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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 6:49 am, Sat Aug 11, 2012.

Remember Willie Horton? In 1986, Horton was a convicted felon serving life without parole. With his two accomplices, Horton stabbed a 17-year-old gas station attendant multiple times and stuffed his corpse into a trash can. But while incarcerated, Horton received a "weekend pass" as part of a furlough program overseen by then-Massachusetts Governor and future Democratic presidential candidate Michael Dukakis.

Horton never returned. Instead, he fled to Maryland where in 1987 he raped (twice) a local woman while he stabbed, pistol whipped and gagged her boyfriend before stealing their car. Eventually, law enforcement captured Horton and he was sentenced to two life terms plus 85 years.

The Horton incident soon became 1988 presidential campaign fodder for Republican challenger George H.W. Bush in his bid to defeat Dukakis. Although Dukakis didn't start the Massachusetts furlough program, he avidly supported it. Bush hammered away at Dukakis and rode the "soft on crime" issue all the way to the White House.

What then of President Barack Obama and his catch-and-release program that sets illegal immigrants free into society where according to a new report they commit murder and mayhem? Horton's vile crimes were the work of a single perpetrator. But a new Congressional Research Service (CRS) report (available online at house.judiciary.gov) reveals that the Obama administration's policy of releasing multiple criminal aliens has resulted in more crimes committed including murder, rape, child molestation and kidnapping.

Last year, the House Judiciary Committee's Immigration Sub-Committee subpoenaed DHS for a list of criminal aliens identified for removal by Secure Communities but who have never been detained or deported. Secure Communities cross-checks jailed individuals' existing records and fingerprints on DHS files for possible immigration violations. In the end, the CRS analyzed 276,412 records. CRS found that about 17 percent of illegal and criminal aliens were rearrested, for a total of 42,827 arrests and 57,763 alleged violations. The crime categories include 15 percent DUI, 11 percent drug violations and 7 percent major criminal offenses that are, in addition to those crimes listed above, assault, battery, domestic abuse, lynching, stalking and torture. In total, aliens committed 59 murders, attempted another 21 murders and instigated 521 sex crimes.

In its summary, CRS stated that Immigration and Customs Enforcement had identified 19 categories of aliens who are not — but should be — a priority for removal. Instead, the DHS has, with Obama's blessing, designated them for prosecutorial discretion or deferred action, two fancy terms for amnesty. Quoting from the report: "The Obama administration has used (prosecutorial discretion) recklessly and to the detriment of the American people." By "detriment of the American people," CRS means that because dangerous aliens are not deported, innocent citizens are unnecessarily at greater risk of becoming crime victims.

Obama has abandoned the American people that he was elected to serve and adopted a policy that allows thousands of illegal immigrants to be released into local communities. Instead of enforcing immigration law, Obama has ignored it and endangered the public. Americans elect presidents under the assumption that they will protect, not harm, the people.

Whether the CRS report will be a factor in the upcoming November election is unclear. Politicians, especially presidential candidates, are loathe to mention immigration even when a non-partisan analysis like the CRS study reveals information that shocks the most hardened reader.

Joe Guzzardi retired from the Lodi Unified School District in 2008. He lives in Pittsburgh. Contact him at guzzjoe@yahoo.com.

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  • Andrew Liebich posted at 4:10 pm on Tue, Aug 14, 2012.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    "Actually, Mr. Liebich, entering the US illegally is not considered a crime." "Look it up."

    [lol][lol][lol]...[sleeping] Wanna bet? lol

  • Joanne Bobin posted at 10:09 am on Tue, Aug 14, 2012.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Actually, Mr. Liebich, entering the US illegally is not considered a crime. Look it up.

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 7:31 am on Tue, Aug 14, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Clueless in Lodi stated...I'd bet if he was talking about crimes ignored by the State in Thailand like child prostitution, human trafficking, sex-slaves, and sex-tourism, you would be up-in-arms and talking about how kind and gentle the people of Thailand are, despite the shame and misery they endure from that victimization

    You lose the bet Ms Bobin...


  • Andrew Liebich posted at 8:20 pm on Mon, Aug 13, 2012.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    What specifically did you find not to be factual?

  • Andrew Liebich posted at 8:19 pm on Mon, Aug 13, 2012.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    Last year, President Obama issued a list for government officials to use when deciding whether to use “prosecutorial discretion” in deportation cases.

    In essence, under that new set of rules in this list criminals and “national security threats” were to be deported and virtually everyone else was to be allowed to stay. That's called amnesty Ms. Bobin.

    Essentially, illegal immigrants are going to get to stay in the United States if any of the following apply....

    -arrival in the U.S. as a young child

    -actively "pursuing an education"

    -serving or served in the U.S. military

    -spouse of someone in the U.S. military

    -18 years old or younger


    -pregnant or nursing

    -victim of a "serious crime"

    -serious disability or health problem

    -caring for a family member with a serious disability or health problem

    These categories are so broad that almost all illegal immigrants will be able to fit into at least one of them. Now we are not only going to have "anchor babies", we are also going to have "anchor pregnancies". Millions of women that want to come to this country will soon learn that all they have to do is to somehow get inside our borders and get pregnant and they will be golden. With millions upon millions of promiscuous American men running around, that should not be too hard to do.

    Janet Napolitano says that she wants to primarily focus on deporting those that have been convicted of a crime or that pose a "security risk".

    But isn't coming into this country illegally a crime?

  • Joanne Bobin posted at 7:22 pm on Mon, Aug 13, 2012.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Yes, Mr. Crowder, that is the truth.

    Unfortunately, Mr. Baumbach, people like you sleep while slanted information is printed in columns like Joe Guzzardi's.

    I'd bet if he was talking about crimes ignored by the State in Thailand like child prostitution, human trafficking, sex-slaves, and sex-tourism, you would be up-in-arms and talking about how kind and gentle the people of Thailand are, despite the shame and misery they endure from that victimization.

    The sooner you move there, the better. Let me know - I'll personally give you a going away party.

  • Andy Crowder posted at 4:25 pm on Mon, Aug 13, 2012.

    Andy Crowder Posts: 245

    Joe's not interested in facts, Joanne. He writes for a xenophobic audience that is not interested in facts either.

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 2:50 pm on Mon, Aug 13, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405


    When reading Ms Bobin's posts, one cannot help but zzzzzzzzzzzz[sleeping]

  • Joanne Bobin posted at 1:07 pm on Mon, Aug 13, 2012.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Wow, Joe Guzzardi must really be PO'd at Obama's support for young illegal aliens that he not only accused the president of failing to protect Americans, but by plagiarizing (i.e. mostly reworded EXACT pieces of the report and not identifying them as quotations), most of this column from the House Judiciary Committee's report, but actually referenced the material he plagiarized!

    Only one instance where he wrote: "In its summary, CRS stated..."

    Joe Guzzardi wrote: "Obama has abandoned the American people that he was elected to serve and adopted a policy that allows thousands of illegal immigrants to be released into local communities."

    I'm sure the use of "allows thousands of ILLEGAL immigrants" is an error and was COMPLETELY unintentional, since the CRS report was on "Illegal and criminal aliens ("criminal aliens," as defined in the CRS report, refers to "aliens who have gained LEGAL entry to the US, but who have commited crimes while here under LEGAL status).

    According to the report, 54% of the 159,000+ individuals "identfied to ICE through Secure Communities" were Legal Permanent Residents, while 22% were illegals (still a large number).

    If Joe Guzzardi wants to present an issue in his column, he should, at the very least, give the FACTS, not what he wishes were the facts. This very serious issue needs to be addressed in a straightforward manner, not an alarmist manner, as Joe Guzzardi is wont to do.

  • Joanne Bobin posted at 12:33 pm on Mon, Aug 13, 2012.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    So, you are saying that Bush had the same "catch and release" policy and Obama is just continuing it?

  • Brian Dockter posted at 1:34 pm on Sun, Aug 12, 2012.

    Brian Dockter Posts: 2830


    Obama is known to continue using so many of the Bush policies because they work.
    But these are just facts, and as the liberals say, these type of facts they won't report.

  • Alex Kennedy posted at 7:06 pm on Sat, Aug 11, 2012.

    Alex Posts: 215

    More illegals have been deported and less have crossed the border into America under Obama's watch than under any other modern president. But those are just facts, and as they say, facts tend to have a liberal bias.


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