This Includes More Than 170K Convicts…
For such a great job Jeh Johnson will get an acknowledgement from Obama in the Rose Garden and a big raise. This gets more outrageous by the second. It’s such an easy problem to fix… If they’re in this country illegally, you catch them, lock them up, and send them back. If their country won’t take them back, you keep them in jail for entering this country illegally. What’s hard about that?
Washington Times: Nearly 1 million immigrants are ignoring deportation orders to remain in the U.S. — including more than 170,000 convicted criminals, according to a new report Thursday that suggests the government’s deportation efforts are still falling short.
Only a small fraction of the immigrants are even being detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), meaning most of them remain free on the streets, where they can commit crimes and continue living in the shadows, according to the study by Jessica Vaughan, policy studies director at the Center for Immigration Studies.
“The fact that almost 10 percent of the illegal resident population has already been ordered removed and is still here illustrates just how dysfunctional our immigration enforcement system is. It also should be of great concern that 20 percent of them are conviction criminals, and that most of these are at large in our communities,” Ms. Vaughan said. More