Report: Sanctuary Cities Freed Over 8,000 Illegal Offenders In Just 8 Months
Resulted in almost 7,500 new charges, including child sex abuse
The Center for Immigration Studies has released a new study revealing that, in just 8 months, 276 so-called “sanctuary cities” in the U.S. have released over 8,000 illegals facing charges or with criminal records, many despite federal hold requests.
TruthRevolt reported last week that CIS had determined that more than 200 cities in the U.S. could be designated as “sanctuary cities.” The institute’s latest report, based on data obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, puts the number at 276.
The new CIS report provides specific information on the number of criminal illegal immigrants freed by those cities, many despite federal requests to turn them over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for deportation. CIS found that a total of 8,145 criminal illegal immigrants have been released in just 8 months. Many of those illegals have been re-arrested after release, resulting in a total of almost 7,500 new charges, which the Washington Examiner notes includes child sex abuse charges.
The Examiner provides a breakdown of some of the numbers:
The majority, 5,132, had past criminal records, like Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, the illegal previously deported five times and now charged with murdering 32-year-old Kate Steinle. Of those, 2,984 had a prior felony conviction or charge.
And, 1,867 offenders who were released were re-arrested, accumulating 7,491 new charges, including child sex abuse. Vaughan’s report found that 10 percent of the new charges involved dangerous drugs and seven percent were for driving under the influence of alcohol. Read the full report here. More