I am somewhat hesitant to write this post. I want to make it clear that I do not endorse Donald Trump’s hateful remarks. The vast majority of people are here seeking to improve their lives. As with any group, there are a number of criminals.
No matter what your opinion is on the immigration issue, we all should agree that illegal immigrants that commit violent crimes shouldn’t be allowed to stay. Apparently the Obama administration doesn’t see it as a problem. Last year it released 19,723 convicted criminals that were convicted of 64,197 crimes. Among them were 8,234 convictions for violent crimes and 208 homicides. As expected, a number have gone on to commit more crimes.
Sometimes the country of origin won’t take them back. If someone has a spotless record except for a DUI or minor crime, I don’t have a problem with letting them go. We should never release someone convicted of a violent crime. If they cannot go elsewhere, they should stay in detention.
It is obvious that immigration reform is impossible as long as President Obama remains in office. His administration ignores current laws so they can’t be trusted to enforce new ones.