The US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency sets free 43,000 illegal alien convicted criminals every year into America—and more than 140 nations, including China, Haiti, and Jamaica, refuse to take back any of their nationals arrested for illegally entering the US.
The statistics were released as part of an extended Boston Globe study into the problem of convicted criminals among the illegal immigrant population.
According to that report—based on official data from ICE, court records, and freedom of information demands—a total of 86,288 criminal illegals were released from detention and allowed to prey upon the US public in the two years from 2013 to 2015.
Quoting figures released at a congressional oversight hearing in April, the Boston Globe reported that ICE’s decision to release criminals who “can’t be deported are leading to thousands of preventable crimes.”
Immigration officials freed 201 convicted killers from 2008 to 2012, the data showed.
ICE records also show that there are currently about 140 nations which refuse to take back at least some of their citizens, including China, Haiti, Jamaica, Armenia, the Bahamas, and St. Lucia, among others.
In New England, the Boston Globe reported, about a quarter of the criminals released from 2008 to 2012 were previously convicted of rape, murder, or other violent crimes, based on the criminal histories provided by ICE.
Of 323 illegal alien criminals released by ICE in New England from 2008 to 2012—and which the Boston Globe was able to track through court records—at least 30 percent committed new offenses, including rape, attempted murder, and child molestation.
A study of court records showed that some of the released criminals went on to enjoy privileges such as obtaining driver’s licenses, the newspaper continued.
Five released criminals were even registered to vote in Massachusetts, putting them in the jury pool.
Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies for the Center for Immigration Studies, which favors limiting immigration, said she believed the reoffender rate is probably even higher, given the Boston Globe’s limited access to the invaders’ criminal histories.
The US Supreme Court ruled in 2001 that the government cannot jail illegal immigrants indefinitely, saying that if immigration officials cannot deport them after six months, they have to be set free.
The nonwhites from countries which refuse to accept their own nationals back are, therefore, in effect given a free pass to stay in the US, and, as the Boston Globe data shows, simply carry on with their criminal rampages.
On April 25, ICE released a new list of released criminals that showed that 83 percent of the criminals released nationwide from 2012 to 2016 were convicted felons—a fact which means that well over 120,000 criminal illegal aliens were released back into society.