According to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released last week, “nearly 3,000 sex offenders are part of the 59,347 immigrants who the courts have ruled cannot be held” as of September 2012 because they were unable to be sent home. These immigrants were released “under some sort of supervision.”
As Stephen Dinan of the Washington Times noted, though, the GAO concluded that “about 5 percent of the time U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement didn’t ensure that the immigrants released were properly registered with local authorities as sex offenders.”
“I’m surprised that only 5 percent of them are not properly registered,” said Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS).
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