So, data has been released by the Department of Homeland Security to the House Oversight and Reform Committee that reveals a pretty significant number of migrants in the caravans now and attempting to enter the US illegally have criminal histories. In fact, some of those crimes include aggravated assault, as well as at least three individuals who have been convicted of murder.
Ranking Republican Rep. Jim Jordan (OH) sent a letter to DHS Acting Secretary Kevin K. McAleenan and asked requested a detailed criminal history of all migrants in the October 2018 caravan and the January 2019 caravan.
Jordan also requested that data be delivered to the committee no later than July 5.
One wonders if we should say, “Good luck, Jim” due to the terrible record that federal agencies have complying with simple Freedom of Information Act requests.
However, Sara Carter reports:
The data – which included internal documents and analysis – was collected by U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
“Data provided to the Committee shows that hundreds of migrants approaching the southern border have criminal histories,” said Jordan.
The committee has also requested an “update of CBP’s monitoring of several groups of 1,000 to 4,000 migrants in the Mexican states of Chiapas and Veracruz, including a summary of migrants with criminal records.”
Former ICE Director Tom Homan, who President Trump announced as his pick to be appointed to the new position of Border Czar, said approximately 20 percent on average of those arrested illegally crossing the border have criminal histories.
“These are people who are not only violating our U.S. immigration laws but violating our criminal penal code,” Homan told SaraACarter.com.
Further, Jordan and committee Republicans are asking for all “daily summaries of ICE HSI Office of Intelligence’s Human Smuggling Cell (HSC) referring or relating to the repatriation of caravan members with an extensive criminal record, U.S. full extradition warrants, and INTERPOL notices for extradition since May 1, 2014.”
Trump issued a national emergency proclamation in February, stating that the “southern border is a major entry point for criminals, gang members, and illicit narcotics” threatening “core national security interests.”
The documents produced to the committee thus far reveal the following information:
- In October 2018, CBP’s Office of Intelligence (OI) tracked one caravan estimated to include nearly 8,000 individuals that arrived south of California in December 2018. ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) established that 660 of these individuals had U.S. criminal convictions—nearly 40 were convicted of assault or aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Three individuals were convicted of murder.
- In January 2019, CBP OI tracked a caravan that departed Honduras with more than 3,300 individuals. ICE HSI identified 860 individuals with U.S. criminal histories, including over 20 convicted of assault or aggravated assault with a deadly weapon early 30 convicted of sexual offenses, two convicted of violence against law enforcement, and one convicted of attempted murder.
The obvious question not being asked by anyone so far is, why are we not completely stopping these people from crossing the border in the first place, instead of doing things like this…
Live from McAllen, TX. Tell the Truth! With Timothy Wilkins and Mayra Gutierrez.This is insane! We confront one of the organization providing aid to the invasion and then get live footage of the 50+ illegals simply walking into America (approx 1hr in) …And Border Patrol says it’s like this all day long every day! We are being overrun! America's Voice News, TalkRadio 1680 KGED
Posted by Frontline America with Ben Bergquam on Sunday, May 5, 2019
Below is a copy of the letter Jordan sent to McAleenan.
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