WH: More Than 8,000 Criminal Illegal Aliens Released Into U.S. in 2017

Natalia Mittelstadt | June 26, 2018 | 11:18am EDT
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(CNSNews.com) -- “In fiscal year 2017, more than 8,000 criminal illegal aliens in police custody were released back into our communities as a result of sanctuary policies,” the White House said on Friday, the day that President Donald Trump met with the families of victims of crimes committed by illegal aliens.

On Friday, Sabine Durden described how she was unable to protect her 30-year-old son “because an illegal alien from Guatemala, with two felonies, one deportation, two DUIs — he was protected.  Riverside, California: sanctuary.  The judge, the DA, they knew who he was.  They gave him probation after his second DUI.  Five weeks later, he killed my child.”

Durden’s son and only child, Dominic, was killed when the illegal alien driving a truck struck him on his motorcycle, July 12, 2012.

Sabine Durden, whose only child was killed by an illegal alien, speaks at the White House. (YouTube)

Miss Durden was among 14 other family members of victims who were killed by illegal immigrants that were invited to the White House on Friday by President Trump.

Another woman, Laura Wilkerson, from Pearland, Texas, described how her son had been “brutally tortured, strangled over and over.  He was set on fire after death.  His last hours were — was brutal.”

“[M]ore than 250,000 criminal aliens have been arrested and charged with over 600,000 criminal offenses” in Texas alone since 2011, according to the White House in a fact sheet on illegal alien crime. 

Also, a 2011 Government Accountability Office report shows that nearly 3 million offenses were found to be related to criminal illegal aliens.  More than 25,000 of these offenses were homicide; almost 70,000 sex crime offenses; over 42,000 robbery offenses; and about 15,000 kidnapping offenses.


“In May 2015, U.S. Border Patrol apprehended a UAC [Unaccompanied Alien Children] who was later released into American communities.  The illegal alien was arrested in November 2017 in connection with the MS-13 related killing of a man who was stabbed over 100 times and decapitated,” the White House said.

Another similar incident occurred back in December 2014, when a UAC who was taken into custody by U.S. Border Patrol “was later released into American communities.”  This illegal immigrant “was listed as a known MS-13 gang member and placed on the State of Texas’ 10 Most Wanted list” in July 2017, and has since “been arrested and is awaiting trial for the murder of two individuals,” stated the White House in its fact sheet on victims of illegal crime.

Also, in September 2016, a UAC who had been released back into the United States after being apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol in December 2013, “was one of 11 MS-13 gang members involved in the killing of teenage girls in Long Island, NY.”

“These are the stories that Democrats and people that are weak on immigration, they don’t want to discuss, they don’t want to hear, they don’t want to see, they don’t want to talk about,” President Trump said on Friday. 

“No major networks sent cameras to their homes or displayed the images of their incredible loved ones across the nightly news,” said Trump.  “They don’t do that.  They don’t talk about the death and destruction caused by people that shouldn’t be here, people that will continuously get into trouble and do bad things.”

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