The more we learn about President Barack Obama, the more we know he will bend the truth or simply ignore the truth when it comes to pushing his agenda on the American people — an agenda that risks our safety.
Donald Trump posted a link to a story that proved this case once again. The link pointed to a story from Breitbart about how the Obama administration “grossly misrepresented” the number of crimes committed by criminal immigrants it released from custody in 2014.
The data released was the result of a Freedom of Information Act request on behalf of the Federation for American Immigration Reform. It revealed that the 30,558 criminal aliens that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement released in 2014 committed 13,288 additional crimes over what had been reported to the House Judiciary Committee last year.
In July, ICE initially reported only 1,423 additional offenses committed by criminal immigrants.
There’s a huge difference between 1,423 and 13,288 — and you can bet the administration knew about it.
“Rather than end dangerous politically driven policies that have put a total of 85,000 deportable criminal aliens back onto the streets in the last three years, ICE tried to hide them by providing grossly inaccurate information to Congress and the American people,” said Dan Stein, the president of FAIR, according to the report.
Sadly, the fact that Obama tried to hide information from the public isn’t surprising, but his blatant disregard for our safety is alarming nonetheless.
ICE made known in April that it had in 2015 released from custody 19,723 criminal aliens who had an astounding total of 64,197 convictions among them. Those included convictions for 101 homicides, 320 sexual assaults, 1,728 assaults, 216 kidnappings and a whopping 12,307 instances of driving under the influence of alcohol.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte said the Obama’s immigration policies were creating “a sanctuary for tens of thousands of criminal aliens.”
It’s a shame that our president is to blame for turning hard-working Americans into prey for these criminals.
If there were ever any doubt that Obama puts the lives of Americans at risk, this should remove it.
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