Lawmaker and Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, charged the Obama administration with releasing more than 2,000 illegal immigrants on to American streets after serving prison and criminal sentences last year for counts of rape, murder and theft. A federal audit was issued toward the Department of Homeland Security after a freed Haitian illegal immigrant killed a Connecticut woman.
The reason for this Haitian’s freedom, and the other ex-con illegal aliens’ release? The countries refused to take them back, such as Haiti being uncooperative in taking back the illegal immigrant, which then resulted in an American woman’s death.
Grassley penned a letter back in June with the charge against the agency and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson:
“Dangerous criminals, including murderers, are being released every day because their home countries will not cooperate in taking them back. Many times, these individuals have criminal histories in addition to entering the country illegally or overstaying their visa.”
Some 23 countries are labeled as uncooperative, with the five worst being Cuba, China, Somalia, India, and Ghana, and U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement is monitoring another 62 nations where cooperation is strained, Grassley said. In some cases though, Grassley asserts that the U.S. agency isn’t even trying anymore to leverage with the countries, and are simply more content with releasing the criminals as an easier (and less costly) method.
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