Report: 80,000 Illegals Held Arrest Records Before DACA Admission

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services released a shocking report over the weekend, detailing prior criminal history of immigrants who were successfully approved by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA).
 
Within the detailed report provided by U.S. Homeland Security, data links TENS of THOUSANDS of illegal aliens who were successfully granted access to the DACA program, even though applicants carried dangerous prior arrest records.

During the duration of the DACA program there was 889,000 applicants in total. Out of those applicants, nearly 110,000 appeared to have prior criminal records, which makes up roughly 12% of all DACA applicants. Some of the prior criminal records included major eye-opening offenses like: Murder, Rape, DUI’s, drug related crimes, battery and assault. Via The Daily Caller.

What is truly disheartening, out of the 765,166 immigrants who were admitted into DACA status, 79,398 had prior arrest records. If you break down those numbers, 1 in every 10 DACA status members will carry some sort of an arrest record. Out of the nearly 80,000 successfully submitted criminals into DACA, roughly 25,000 members were arrested on multiple occasions. Via The Daily Caller.
 
“As DACA continues to be the subject of both public discourse and ongoing litigation, USCIS remains committed to ensuring transparency and that the American people are informed about those receiving DACA,” USCIS Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli said.

“This agency is obligated to continue accepting DACA requests from illegal aliens as a direct result of the previous administration’s decision to circumvent the laws as passed by Congress. We hope this data provides a better sense of the reality of those granted the privilege of a temporary deferral of removal action and work authorization under DACA,” Cuccinelli continued.

Although the numbers of successfully approved DACA applicants who hold criminal records is alarmingly high, Immigration Services noted that some of the data may include arrests that “did not end in convictions,” or may include “cases were dropped or dismissed.” 
 
On November 12th, Supreme Court justices listened to arguments over whether the Trump administration has the ability to legally eliminate the DACA program. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was created through an executive order by former President Barack Obama. The Trump administration has previously pushed for the termination of the Obama era program, arguing the fact that Obama never had any “legal authority” to create a program such as DACA. As of now, lower courts continue to block the Trump administrations attempts to eliminate the program. Via The Daily Caller

Although President Trump wants to nix Obama’s executive order, he has provided his support to implement a DACA like program through Congress.
 
“Many of the people in DACA, no longer very young, are far from ‘angels.’ Some are very tough, hardened criminals. President Obama said he had no legal right to sign order, but would anyway. If Supreme Court remedies with overturn, a deal will be made with Dems for them to stay!” Said President Trump Via Twitter.


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