Skip to comments.Thousands Released After Immigration Holds Denied
Posted on 10/17/2014 5:18:52 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
Immigration officials say local authorities across the U.S. released thousands of immigrants from jails this year despite efforts to take them into federal custody, including more than 3,000 with previous felony charges or convictions.
The numbers are the first time federal immigration authorities have publicly detailed how many times local agencies have refused to comply with their requests. They highlight the friction between the federal government and police and sheriff's departments, some of which say holding immigrants beyond their release dates harms community policing efforts.
Immigration officials say the denials pose a public safety threat as immigrants who previously would have been placed in federal custody once they were eligible to leave jail are being released into communities where they could commit new crimes.
In the first eight months of this year, immigration agents filed roughly 105,000 requests for local agencies to hold immigrants for up to 48 hours after they were eligible for release on the allegations for which they initially were arrested, said Virginia Kice, a spokeswoman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The agents wanted the immigrants held so they could take them into federal custody and start deportation proceedings.
Local law enforcement agencies declined 8,800 such requests, also known as detainers, during the same period. Those released include people arrested for investigation of domestic violence and drug charges, as well as others detained on lesser offenses but who had past convictions for crimes such as assault with a deadly weapon, Kice said. . .
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It doesn’t matter. They could care less.
This is about the destruction of our nation.
If it works, don’t fix it. Releasing these prisoners works!
I don’t know which is worse, drunken illegal alien murderers wandering our roads and highways or Ebola infected aliens coming here for FREE “treatment”. Barry has “doubled down” on the American people.
Guy at work got hit by an illegal. Illegal had no ID. Officer cut him loose. The feds have abandoned almost any effort to deport illegals.
No, totally believable. It’s called hope and change, we tried to warn them but minitrue ran cover for El-Presidente, just as they will bury this story. If they don’t cover it it didn’t happen.
3,000 with previous felony charges or convictions.
How Tolerant of us!
I think we had a thread this week homeland insecurity said 167,000 illegal criminals wandering around the US.
The next governor of Cal 2018 will be Gavin newsome who let an illegal out of jail and he killed three in 1 family in SF.
The bear goes on.
I am sure this will be in the news.....all networks!
Oh, I’m sure they were checked for criminal records, infectious diseases, etc.... Right? Right!?
Maybe once the “We Elected the First Black President” has worn off, the people will elect someone who at least pretends to like America.
Obama is responsible for thousands of Willie Hortons....and the media? Well, will you report it?!
Wait until some child is killed or some poor woman raped and murdered......and then cover up the perp's illegal status.
Oh, it happens.
In case you missed it.
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