Aliens with Serious Criminal Convictions Freed from Detention

Jessica Vaughan, Center for Immigration Studies, May 12, 2014

A new report from the Center for Immigration Studies reports a threat to public safety by the release of 36,007 criminal illegal aliens in 2013 who were being processed for deportation, but were not detained while awaiting the final disposition of their cases, or afterwards.

Based on data from statistics compiled by ICE in response to congressional inquiries, the report reveals that thousands of these convictions were for violent or serious crime, including 193 homicide convictions, 426 sexual assault convictions, 303 kidnapping convictions, and 1,075 aggravated assault convictions as well as more than 16,000 drunk or drugged driving convictions. The 36,007 criminal aliens were released on bond, order of recognizance (unsupervised), order of supervision, alternatives to detention, and parole (a form of legal status).

View the entire report here.

These releases are in addition to the 68,000 cases of criminal aliens that ICE officers declined to bring immigration charges against in 2013. The trend of releasing those who are a danger to our communities calls into question the administration’s seriousness in setting priorities and enforcing the nation’s immigration laws.

“I was astonished at not only the huge number of convicted criminals who were freed from ICE custody last year–an average of almost 100 a day–but also at the large number of very serious crimes they had committed. In light of these numbers, it will be hard to justify further relaxation of enforcement or reductions in detention capacity, as the administration has sought,” said Jessica Vaughan, the Center’s Director of Policy Studies. “Congress should resist further action on immigration reform until the public can be assured that enforcement is more robust and that ICE can better deal with its criminal alien caseload without setting them free in our communities.”

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  • MekongDelta69

    And the more serious the crime – the more they are lauded and hailed as the ‘New American Ideal.’

  • To set free illegal aliens who have committed serious crimes in the very country they broke into is always the mark of a sane society. Glad to know that our politicians and INS are working diligently to protect the people of America!

    • Anna Tree

      “These figures call into question President Obama’s request to Congress
      for permission to reduce immigration detention capacity by 10 percent in
      favor of permission to make wider use of experimental alternatives to
      detention,” reads the report.

  • Manaphy

    Is anyone seriously surprised? This would only be a legit story if they weren’t freed. It is ridiculous how small the amount of illegal Mexicans deported is.

  • IstvanIN

    The law is only enforced against the law-abiding.

    • Petronius

      Another example of anarcho-tyranny?

    • Juggernaut3000

      Yeah, I have to submit to being radiated or felt up if I want to fly on an airline in the U.S., show all kinds of ID and then remove my shoes, all on a legitimately paid -for ticket. If those aren’t police state tactics, I don’t know what are.

  • Unfortunately, there is no longer anything the criminals running our government can do to suprise me.

    • Ahnenerbe

      You think 9/11 was the end of the JWO machinations? just wait till they set off a nuke in America to blame on Iran for their invasion

      • Alexandra1973

        That Jesuit World Order wants to take us back to the dark ages…they want to go back to the time with the Vatican ruled the known world.

        • Ahnenerbe

          No, the Jew World Order based on the Talmud, Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion. Don’t you know who runs the banks, medias, PNAC, AIPAC,ADL,SPLC,etc… The Temple of Zion is at center stage, not Rome

  • David Ashton

    Reportedly about a hundred Muslim terrorists in British prisons.

    “The white world is governed by idiots….Around the sick-bed…stand ridiculous authorities who can see no further ahead than next year….” – Oswald Spengler, 80 years ago!

    • Romulus

      Resulting in the deaths of millions of our kin.

  • If anyone knows how to find out how to find out what the crimes these pukes committed were, I’d be willing to write a polemic type article condemning this illegal poltical act. I’d also want mugshots to put into the article. Trial transcripts would also be useful. Anybody know how to get that info?

    • Anna Tree

      The original article website has coincidently some technical problems, but this is what I found from other articles:

      “Nearly 200 murderers, over 400 rapists, and 300 kidnappers in the U.S.
      illegally were released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement while
      awaiting deportation proceedings, according to a new report from the
      Center for Immigration Studies.

      A total of 36,007 criminal illegal immigrants that were being processed
      for deportation were freed in 2013. Together, they committed nearly
      88,000 crimes, according to the report, published Monday.”

      “Besides violent criminals, ICE released nearly 16,000 illegal immigrants
      convicted of driving under the influence. The report also shows that
      ICE released nearly 2,700 illegal immigrants convicted of assault, 1,300
      convicted for domestic violence, and nearly 1,300 convicted for
      battery.”

  • Marcus

    Separation is the cause of all conflict. The fear of life is the cause of all our anti-social, self-destructive, neurotic habits of behavior and relationship with one another, and with the earth itself. We have found that a simple act that we call ‘looking at yourself’ washes away the fear of life and heals the mind of anyone who will try it just once:

    1. Close your eyes. Notice the symphony of sensations and thoughts about sensations rising and falling within you.

    2. Notice that you can move your attention to one or another sensation or thought at will.

    3. Now use that same beam of attention to look for the feel of what you would call ‘me’ – a faint sensation that is what you feel like to yourself.

    4. Try to ‘look at yourself’ whenever the thought of it comes to you. You cannot fail if you just try.

    That’s it, you’ve done all that needs to be done to bring you home to the beauty and satisfaction that are to be found in a human life lived without fear.

    • Juggernaut3000

      I haven’t heard such silly pap since Timothy Leary urged young people to get high and drop out.

    • Another alternative is this:

      Stare at the sun!

    • Mason Gull

      One can be mindful and still be opposed to illegal immigration.

    • Sloppo

      I believe Elin Krantz used your conflict and fear avoidance methods. Her images are easy to find with a google search.

    • David Ashton

      Until you are jumped from behind.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    The Obama administration released thousands of convicted criminals — including murderers and those convicted of sexual assault

    How is this considered justice?

    Where are the black leaders screaming about preferential treatment of illegal aliens over black prisoners?

    Why aren’t they out demanding that black victims of the racist White justice system be released from the White man’s prison?

    Everyone knows that blacks are convicted of crimes ONLY because of the color of their skin and to keep them away from White women.

  • D.B. Cooper

    The aliens you need to fear are not these guys….

    • D.B. Cooper

      THESE are the aliens you need to fear…

  • LIBERTYSINCURSION

    Don’t you just love how illegal aliens who have broken into our country as part of a literal invasion by the millions. Instantly have more moral authority with “our?” political representatives and especially “our?” media. Than the people who literally built this country from a tiny back water outpost to the most powerful nation this planet has ever seen. The same people who’ve defended this country EVERY time it’s needed to be defended, and died by the millions doing so whenever necessary. All to ensure the continued freedom for their fellow citizens who love this country because they created it. Not because they thought they could squeeze the most money from it’s economy.

    Look, what I’m trying to say is this. When the people who invade a country have more support in that country’s government than the people who built the country. I think it’s safe to say that that country has truly lost it’s way, to say the least. And is certainly no longer a country of, by and for the people. Or at least not of, by and for the people who built, defend and die by the millions doing so anyway. Very sad, but very true.

  • 4321realist

    And the deterioration continues.

    We need a leader to step forward with fire in his belly to lead an impeachment charge and also highlight black hate and racist violence that’s not a Klansman type nor one of the current namby pamby weenies who are barking and saber rattling, but are afraid to speak the truth of what is really happening.

    Personally, I’d like to see someone with the courage to answer outright, for example, the many charges from the self-appointed black elites.

    For instance, when Sharpton wails about an alleged black on white rape our leader would jump in front of the t.v. cameras citing FBI stats revealing the thousands of black on white rapes and the near zero reverse.

    And also point out the many black on white mob attacks.

    And his answer to charges of white privilege would be to loudly announce to the world that charges of white privilege are initiated by blacks to use as an excuse to cover for their deplorable inability to learn and achieve on a similar level as whites and other races in this country.

    In other words all he would really have to do is tell the truth in response to the exaggerations and lies of blacks and their white weenie supporters.

    • David Ashton

      Jared for President.

  • Juggernaut3000

    It’s all going swell and according to plan: More criminal aliens to prey on middle class Whites, while TPTB sit behind electrified fences and gates with high security systems, protected by armed guards.

  • Hell_Is_Like_Newark

    I had a talk with a sheriff’s deputy a couple days ago. Immigration doesn’t even bother picking up the illegals the sheriff’s department arrests for committing crimes (other than being here illegally). Even guys with extensive criminal records don’t get deported. There is no immigration enforcement.

  • none of your business

    I suggest an excellent book on the subject, “The Deporter” by a former ICE employee named Holbrook. It was his job to physically remove felonious aliens from state and federal prisons after their sentences had been served, take them to ICE detention centers and after numerous immigration hearings put them on the plane to their nation of origin.

    It often did not happen due to
    the endless due process and appeals at the ICE court level.
    Then if they were ordered deported, obtaining permission from their home country to take them back. That often did not happen, China for instance usually refuses to take convicted criminals back. Then getting them on the plane past a horde of hysterical relatives, friends and representatives from the numerous pro immigration non profit hustlers, often Christian churches and Jewish non profits. The last obstacle to be overcome was hoping the deportee would not throw a hysterical fit so as to force the airline to refuse to take him.

    Since ACLU, ADL and other non profit do gooder hustlers have convinced the courts to forbid ICE from sedating the deportees, the last minute hysteria causes the airline to refuse to allow the deportees on board.

    The ICE judges will use any and all excuse to refuse deportation. That means the deportee is released in the streets outside the federal courthouse and free to continue their lives of crime.

    Read the book, “The Deporter” by Holbrook. I doubt however you will find it in a PC public library.

    • kikz2

      funny. not really but.. our gov can extraordinarily rendition anyone anywhere, make them disappear .. yet we can’t legally get rid of unwanted garbage…. (shaking head)

  • none of your business

    Heard about the latest TSA scandal? A black TSA supervisor has been caught going to the Dominican Republic for under age sex, teen agers, not children. He makes $59,000 a year of White taxpayers money. He in on something called snakebook, a tattoed prison muscled thug boasting about his sex life. The dregs of America affirmative actioned into
    harassing us every plane trip we take and with totalitarian powers of detention and arrest.

    Something I noticed soon after the TSA thugs were in place. ACLU.ADL, none of the usual suspects were filing civil rights lawsuits against TSA excesses and violations of civil liberties. Recently I was on a Los Angeles metro commuter train, just after we left the Glendale station. A trio of TSA thugs and their GermanShepherd strutting down the aisle. One of the thugs was a woman in case they arrested a woman and decided they had to search her.
    This did not just happen, it began with Brown vs Topeka whose purpose was not better education for OFEs but violence against our White children condemned to a 17 year sentence of violence and deafening screeching from the OFE young and the compliant administrators who tolerate deadly violence against Whites by OFEs but suspend Whites for smoking at the bus stop.

  • none of your business

    bigone4u
    If you can take time off a day shift job, go down to the nearest federal courthouse and get on their computers. You can only stay on those computers for about half an hour as they are public computers. After you get on the deportation cases, you will have the case numbers and can get hold of the transcripts. It takes a lot of time that people who work during the day don’t have. I suggest you go to VDARE.COM and send them an email asking for advice on how to get hold of the information. Also the ICE website probably has
    an email or 800 number for relatives or potential deportees to call to find out info about their cases.
    I spent days on the computers at my local federal courthouse and discovered a lot fo information about the affirmative action lawsuits, remember, court house, not federal building