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Some 276 “sanctuary cities,” nearly 50 percent more than previously revealed, released over 8,000 illegal immigrants with criminal records or facing charges free despite federal requests that they be turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for deportation, according to an explosive new report.
The Center for Immigration Studies, revealing new numbers it received under the Freedom of Information Act, said that those releases from cities that ignored federal demands came over just eight months and are just part of an even larger release of 17,000 illegals with criminal records.
Author Jessica M. Vaughan, director of policy Studies for the center, also reported that many of those illegals have been rearrested after their release and charged with nearly 7,500 new charges, including child sex abuse.
“The Obama administration has given sanctuaries free rein to ignore detainers by ending the successful Secure Communities program and replacing it with the Priority Enforcement Program. This new program explicitly allows local agencies to disregard ICE notifications of deportable aliens in their custody by replacing detainers with ‘requests for notification,'” wrote Vaughan.
“The only truly effective and lasting solution is for Congress to spell out in federal law that local law enforcement agencies must cooperate with ICE by complying with all detainers or face sanctions in the form of disqualification from certain kinds of federal funding,” she added.
The new federal documents show that there are at least 276 sanctuary cities, more than the 200 previously believed, and are in 43 states, also more than previously revealed. Instead of turning illegal immigrants facing criminal charges over to ICE under its “detainer” rule, the sanctuaries simply ignore the request in many cases let the illegals go.
A new analysis of legal and illegal immigrant counts by the Census Bureau revealed Thursday that there is a record 42.1 million in the United States, an explosion that is being driven by Mexicans flooding across the border.
In a report provided to Secrets by the Center for Immigration Studies, the total immigrant population surged 1.7 million since 2014. The growth was led in the last year by an additional 740,000 Mexican immigrants.
The 42.1 million tabulated by Census in the second quarter represent over 13 percent of the U.S. population, the biggest percentage in 105 years.
PS If the United States is going to remain a desirable country for immigration then we ought do a few things a little differently. First, if unemployed is greater than 5.5% why do we allow anyone in? If there aren’t jobs why add to the unemployment? When we do allow immigration we ought to be choosey, just like a prestigious university. We shouldn’t take the lowest on the success ladder, we ought to be taking the highest. We need the best educated, best skilled and most worthy to become citizens. The only place in the world where this simple idea doesn’t make sense is in Washington. Time to fix Washington.
Australia now has $14 an hour minimum wage, done with no legislative controversy, because they didn’t allow a flood unskilled people to enter filling low paying jobs and keeping the wage down. Many other countries are doing exactly like Australia and we should too. We can’t throw open the door to the worlds poor and remain a super power. Doing that is a fast track to 3rd world nation status. Anyone who disagrees is either lying or stupid.
The United States needs immigrants that have something to offer and when they arrive they don’t get to invite their next 50 closest relatives to come join them, unless they all have something to offer.
Illegal immigrants need to go home and employers getting rich off cheap illegal labor need to go to jail. If you love our country and want to protect our success, then we can’t be a dumping ground for the losers of the world. END
*The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) is a non-profit research organization that advocates immigration reduction in the United States. It was started as a spin-off from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) in 1985. The CIS’s self-described mission is to “provid[e] immigration policymakers, the academic community, news media, and concerned citizens with reliable information about the social, economic, environmental, security, and fiscal consequences of legal and illegal immigration into the United States.