Despite President Barack Obama and his law enforcement minions telling Americans that illegal aliens being released from detention but not being deported don't include criminal aliens who've committed violent and serious crimes, a group of immigration policy experts discovered the opposite to be true, according to a report released on Tuesday.
The group from the Washington, D.C.-based, nonpartisan Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) found that not only are the Obama administration's statements false and intentionally misleading, but illegal aliens who were convicted of more than 80,000 crimes were released back onto the streets of America's neighborhoods without any supervision thanks to news media outlets allowing “Obama’s mind games.”
"While Obama displayed his often used face and voice of a trustworthy leader -- as in "if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor" -- to tell Americans dangerous criminals who are 'undocumented immigrants' will never be released from incarceration, he had to know that indeed dangerous criminal aliens were being released and endangering the lives of citizens," said former police lieutenant from New York Harold Caunitz.
The documents obtained by the Center for Immigration Studies reveal that the crimes perpetrated by criminal aliens released from federal detention include murder, manslaughter, rape, sexual assault, robbery, kidnapping and moving vehicle offenses such as driving while intoxicated (DWI).
CIS discovered that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released 36,000 aliens who were convicted of a total of 88,000 felonies, according to ICE's own tallies for 2013.
What Judicial Watch found interesting was that a majority of those released were left to ICE officials own discretion and were not required by law or ordered by a federal judge.
"In some instances the releases were actually contrary to law and local illegal immigrant sanctuary policies did not play a role in the vast majority. This indicates that it’s part of the Obama administration’s broader amnesty policy, which has favored letting illegal aliens live outside detention centers while their cases get resolved," said Judicial Watch officials in their statement.
The records obtained from the feds show that over 16,000 criminal aliens were convicted of driving while intoxicated by alcohol or drugs or both. More than 9,000 were convicted of drug offenses considered to be dangerous to the public-at-large, CIS and Judicial Watch allege.
When it comes to heinous and violent offenses, 1,075 criminal aliens were convicted of aggravated assaults that left their victims injured, 426 sex crimes including rape and sexual assault, and 193 homicides. Another 1,160 released criminal aliens committed grand theft auto, 303 were convicted of kidnapping and 303 were convicted of escape or eluding the police.
In summing up their report, officials at Judicial Watch said:
"Thousands of others were convicted of lesser crimes that are nevertheless serious enough to merit detention if you’re already in the country illegally. Those offenses include extortion, embezzlement, arson, domestic violence, property crimes, larceny, burglary, intimidation, obstructing police, weapon offenses, forgery, obstructing the judiciary and a variety of fraud. Those who take the time to read the entire list may find it difficult to imagine that the government would even consider freeing these offenders."