Illegal-Alien Population Surging Under Obama

The national immigration debate is being rocked by the new report showing more than 36,000 criminals in the country illegally were released on American soil in just the past year, and the author now says this is the result of a badly flawed system and a growing desire within the Obama administration not to deport illegal aliens.

Jessica Vaughan is director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies. In addition to the number of criminals released, her research shows those offenders committed more than 88,000 crimes, many of them after being released from custody.

The Obama administration admits that it is looking to decrease deportations, essentially focusing efforts on those deemed to be a threat to public safety while allowing nonviolent offenders to stay in the U.S. Many of the 36,000 criminals are under orders to be deported, but were released, rather than detained, until they were due to be sent out of the country. Vaughan said this sort of lax immigration enforcement puts all of us at risk.

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