Thursday, 02 August 2012 10:12

Report: Obama Immigration Policy Partly Responsible for Deaths of Americans

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The Obama administration and its immigration agencies are partly responsible for the rape, robbery and murder of American citizens because they refuse to enforce immigration law. That is the upshot of a report from the Congressional Research Service (CRS), which the U.S. House Judiciary Committe released early this week.

Thanks to the administration, tens of thousands of dangerous criminals are roaming the streets, committing tens of thousands of terrible crimes they could not commit if the president would deport them.

The Data

The data assembled by CRS is eye-opening. It offers a chilling picture of just how many crimes illegal immigrants commit: nearly 300,000 in the period the report considers.

According to the Judiciary Committee’s summation of the report,

The data provided to the House Judiciary Committee by DHS [Department of Homeland Security] includes 276,412 records of charges against illegal and criminal immigrants identified by Secure Communities between October 27, 2008 and July 31, 2011. There are 159,286 unique individuals in the database and 205,101 unique arrest incidents.

Secure Communities is a federal program that is supposed to help local police identify illegal aliens and deport them.

Foreign criminals who were rearrested committed some 60,000 crimes, the report said, adding,

Of those released, CRS found that about 17% of illegal and criminal immigrants, or 26,412, were rearrested on criminal charges. These 26,412 recidivists accounted for a total of 42,827 arrests and 57,763 alleged violations.

The categories of crimes charged include nearly 8,500 DUI (14.6%), over 6,000 Drug Violations (10.9%), more than 4,000 Major Criminal Offenses (7.1%), which includes murder, assault, battery, rape, and kidnapping, nearly 3,000 Theft (4.9%), and over 1,000 Other Violent Crimes (2.1%), which includes carjacking, child cruelty, child molestation, domestic abuse, lynching, stalking, and torture.

This list of crimes includes 59 murders, 21 attempted murders, and 542 sex crimes.

Not all those rearrested, the committee took pains to note, are legal immigrants. “Of those rearrested, nearly 30%, or 7,283, were illegal immigrants.” They murdered 19 persons. The committee added,

Since 46,734 illegal immigrants were released, this means they have a recidivism rate of 16%. These illegal immigrants should have been deported but the Obama administration’s lax immigration policies released them back into our communities.

• The crimes charged against these illegal immigrants include nearly 2,000 DUI cases (11.9 percent), over 1,400 drug violations (8.8 percent), and more than 1,000 major criminal offenses and violent crimes (6.9 percent), including murder, assault, battery, rape, kidnapping, child molestation, domestic abuse, lynching, stalking, and torture.

• These crimes committed by illegal immigrants include 19 murders, 3 attempted murders, and 142 sex crimes.

Typical Cases

Typical of the type of criminals the federal government permits to stay in the country are two MS-13 gang members, Edwin Ramos and Johoan Rodriguez. Ramos, as The New American readers will recall, murdered 49-year-old Tony Bologna and his sons, Michael and Matthew. San Francisco, a sanctuary city, protected Ramos and other illegals from deportation.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle,

Ramos, a native of El Salvador whom prosecutors say is a member of a violent street gang, was found guilty of two felonies as a juvenile — a gang-related assault on a Muni [Municipal Railway public transit system] passenger and the attempted robbery of a pregnant woman — according to authorities familiar with his background.

In neither instance did officials with the city's Juvenile Probation Department alert federal immigration authorities, because it was the city agency's policy not to consider immigration status when deciding how to deal with an offender. Had city officials investigated, they would have found that Ramos lacked legal status to remain in the United States.

It appeared as if federal officials didn’t know Ramos was in the country. But the Chronicle later disclosed that federal authorities knew exactly who Ramos was and that he was probably a killer. “An informant told the FBI in 2006 that Edwin Ramos had killed a gang rival in the Mission District, records show, raising questions about why Ramos wasn't taken off the streets before his infamous slaying of a man and his two sons in San Francisco in 2008,” the paper reported.

Ramos murdered the Bolognas in June 2008 and thus falls outside the parameters of the study by CRS. But his case illustrates exactly the type of criminal whom federal authorities permit to stay in the country when they tolerate municipal leftists who set up sanctuaries.

Last month, a jury sent Ramos to prison for life.

Then there's Rodriguez' case. In June, a jury sentenced him to 55 years in prison for killing Houston police officer Kevin Will in May 2011. Rodriguez, A gang member like Ramos, was driving drunk when his car hit Will.

According to the Houston Chronicle,

Rodriguez is an illegal immigrant from Mexico who was deported in 2005 and 2006.

Federal court records show that Rodriguez tried to enter the U.S. through the Brownsville [Texas] Port of Entry by falsely claiming to be a U.S. citizen on Dec. 29, 2005. Just days after he was deported back to Mexico, he tried again to get in, this time through the Hidalgo Port of Entry, records show. He again claimed to be a U.S. citizen, born in Houston, and showed a Texas driver's license to support his claim, according to records. He was deported a second time.

Rodriguez was issued a driver's license in 2007.

The Chronicle reported that Rodriguez is a career criminal:

His misdemeanor record includes five violations in 2009 — including driving without insurance and with an expired license plate. There was no jail time associated with any of the recent cases, said Gwendolyn Goins, spokeswoman for the city's Municipal Courts Department.

A television news station observed that “police would have discovered his status had he been arrested and booked into the city jail — that’s where fingerprints are run through local, state and federal databases.”

Yet even had local or federal authorities arrested the Salvadoran, the question is whether the Obama administration would have deported him.

DREAM Act Is Law

As The New American has repeatedly documented, lax enforcement of illegal immigration from the Obama administration is never a surprise.

For the past year, top officials in the administration, most notably Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, have repeatedly declared that the DREAM Act is law, even though it failed to pass the Senate in December 2010. The DREAM Act is an amnesty for illegals who meet a list of arbitrary criteria. Last summer, Napolitano's director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, John Morton, gave his staff “prosecutorial discretion” on deportations. President Obama halted 300,000 deportations after that.

This year, Obama applied the failed DREAM Act to young illegals, announcing that he will not deport them. And now that the Supreme Court has backed the most controversial provision of Arizona’s immigration law, the administration says it will not help the state with identifying and deporting illegals.


Related Articles:

Under Mandated DREAM Act, Obama Eyes Amnesty, Halting Most Deportations
Napolitano: Dream Act is Now De Facto Law
ICE: State Cooperation Not Needed to Run Secure Communities Program
Circumventing Congress: Failed DREAM Act Mandated by ICE Director
Napolitano: Unpassed DREAM Act Now Law


  • Comment Link Louise Lewes Saturday, 04 August 2012 00:15 posted by Louise Lewes

    My ex-husband was recently murdered by an illegal alien from the Honduruas. It was classified as a "hate crime" due to stabbing with knife over 20 times. The murderer was in his twenties, spoke English; my ex huband was over 65 yrs old and in bad health. Our family was informed that murdered had been deporte four times by ICE, but had been able to come back to USA, and the same city each time. This was not his first arrest. How did he make it back four times? Why hasn't ICE shut down this pipeline? Neglect has costed our family grief which we should not have had to experience if ICE had done their job. I feel this will not be the last killing. Someone has to step up and take charge of this increasing problem of illegals. An illegal is an illegal. Period. No justification.

  • Comment Link Steven Farrell Friday, 03 August 2012 15:27 posted by Steven Farrell

    Obama wants to cator to the Hispanic vote, but I wonder how many Hispanics really want this type of problem in their own country {America}. It seems to me that the people that are here, are here because they have a better opportunity in this country and just want a peaseful life. Send the illeagle lawbreakers back where they came from, and let their own country deal with it. We are not the Worlds welfare country, and the country's that don't co-operate should not get any support from us.
    OBAMA-- Go Back Home!! {where-ever that is}. Just leave the Whitehouse!!

  • Comment Link ecnopramo Friday, 03 August 2012 06:22 posted by ecnopramo

    HA-HA! Sounds to me like a bunch of BUTT-HURT republicans.So what youre saying is Illegals have a 16% re arrest rate? Well It sounds to me like they behave better than Americans, because last time I checked Americans had a 52% re arrest rate. Illegals aren't taking your jobs, you all are just too lazy to look for jobs. I went to visited the united states this summer and every shop in Miami beach had a Help Wanted sign. the unemployment rate is that high because of all the Americans mooching off of unemployment checks. The recent rise of deportations isn't going to help either, jobs will soon disappear and your economy will sink even more. America the world laughs at you.

  • Comment Link Michael Oberndorf, RPA Thursday, 02 August 2012 18:25 posted by Michael Oberndorf, RPA

    ALL of the government electees and appointees responsible for this need to be indicted and charged with AT LEAST negligent manslaughter, and with greater crimes, if appropriate. As a nation, we must stop letting our government officials literally get away with murder.

  • Comment Link Dave Francis Thursday, 02 August 2012 15:33 posted by Dave Francis

    In a startling incumbent election Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar was defeated by a Tea Party leader Senate nominee Richard Mourdock. And now TEA PARTY favorite Ted Cruz (R) has beaten Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, for the outgoing seat of Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. Yet another Republican has bitten the dust, replaced a true TEA PARTY supporter. Both hard core Democrats and the Republicans should be very nervous, very worried indeed about incumbent politicians who hopefully lose seats to TEA PARTY growth? The TEA PARTY, which backs Ted Cruz, stated that the race is an omen for the country. Seems to me that ordinary Americans have seen an alternative to both political parties in the TEA PARTY ranks?

    Ted Cruz has focused on interior enforcement, workplace verification, and border security. In a NumbersUSA survey response it has shown his commitment to reducing the overall numbers of illegal aliens. Dewhurst, while endorsing a mandatory workplace verification system, has been less than enthusiastic when it comes to border security and interior enforcement. He also supported the Texas in-state tuition bill for illegal aliens passed back in 2001, and as Texas Senate President prevented key enforcement legislation, including Gov. Rick Perry's anti-sanctuary city, bill from coming to the floor for a vote.

    I have no faith in Mitt Romney’s administration, and the serious danger of re-electing President Obama is very tangible. He will want to keep paying out taxpayer’s money to Americans who have no interest in seeking a job or in fact never bothered to work in their lives; the exception being attributed to the sick and handicapped. The only real alternative is the TEA PARTY, which is gathering massive amounts of voters as a storm of confidence in a PEOPLES WASHINGTON, instead of the old guard of Republicans and their opposites. Any individual can join the TEA PARTY, as long as they are here in the United States legally. The TEA PARTY is a ‘political Statement’ about a government that has run amok of the U.S. Constitution, which has nearly bankrupted this country. These nations are being overrun with common criminals from across our borders or fly in impersonating a visitor, with intent to leave. Every day the scale of illegal alien drunken drivers go up, crashing into innocent families. It’s not just a crime rate rising in the Southwest, but the spread of these people bring with them their heinous records from across the globe.

    We have Obama’s people shoving ObamaCare—the health care plan NO ONE sought, down our throats; Question—are illegal aliens still going to get a free pass for their health care, while the rest of us pay for it? Slapping Americans with the biggest tax in the history of our nation; applauding the advances of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt; demanding government-paid abortions and blowing away religious freedom; restricting domestic oil, natural gas and coal production and giving free reign to China to buy oil from Canada’s Keystone supplier; approving drones to fly over our own country; defunding the Space and Science Administration (NASA) and the programs; waging war on Libya without a cause; demanding the United Nations obtain out guns; Taking on the second amendment, threatening again, our right to bear arms; Running up the largest treasury deficit in the history of America; Giving BILLIONS to solar companies that have since gone bankrupt and other so called green companies; Refusing to visit Israel, throwing the Jewish people under the bus; Giving illegal’s a free ride on the backs of hardworking citizens and legal residents. Refusing to pass the ‘Legal Workforce Act and the Birthright Citizenship Act.

    Further appointing a large majority of Liberal progressive czars (45 “czars” ) into office, whose doctrines are mostly Communist; Putting the enforcement of ObamaCare in the hands of…the IRS; Sucking at the trough, taking 19 vacations in 3 years on ‘THE PEOPLE’S tax dollars; Incompetence of running programs as ‘Fast and Furious’ in which a U.S border agent died. Spending tens of billions in taxpayer dollars and breaking legally binding contracts to give Obama’s union colleges a big, fat payoff; Stimulating NOTHING with his stimulus plans except the wallets of big wigs on Wall Street, then giving banks foreign and domestic billions of dollars, which instead of assisting small business and other loans, poured the money into hedge funds—and his own narcissistic ego; 8% unemployment for 40 straight months; $4 billion in new debt EVERY DAY; Spending, spending, spending while lying and telling Americans we need to cut spending. NEED THE TEA PARTY SAY MORE..?

    The TEA PARTY would insist on two immigration policies being passed though the Senate and House of Representatives. But more TEA PARTY leadership must gain more seats in Congress, which seems to be physically happening? Plenty of these moderate conservatives and true believers in our U.S. Constitution are ready to influence the other lawmaker’s to enact policies that assist out of work Americans. It will open up jobs for millions of low income Blacks, Hispanics, Whites Asians and all others legally here nationalities. It is passed time we enacted the ‘Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 2885) and the Birthright citizenship Act (H.R.140)? Isn’t it time that the state of Arizona, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and other in the 50 states protect their state borders?

    We must substitute not only U.S. lawmakers, but state elected Politian’s to remove of all pro-illegal alien lawmakers, the Governors, Mayors, Police Chiefs and other elected officials who are catering to illegal aliens.

    Every state should be able to keep its public assistance money to help our own, instead of forced by the psychosis of unfunded mandates to pay for illegal aliens and their children? Just review the illegal alien situation in the master Sanctuary State of California. AMERICANS CANNOT AFFORD TO SUBSIDIZE OTHER COUNTRIES POVERTY STRICKEN PEOPLE; JUDGE IN YOUR OWN MIND BY RESEARCHING WHAT THESE DEMOCRATS AND LIBERALS HAVE PRODUCED IN THE LOS ANGELES, SAN FRANCISCO, THAT HAVE MASSIVE OUTLAYS OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS A YEAR. Governors as Jerry Brown must be removed as they are in the pockets of the unions, with these big boys strengthening their power by hiring illegal aliens, which is bad news for California and the majority of other states. AMERICAN CITIZENS MUST PASS THESE TWO GREAT LAWS, IF WE ARE GOING TO GET FROM UNDER THE HEAVY DOLLARS, THE OPEN BORDER, GLOBAL GOVERNMENT, PRO-ILLEGAL ALIEN POLITICIANS.

    Join your local TEA PARTY to return the government back to THE PEOPLE. Don’t let this chance to change America for the better forever. In TEXAS they have altered their pathway to a better future and with the public’s help. All those policy makers who bend the knee to the 20 million plus illegal aliens will be under an assault, when the TEA PARTY becomes an overall majority in the Republican Party. Every law that has been circumvented by Justice Department such as Sanctuary Cities and State policies, those elected officials will be held accountable. Chain migration and the never ending flood of sponsored immigrants will be re-assessed, as this ends up a taxpayer burden. The DREAM ACT will also be re-evaluated in the near future. Also--not condemned by the mainstream Liberal Press, or Socialist Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) in the forefront refusing to terminate the annual payout of $4.600.000.000.000 taxpayers’ money in child tax refunds to illegal aliens, with many children not even residing in America. Then another estimated 35 Billion dollars from illegal workers transferred to banks outside the United States, not invested in our nation? Then there is this little annual issue of state payouts of $113 Billion dollars in all these welfare programs for illegal aliens. THE TEA PARTY ARE READY TO COME TO OUR FINANCIAL RESCUE, WHILE THE OTHER PARTIES REMAIN UNCONCERNED OR DELIBERATELY EVADING THIS MASSIVE FINANCIAL PROBLEM.

  • Comment Link Janis Peterson-Lord Thursday, 02 August 2012 14:30 posted by Janis Peterson-Lord

    This article assumes that the Obama Administration has unlimited funds to deport everyone who is deportable. Ever heard of budget constraints? I am quite sure that ICE and USCIS spend every penny the budget gives them to enforce immigration laws. FYI Obama has set record levels of deportations-more than GW Bush. If you don't believe me, Google it. If you want more enforcement you are going to have to pay more taxes. Get real, people!

  • Comment Link inmar Grobner Thursday, 02 August 2012 12:19 posted by inmar Grobner

    "The Obama administration and its immigration agencies are partly responsible for the rape, robbery and murder of American citizens because they refuse to enforce immigration law."

    partly responsible? It looks to me as if they are totally responsible.

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