Obama Releases 36,000 Criminal Aliens In 2013

In 2013, President Obama’s ICE (US Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agency released 36,007 convicted illegal aliens from detention who were awaiting deportation, the vast majority of which were discretionary releases not required by law. Some of the nearly 88,000 crimes committed by those released included the following:

  • 193 homicides
  • 426 sexual assaults
  • 303 kidnappings
  • 1,075 aggravated assaults
  • 1,160 stolen vehicles
  • 9,187 dangerous drug convictions
  • 16, 070 drunk or drugged driving
  • 303 flight escapes

See full list of crimes here.

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) has aptly referred to Obama’s dangerous, shortsighted act of political appeasement as a ‘President-sanctioned prison break’ (see article here).