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Feb. 2, 2015

Obama’s Catch and Release With Criminal Illegals

This may be another sign establishment Republicans won’t challenge Barack Obama’s executive amnesty. In the 2013 fiscal year, Obama released 36,007 immigrants who were accused of committing crimes as minor as traffic violations and as serious as murder. On Friday, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) quietly released a list itemizing the crimes committed by 1,000 of those released illegal aliens. Unfortunately, he chose to do so after the confirmation hearing of Obama’s potential new attorney general, Loretta Lynch. The Daily Caller reports, “Had the list been made public at the hearing, GOP senators could have pushed the media to focus on the huge cost of Obama’s 2010 decision to minimize enforcement of the nation’s immigration laws. But that attention would have also increased public pressure to reject Lynch, who is supported by Democrats and their allies in the media.” Grassley’s belated move shows that many Republicans are content not critiquing the Obama administration, despite lip service about stopping Obama’s executive overreach prioritizing the deportation of criminal illegal immigrants – even as it’s already clear Obama’s policy has failed. More…

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