The biggest policy fight simmering in the upcoming budget bill is the debate over continued funding for Planned Parenthood in light of the gruesome videos exposing their trail of blood at the expense of taxpayers. But conservatives must not forget the other trail of blood – the one connecting the White House directly to the deaths of numerous American citizens at the hands of violent illegal aliens.
That is the trail created by Obama’s impeachable offense from last November when he unilaterally abolished the Secure Communities program, one of the most effective law enforcement programs in the field, which facilitated coordination between local law enforcement to share information through the universal fingerprint database on illegal aliens held in their prisons. Although the courts halted Obama’s issuance of work permits and Social Security cards to illegal aliens, he was not challenged on his illegal cancelling of the Secure Communities program.
Now, Obama is prohibiting ICE agents from putting out detainers on most criminal aliens, and the tragic results are self-evident. We’ve witnessed a torrent of cases where illegal aliens were arrested multiple times for violent crimes only to be released without an ICE detainer and set free into our communities to kill innocent Americans. Recent data from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), an arm of Syracuse University, now shows that Obama can declare mission accomplished – at the expense of the sovereignty and security of the American people:
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issued 7,993 detainers during April 2015, according to the latest data available from the agency. This is 30 percent fewer than the 11,355 detainers ICE issued in October 2014 — the month prior to the November 20, 2014 announcement of a new DHS policy restricting detainer use and discontinuing its Secure Communities (SC) program.
Overall, ICE detainers declined 73% from the peak in March 2011 before the first round of amnesties was fully implemented.
These disturbing numbers follow the release of an unclassified Drug Enforcement Administration report showing the expansion of major drug cartels in U.S. cities. The Washington Times also reported that 20% of all illegal aliens caught at the border last year had criminal records. It’s pretty safe to say that with such a prevalence of violent individuals coming over the border, there are likely more that have not been caught. Think of all the violent drug cartel members who will roam free as a result of this policy.
Fox News has also done an analysis of illegal immigrant crime data, and while noting that the federal government has done their best to obscure the information, here is what they discovered:
Illegal aliens account for 13.6% of all offenders sentenced for crimes committed in the U.S., even though they only represent 3.5% of the population.
Illegals account for 12% of murder sentences, 20% of kidnapping sentences, and 16% of drug trafficking sentences.
There are 2.1 million illegal and legal immigrants convicted of crimes, but 1.2 million criminal aliens remain at large in the U.S.
Obama has replaced the Secure Communities program with the Priority Enforcement Program (PEP) as a cover to turn a blind eye to all criminal aliens under the guise of “prioritizing” the worst offenders. As the House Judiciary Committee has found, the PEP program ignores even the most dangerous criminal aliens unless they have already been convicted, not just arrested and housed in a local jail or state prison. Even those detainers are issued on a “voluntary” basis, in other words, ratifying the sanctuary city policies of states like California.
Consequently, the issue of sanctuary cities per se has now become irrelevant because it is downstream from the broader problem of the sanctuary nation that Obama has put into place. Appallingly, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson had the nerve to feign outrage over San Francisco’s policies when he is implementing those same priorities nationwide. It is unconscionable for Republicans to fund DHS without defunding the PEP ‘amnesty for murderers program’ and conditioning that funding to the reinstatement of Secure Communities.
How many more Americans will die simply because this president refuses to obey the law? (For more from the author of “Obama’s Sanctuary Nation” please click HERE)
Watch a recent interview with the author below: