Thanks to Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX-32) we now know that 121 convicted criminals, in ICE custody, who had been ordered deported but were instead released back into U.S. communities, went on to murder Americans.
In case that wasn’t clear enough, let me just restate: all 121 of these criminals — in the custody of ICE — were given get out of jail free cards, and after being released, murdered American citizens.
Mark Krikorian, writing for the National Review says, Most were released simply because the administration didn’t want to detain them. Only for two dozen does the administration have any excuse at all, saying that they had to be released because their home countries wouldn’t take them back.
And even that’s no excuse, for two reasons: the Supreme Court decision that Obama’s people point to (Zadvydas v. Davis) limiting open-ended detention beyond six months of any criminal aliens whose countries won’t take them back has significant wiggle room in it – wiggle room the administration refuses, in this one and only instance, to take advantage of. And second, the law requires the State Department to impose visa sanctions on countries that won’t take their own citizens back, a requirement Secretaries Clinton and Kerry have simply ignored.
The Obama administration and its deportation policies caused these criminals to be released, rather than keeping them locked up and protecting American citizens. To make matters worse, Maria Sachetti at the Boston Globe has uncovered information that hundreds of immigrant sex criminals, who were also caught and released by ICE because of the same Supreme Court ruling – weren’t even checked out to make sure they were registered with local authorities as sex offenders.
Here’s what happened in several instances after their release by ICE: Immigration officials tried to deport Luis-Leyva Vargas, 47, to Cuba after he served three years in a Florida prison for unlawful sex with a teen. In 2008, officials released him. Two years later, he kidnapped an 18-year-old in Rockingham County, Va., at knifepoint and raped her. Now he is serving a 55-year prison sentence. Felix Rodriguez, a 67-year-old sex offender convicted of raping children as young as 4 in the 1990s, was freed in 2009, also because Cuba would not take him back. Months later, he fatally shot his girlfriend in Kansas City. He pleaded guilty and is serving 10 years in a Missouri prison. Andrew Rui Stanley, convicted in 2000 of multiple counts of sodomizing a child when Stanley was 14, was released in 2009 after Brazil failed to provide a passport needed to send him home. For the next two years, he viciously abused three children in St. Louis and now, at age 31, will be in prison for the rest of his life.
And your tax dollars will be paying for it, may I add.
Clearly we can no longer count on the government of the people, by the people, and for the people, to actually look out for the safety of those same people. If it took months of digging and prying to get just this small amount of information out of the government, imagine what else is still lurking.
And if that doesn’t make you want to consider availing yourself of your Second Amendment right,what does?