The administration has not hidden its desire to see all of Mexico cross our borders and become American citizens.  It is also easy to understand that Immigration and Customs Enforcement is overwhelmed.  It should be harder to believe that this agency, which is meant to protect America, is sending dangerous criminals back on the street.  This is unacceptable, but this is exactly what has been going on for years.

The Washington Times reports:

 . . . more than 3,700 "Threat Level 1" criminals, who are deemed the top priority for deportation, were still released out into the community even as they waited for their immigration cases to be heard.

Threat level one criminals have repeatedly broken the law and have been caught breaking other laws.  They are a threat to the community, but they are being placed back on American streets.  This cannot be happening in America, but according to the latest findings, it is happening on a large scale.

The Times continues:

Homeland Security officials have implied their hands are tied by court rulings in many cases, but the numbers, obtained by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, showed 57 percent of the criminals released were by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's own choice, and they could have been kept instead.

In ICE's defense, these criminals are not simply released on their own recognizance, they are monitored.  Most are kept up with through electronic ankle bracelets.  However, even with this, there are a staggering number of violations.  Not one of the individuals released followed the terms of their release.

In fiscal year 2014, ICE put about 41,000 immigrants through electronic monitoring, and more than 30,000 of them broke the terms of their release — many of them racking up multiple violations. All told, they notched nearly 300,000 violations in one year alone, or an average of 10 instances per violator.

So the question must be asked.  Why are these criminals not detained?  Would it not be easier for the agents and safer for the public if these criminal were detained and then deported?  Well, the simple answer to that is "Yes," but it simply is not possible.

The Times continues:

Part of ICE's problem is that it doesn't have enough beds to go out and pick up violators, according to an inspector general's report released earlier this year.

In fact, there seems to be no plan to change things.

Agency officials said they would like to be able to hold those who willfully break the rules, but they haven't requested more beds. Indeed, Mr. Obama's 2016 budget request actually asked for fewer beds to hold detainees next year, arguing that he wants to put more emphasis on the very alternatives that are being violated.

This is comparable to collusion with the criminal.  We pay this agency to enforce our immigration laws.  We task them with keeping illegal aliens off the streets.  Meanwhile, our president has proven that breaking the law is not a big deal.  Obama has undermined the agency's ability to do its job and has encouraged a spirit of lawlessness that has crept into its leadership.

The Times reports:

Agency officials said they would like to be able to hold those who willfully break the rules, but they haven't requested more beds. Indeed, Mr. Obama's 2016 budget request actually asked for fewer beds to hold detainees next year, arguing that he wants to put more emphasis on the very alternatives that are being violated.

There seems to be no desire to change things.  Our president and the agency both have no plans to fix this issue.  They are content to allow villains to roam our streets unchecked.  What foolishness!

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