ABSTRACT

Real Victims of a Reckless and Lawless Immigration Policy: Families and Survivors Speak Out on the Real Cost of This Administration's Policies, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, April 19, 2016   [open pdf - 440KB]

This is the April 19, 2016 hearing on "Real Victims of a Reckless and Lawless Immigration Policy: Families and Survivors Speak Out on the Real Cost of This Administration's Policies" held before the House Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security. From the opening statement of Trey Gowdy: "Illegal immigration is not a victimless crime. Either the current state of the law or the refusal to enforce certain aspects of our law allow for the release of tens of thousands of criminal aliens into American communities. This has and will continue to have real and tragic consequences. So it's imperative that we understand this, regardless of your political ideation and, frankly, regardless of your views on immigration reform. Surely, we can all agree that protecting the public from violence and lawlessness is the preeminent function of government. Whatever else you may think government can or should be doing, national security and public safety have to make the list somewhere. For me, they make the top of the list, and I think that's true for most people, which is why it is unconscionable that between October of 2011 and December of 2014, ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] released criminal aliens over 100,000 times. According to ICE, those released have been convicted of more than 10,000 assaults, more than 800 sexual assaults, more than 400 homicide-related offenses, and more than 300 kidnappings. Today, there are over 350,000 known criminal aliens in the United States who are not detained by ICE, 350,000." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Charles A. Jenkins, Michelle Root, Laura Wilkerson, and Minerva G. Carcaño.

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Serial No. 114-64
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2016
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Public Domain
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