The effects of President Barack Obama’s intentionally lax stance on illegal immigration are beginning to show, and none of them are good. This one, however, shows just how his amnesty proposal is going to adversely affect everyone in America.
A recently leaked government document from the Department of Homeland Security gave a glimpse into just how many illegal immigrants released from Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody in 2013 went on to commit crimes.
If this is what the statistics looked like before the amnesty order, one can only imagine what they’re going to look like when the order goes fully into effect.
According to the DHS document, which was provided to Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, 1,000 illegal immigrants detained by the ICE for crimes went on to be charged with crimes again.
This is out of over 36,000 immigrants released.
Among some of the crimes with which released illegal aliens were charged were lewd acts with a child under 14, aggravated assault, terroristic threats, rape of spouse by force, child cruelty, assault with a deadly weapon and failure to register as a sex offender, according to Breitbart.
“The Obama administration claims that it is using ‘prosecutorial discretion’ to prioritize the removal of criminal aliens from this country,” Grassley said of the leaked document.
“But this report shows the disturbing truth: 1,000 undocumented aliens previously convicted of crimes who the administration released in 2013 have gone on to commit further crimes in our communities.”
“I will continue my work to ensure our immigration officials are doing what it takes to take criminal aliens off our streets and out of our country,” Grassley continued.
Well, this is quite the shocker — people who are willing to enter our country illegally and commit crimes are often prone to doing other things illegally, too.
And, in spite of Obama’s claim that his exercise of “prosecutorial discretion” will somehow be able to sort good from evil, it’s quite obvious that one of the primary effects of the amnesty action will be increased crime.
The fault for this should fall squarely at the feet of President Obama, who is willing to trade the safety of American communities for his agenda.