“It’s a bunch of crap”: New report shows 68,000 criminal aliens released into the U.S.

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There is a new report released by the Center for Immigration Studies that found that in 2013, while the president was saying the United States arrested and deported more illegal immigrants than ever before, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released 68,000 criminal aliens and put back into the country. They also failed to remove 870,000 illegal aliens that had mandatory deportation orders. TheBlaze’s Tara Setmayer joined Glenn on Tuesday night to elaborate on the story.

TheBlaze reported on the study:

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released 68,000 criminal aliens back into the United States and failed to remove 870,000 illegal aliens with mandatory deportation orders in 2013, a new report into the catch-and-release policy of the Obama administration revealed.

The report, released Monday by the Center for Immigration Studies, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank, found that while the Obama administration has deported some violent criminals, it only targeted 195,000 — just 25 percent of 722,000 potentially deportable aliens encountered by ICE officers.

Read the full story HERE

“This story is being whitewashed, literally,” Setmayer said. “The administration has been lying to us for many years about a bunch of things, but what’s going on at the border and what’s happening with illegal immigration is one of the biggest lies that this administration is perpetuating.”

She went on to explain that in the past, deportations and border patrol apprehensions were treated as separate and distinct numbers. So people who were stopped and turned around at the border were put in a different category than illegal aliens apprehended and deported by ICE after they were already in the country.

“They’re using border patrol apprehensions at the border and conflating them with ICE deportations to come up with this phony deportation number. So that’s the first time that’s ever happened. So the numbers the administration has been putting out thus far, trying to claim that they’re so tough on deportations, it’s a bunch of crap,” Setmayer said.

Setmayer also pointed to a January report from TheBlaze’s Senior Washington Correspondant Sara Carter showing how the U.S. government is ignoring the problem of illegal immigration:

It’s not just federal law enforcement officials crying foul over a lack of government enforcement. A court order issued Dec. 13 by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanon in Texas accused the U.S. government of aiding and abetting human traffickers from El Salvador and Mexico when federal officers helped accomplish the smuggler’s mission by delivering a child they detained at the border to her illegal immigrant mother in Virginia.

The unnamed El Salvadorian girl, 12, referred to in the court order as Y.P.S., traveled with unknown smugglers after her mother agreed to pay the drug cartel traffickers $8,500, including a $6,000 upfront deposit, to have her brought to the U.S. The child was taken through a smuggling route that ended at a Texas checkpoint when federal officers uncovered the smuggling ring. Despite the violation of federal law, the Department of Homeland Security delivered the girl to her mother who is living illegally in Virginia. No charges were filed against the mother and neither were deported.

“The Obama administration doesn’t believe that our border should be enforced. It’s clear,” Setmayer said. “And Republicans are guilty in their own way because they want cheap labor, and they don’t want to be seen as being against Hispanics because of the vote. They want Hispanics to vote for them. And the politicization of this issue has really weakened the United States on the number of levels, including on a national security level as well.”

TheBlaze’s newsmagazine show ‘For The Record’ took an in depth look at the situation on the border in September of last year. Subscribers to TheBlaze TV can view that episode HERE.

  • Deckard426

    The destruction of the United States by its own government is in full swing. Those assisting in the endeavor, the Obamas, Clintons, Bushes, Boehners, and the like, fancy themselves in line for jobs as regional administrators of the New Amerikan Territories, a division of David Rockefeller’s New World Order. Thus they are set to cash in on the confiscated property and free labor of the New Slaves. The new flags, new currency, and new Constitution are only waiting for the big Gun Roundup, which shouldn’t be much farther down the road.

    • http://www.absoluteintensity.com dennis reilly

      well said and so true

  • landofaahs

    When these released criminals commit other crimes, people should be able to sue the federal government for aiding and abetting these criminals. But don’t be surprised if Obama uses a blanket amnesty to pardon a million or so criminals.

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  • BlueMN

    How dare they not imprison that 12 year old El Salvadorian girl and her mother! Who do they think they are trying to escape CIA backed right-wing death squads! Outrageous!

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

      Yes let’s let all the child molesters rapists and murders go because of the color of their skin that is the liberal thing to do. After all a rapists let go now is a Democratic supporter in the future ask Occupy Wall Street. Hey idiot did you know these people that where let go where charged with violent crimes don’t you and not any Children and their mothers like you claim which they let go no matter what. Why are you liberals so racist?


      • BlueMN

        Too bad your reply has absolutely nothing to do with my comment. You think the 12-year-old girl and her mother are “child molesters rapists and murders”? LOL

        Please read the comment, OR the story, OR watch the video (I know you aren’t capable of doing all, or even two of those things) before you respond, you look silly when you just reply randomly.

        • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

          You know I was mocking you moron. You know the facts mentioned nothing of a 12 year old girl and her mother in fact idiot if you would take your own advice you would know their was no such thing happening. In fact 68,000 had criminal convictions such as rape murder molestation robbery but I forgive you seeing how you liberals hate reality.

          • BlueMN

            “..you would know their[sic] was no such thing happening.”

            Someone should tell U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanon that then.

            Sorry reality and illiteracy have reduced you to mindless name calling.

  • Anonymous

    Most of our so-called leaders, including the president, have violated their oaths to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America. One of the most basic duties of the federal government is to defend our country against invaders and enemies, both foreign and domestic. Instead the federal government daily tries to micromanage our lives and poke its bloated nose into areas where it does not belong. This while completely failing to carry out their sworn duties. All should be brought up on charges of treason for dereliction of duty and causing harm to our country.

  • landofaahs

    Obama being a scumbag lawyer knows the recidivism of the criminal class after all he’s part of it. He knows they will shortly be back in court for other crimes. But it will be a lawyers bailout plan to keep them working. I guess that’s what Obama had in mind when he said “Punish your enemies and help your friends”. I guess the citizen victim of these criminals are enemies of Obama.

  • Joni

    This is WHY the crime rate is SKY ROCKETING in America!!!….and “O” wants to take away our defense?…our guns?????

    • John Low

      Crazy huh?Bring in millions of illegals with criminal background meanwhile take away our second amendment?They gotta be kidding.They think were stupid?

      • Anonymous


      • mudslide

        Stupid enough to elect him twice!


    deport Obama back to Kenya or where ever he came from.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

    But liberals claimed Obama was tuff on the broader. What is next left Obama can shoot unicorns and rainbows out of his rear. Is that the next fantacy you are going to be pushing?

  • Shane

    Obama does not want to deport illegal aliens, whether they are criminals or not. To Obama and the libs, illegal aliens are “undocumented Democrats.”

  • Anonymous

    Liberal and Democrat crap under Obama!!!!!

  • mudslide

    Dammit – I’m about 60,000 rounds short!

  • http://suzeraining.wordpress.com/ suz

    tara is one of the few people, even at the blaze, that say things they way they need to be said.

  • Snorri

    Ask yourselves, who benefits from the release of criminal illegal aliens into American society? How about institutions that wash illegally gotten money? How about keeping the price of illegal drugs “affordable” in order to prevent a surge in crime especially in an election year? How about supporting corrupt foreign governments that don’t want their criminals returned? Of course, that’s no problem for Singapore; they simply execute drug criminals and readily jail others for long times, despite the bemoaning of “lace pantie” liberals.

  • Anonymous

    The fed. gov. is enabling illegal aliens. The fed.gov. is aiding and abetting illegal activity. The fed. gov. must be stopped. State gov. may be the only defense against illegal aliens and their threat to our nation. The fed. gov. released convicted criminal illegal aliens into the US economy. The fed. gov. must be held accountable for this abuse of power. State Gov. must protect our nation from illegal aliens and the abusive fed. gov.

  • grandpaez

    You see glenn you talk show host are missng the truth. You have to report what is actually going on. The legal profession has become the biggest monopoly ever even been dreamed of, there making everything illegal so that you can’t do anything without a lawyer. Think about this it cost about 1 million each to incarcerate those 68,000 of which most will repeat and wind back in jail. Then the government will spend another 68 million putting them back in jail. Your thinking protect society, a lawyer see’s dollar sign’s.

  • Phillip Wilson

    When the path ahead is charted by the scouts who tread it first, it becomes easier for the rest of us who may not have been so lucky or energetic.

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