The Washington Examiner: ICE: Nearly 600 illegals convicted of sex crimes released

May 19, 2017

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency released nearly 600 illegal immigrants convicted of sex crimes, many because their home countries refused to take them back, according to newly obtained documents.

 

ICE said that a total of 564 illegal sex criminals were let go for legal reasons in the latest accounting period, fiscal 2015.

 

Of those, ICE was forced to release 151 because their native nations would not accept them. Under a 2001 Supreme Court case, the government can't indefinitely jail illegals ordered deported if their home countries won't take them back.

The documents, obtained by the Immigration Reform Law Institute under the Freedom of Information Act, do not give names or locations of the illegals, but do provide a general classification of the sex crimes. ... Read the full story by Paul Bedard.

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