Investigations

IRLI uses public records laws to educate the American public regarding the harmful impact of uncontrolled immigration on national security, jobs, education, health care, and our environment. IRLI also uses public records laws to hold unscrupulous politicians accountable to the rule of law.

IRLI’s reports on the documents obtained have resulted in national media attention and public action to put a stop to the waste, fraud, abuse or dereliction of duty uncovered, making IRLI a national leader in immigration-related investigations. The following are examples of IRLI investigations.

October 30, 2019

Despite an estimated 400,000 unsolved rape cases in the United States, federal agencies may be ignoring a law requiring the collection of genetic records from illegal aliens.

Federal immigration law mandates that the Department of Homeland Security collect DNA samples from illegal aliens when they are arrested, but a whistleblower notified the Immigration Reform Law Institute that agencies are not obeying the law. Read the full...

August 14, 2019

Details of the hiring practices of seven meat-processing plants in central Mississippi started coming to light as court documents were unsealed on Aug. 8.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents seized the business records during a sweep that hit all seven plants simultaneously and resulted in the arrest of 680 workers, suspected to be illegally employed. Read the full story at The Epoch Times.

July 25, 2019

Dale Wilcox, executive director and general counsel of IRLI, appeared on The Lars Larson Show to discuss IRLI's investigation which revealed that the King County (Wash.) Sheriff's Office refused over 370 ICE detainer requests on illegal aliens over a 27-month period. Hear the full interview on The Lars Larson Show.

July 24, 2019

The King County, Washington Sheriff’s Office has failed to fulfill 370 Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer requests since 2018, leading to the release of 290 dangerous illegal aliens.

The King County Sheriff’s Office, which encompasses Seattle, adheres to “unconstitutional sanctuary laws,” meaning that local law enforcement refuses to cooperate with federal immigration authority in the arrest of criminal illegal aliens...

July 24, 2019

Lars brings on Dale Wilcox, the Executive Director of Immigration Reform Law Institute, to discuss an investigation by the IRLI that revealed law enforcement agencies who failed to honor ICE detainer requests. Wilcox explained that “State and local elected leaders like to congratulate themselves for the compassion of their sanctuary policies, but they are actually bringing violent crime and even death to their residents.” List...

July 23, 2019

IRLI investigation reveals that King County released criminal aliens

with previous convictions or pending criminal charges

WASHINGTON — An investigation by the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) reveals that the King County (Washington) Sheriff’s Office (KCSO), which includes Seattle, has refused to honor a staggering number of immigration detainer requests for illegal aliens charged with serious felonies, an indictment of...

July 23, 2019

Washington state’s central sanctuary county released hundreds of illegal aliens charged with felonies such as homicide, kidnapping, and sexual assault over the course of two years, a new investigation finds.

Records obtained by the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) reveal that the sanctuary jurisdiction of King County, Washington — which includes Seattle — failed to honor more than 370 Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

May 24, 2019

Believe it or not, there are other countries besides Russia that are a threat to the United States. Chief among them is Iran, long regarded by the U.S. government as the world’s foremost sponsor of terror. Relations between the U.S. and Iran may now be at their lowest point since 1979, when revolutionaries took over the American embassy in Tehran and held Americans hostage for 444 days.

It can be argued that the situation today...

May 15, 2019

Dale Wilcox, executive director and general counsel of IRLI, was a guest on Houston's NewsRadio 740 KTRH Morning News with Shara Fryer and Jimmy Barrett. He discussed IRLI's investigation which found that sanctuary cities are shielding illegal aliens from countries that sponsor terrorism. Read the full story at YouTube.

May 14, 2019

Sanctuary city policies have repeatedly prevented the deportation of illegal immigrants from countries the State Department has designated as state sponsors of terrorism, a new study found.“

For a 27-month period ending on December 31, 2017, law enforcement agencies and jails refused to honor 44 immigration holds on citizens from countries the United States has designated as state sponsors of terrorism,” concluded an Immigratio...

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