criminal offenses,” said McCain.


The letter stated that 112 of those released had either level one or level two felony convictions. McCain’s office said those convictions include extreme DUI, felony possession of drugs, vandalism and trespassing. {snip}

ICE officials said they reviewed all of the level one and two releases and decided to “re-detain” 58 people that had initially been released.


To see the letter given to McCain’s office, click here.


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  • The__Bobster

    According to a new letter released to Sen. John McCain’s office, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers released 622 people with criminal records back in February.

    And that was just one month. Obongo wants us to feel his pain by setting savages loose upon us.

    What really galls me is that the squat monsters now want to be told about ICE raids and traffic stops so that they can hide.

    • Alexandra

      Why are they afraid of raids and traffic stops? I keep hearing about ICE not doing its job, and what a joke border patrol is…patrol officers not allowed to actually do their jobs.

  • smells_just_like

    600 new soldiers in Obama National Civilian Defense Force in the war against White privilege.

    • Angry White Woman

      “600 new soldiers in Obama National Civilian Defense Force in the war against White privilege.”

      No. This would only apply if you were referencing white people who believe in returning a favor for a favor, reciprocity, if you will. These squat monsters, especially the more criminal among them (all of whom are to some degree criminal) have no such concept of reciprocity. The only “help” they will supply to those aligned against us is inadvertently in the pursuit of their own ends. I guess we should be grateful for small favors?

  • Bill

    With the evil cabal of Obama, Holder and Napolitano in charge, we should be surprised?

    Will THIS shake Shamnesty McCain’s determination to sell us out? Probably not. Either the guy lives in a bubble of his own making, or he is an out and out willing traitor who knows what he does. MY bet is on the latter.

    • Who Me?

      Maybe he is afflicted with advancing senility like Teddy Kennedy was for the last 10 years of his career.

  • Homo_Occidentalis

    The America you thought you knew is dead. I’de like to pin the date somewhere in the early sixties (Charles Murray cites 1963), but in reality the subversive elements have been in place since the 1910s. Welcome to Mexico Lite.

    • Sick of it

      They started spreading their lies as early as the 1840s.

  • Bobby

    Uh, yeah, I’m sure they did and at the same time Janet Napolitano and Homeland Seurity have said the target is “domestic terrorism”. Hm, I wonder what exactly that means?(tongue in cheek)

    • mobilebay

      That’s us, Bobby. You, me and everyone who remembers a different America,

    • She means a white person who carries this sign around:

      • Luis

        PRICELESS, QD, absolutely PRICELESS!

        Washington warned us not to get involved in foreign entanglements, and so did his vice-president John Adams. We didn’t listen. Now we are reaping the bitter harvest.

        • Anna Tree

          Sometimes we don’t have the choice:

          “In 1784, Barbary
          pirates of Morocco and Algiers captured three American merchant ships.
          After six months of negotiations, the United States signed a treaty with
          Morocco. A $60,000 ransom was paid and our hostages were released.
          Those captured by the Algerians didn’t fare so well; they were sold into
          slavery. As the Wikipedia Encyclopedia tells us,
          “Christian slaves were preferred… (They were) forced to do degrading
          work and treated harshly so letters would be written home to prompt the
          payment of a bigger ransom.”

          In 1786, Thomas Jefferson, then
          ambassador to France, and John Adams, then ambassador to Britain, met in
          London with Tripoli’s ambassador, Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja.
          Jefferson and Adams asked by what right the Barbary States preyed upon
          American shipping, enslaving crews and passengers.

          Adja replied
          that the actions of the Islamic nations were “… founded on the Laws of
          their Prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who
          should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was
          their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found,
          and to make slaves of all they could take as prisoners, and that every
          [Muslim] who should be slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise.”

          As the Founding Fathers debated
          the terms of the U.S. Constitution, the outrages of the Barbary pirates were never far from their minds.

          Madison insisted that only a strong union could guard America’s
          maritime capacity from “the rapacious demands of pirates and

          While on the opposite side of the issue, John Adams
          argued that it was far better to pay the tribute… that it was cheaper
          than the loss of trade, and that to fight a war against the pirates of
          Islam would be “too rugged for our people to bear.” He said, “We ought
          not to fight them at all unless we determine to fight them forever.”

          level of tribute demanded began to reach ten percent of the American
          national budget… while from the dungeons of Algiers and Tripoli came
          appalling reports of the mistreatment of captured men and women.
          Gradually… public opinion began to harden in favor of war.”

          took a shortcut through this (congressional) thicket in
          1801 and sent the Navy to North Africa on patrol… with instructions to
          enforce existing treaties and to punish infractions of them. He did not
          inform Congress of his authorization of this mission until the fleet was
          too far away to recall.”

          And when the Pasha of Tripoli, Yusuf
          Karamanli, declared war on the United States in May 1801, our Navy,
          crippling one of the Pasha’s most important ships, heavily bombarded the
          port city of Tripoli. But even this defeat was insufficient to deter
          the Muslims. Finally, in February 1802, Congress consented to a
          permanent naval presence in the Mediterranean, which equated to a
          declaration of war.

          In the decade that followed, the Barbary
          States attempted to exploit Anglo-American hostilities, both before and
          during the War of 1812. However, in 1814, President James Madison asked
          Congress for permission to send a naval force to “pacify” the Algerians,
          and the Algerians soon found their harbor
          filled with heavily armed American ships.

          Madison said, “It is a
          settled policy of America, that as peace is better than war, war is
          better than tribute. The United States, while (we) wish for war with no
          nation, will buy peace with none.””

  • bigone4u

    The always arrogant Obama will learn that actions have consequences. Unfortunately for us, we will be the ones to pay those consequences, with the rape of our women, the bullying of our children, the theft of our property, and the murder of our family members. The best we can do with an a near anti-Christ like Obama in power is to arm ourselves to the teeth and be prepared to fight for our lives and our treasure.

    • MBlanc46

      Obama will be out of office in 3.5 years and there’ll be another flunky doing the bidding of the employer class.

    • newscomments70

      “bullying of our children” Bullying I can deal with. They are raping our children. Illegal aliens rape about 25 American children per day.

      “anti-Christ like Obama” I agree with that analogy, however the “History” channel produced an anti-christ documentary that implied Ronald Reagan was the anti-christ and Obama was the new Jesus. How did this become worthy of the history channel??

  • Smitty

    Releasing 622 criminals upon the law abiding citizens fits the definition of a terrorist act.All those involved should be charged with terrorism. Releasing 622 criminals convicted of felonies is just as deadly as two chechs carrying home made bombs.

  • joesolargenius

    You haven’t seen nothing yet just wait till the next presidential election and watch how many illegals swarm the border !

  • P.S. they still want your guns too! *facepalm*

  • Greg Thomas

    And they claim illegal invaders are “living in the shadows.”

  • race realist

    Why in the hell didn’t they release them back in their own country ??
    Amazing !!

  • IstvanIN

    Most of our elected officials should be tried for treason.

  • Luis

    By releasing over 600 criminals into this country, the Obama regime shows its utter contempt for this nation.

    There are some nuggets of solace to be taken from this, however. First, Arizona is a “Constitutional carry’ state, which means that any man or woman old enough to carry a gun in the state can do so, provided they are NOT using it for criminal purposes. Furthermore, no politician’s, judge’s or police officer’s permission is needed. Second, the sale of guns will only continue to escalate, as they have been all along.

    Finally, this action by the Obama regime can be used as a justifiable bulwark to oppose “universal background checks’, which its supporters said would be a “first step”… to their ulterior goal of gun confiscation. Now, some Senators who might have rethought their original opposition to the background checks, are justified in their opposition. Their constituents can tell them they need guns for self-defense.

    The Obama regime tried for American gun control with the Fast and Furious fiasco. That failed. Next, it tried gun control with the Sandy Hook shootings. That too, failed.

    Now comes the release of 600 criminals in our midst. People in other state will be justified in buying guns, since I doubt these criminals will all stay in Arizona, but will instead, fan out to other states.

    The Second Amendment – now more than ever.

    • ms_anthro

      I urge every American adult to buy at least one firearm and learn how to use and maintain it. Don’t forget the ammo, if you can find any. We the People are the last defense against globalism and the globalists know it.

    • MBlanc46

      Of course, the Obama regime has utter contempt for ordinary Americans. So did the regime that preceded it. So will the regime that follows it. The people who control this country care only about themselves and their wealth.