Sheriff: Obama Policies Allow Illegals ‘To Remain and Commit More Serious Crimes’

By Eric Scheiner | April 21, 2016 | 11:12am EDT
Sheriff Charles Jenkins testifies before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security. (screen grab)

( - In testimony before Congress Tuesday, a Maryland Sheriff said the administration’s executive actions delaying deportation of illegals is resulting in a spike of crime.

“Case by case amnesty, back door amnesty, DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) programs, and the Dream Act were pushed through by executive order,” Frederick County Md. Sheriff Charles Jenkins said on Tuesday. “Policy shifts by President Obama weakened and ruined Secure Communities, and did not allow action by ICE when Sheriffs and police departments ignored detainers, allowing criminal to be released back on the streets. 

“In effect, criminal aliens that should have been deported have been allowed to remain and commit more serious crimes becoming violent offenders," Jenkins told members of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.

“The criminal alien gang numbers are growing, and the serious crimes being committed are increasing. There is also a nexus between the deferred action on unaccompanied minors and the increases we are seeing in gang crimes.”

Jenkins claims late 2014, 72% of gang members his department has encountered have been charged with felonies.

“64% of the gang members encountered in 2015 were unaccompanied juveniles when they entered the U.S. They’re now adults committing more serious crimes.

Those crimes include; 5 occurrences Attempted Murder, Armed Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Home Invasion, Armed Carjacking, Kidnapping, and use of firearms in felonies.”

“In 2014, 8 criminal aliens charged with rape and sexual assault of children ages 5-14,” Jenkins testified.

Jenkins written testimony is available here.


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