A book released Tuesday making the case for the impeachment of Barack Obama documents the number of criminal illegal aliens released by the Obama administration is actually thousands more than what is publicly known, generating crime waves and creating a clear and present danger to the public.
Earlier this year, it was widely reported U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, a section of the Department of Homeland Security, freed from prison 622 criminal immigrants, including 32 with multiple felony convictions.
The Obama administration initially blamed the controversial move on the budget sequester cuts.
However, the releases are just the tip of the iceberg, documents the new book, “Impeachable Offenses: The Case to Remove Barack Obama from Office.”
New York Times bestselling authors Aaron Klein and Brenda J. Elliott cite ICE documents that state more than 8,000 criminal illegal aliens were released between fiscal years 2009 and May 2011 alone.
A full chapter in the book documents other ways Obama circumvented Congress to enact immigration reform, possibly violating the U.S. Constitution and committing potentially impeachable acts.
ICE statistics cited in “Impeachable Offenses” show the agency released 3,847 convicted criminal aliens in 2009, 3,882 in 2010 and 1,012 through part of 2011.
A 2011 audit by the DHS Inspector General further found 809 recidivist Level 1 illegal immigrant criminals eligible for deportation were released from California and Texas jails in 2009.
ICE defines Level 1 as the “most egregious criminal aliens, who pose a significant public safety risk.”
Offenses include homicide, kidnapping, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, threats, extortion, sex offenses, cruelty toward family, resisting an officer, illegal weapon possession, hit and run, and drug offenses accompanied by sentences of more than a year.
Why were the criminal illegals released? The audit blamed the actions on “agent ‘staffing challenges,’” such as vacancies and “increasing workload levels.”
In most cases, the criminal illegals were automatically released after ICE failed to file the required “detainer” paperwork within 48 hours of the apprehension. The notice declares ICE’s intent to begin removal proceedings against the criminal illegal.
The government previously quietly conceded released criminal illegals are responsible for new crime waves, report Klein and Elliott in the book.
An August 2012 Congressional Research Service report stated the “decision not to deport some arrested illegal immigrants enabled a crime wave.”
While no specific victims were publicly identified, the CRS reported illegal immigrants released from custody between 2008 and mid-2011 were “charged with 16,226 subsequent crimes, including 19 murders, 142 sex crimes and thousands of drunk-driving offenses, drug-crimes and felonies.”
“Impeachable Offenses” further documents ICE catch-and-release efforts in which large numbers of illegals, including criminals, are rounded up but only a tiny number are charged with crimes.
At the end of September 2011, for example, ICE arrested 2,900 illegal immigrants with criminal records coming from all 50 states and four territories.
All had at least one criminal conviction, and “at least 1,282 had been convicted of multiple charges, and more than 1,600 had felony convictions including manslaughter, attempted murder, kidnapping, armed robbery, drug trafficking, child abuse, sexual crimes against minors, and aggravated assault.”
More than 25 percent of those caught were immigration fugitives. Another 386 had re-entered the U.S. illegally after being removed “multiple times.”
However, only 146 of those arrested during the 2011 sweeps were turned over for prosecution.
Of the total arrested, 42 were identified as gang members.
Book fuels national debate
MSNBC reported Klein and Elliott’s “Impeachable Offenses” is fueling the national conversation to impeach Obama.
The book lays out the blueprint for impeaching Obama, alleging high crimes, misdemeanors, bribery and other offenses committed against the U.S. Constitution and the limitations on the executive office.
MSNBC.com reported: “The national conversation to impeach the president has been fueled in part by an upcoming book ‘Impeachable Offenses: The Case for Removing Barack Obama from Office’ that’s set to be released by WND Books next week.”
Continued the news network: “The authors of that book lay out a number of criticisms of the president, including his handling of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and his failure to ‘preserve, protect, and defend’ the Constitution.
“That includes the argument that the president’s health reform law is unconstitutional, even though the Supreme Court ruled more than a year ago that it is constitutional.”
Politico reported “Impeachable Offenses” will be hand-delivered to members of Congress when they return from recess Sept 9.
Last week, BuzzFeed.com reported Klein and Elliott’s new book “ushers in the Obama Impeachment movement.”
“Impeachable Offenses” has already gone into its third printing, Klein said, “due to unexpected demand from bookstores.”
“Clearly a large segment of the population is concerned Obama has overstepped his executive authority and has used his office to circumvent Congress to change, ignore, or at times perhaps invent de facto law,” he added.
WND Books CEO Joseph Farah told Buzzfeed, “We knew this was going to be a popular book. What we didn’t realize is that retailers would recognize it in advance and place large orders before the public weighed in.”
Cronyism, corruption, cover-ups
Already, the Daily Mail of London has called the “Impeachable Offenses” “explosive,” reporting the book contains a “systematic connect-the-dots exercise that the president’s defenders will find troublesome.”
“Consider this work to be the articles of impeachment against Barack Obama,” stated Klein.
“Every American, whether conservative or liberal, Democrat, Republican or independent, should be concerned about the nearly limitless seizure of power, the abuses of authority, the cronyism, corruption, lies and cover-ups documented in this news-making book,” Klein said.
The authors stress the book is not a collection of generalized gripes concerning Obama and his administration. Rather, it is a well-documented indictment based on major alleged violations.
Among the offenses enumerated in the book:
- Obamacare not only is unconstitutional but illegally bypasses Congress, infringes on states’ rights and marking an unprecedented and unauthorized expansion of IRS power.
- Sidestepping Congress, Obama already has granted largely unreported de facto amnesty to millions of illegal aliens using illicit interagency directives and executive orders.
- The Obama administration recklessly endangered the public by releasing from prison criminal illegal aliens at a rate far beyond what is publicly known.
- The president’s personal role in the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi attack, with new evidence regarding what was transpiring at the U.S. mission prior to the assault – arguably impeachable activities in and of themselves.
- Illicit edicts on gun control in addition to the deadly “Fast and Furious” gun-running operation intended, the book shows, to collect fraudulent gun data.
- From “fusion centers” to data mining to drones to alarming Department of Homeland Security power grabs, how U.S. citizens are fast arriving at the stage of living under a virtual surveillance regime.
- New evidence of rank corruption, cronyism and impeachable offenses related to Obama’s first-term “green” funding adventures.
- The illegality of leading a U.S.-NATO military campaign without congressional approval.
- Obama has weakened America both domestically and abroad by emboldening enemies, tacitly supporting a Muslim Brotherhood revolution, spurning allies and minimizing the threat of Islamic fundamentalism. The White House is hitting back, calling the book’s impeachment effort “foolhardy.”
“If the Republicans in the House want to try something that foolhardy, it will probably be run by the same group of lawmakers who have voted more than 40 times to repeal the Affordable Care Act,” an unnamed administration official told the Daily Mail.
“Like most of the partisan actions coming out of the House, the Senate would never stoop to dignify it,” the official added.
Klein and Elliott acknowledge that impeachment of a sitting president “is certainly a matter of the utmost gravity, and not a charge to be undertaken for what our Founding Fathers would have called mere ‘factional’ advantage.”
“We will show how Obama has not hesitated to go beyond democratic, legal and constitutional means to advance his radical agenda,” they write.