From Mad World: What’s worse than illegal immigrants coming to the States to commit crimes? It might be the Department of Justice’s latest decision. Noted as possibly the largest nationwide, all-at-once release in the United States’ history, several are set to walk free at the end of October. Not just a few hundred … but thousands.
In an attempt to help alleviate the overcrowding-prisons issue, the government has decided that, over a four-day period from October 30 to November 2, it will release 6,000 inmates — a third of which are illegal immigrants. These releases only effect those who have had some type of drug charge, as reports ABC-7 News.
However, violent offenders with drug charges are also being released. While it’s known that U.S. authorities have sometimes wrongly sentenced drug offenders with outlandish terms, reports mention that many of the soon-to-be-released inmates have already served approximately nine years behind bars.
So, once set free, these illegal immigrants are supposed to be immediately deported by custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. However, according to the American Civil Rights Union, in 2014 alone, over 8,100 were released and not deported. The organization states as follows:
“Of those, three thousand were felons and 62 percent had a prior criminal record. Nineteen hundred were later rearrested a total of 4,300 times on 7,500 different offenses.”
Likewise, the number to be released is two-thirds of the previously reported felon account, and their criminal record stands at “100 percent.” How many will receive pardon by sanctuary jurisdictions? How many will only be rearrested times over?
The Pew Research Center calls those illegal aliens with criminalistic tendencies the “dark side of assimilation.” While there are pros to the concept, assimilation certainly has its cons for sure. It all has to do with influence.
Merriam-Webster defines it as follows:
“…to adopt the ways of another culture : to fully become part of a different society, country, etc.”
Personally, this writer doesn’t assume blame for the actions of other individuals outside of immediate influence, especially those without citizenship. However, if by definition they’re committing these crimes because they see U.S. citizens doing the same, are we collectively to blame? [I still say “no.”]
However, Pew Research Center mentions as follows:
“Second generation immigrants appear to be catching-up to and resemble the typical native-born population, at least in regard to their offending profile. [These findings] suggest that the children of immigrants seemingly fall prey to criminogenic influences in similar ways that native-born youth do.”
So, what can we expect in the following years from the children of these second-generation, illegal-immigrants? Will the level of violence increase, even surpassing the influences of native-born individuals?
If you’ve read news reports within the last two years, you’ve known that there’s been a spike in these particular types of crimes. A case that struck the hearts of the people was that of Kate Steinle. She was killed by an illegal Hispanic male who happened to be a seven-time felon and had been deported five times prior. What the heck was he doing back here again?
Yet, to digress — though many are from the Hispanic community — some are from other foreign nations as well. We just don’t hear about their crimes as often, so they tend to fall by the wayside.
For instance, 27-year-old Mingdong Chen just received a life sentence yesterday — October 7 — for the 2013 murder of his cousin’s family, including all four kids under the age of 10. This illegal immigrant hacked them up with a meat cleaver.
All in all, this collective release may seem like “small time” compared to the numerous releases which happen over a month’s time. It makes you wonder what comes of these undocumented individuals. Once they escape or are given pardon, it’s like playing “Where’s Waldo?”