Conservative Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama)are asking why 121 criminally convicted illegal immigrants were not deported but allowed to remained the country to later commit murder.[read_more] The Senators believe those 121 murders could have been prevented if the illegal immigrants had been deported following their previous crimes.
Grassley and Sessions, both on the judiciary committee, have sent letters to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Secretary of State John Kerry and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh John asking them to explain what happened in the failure to deport these criminals. From DailySignal.com,
In their letter, Grassley and Sessions cite Immigration and Customs Enforcement statistics that show 1,000 of the 36,007 criminally-convicted illegal immigrants released from custody in fiscal year 2013 have been reconvicted of additional crimes.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Sarah Saldana previously stated that convicted criminals facing deportation can be released from the authorities. There is no law requiring these illegal immigrant criminals to be detained prior to deportation.
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