Our federal government wishes to be intimately involved in every aspect of our lives. They think they know best when it comes to health-care, insurance, and our earnings. The government has no problem with incarcerating thousands for petty crimes, but the immigrant cannot be held but for six months. As we previously reported, Immigration and Customs Enforcement is regularly releasing dangerous criminals. Now we have found out just how dangerous this move was.
The Washington times reports:
So, this means that we live in a country that has threatened fines and imprisonment for failing to purchase a product, but turns its head when murderers are put back on the street. That is one of the most stupid things I have ever heard. The problem is not the budget or the number of beds; it is unconcern for the citizenry and lawlessness.
The Times continues:
ICE officials say they don’t regularly notify local authorities when they release someone, and don’t have a way of finding out from those authorities whether someone has gotten in trouble with the law again, so they didn’t know whether Mr. Altamirano’s $10,000 bond should have been revoked.
But the issue is that we allow these people to continue to walk our streets. The reason is that the Supreme Court has determined that once the illegal has been arrested, there is a six-month window in which ICE has to return them to their country, or they have to be released to await deportation. Sadly, there seems little that anyone wants to do to rectify the problem.
The Times adds:
Sen. Jeff Sessions, Alabama Republican and chairman of the immigration subcommittee, are seeking answers from Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Secretary of State John Kerry.
The problem is not just in one branch or just in one department. The breakdown is in the system. It seems that these 121 people would have been alive if these people had been returned to their own country, or at the very least held for breaking the laws of this country. But the issue with ICE goes to the State Department because as the Times reports, they have done nothing to speed up the process.
In Mr. Kerry’s case, the senators want to know why he hasn’t done more to put pressure on other countries to take back their immigrants when the U.S. wants to deport them. Under that 2001 Supreme Court ruling, known as the Zadvydas case, if other countries won’t accept their citizens, the U.S cannot usually detain them for longer than six months. Every year, thousands of immigrants are put back on the streets because of Zadvydas.
Courtesy of Freedom Outpost.