(RightWing.org) – Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced on October 27 that a California court has forced them to release 250 illegal immigrants with criminal records. The agency was ordered to release the detainees to protect them from COVID-19 – but ICE acting director Tony Pham says the move puts the public at risk.
Last week, Judge Terry J. Hatter Jr, an 87-year-old US District Court judge appointed by Democrat former president Jimmy Carter, ordered ICE to either release the detainees at its Adelanto processing center or move them to other facilities. Hatter was ruling on a case brought by the ACLU, which claimed the inmates were at risk from coronavirus. ICE tried to transfer several hundred detainees, but when no other facility would take them, the agency was forced to release them instead.
DHS disagrees strongly with releasing more than 250 dangerous criminal aliens from detention.
This is not how you protect American communities.https://t.co/6kRoCKt1Bo
— Acting Secretary Chad Wolf (@DHS_Wolf) October 29, 2020
Acting director Pham strongly criticized the order, saying it was “an extremely risky gamble” and forced the release of “dangerous criminal aliens.” The 250 released include criminals convicted of assault with a deadly weapon, child abuse and DUI. President Trump made it one of his missions to keep the American people safe; by forcing the release of people who’ve already committed serious crimes, liberal judges and California politicians are brazenly putting the rights of illegal immigrants first.
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