20,000 illegals with criminal convictions released into U.S. communities in 2015

by Stephen Dinan  |  published on April 28, 2016

Homeland Security has made some gains in detaining criminal aliens but still released into the community nearly 20,000 immigrants last year who’d already been convicted of crimes — including hundreds charges with sexual assault, kidnapping or homicide — according to figures sent to Congress this week.

Between them the aliens notched a total of 64,000 crimes, including 12,307 drunken driving convictions, 1,728 cases of assault, 216 kidnappings and more than 200 homicide or manslaughter convictions, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) told the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform ahead of a hearing Thursday.

“These are not just numbers. These are individuals in this country illegally who were arrested, prosecuted and convicted. But instead of removing these criminals, ICE put them back on American streets,” said Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz.

One of those released by ICE in 2015, Haitian illegal immigrant Jean Jacques, would go on to kill a young woman in Connecticut just months later, stabbing Casey Chadwick to death. Her mother, Wendy Hartling, will testify to the Oversight Committee alongside relatives of other victims of illegal immigrants’ crimes.

  • Old lady in Texas

    And they will all vote for the demorats!

  • Dave

    We can comment on all that we want to, but our comments fall on dead ears. The true and loyal citizens of this nation have had their speech quarantined.

    This government on both sides of the isle do not recognize nor do they want to hear any statement regarding common sense.

    Our government has released 20,000 migrant criminals into our society–FOR WHAT REASON???

    What was the reason the Virginia Governor forgave the crimes of 200,000 ex-cons? Well we know that reason, so they can vote for HRC, who is also a crook and very proud of her government given supporters.

    When and How are WE THE TRUE AND LOYAL CITIZENS of this nation going to take back our ONCE LOVED, HONORED AND DESIRED NATION?

    It needs to happen quickly, BO is not finished!

  • kateB.

    Nothing much to say other than “This Is High Treason”
    And No One Is Able To Stop It?

  • SDofAZ

    if BO and the congress release more of these illegal alien criminals, I think we should make sure they all end up in DC with the leaders who released em. Time they and their families dealt with the stupidity of the LEADERS!

  • Deb

    If anyone gets hurt by these people the state of Virginia should be held responsible and sued, everyone should get a chance, if they follow the rules, pay fines, restitution, if not they don’t get the deal. Shows how responsible the government is going to be bringing in all those undocumented Syrians, they are jokes that’s why we need a tough President!

  • stymie222

    Read the existing U.S. law “Aiding and Abetting”. Now tell me why the President, Governors, States and local Governments are not being prosecuted ? Even giving food stamps is “aiding”.

  • The Redhawk

    oK now we got NUMBERS to use against the ILLEGAL actions of OBUNGO….SO What in HELL is CONGRESS going to do???? Talk about or DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT like an IMPEACHMENT ???

  • Lee

    20,000 might be a little on the low side. This Administration should be held accountable for the mess we have right from the top on down. Anyone that under minds our constitution in any way shape or form should go to jail including POTUS.

    • The Redhawk

      How about Starting with POTUS….Jeh JEHNSON and POTUS band of IDIOTS called his ADVISORS???

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