Recent data, released today by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), revealed that the government granted amnesty to 53,000 illegal aliens -- 7% of all DACA recipients -- with existing criminal convictions under Pres. Obama's DACA executive amnesty. Of those criminal aliens approved for DACA, 10 were granted status despite being arrested for murder.
Additionally, the DHS report revealed that almost 8,000 more illegal aliens ended up with criminal charges after they were granted amnesty through the program. The data also show that of those criminal DACA recipients, 31 were charged with rape, 500 allegedly committed sex crimes, and more than 2,000 were arrested for driving while intoxicated.
"You have to have a conviction. You can be arrested a whole lot of times and get DACA," USCIS Director Francis Cissna said in a Fox News interview.
According to the report, more than 1,200 DACA recipients were granted amnesty, despite having between five and nine arrests on their records. Another 24 were granted amnesty, despite having been arrested more than 19 times, and regardless of the severity of the crime.
The report's release comes as the House is scheduled to vote on the Ryan Amnesty plan that would grant amnesty to at least 1.8 million illegal aliens. Because the Ryan Amnesty, like DACA, allows illegal aliens with criminal charges to still qualify, it would enable illegal aliens with multiple arrests for crimes to be eligible for the amnesty.
To see a comparison of the Ryan Amnesty and the Securing America's Future Act, H.R. 4760, click here.
For more on this story, see The Washington Times.
Updated: Mon, Jul 2nd 2018 @ 5:10pm EDT