Critics slam Obama policy, citing release of 37K convicted immigrants


Reports that the United States released thousands of immigrant felons last year is challenging the immigration reforms put forward by President Barack Obama.While the Department of Homeland Security is finalizing its review of deportation practices to find ways to conduct them “more humanely,” critics are citing a report that shows 36,007 convicted criminals were released in 2013 by immigration officials, The USA Today reported Wednesday.Last year, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials released 193 people who had been convicted of homicide, 426 of sexual assault, 303 of kidnapping and more than 16,000 with drunken-driving records.The report was conducted by the Center for Immigration Studies, a group that advocates for lower levels of immigration

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