Sarah Saldana, director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), came under fire over the release of 30,000 criminal illegal immigrants last year, and 36,000 released prior, during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday.
That’s because, according to Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu, the government will not share with law enforcement the names of tens of thousands of violent criminals the Obama administration released into the public.
Appearing Tuesday afternoon on Fox News Channel’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” Babeu told the host that he has sought the information through informal letter, through a Freedom of Information Act request, and through a request from help from Arizona Sen. John McCain.
The 30,000-plus criminals released back into the general population are said to include 193 convicted of murder; more than 300 convicted of rape and sexual assault; and 200 to 300 convicted of kidnapping.
Babeu told Cavuto that Homeland Security Director Jeh Johnson said the criminals were not deported because their home countries refused to take them.
Babeu said diplomatic pressure should be applied to those countries, included denying visas, if the criminals aren’t taken back.
Sarah Saldana, director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), told members of the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday that ICE agents who do not enforce President Barack Obama’s executive orders on immigration priorities could be fired for not following an agency directive.
Sunshine State News: Ted Yoho Pushes Back Against Presidential Overreach:
U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., is looking to put a check on executive power with a resolution returning Article 1 powers to Congress and looking to include executive usurpation as grounds for impeachment. Despite being a fierce critic of President Barack Obama, Yoho said his proposal was not directed against the president.
“Many of the people I have the honor of representing are tired of executive overreach and the circumvention of legislative process,” Yoho said on Monday. “It is a dangerous precedent to set when the president begins to rule by fiat and takes on the role that is specifically reserved for Congress.