August 21, 2015

Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.) has sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security demanding that they stop releasing criminal illegal aliens onto the streets, enabling them to commit more crimes. The response from Rep. Salmon comes after learning that the administration had released three violent criminal illegal aliens into Pinal County just south of Phoenix.

"Despite the repeated attacks on American citizens by illegal aliens released from our jails, DHS refuses to stop freeing violent criminals who are in our country illegally," Rep. Salmon said in a statement. "Just yesterday, we learned of three more individuals set free on law-abiding Arizonans by the Department of Homeland Security. Their crimes included the beating to death of a seven-week-old baby and the stabbing, beating, and immolation of a police informant.

"Our Department of Homeland Security needs to focus more on securing our homeland, not on cornering the market as a transportation option for illegal aliens in the United States. Americans need protection from violent criminals and an explanation for why DHS has been so miserably failing at their primary task. How many more Americans must be murdered by illegal alien criminals before this administration begins taking the safety of Americans seriously?"

Rep. Salmon's letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson demands answers to several questions, including how the release of the three criminal illegal aliens makes the community safer.

"So, I ask: How is the release of these three criminals, including one who beat, stabbed, and set a living man on fire, making our families, our children, and our communities safer? Why has ICE chosen to release these three specific individuals? Does this Administration intend to release more of these criminal illegal aliens? How many criminal illegal aliens have been released in Arizona over the last year? What criteria are being used to determine which individuals with violent criminal histories ought to be released into our communities instead of being expeditiously deported?"

You can read Rep. Salmon's full letter on his website.

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