That said, here is what Trump is tapping into like the genius self-promoter that he is. Prior to reading that piece I really had no idea the extent of ICE malfeasance or the problem of "sanctuary cities."
It got little notice, but on May 28, Sarah Saldana, director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, admitted in a letter to Sens. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) that between fiscal years 2010 and 2014, the Obama administration had released “121 unique criminal aliens who had an active [deportation] case at the time of release and were subsequently charged with homicide-related offenses.”Think about that: 121 times over the past four years, the administration has released an illegal immigrant with prior criminal convictions who went on to be charged with murder. That is one every 12 days.
Every 12 days, the Administration releases a murder into the wild? When you put it that way....And the release rate is even higher for sex offenders:
ICE also does not routinely notify local authorities when it releases illegal immigrants who are sex offenders. Last month, a Boston Globe investigation found that between 2008 and 2012, ICE released 424 sex offenders into communities across the country — including “convicted rapists, child molesters and kidnappers” — and that “immigration officials have released them without making sure they register with local authorities as sex offenders.” The paper further found that “At least 34 of the 424 released sex offenders . . . were back in jail as of last month, state records show, some for heinous crimes committed after ICE released them.”
If we're going to label college students who got drunk and hooked up with an equally drunk girl who now regrets the dalliance sex offenders, couldn't we do the same for, you know, actual sex offenders?