More than 1,400 criminal immigrants the Obama administration released from custody last fiscal year have gone on to commit additional crimes, House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte will reveal during Tuesday’s Department of Homeland Security oversight hearing.
According to new information provided to the Judiciary Committee by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and shared in advance of the hearing with Breitbart News, of the 30,558 criminal immigrants — convicted of 79,059 crimes — released last fiscal year, 1,423 went on to commute additional crimes after being released.
Post-release crimes include vehicular homicide, sexual assault, battery, domestic violence, child abuse, theft, and driving under the influence of alcohol.
The new recidivism data comes on the heels of renewed interest in the release of criminal immigrants following the murder of Kathryn Steinle, allegedly by a multiple-felon, multiple-deportee illegal immigrant in San Francisco. The illegal immigrant was released due to the city’s sanctuary city policies.
While the Obama administration’s release of criminal immigrants is another issue in the same genre, both issues — as well as the the administration’s implementation of the controversial Priority Enforcement Program (PEP) — are expected to be a focus during Tuesday’s hearing.
The convictions of those criminal immigrants released in FY 2014 included included 86 homicide convictions, 186 kidnapping convictions, 373 sexual assault convictions, 449 commercialized sexual offenses, 1,194 battery convictions, 1,346 domestic violence convictions, and 13,636 DUIs.
In advance of Tuesday’s hearing Goodlatte on Monday described the Obama administration’s immigration enforcement record as “abysmal” and called for an “end to policies that needlessly endanger public safety.”