Back in July, following the murder of Kathryn Steinle by illegal alien Juan Francisco Lopez Sanchez with a federal agent’s gun, sanctuary cities came to the forefront of the national discussion. Unlike the Biblical refuge cities, these cities harbor and protect known people who break the law. Now, we’re discovering that these sanctuary cities have released 9,000 criminal illegal aliens from jail in the past nine months.
Judicial Watch is reporting on a new study, which covers a nine month period in which approximately 1,000 criminal illegal aliens per month were released from jail in 340 cities nationwide rather than turn those individuals over to federal custody for deportation.
Judicial Watch reports:
According to an updated report prepared by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for Congress, between January 1 and September 30, 2014, local sanctuaries released 9,295 alien offenders that ICE was seeking to deport. More than 600 people were released at least twice.
Out of these, 5,947 of the criminal aliens (62 percent) had significant prior criminal histories or other public safety concerns even before the arrest that led to a detainer. Fifty-eight percent of those with a prior history of concern had prior felony charges or convictions; 37 percent had serious prior misdemeanor charges, and 5 percent had multiple prior misdemeanors.
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