ICE Responds to Release of 36,007 Criminal Aliens

Caroline May, Breitbart, May 13, 2014

Many of the 36,007 convicted criminal immigrants ICE released last year were let out of detention with restrictions, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman told Breitbart News.

In a statement responding to a new Center for Immigration Studies report about the more than 36,000 released criminal immigrants, convicted of nearly 88,000 crimes (from traffic violations to murder), ICE spokeswoman Barbara Gonzales emailed that many were released under supervision, GPS monitoring, telephone monitoring, or surety bond.

“In some of the releases in 2013, ICE was required by law to release the individuals from custody, pursuant to decisions by the Supreme Court and other federal courts,” Gonzales explained.

“The releases required by court decisions account for a disproportionate number of the serious crimes listed in the report,” she continued. “For example, mandatory releases account for over 75 percent of the [193] homicides listed.”


The Supreme Court case Zadvydas v. Davis prevents the government from indefinitely holding immigrants who are not likely to be removed in the near future–for example if their home country will not take them back.

According to ICE, in those circumstance, Zadvydas often results in ICE releasing such detainees after 180 days–regardless of their criminal history.

Gonzales noted that the other releases were a “discretionary matter.”


Monday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Texas Republican Rep. Lamar Smith expressed outrage at the report, saying that DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson must “come clean and provide the Committee with answers” at an upcoming DHS oversight hearing.

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  • John R

    So, our government cares more about the rights of minority non-citizens than about the rights of White Americans. Let’s be honest: Suppose those thousands of inmates were in prison, were White, and had committed crimes against “persons of color”? Do you think for one single nana second that they would be released? Yeah, Supreme Court decision my (expletive deleted, dear moderator)!

    • Nonhumans

      Its not just the rights of Americans that are not being protected, its also our safety from these illegal and criminal invaders that is being criminally neglected with liberally immature sc decisions. It goes without saying, that if our governent willingly fails to serve and protect its citizens, then there will come a point when we will do it ourselves. That point will most likely be the impending economic collapse.
      Hopefully, the first steps will be a purging of the govt, especially of the treasonous libtards that have by far done the most damage to this country, then the illegals. Tho I think that once the illegals know whats coming, most of them will flee.

      • John R

        People should remember what George Zimmermann is: A White Hispanic. Half White, half Peruvian. And he hated “thugs” threatening his community. People like him will be the future majority in America, not the White liberals or the blacks.

  • When the government, police, and judical system fails the people vigalantes become heros

  • dd121

    Our first presidency where lawlessness is policy.

    • Pro_Whitey

      Yeah, I wish BO had led his campaign with his current slogan, to wit:
      F**K YOU, AMERICA!!

      • dd121

        Certainly would have been more descriptive.

      • Hallie Eva

        Pro, if you have not already, read his books. He said as much in them. But, his actions speak louder than any words he is able to put together [on his own, without a prompter.]

        • Pro_Whitey

          Read his books? I think that’s some kind of violation of the Geneva Convention. However, I’m sure you’re right, it was all there to anyone who actually read them, which I bet most who have purchased them have not.

          • Hallie Eva

            What boggles the mind is his being elected to the highest office in the land when his books, to anyone who took the time to read them in an effort to research this empty suit loser from nowhere, tell it all.
            A red diaper baby from the get-go, he was suckled at the Marxist breast of a schizoid, anti-White women and her like-minded parents. The result, a seditious president who hates this country with a white hot passion.
            How stupid can the electorate be? [Rhetorical question].

          • Ella

            They want or hope to get something free. The voters vote into the treasury much like ancients Greeks did, and eventually they got invaded by Sparta, oops, I mean the world.

          • frankstclair

            It’s not as bad as it seems, he didn’t actually write them, you know. The one Ayers wrote is quite good, and gives deep insight into the American hating communist.

      • JohnG911

        Actually, his slogan was more like F**K YOU WHITE AMERICA. Blacks certainly knew it and I believe most other Americans figured it out before the start of his second term. Progressives hate whites too!

    • James Bro

      Lawlessness in itself is just the means to an end. Create more crime and chaos and the government will have an excuse to take away civil rights, end the republic as we know it and usher in a dictatorship.

  • Pro_Whitey

    As others have pointed out, we have plenty of options to get other countries to comply in taking back their criminals, but the government refuses to use them, because they want illegal alien criminals in the U.S.A.

  • Anna Tree

    Why would those illegals’s home countries take murderers, rapists and other violent criminals back?! We shouldn’t wait for their approval anyway!

    • Nonhumans

      Air drop them back to mexico with parachutes made of wet brown lunch bags.

  • This whole country is mentally deranged via the left. The celebration of the black football player kissing his white boyfriend on TV, the bearded tranny glorified by victory in the Eurovision contest, cops shooting family dogs in front of children, sanctuary cities, prison releases of murderers, hiring preferences for illegals, the nascent pedophile rights movement, guy arrested at a school board meeting cause the school is teaching his daughter porn–will nobody take a stand? A real stand via a mass movement that says “Enough!”

    • frankstclair

      Not just the country, friend. The whole freakin’ world.

    • me

      The non-goys are reveling in the debasement and destruction of every White nation. They have done a thorough job of it, and all that’s left is to wait and watch as everything implodes, so that they can declare ‘martial law’. It’s all part of the End Times, my friend, and the New World Order for the non-goy tyranny.

      “Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you.”

      God’s plan unfolding, paragraph by paragraph, unstoppable, and leading to its inevitable end.

  • none of your business

    Very true, read the book “The Deporter” where the author, a former ICE worker discusses hundreds of cases in which violent repeat felons are released by guess what?? ICE courts.

    • Ngati Pakeha

      You mean judges with surnames like; Gutierrez, Garcia and Fernandez?

  • Nancy Thomas

    Obama is filth. President Filth.
    Pathological LIAR.

    • Ella

      Four presidents in a row have lied, and three prez should have been at least impeached. They are all globalist and servants to the elites. Each one has been destroying this nation.

  • Further proof that the intentional destruction of the United States is in progress.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    The document reveals that the 36,007 convicted criminal aliens freed from ICE custody in many instances had multiple convictions. Among them, the 36,007 had nearly 88,000 convictions, including

    193 homicide convictions (including one willful killing of a public official with gun)

    426 sexual assault convictions

    303 kidnapping convictions

    1,075 aggravated assault convictions

    1,160 stolen vehicle convictions

    9,187 dangerous drug convictions

    16,070 drunk or drugged driving convictions

    The government has better things to do than round up sexual predators, murderers, kidnappers, car jackers, drug peddlers or other vicious criminals!!

    They need to spend their time harassing and terrorizing elderly ranchers.

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      Now you know why the Founding Fathers included the 2nd Amendment.

  • Hubbub

    “Obama Releases 36,007 Criminal Aliens Into U.S.” to do the jobs that ordinary Americans will not do.


    It’s good to know that my government takes the job of protecting every criminal alien’s unalienable right to violet, victimize, rape, rob, kidnap, assault and kill any and all American citizens they choose, at any such time of their choosing, so seriously.

    • Ella

      When men left for war, invaders use mass rape against the absentee men to destroy their moral and sense of security. It creates unwanted pregnancies, PTSD, drug abusing and relationship problems so it makes it hard for women to raise children.

  • Ella

    There is a committee for every bureaucratic dysfunction with no results and no one responsible. In colonial America, they would have hung the murders after a short trial or deport them to no-where-land.

  • SentryattheGate

    How much did the Obama admin./Eric Holder & DOJ spend of the taxpayers’ money to fight Arizona’s attempts to protect it’s citizens from the criminal illegal invaders? Now that they’ve invaded, run rampant, committing crimes, these illegals are allowed to run free!