Violent Offenders Let Go Under New Obama Immigration Policy

After spending more than a decade in finance, Michael Volpe has worked as a freelance journalist since 2009. He's based in Chicago. Volpe published his first book in October 2012, titled "Prosecutors Gone Wild: The Inside Story of the Trial of Chuck Panici, John Gliottoni, and Louise Marshall." His new book, "The Definitive Dossier of PTSD in Whistleblowers," is now available.


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A suspected illegal alien who attacked two agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in El Paso, Texas was immediately then released last month by ICE rather than being held in custody to await deportation proceedings as a result of President Obama’s recent directive to administratively implement the DREAM Act without legislation.

According to a press release from the National ICE Council, a suspected illegal alien already charged by El Paso County with domestic battery attempted to flee during the interview with ICE agents and assaulted multiple ICE agents during the escape in an incident that occurred in July. At least one agent was forced to miss time as a result of the attack. The report continued:

The alien involved in the assault and attempted escape was arrested and jailed by sheriff’s deputies earlier that same morning and charged with assault causing bodily injury to a family member and interfering with a person attempting to make an emergency phone call for assistance.  ICE agents were following up on what prior to the Obama Administration would have been considered a routine jail check in search of aliens arrested by local police on criminal charges.

Agents allege that following the escape attempt, the 5’9, 245 lbs subject was pursued for approximately one block before being captured.  While the criminal alien was released without charge, agents were questioned before medical treatment was even administered and may face disciplinary charges from ICE regarding the escape.  One agent is medically restricted from duty for at least two weeks due to injuries sustained during the incident.

Chris Crane, President of the National ICE Council, spoke exclusively with FrontPage about this incident and said that ICE agents were forced to release this individual in conjunction with the new directive which administratively implements the DREAM Act.

The new directive is supposed to apply to young people thirty years of age and under. Those folks are presumed to have been brought to the United States of America by their parents, and they are supposed to have a clean criminal history.

Crane told FrontPage that a new more lenient interpretation by the Obama administration allows those only accused of a crime to be considered to have a clean criminal history. That’s because under the Obama administration a suspected illegal alien must be convicted of a felony before they are considered to have a criminal history. Under the Bush administration, said Crane, an individual only needed to be accused of a crime.

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  • aleric_kong

    Iranian terrorists try to blow up parts of DC.
    Billions of drugs pour across the Mexican border each year.
    Mexican special forces and intelligence agents defect to the drug cartel creating a much worse war than Afghanistan just a few miles away.
    The cartel organizes street gangs throughout America to expand their drug network, even sending some into the low ranks of the US military and overseas in Africa and Asia.

    Team Chicago responds by
    Giving them 2,000 machine guns
    Not arresting felons in a cheap effort to win votes.

  • http://baersart.com Jane Larson Baer

    in a world in which forgeries are common and Mexican-Americans are taught in public schools to hate whitey, by which they mean hate America, and sometimes help illegals here to do harm….lesser well off Californians unable to live in gated communities are under attack and the powers that be do not care

  • Alex

    Unauthorized immigrants, even in this sample, are probably much less likely to be violent or property offenders than the rest of us. Here is a piece I wrote for HuffPo criticizing the CRS study.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alex-nowrasteh/immi

    • PaulRevereNow

      I don't hate illegals(although I have a hearty dislike for those who use them , to make a quick buck); and I appreciate the spirit of your article, but it is misleading, and I can't agree with your conclusion.(That's no way to make policy) Here's why:

      1-I have read and heard many times, the figure of 30% of illegals wind up in our jails, on a first arrest. It may be a bit higher, or a bit lower, but its probably an accurate number. That's nearly 1 in 3. If 16.58%, or about 1 in 6, are re-arrested, as you say, that's a recidivism rate of more than 50%; not far from the violent criminal rate of 67% that you quote. Strike one.

      2-Illegals take badly needed jobs away from Americans; one reason why unemployment rates for black teen-agers in US cities is well over 50%, contributing to high crime rates. Strike two.

      3-Something you don't mention–there are a fair number of Muslims in Mexico, and Central and South America, some from Hezbollah, training Mexican drug cartels to build car bombs.; and some of them are crossing into the U.S. Strike three.

      Thanks, but no thanks. Close the border.

      • Alex

        1. There are about 11 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. right now. If 30% of them were in jail, there would be over 3,300,000 million inmates. Since there are just over 2 million inmates in the U.S., I think your math is a bit off. Strike 1.

        2. Your points here are economically ignorant. There is not a fixed number of jobs. Page 3 here explains it pretty well: http://www.scribd.com/doc/68808194/Alex-Nowrasteh…. Strike 2.

        3. This is the best data I could find about Muslims in Mexico. There are fewer than 4000 in a country of over 112 million. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_in_Mexico#cite…. No reasonable person would be afraid of that. If you have other data, please share. Otherwise, strike 3.

        Do you have any objections based on facts?

  • Spider

    Does anyone remember Willie Horton? Massachusets Governer Michael Ducacus put in place a revolving door policy which allowed many repeat offenders to walk out of prison permanently and some were given weekend furlows (I guess for conjugal visits). Willie Horton was one of these individuals and he raped and killed a girl on his first weekend out. Ducacus was ahead in his presidential race until an ad cam out about this tragedy. His campaign was instantly decimated after that ad came out. If something like this happens with one of Obamas so called dream kids he is finished politically and as president and for good reason.

  • Ghostwriter

    I'm amazed that legal immigrants aren't more angry about this. They should be. President Obama coddles illegal immigrants while hurting legal immigrants and native-born Americans. He's not going to get re-elected this November.