86,000 Criminal Aliens Released by
ICE Instead of Deported
Following is a Transcript
of Chairman Jason Chaffetz 3 minute Video on "Criminal Aliens Released by the
Department of Homeland Security" at this link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/2QOwAJ2ez6U Published April, 2016
for this hearing has been - it's hard to keep your cool in preparing for this
tell you the heart of why we are here today. Immigration, and Customs
Enforcement [ICE]. I have met with the men and women who work there,
wonderful hardworking, dedicated people who do a hard and difficult job.
got to tell you what's going on in Homeland Security, what's going on with Immigration
and Customs Enforcement [ICE] is one of the most infuriating things I
think I've seen in this government yet.
three-year period immigration customs enforcement has released more than 86
thousand criminal aliens into the American public. These are people that were here illegally, got
caught committing a crime, were convicted of that crime; and then instead of
deporting them, they were just released back out in the United States of
they had more than 231 thousand crimes they were convicted of - 86 thousand of
196 of these people were convicted of homicide and ICE released them
back into the public rather than deporting them. 124 of
those that were released between fiscal year 2010 and 2015 went on to commit homicide.
give you some other stats. In 2013, ICE released 36,007 criminal aliens
- criminal aliens - who were here unlawfully and present in the
United States.As of
September, 2014, 5,700 of those individuals went on to commit additional
March, 2015, ICE Director Sarah Saldana testified before this committee that
during fiscal year 2014 that ICE released another 30,000 individuals with
criminal convictions. In fact, ICE released 30,558 criminal aliens in 2014 who
had a combined 79,059 convictions instead of deporting them. Of those
30,558 criminal aliens, 1,895 were charged with another crime following their
convictions included sex offenses, assault, burglary, robbery, driving
under the influence and ICE told us that in 2016 the agency released 19,723
criminal aliens with a combined 64,197 convictions including 934 sex offenses,
804 robberies, 216 kidnappings and 196 homicide related convictions and
that's on your watch.
were here illegally; they got caught committing a crime; they were convicted of
the crime; and instead of following the law and deporting them you released
back out into the public and they commit more crimes. How do you look those
people in the eyes? How do you go back to a family and say you know they
were in our detention but we just thought it would be better to let them out in
the United States of America. That is so wholly unacceptable.
I want t
to show you this football stadium. This is Notre Dame football
stadium, You've released more people that were convicted of a crime that
should have been deported than you could fit into that stadium. You would
still have people waiting outside the line. Those are the criminals that
you released instead of deporting. One of the people that is very
passionate about this issue and has spent a lot of time with that is our
colleague Mr. DeSantis of Florida. I would like to yield time to
Does anyone believe any of this will change if Hillary is elected President?