ICE data: 36,000 illegals with criminal convictions, including homicide, were released during deportation proceedings

posted at 4:01 pm on May 12, 2014 by Allahpundit

A preemptive strike on DHS from the Center for Immigration Studies, designed to make Obama’s upcoming “relaxation” of U.S. deportation procedures as politically painful as possible. He’s desperate to pander to his base, which is impatient after waiting more than five years for amnesty and has now convinced itself based on cooked numbers that he’s some sort of crazed border hawk. That’s where the “relaxation” comes in — and that’s the beauty of CIS’s otherwise grim data, which shows just how relaxed the system already is. Maybe O will consider it a blessing in disguise, though. What true amnesty fan wouldn’t be happy to learn that illegals with a total of 15,000+ DUI convictions between them were free last year to get back behind the wheel on American roads?

Note that these 36,000 offenders are separate from the 68,000 illegals with criminal records who were also released last year and whom CIS reported on back in March. The latter group consists of people whom ICE “encountered” (often in jails) but didn’t seek to remove; the former group is composed of people they did try to remove with formal deportation proceedings but who were released on bond or via some other mechanism while the proceedings played out. How many of them didn’t show up to their next hearing? Good question. We don’t know because ICE hasn’t said.

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

303 flight escape convictions

Separate information obtained by the Center for Immigration Studies reveals that the vast majority of these releases were discretionary, or even contrary to the requirements of various provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act. Only a small share of these criminal aliens (fewer than 3,000) were released in accordance with a 2001 Supreme Court decision, Zadvydas v. Davis, which prevents ICE from indefinitely detaining certain aliens whose countries will not accept them back. (See “Reining in Zadvydas v. Davis”.) Another small number may have been offered parole or legal status, either in exchange for their cooperation with ICE or another law enforcement agency in connection with a criminal prosecution, or because of another compelling public interest.

The combined number of convictions for “domestic violence” and “sex offenses” was north of 2,000. And CIS notes that Obama’s 2012 executive amnesty for DREAMers may have enabled some of it, since it’s known that some illegals have claimed they qualify for relief under it and were released before their claim was even checked out. How many? That’s another number that ICE won’t give us.

If you want a taste of just how perilous the big deportation “relaxation” is for the White House, read this BuzzFeed piece from last week about Chuck Schumer — yes, that Chuck Schumer — encouraging the White House to take its time in issuing the order. That’s not because Schumer cares particularly that illegals with more than 220 convictions for kidnappings between them were released during deportation proceedings last year; it’s because he’s afraid that softening up deportation even further right now might be the final straw politically for the House GOP and cause them to abandon amnesty for the rest of the year. Schumer wants the White House to lie low and give Boehner until August (i.e. after the GOP primaries are over) to try to make something happen. If the House is still deadlocked then, Obama can go ahead and issue his order on deportations. Can’t wait to see what numbers CIS is planning to publish that month.


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We don’t need no asteeenkin badges

Roy Rogers on May 12, 2014 at 4:02 PM

I’m sure Hussein will soon give a fatwa that only non-muzzie
non-black US citizens should be punished in the US under US law.
Even if they are not guilty.

burrata on May 12, 2014 at 4:07 PM

…let one of them do harm to my family…and I will be in prison for the rest of my life!

KOOLAID2 on May 12, 2014 at 4:08 PM

Americans will soon be robbed, raped, and killed as a result.

Akzed on May 12, 2014 at 4:09 PM

What’s the problem?

They’re committing the crimes that Americans won’t commit…

gekkobear on May 12, 2014 at 4:09 PM

Just because there are a few bad apples……

Deano1952 on May 12, 2014 at 4:10 PM

F’ing outrageous…

OmahaConservative on May 12, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Just because there are a few bad apples tacos……

Deano1952 on May 12, 2014 at 4:10 PM

PatriotRider on May 12, 2014 at 4:11 PM

¿Qué podría salir mal?

Ward Cleaver on May 12, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Americans will soon be robbed, raped, and killed as a result.

Akzed on May 12, 2014 at 4:09 PM

but you see that would be an act of love
:(

burrata on May 12, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Counting both Active Duty and 10 years as a civilian with over 30 combined years in DOD, I would never ever sign my name to a piece of paper releasing a convicted criminal without a signed order from a Judge or a very high up person in my COC. Never happen.

Johnnyreb on May 12, 2014 at 4:14 PM

Did they also enroll in Obamacare???…

PatriotRider on May 12, 2014 at 4:14 PM

I’d like to take this report and stick it in the face of every amnesty-pimping RINO in Congress.

Wigglesworth on May 12, 2014 at 4:14 PM

Upon release they were given 36,007 voter registration ID’s marked Democrat.

Oxymoron on May 12, 2014 at 4:14 PM

PatriotRider on May 12, 2014 at 4:11 PM

OMG, that is soooo raaaccciiiiiiiisssss
and I can prove it :
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/05/all-you-can-eat-campus-taco-bars-may-be-cancelled-theyre-too-offensive/

burrata on May 12, 2014 at 4:15 PM

All those acts of love committed by a lawless people. Here’s hoping they all settle in Kalifornia.

HotAirian on May 12, 2014 at 4:15 PM

Did Holder also give them each a gun when they walked out of jail…

PatriotRider on May 12, 2014 at 4:15 PM

burrata on May 12, 2014 at 4:15 PM

Saw that earlier today…

PatriotRider on May 12, 2014 at 4:16 PM

Upon release they were given 36,007 72,014 voter registration ID’s marked Democrat.

Oxymoron on May 12, 2014 at 4:14 PM

FIFY Come on, we’re talking Democrats here!!

Deano1952 on May 12, 2014 at 4:17 PM

It’s all good. Obama called the gay seventh-round draft pick.

BuckeyeSam on May 12, 2014 at 4:17 PM

Brought to you by the Chamber of Commerce, Mitch McConnell, & John Boehner.

tetriskid on May 12, 2014 at 4:17 PM

Rand Paul, Rubio, Flake, Cantor, Ellmers, Flake, Boehner, Jeb Bush, and the rest of the Republican establishment think that this is good for America.

Pork-Chop on May 12, 2014 at 4:25 PM

Oops, sorry for the DOUBLE Flake.

Pork-Chop on May 12, 2014 at 4:26 PM

Pretty soon lester will route through Canada to tell us how the numbers are wrong because the pollsters said…

rogerb on May 12, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Whats wrong with Ace of Spades HQ?
His site has been down all day.

Sacramento on May 12, 2014 at 4:29 PM

So close to 100K illegal criminals or as they are called in democrat speak…long time democrat voters…have been released.

No worries, John Boehner not to be outdone will make sure millions of illegal criminals are long time democrat voters.

HumpBot Salvation on May 12, 2014 at 4:33 PM

What this proves is…if you are ever caught doing something criminal, just claim you’re here illegally and odds are you’ll walk

Renee on May 12, 2014 at 4:33 PM

But I heard the other of Republicans and WSJ calling Obama “deporter-in-chief”.
Either he is pro-immigration or he is not.
He cannot be both.

weedisgood on May 12, 2014 at 4:34 PM

Oops, sorry for the DOUBLE Flake.

Pork-Chop on May 12, 2014 at 4:26 PM

No problem, they are all flakes.

HumpBot Salvation on May 12, 2014 at 4:34 PM

Whats wrong with Ace of Spades HQ?
His site has been down all day.

Sacramento on May 12, 2014 at 4:29 PM

I noticed that too, starting early this morning.

I’m betting on a hack attack. Any other type of problem, Pixy would have it fixed by now.

Adjoran on May 12, 2014 at 4:34 PM

Quick… somebody get those brave and fearless hashtag warriors on this. Intentionally setting criminals loose on the American People?

#BringOurIlligalCriminalsBack???

oscarwilde on May 12, 2014 at 4:36 PM

Pretty soon lester will route through Canada to tell us how the numbers are wrong because the pollsters said…

rogerb on May 12, 2014 at 4:28 PM

…lester is starting to sould like gummeandpokeme !

KOOLAID2 on May 12, 2014 at 4:36 PM

OMG, that is soooo raaaccciiiiiiiisssss
and I can prove it :
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/05/all-you-can-eat-campus-taco-bars-may-be-cancelled-theyre-too-offensive/

burrata on May 12, 2014 at 4:15 PM

Chinese smorgs next?

slickwillie2001 on May 12, 2014 at 4:37 PM

Too bad we can’t deport Obama or Schumer.

GarandFan on May 12, 2014 at 4:38 PM

Okay, one more time, for those with comprehension problems:

But none of that will happen, Boehner reiterated, until President Obama builds back trust with Republicans in Congress.

And in that respect, little has changed in the months since the Speaker released a set of policy principles to his conference only to have his members resist his push to move forward with actual immigration legislation.

“We’re at a point where my colleagues don’t trust that the president will implement the law the way we would see it passed,” Boehner said Monday. “So I’ve put the ball back in the president’s court. He’s going to do something to demonstrate some level of trustworthiness.”

That’s from The Hill, from a speech TODAY.

People can’t help being stupid, but you need to stop LYING about Boehner.

Adjoran on May 12, 2014 at 4:39 PM

This is a bit off topic, but since immigration was a big issue in the NC2 primary (Renee Ellmers), I thought I would put this here:

BREAKING NEWS: Keith Crisco, who was battling Clay Aiken for the Democratic nomination in the 2nd Congressional District, died Monday after falling at his Randolph County home, according to Crisco’s company, Asheboro Elastics.
Follow the latest developments at http://www.wral.com/12706857/?break_id=9564

Boy, you never know when your time is up! I guess this means Aiken will be the nominee, though they had not finished the official tally.

GinaC on May 12, 2014 at 4:39 PM

Trying to keep as many Obama voters in the country as possible.

Tater Salad on May 12, 2014 at 4:40 PM

Been asking it for about 5 years now. One more time.
Is there anybody who still wonders whose side this administration is on??

Mimzey on May 12, 2014 at 4:40 PM

Of course they will brutalize innocent Americans…the scumbag GOP and leftist in their gated communities will never suffer any fallout from this.

Spit.

ClassicCon on May 12, 2014 at 4:40 PM

Just doing the killing and raping that Americans won’t do.

Hey GOP elite, THIS is how you go after King Barky the Liar.

jukin3 on May 12, 2014 at 4:43 PM

Oh, but they’re DREAMERS, like the John Lennon song. “Imagine there’s no countries.” Open borders! Yeah, who’da thunk the majority of violent crime would be committed by minority men under 30 yo? There’s a reason Mexico told them to take a hike El Norte and bother the gringos who stole their land.

ezspirit on May 12, 2014 at 4:46 PM

Whats wrong with Ace of Spades HQ?
His site has been down all day.

Sacramento on May 12, 2014 at 4:29 PM

I noticed that too, starting early this morning.

I’m betting on a hack attack. Any other type of problem, Pixy would have it fixed by now.

Adjoran on May 12, 2014 at 4:34 PM

From what I saw, the server burned up, the hamsters ran off, and the database comitted hari kari.

todler on May 12, 2014 at 4:47 PM

obama is a swinish thug of the land.

He hates you.

Schadenfreude on May 12, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Is there anybody who still wonders whose side this administration is on??

Let’s see. They want to take guns from law abiding Americans who are constitutionally protected to bear arms. They’re arming the IRS, in charge of our healthcare, DHS, and name your federal agency, and they are buying up ammo. They are sucking up to Muslim extremists who are waging jihad against us. They subsidize abortion. And they are importing criminals from who knows wear to terrorize the populace.

ezspirit on May 12, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Sorry, where, not wear.

ezspirit on May 12, 2014 at 4:51 PM

0bama and his ilk want lawlessness in the streets. What more efficient way to control people than having them afraid to move freely outside their homes?

And when it gets bad enough, they always screech for Big Daddy Gubmint to do something.

CurtZHP on May 12, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Oh, and to those who wonder how Obama sets all the records on deportations: he just changed the definitions.

Now anyone who is turned away at the border is counted as “deported.” That was never the case before, but it lets Obama claim to deport more than ever while setting free all the actual potential deportees.

Any number from the Obama Administration is a lie, as Tim Geithner’s new book notes.

Adjoran on May 12, 2014 at 4:55 PM

Here’s hoping they all settle in Kalifornia.

HotAirian on May 12, 2014 at 4:15 PM

California is the most difficult border to cross. Last time I drove on Interstate 10 from Arizona to California, there were at least 30 ICE vehicles parked at the state line. I didn’t see any in the California to Arizona direction.

MichaelGabriel on May 12, 2014 at 4:56 PM

Americans will soon be robbed, raped, and killed as a result.

Akzed on May 12, 2014 at 4:09 PM

Is it racist to pee on your mexican rapist???

(Say that three times fast)

runawayyyy on May 12, 2014 at 4:56 PM

Of course they will brutalize innocent Americans…the scumbag GOP and leftist in their gated communities will never suffer any fallout from this.

Spit.

ClassicCon on May 12, 2014 at 4:40 PM

For the near future, it will get them too.

FOWG1 on May 12, 2014 at 4:57 PM

There’s a reason Mexico told them to take a hike El Norte and bother the gringos who stole their land.

ezspirit on May 12, 2014 at 4:46 PM

I agree, but for the “reconquesta” types, it was the Spanish who conquered the land. Thats why they speak Spanish and not the native languages of Mexico..Aztec, Toltec, etc.
“Remenber the Alamo”..I think we were fighting with (kinda..sorta) the indigenous people against the Spanish conquerors.

Mimzey on May 12, 2014 at 4:58 PM

The left (and I guess Rinos, too) really do believe the least we can do is be killed, murdered, raped and/ or robbed for the cause.

Alana on May 12, 2014 at 5:15 PM

Just doing the killing and raping that Americans won’t do.

Hey GOP elite, THIS is how you go after King Barky the Liar.

jukin3 on May 12, 2014 at 4:43 PM

Why would they do that? They want them here as much as the Dems, but for different reasons.

Ward Cleaver on May 12, 2014 at 5:15 PM

More:

Mexican Cartels: They’re Here


Mexican Cartel Allegedly Hired MS-13 To Carry Out Torture Operation In Minnesota

The federal government does not easily give up information that links Mexican illegals to crime in the USA.

slickwillie2001 on May 12, 2014 at 5:24 PM

ICE data: 36,000 illegals with criminal convictions, including homicide, were released during deportation proceedings

Just add that to the far greater number of homegrown “legal” citizen thugs roaming the streets.

I really do believe we have enough criminals to fill up Manhattan and LA like in those Kurt Russell movies.

Dr. ZhivBlago on May 12, 2014 at 5:33 PM

I’ll admit, as soon as I hear the word “amnesty” I’m eyes slammed shut, fingers in my ears, and screaming ‘nah, nah, nah, nah’ -refusing to even address it. I loathe John Boehner for continually floating it. But here’s my question: what is the benefit to amnesty? One cogent benefit?

I’ve heard about the living in the shadows claim. I drove by at least three Home Depots between Maryland’s Montgomery County and Virginia’s Fairfax County today. Let me tell you, they aren’t living in the shadows. They’re out there and everyone knows where to find them. The neighborhoods. The streets. The employers. You can’t throw a dead cat without hitting an illegal in the 50 miles between Alexandria and Germantown.

I’ve heard some argument from the Chamber of Commerce, though I can’t articulate it. It seems to me that if you support maximum profits for businesses, making them pay over the table rather than under it, is not conducive to the message.

Certainly the vast majority of illegals are at or near the federal poverty level; giving them a green card is not going to make them more valuable. So revenues aren’t likely to rise; instead, we’re more likely to have to raise taxes to cover the increased welfare costs for the few who do not currently benefit from people working someplace other than the Depot parking lot.

So I just don’t get it. I have no idea why the left supports this; seems like it’s nothing more than cutting off their nose to spite their face. Maybe someone could explain it to me.

BKeyser on May 12, 2014 at 5:35 PM

And I bet they have all registered to vote by mail here in Washington state!

Tard on May 12, 2014 at 5:46 PM

We’re talking about foreign nationals why do we owe them access to a hearing? Can’t we just send them back to where they came from if they can’t produce documentation proving they’re here illegally?

hopeful on May 12, 2014 at 5:54 PM

What true amnesty fan wouldn’t be happy to learn that illegals with a total of 15,000+ DUI convictions between them were free last year to get back behind the wheel on American roads?

I’d say Shane Figueroa’s family, for starters…

PHOENIX — Phoenix police say a 25-year-old officer was killed by a suspected drunk driver who was in the country illegally.

Officer Shane Figueroa died early in the morning while responding to a call west of downtown Phoenix.

Police say that as Figueroa was responding, 50-year-old Jose Gonzalez slammed his pickup truck into the officer’s car.

Police say there are four warrants for Gonzalez’s arrest under a different name, two of which are for DUI. He was booked on charges including manslaughter and assault.

Gonzalez suffered minor injuries. His passenger was seriously hurt.

Figueroa leaves behind a wife and infant daughter.

Hill60 on May 12, 2014 at 5:58 PM

Or maybe the family of Officer Raetz:

Phoenix Police have filed manslaughter charges against a suspect already in custody on drug and immigration violations that they believe struck and killed an officer processing a DUI arrest.

Jesus Cabrera Molina, 24, has admitted he was drunk and high on cocaine the night his SUV struck and killed Officer Daryl Raetz, but he denies he was behind the wheel, reports Phoenix New Times.

Raetz, 29, was struck at about 3:30 a.m. on May 19, at 51st and Cambridge avenues. The driver fled the scene, and Surprise Police officers stopped an Expedition matching the description of the vehicle that struck the officer.

When he was arrested, Cabrera Molina had a small bag of cocaine in his pocket. Federal immigration officials also issued a detainer to take custody of Cabrera Molina because they said he is in the country illegally and skipped a court date after posting a $5,000 bond in 2012, reports the Arizona Republic.

Hill60 on May 12, 2014 at 6:00 PM

So I just don’t get it. I have no idea why the left supports this; seems like it’s nothing more than cutting off their nose to spite their face. Maybe someone could explain it to me.

BKeyser on May 12, 2014 at 5:35 PM

The left supports amnesty because the left wants to stay in power, and amnesty means more votes for Democrats.

The left knows the vast majority of illegal aliens are low-skill, low-education types who are likely to become welfare dependents; for the left, that’s a good thing. Welfare dependents overwhelmingly vote for Democrats, to keep the welfare checks coming.

The left does not care that legalizing millions of new welfare dependents, and importing millions more of their relatives, will strain already overburdened entitlement programs. All the left cares about is staying in power, so that they can keep funneling billions of taxpayer dollars into the bank accounts of their corrupt cronies (e.g., unions, “community organizing” groups like ACORN, “green” energy scammers, etc.).

It’s all about the money.

AZCoyote on May 12, 2014 at 6:01 PM

1. Pull all troops from Afghanistan and Iraq
2. Post them on the border
3. Adopt Mexico’s immigration policy; meaning shoot the sumbinches as they cross
4. Throw employers hiring illegals in the gulag for 5 years
5. Deny all illegals any welfare, healthcare, schooling, or any other taxpayer funded benefit
6. Eject every scummy illegal you can find right back to the craphole they came from

7. Win.

Diluculo on May 12, 2014 at 6:41 PM

I despise this administration.

locomotivebreath1901 on May 12, 2014 at 6:42 PM

Hill 60
I’m guessing if lawsuits were brought in cases like these against everyone who allowed the perpetrators to enter/remain in the US, the border would be closed very quickly. And I mean everyone from whoever orders police officers to not check legal status to those who employ them to the guy who drives the pick up that gets the illegals from Home Depot to every politician. Every crime listed above was PREVENTABLE.

hopeful on May 12, 2014 at 6:48 PM

So I just don’t get it. I have no idea why the left supports this; seems like it’s nothing more than cutting off their nose to spite their face. Maybe someone could explain it to me.

BKeyser on May 12, 2014 at 5:35 PM

What really is baffling is why anyone on the right supports this!!

LASue on May 12, 2014 at 7:20 PM

It’s all about the money.

AZCoyote on May 12, 2014 at 6:01 PM

…and the chicks for free.

It has always been thus.

Dr. ZhivBlago on May 12, 2014 at 7:27 PM

What really is baffling is why anyone on the right supports this!!

LASue on May 12, 2014 at 7:20 PM

They’re vote whores just as much as the Dems.

I guess they just haven’t figured out how to stuff ballot boxes at a faster pace than the ACORN and DNC operatives can.

Dr. ZhivBlago on May 12, 2014 at 7:29 PM

People can’t help being stupid, but you need to stop LYING about Boehner.

Adjoran

I agree…you can’t help being stupid, but you can stop lying about Boehner, so why don’t you?

xblade on May 12, 2014 at 7:43 PM

So I just don’t get it. I have no idea why the left supports this; seems like it’s nothing more than cutting off their nose to spite their face. Maybe someone could explain it to me.

BKeyser

Wait…what? Since when has the left had a problem with raising taxes or expanding welfare, lol? Maybe you meant to say right instead of left. Not that the right has a problem with those two things either, but using “right” makes more sense, at least theoretically.

xblade on May 12, 2014 at 7:57 PM

Is Boehner keeping the spectre of immigration reform alive to keep Obama’s relaxation of enforcement at bay? I’m not sure he’s capable of such cleverness…

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater on May 12, 2014 at 8:36 PM

They turn all of these animals loose on us AND then take our guns away from us, I think Obama and company want YOU to be a victim, that way….YOU’LL demand SOMETHING be done….and he can then call for marshal law, and become KING. simple isn’t it?

nonstopca on May 13, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Would someone here who supports “immigration-reform-pathway-to-citizenship” exactly what incentive the post-passage, explosively-growing fiat “Latino vote” have to vote Republican ongoing?

The GOP leadership de facto position is that the Latino vote will be ever so grateful to the GOP for immigration reform that they will vote Republican in significant numbers.. ongoing.. forever. Live happily ever after.

That’s insane. Either the GOP plans to pull the Republican party to center-center-left (allow the Democrats to go full-hard-left) or they are rock stupid.

What am I missing?

Bear in mind, I live in CA, dead center of Democrat / Latino-vote politics universe. The state where the GOP is stick-a-fork-in-it dead. The state where the middle-class has no part in politician’s plan for the future.

DrDeano on May 13, 2014 at 1:29 PM