Skip to comments.ICE Released 2,837 Convicted Alien Sex Offenders to Comply With Supreme Court Ruling
Posted on 09/13/2013 8:53:32 PM PDT by pluvmantelo
(CNSNews.com) Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has released 2,837 convicted criminal alien sex offenders back into American communities in order to comply with a Supreme Court decision authored by Clinton-appointed Justice Stephen Breyer, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The 2,837 sex offenders represented five percent of the 59,347 deportable aliens released since last September under the supervision of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), according to the GAO report, which was released Thursday. There are circumstances in which criminal aliens who have been ordered removed from the United States including those convicted of a sex offense cannot be removed, the report states. For example, a criminal alien may not be removed because the designated country will not accept the aliens return. The GAO report refers to the 2001 Supreme Court case Zadvydas v. Davis to explain why ICE is required to release foreigners who have been convicted of sex crimes. In its 5-4 decision, the court ruled that the indefinite detention of removable aliens for greater than six months is unconstitutional unless there is significant likelihood of removal in the reasonably foreseeable future. Freedom from imprisonment lies at the heart of the liberty protected by the Due Process Clause, Associate Justice Stephen Breyer wrote in the majority opinion. But writing for the minority, Justice Antonin Scalia said: "Insofar as a claimed legal right to release into this country is concerned, an alien under final order of removal stands on an equal footing with an inadmissable alien at the threshold of entry: He has no such right." Justice Anthony Kennedy concurred, noting that "the authority to detain beyond the removal period is to protect the community, not to negotiate the aliens' return... An alien's admission to this country is conditioned upon compliance with our laws, and removal is the consequence of a breach of that understanding." Of 4,359 sex offenders who were deported during the first eight months of last year, 220 (5 percent) subsequently returned to the United States and were arrested for another offense, GAO found. In addition, ICE officials were often unaware of the status of alien sex offenders until they ended up back in the state criminal justice system, GAO noted. About five percent of released aliens did not register as sex offenders as required by federal law. The risk that alien sex offenders will reside in U.S. communities without being registered is increased, the GAO concluded.
Blame Orrin G. Hatch. He was a big sponsor of the Breyer nomination because Breyer was close to EMK, whom Hatch always tried to impress but without much success.
This reads like green Martians flew in here and did perverted things...
We got worse than misbehaving lustful green Martians here. We got demons.
This should be an impeachable offense.
Deport them? Nahhhhhhhh, that would make too much sense!
Doubtless, the compassionate Stephen Breyer has boarded at least a dozen of these desperados in his own home! /sarc
The Gov released them, then they’ll tell us we need more Government because of more crime.
These will be a part of homObama’s civilian army.
Who was the “conservative” vote in the 5-4 decision if it wasn’t Kennedy?
The wretched O’Connor.
For example, a criminal alien may not be removed because the designated country will not accept the aliens return.
Not our problem — send him back anyway. Parachute them in, if need be.
That was a dangerous and blatantly illegal ruling, showing the Supreme Court’s disrespect for the law, and I would not comply. But this administration wants to release as many illegals as it can.
They should all be released in the Judge’s block.
Rand Pauls immigration speech
03.19.13 | Hon Sen Rand Paul (KY)
Posted on 03/19/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT by Perdogg
...The Republican Party must embrace more legal immigration.
Unfortunately, like many of the major debates in Washington, immigration has become a stalemate-where both sides are imprisoned by their own rhetoric or attachment to sacred cows that prevent the possibility of a balanced solution.
Immigration Reform will not occur until Conservative Republicans, like myself, become part of the solution. I am here today to begin that conversation.
Lets start that conversation by acknowledging we arent going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants.
If you wish to work, if you wish to live and work in America, then we will find a place for you...
This is where prudence, compassion and thrift all point us toward the same goal: bringing these workers out of the shadows and into being taxpaying members of society.
Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers.12 million more people assimilating into society. 12 million more people being productive contributors.
[but hes not in favor of amnesty, snicker, definition of is is]