A new report from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) shows how widespread the illegal actions of public officials in sanctuary cities are.
According to Breitbart, the 340 cities across the United States that refuse to enforce immigration laws end up releasing approximately 1,000 criminal illegal aliens total every month.
The report from CIS expert Jessica Vaughan showed that between January 1 and September 30, 2014 sanctuary cities collectively released 9,295 criminal illegal aliens that under federal law should have been deported. Of those 9,295 criminals, more than 600 were released on multiple occasions.
While the Obama administration is looking at every way possible to enact gun controls to “keep us safe”, he is turning a blind eye towards the rampant criminal behavior of criminal illegal aliens and the liberal cities that harbor them.
The report also shows that of the illegal criminals that have been released, 62% of them had “significant criminal histories”. 58% of those with criminal histories had prior felony charges.
Commenting on the shocking report, Vaughan said “Our elected officials must not continue to sit back and watch this sanctuary jurisdictions release thousands and thousands of deportable criminal aliens back into our communities in defiance of ICE efforts to deport them, and then witness the harm that inevitably ensues when these removable offenders strike again.”
Some of these “removable offenders” have made national headlines for heinous crimes against American citizens. Victor Aureliano Hernandez Ramirez is charged with the rape and murder of a 64 year old woman after the Santa Barbara County Sheriff released Ramirez following an earlier arrest. The arrest and the fact that Ramirez was in the country illegally should have been enough for him to have been deported. Instead he was freed by law enforcement and an innocent woman’s life was taken.
Ramirez isn’t the only illegal criminal alien to make national headlines for brutal crimes. In July, Francisco Sanchez shot and killed Kate Steinle in San Francisco. Sanchez was not only in the country illegally, but he was also a repeat drug offender and had been deported five times. He had been released by San Francisco authorities a month prior to Kate’s murder.
Republicans in the Senate are working on legislation that will cut off federal funding to sanctuary cities that fail to uphold the federal immigration laws. The bill was introduced by Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) and co sponsored by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Marco Rubio (R-FL) and a handful of other Republican senators. The senate will vote on the legislation this month.