Touting immigration reform in a speech to law enforcement yesterday, obama said that time is running short. What he should have said was “I made things a whole lot harder for you”.
President Obama on Tuesday said the House has a “very narrow window” of two or three months to move forward on immigration reform.
“The closer we get to midterm elections, the harder it will be to get things done,” Obama said during a meeting with more than 40 law enforcement officials Tuesday at the White House.
The president tailored his remarks to the audience, arguing that having to focus on immigration enforcement was stopping police from “chasing gang bangers and going after violent criminals.”
“Our broken immigration system makes it harder for our law enforcement agencies to do their job,” Obama said.
Since when has any agency enforced illegal immigration under obama? Illegals who have committed crimes are picked up, but incarcerated here, not deported.
But… it’s an obama world… And he most certainly has made law enforcement’s job tougher, not to mention our lives worse, by releasing 36,000 murderers, rapists and drunk drivers.. because they’re illegal immigrants?
Way to hate us.
Immigration officials knowingly released dozens of murderers and thousands of drunken drivers back into the U.S. in 2013, according to Obama administration statistics that could undercut the president’s argument that he is trying to focus on the most serious criminals in his immigration enforcement.
Among the 36,000 immigrants whom U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released from custody last year there were 116 with convictions for homicide, 43 for negligent manslaughter, 14 for voluntary manslaughter and one with a conviction classified by ICE as “homicide-willful kill-public official-gun.”
The immigrants were in deportation proceedings, meaning ICE was trying to remove them from the country and could have held them in detention but released them anyway, according to the Center for Immigration Studies, which published the numbers Monday. The Washington Times also obtained the data.
“This would be considered the worst prison break in American history, except it was sanctioned by the president and perpetrated by our own immigration officials,” said Rep. Lamar Smith, Texas Republican. “The administration’s actions are outrageous. They willfully and knowingly put the interests of criminal immigrants before the safety and security of the American people.”