[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]When it comes to national security, the Obama Administration seems infinitely more concerned with what conservatives are talking about on social media than they are with ISIS plotting our doom and millions of illegals streaming across our borders.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]In fact, not only is the Obama Administration unconcerned with the dangers posed by the surge of illegal immigrants, they actively encourage it and even turn many dangerous criminals loose.
According to a new report from the Washington Times, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte has received data from the Department of Homeland Security that indicates that the Obama Administration released more than 3,700 “Threat Level I” illegals last year into the American populace.
Further, a whopping 57% of these releases were “discretionary” releases- releases that were the option of ICE officials.
“Put aside the spin, and the fact is that over 17,000 of the criminal aliens released last year were released due to ICE discretion, representing 57 percent of the releases,” Goodlatte stated. “The Obama administration’s lax enforcement policies are reckless and needlessly endanger our communities.”
Last year, ICE released more than 30,500 criminal immigrants from their custody. According to the Times, more than 3,700 represented top threats to public safety.
In short: these are not jaywalkers, but hardened criminals whose backgrounds are largely unknown.
ICE defended their decision-making process and noted in a statement,
“Not all Level 1 criminal aliens are subject to mandatory detention and thus may be eligible for bond.”
“ICE personnel making custody determinations also take into consideration humanitarian factors such as deteriorated health, advanced age, and caretaking responsibilities. All custody determinations are made on a case-by-case basis taking into consideration the totality of circumstances in each case,” It continued.
It is heart-warming that the government bureaucracy so deeply cares about the humanitarian factors associated with releasing criminals. However, what this displays is a clear prioritization; the Obama Administration would much rather endanger the health and wellbeing of Americans in American communities all around the country than endanger the health and wellbeing of illegal alien criminals who have entered our country illegally and who pose a substantial risk to the public at large.
Simultaneously, Democrats constantly assert that the national security of our nation demands a robust NSA domestic spying program to monitor Americans and that America needs strict gun control laws to stand as a hurdle between law-abiding Americans and the firearms many feel is necessary for protecting their loved ones.