By Allen West:
It’s one thing for our president to disrespect the Constitution and the enumerated powers specifically granted to the Congress — Article I, Section 8, Clause 4 regarding establishing rules of naturalization.
It is another thing to prosecute states who seek to protect their citizens from the infusion of illegal immigrants, as happened with Arizona. However, this latest revelation has to cause EVERY American citizen grave concern — unless you do not believe in the sovereignty of this Constitutional Republic.
As reported by the Washington Times, “Most of the illegal immigrant criminals Homeland Security officials released from custody last year were discretionary, meaning the department could have kept them in detention but chose instead to let them onto the streets as their deportation cases moved through the system, according to new numbers from Congress.
“Some of those released were the worst of the worst — more than 3,700 ‘Threat Level 1’ criminals, who are deemed the top priority for deportation, were still released out into the community even as they waited for their immigration cases to be heard. Homeland Security officials have implied their hands are tied by court rulings in many cases, but the numbers, obtained by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, showed 57 percent of the criminals released were by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s own choice, and they could have been kept instead.”
Incredibly enough, we have a presidential administration that is placing our nation and its citizens in harm’s way — and for what reason? Threat Level 1 criminals are indeed the worst of violators — and should be expedited for deportation, not discretionary release.
Perhaps instead of spending trillions of dollars on Obamacare, we ought to focus on this very important national and domestic security issue. It’s almost as if the Obama administration is mirroring what ISIS is doing in Syria and Iraq — setting violent criminals free.
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