Federal agents detain an illegal alien and suspected gang member in Dallas, Texas, in 2014 (Photo: ICE)

Federal agents detain an illegal alien and suspected gang member in Dallas, Texas, in 2014 (Photo: ICE)

At least 86,000 illegal aliens are roaming free and terrorizing America by committing 231,000 serious crimes across the nation in the last two-and-a-half years, and President Obama’s administration is hiding details about the crime spree from Congress and the rest of the country.

That’s according to Rep. Brian Babin, R-Texas, who told the Washington Free Beacon the administration is withholding detailed information about the explosion of crime.

“[I]f the public knew about this, there would be total outrage,” he told the paper.

Babin said Obama is doing nothing to deport illegal aliens once they are set free from U.S. prisons. The Obama administration freed 20,000 criminal aliens in 2015, including rapists, sex offenders and about 200 murderers. Those illegal-alien convicts were not deported.

In fact, rather than punishing or arresting illegal aliens who skip their court dates, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has merely scaled back issuing court appearances altogether.

Both deportations and criminal arrests are plummeting under Obama. According to Department of Homeland Security statistics, ICE deported 410,000 illegals in 2012 when it was awarded $2.8 billion in taxpayer funding. In that same year, Obama announced a significant policy shift in June before the 2012 election, issuing a directive halting deportation of children brought to the U.S. when they were under the age of 16 in his Deferred Action on Immigration. By 2015, ICE’s funding rocketed to $3.5 billion, but deportations were down to just 235,413.

Babin is spearheading legislation to increase deportation of illegal-alien criminals and halt travel visas and U.S. foreign aid to nations that refuse to take back their citizens, the Free Beacon reported.

As far as the Obama administration’s secrecy goes, Babin told the paper, “All I can think of is they don’t want the general public to know what’s going on. When you have 86,000 criminal aliens committing 231,000 crimes just over the last two-and-a-half years, I don’t think they want the public to know what’s going on.”

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He continued, “I think if the public knew about this, there would be total absolute outrage. I talk to some of these victims’ families. It’s just incredible to see what has happened and the fact these people served time for felonies, they’re released from prison, they’re illegally here, and then not being deported, so they go back to their life of crime.”

Babin told the Free Beacon he hasn’t “had any briefings by the administration” on the issue.

“My briefings are coming from the victims’ families or the victims themselves of these people who are being released and are criminal aliens here,” he said. “Some of these stories are absolutely tragic.”

Babin likened the crisis to that of the Obama administration’s plan to import Syrian refugees. As WND reported, the number of foreign refugees being brought into the U.S. by the Obama administration is on the upswing, going from 70,000 in fiscal 2015 to 85,000 in 2016 and 100,000 in 2017. The single largest religious affiliation of this group of immigrants is Muslim.

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“It’s kind of like our refugee situation,” Babin said. “It’s very, very difficult to get information about how these refugees are brought into our country and settled around into localities without the knowledge of the local citizens.”

And when Americans learn about Obama’s plans for the refugees to come to their cities, “they have really no authority to stop it or even slow it down. All you can think of is that the administration really is not too wild about the American citizens finding out about how these things operate.”

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The Senate Judiciary Committee estimates that at least 179,029 criminal illegal aliens are still roaming America’s streets, even though they’ve been ordered deported.

As WND reported, illegal immigration has exploded by 57 percent in the last two years, with at least 550,000 new illegals entering the U.S. in a trend that is set to continue growing.

And smugglers are sneaking illegal immigrants from Middle Eastern terrorism hotbeds, including an Afghan man who plotted an attack on North America, according to a report in the Washington Times.

“Those smuggled included Palestinians, Pakistanis and the Afghan man who Homeland Security officials said had family ties to the Taliban and was ‘involved in a plot to conduct an attack in the U.S. and/or Canada,” the Times reported.

Legal immigration is also on the rise, growing by 30 percent, from 1.6 million in 2012-2013 to 2 million in 2014-2015, according to a Center for Immigration Studies analysis of the date.

Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump, who became extraordinarily popular after pledging to build a “big, beautiful wall” along the U.S.-Mexico border, has also doubled down on calls to stem the tide of Muslim migration into America until the nation can vet new arrivals properly.

In May, MSNBC asked Trump: Do you still believe “Muslims should be banned from entering the country until we can figure out what’s going on?”

“I don’t care if it hurts me,” Trump said bluntly. “I’m doing the right thing when I do this. And whether it’s Muslims or whether it’s something else, I mean, I have to do the right thing. And that’s why I’ve been guided. And I’ve been guided by common sense, by what’s right.”

He cited the mass immigration flood to Europe from Muslim-dominated countries.

“Look at what’s happening,” Trump said. “It’s terrible what they have done to some of these countries. … They are destroying Europe. I’m not going to let that happen to the United States.”

He continued, “We have to be careful. We’re allowing thousands of people to come into our country, thousands and thousands of people being placed all over the country that, frankly, nobody knows who they are. They don’t have documentation in many cases, in most cases. We don’t know what we’re doing. Let’s see what happens. This could be a very serious problem for the future.”

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