Only makes sense, so probably won’t be deporting them….
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Tuesday to request that criminal illegal aliens convicted of drug crimes, who are set to be released from federal prisons following a sentencing commission decision, be deported rather than be allowed to stay in the U.S.
“I fully expect that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will issue a detainer with the BOP (Bureau of Prisons) for each alien expected to be released pursuant to Amendment 782, and that each alien will be taken into custody by ICE, as required by the Immigration and Nationality Act, for purposes of initiating removal proceedings or to execute the removal order of each alien who is already subject to a final order of removal from the United States,” Goodlatte said in the letter.
On April 30, 2014, the United States Sentencing Commission approved Amendment 782, which modified the United States Sentencing Guidelines to lower the base offense level for federal controlled substances offenses, Goodlatte explained in his letter. That amendment was made retroactive by the commission.
As a result, Goodlatte explained, of the 6,000 convicted criminals set for release on Nov. 1, some 2,000 are convicted criminal aliens and should be deported, in keeping with the Obama administration’s immigration policy that prioritizes deporting illegals who have been convicted of certain crimes, including the drug trafficking offenses detailed in Priority 1 of the November 2014 DHS directive.