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Thousands of Criminal Immigrants Were Set Free by ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Last Year

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Local law enforcement agencies that have “sanctuary” policies for illegal immigrants released nearly 9,000 illegal-immigrant criminals whom federal officials wanted to deport in 2014, according to government records obtained by the Center for Immigration Studies.

Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officials issued 8,811 detainers — notices that the agency wanted to take custody of an arrested immigrant — that were defied by local law enforcement from January to August of 2014. “Sixty-three percent of the individuals freed by local authorities had prior criminal histories or were labeled a public safety concern at the time of their release,” according to CIS, which obtained the data from ICE through a public records request. “Nearly 1,900 of the released offenders subsequently were arrested for another crime within that eight-month period.”

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/421083/sanctuary-policies-freed-thousands-criminal-immigrants-2014