Over 500,000 people overstayed their visa in 2015, and hundreds of work visas were given to known criminals, according to the “low-immigration” Center for Immigration Studies (CIS).
Jessica Vaughn, who serves as the Director of Policy Studies at the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), claimed that the Obama administration handed out hundreds of work visas to gang members and criminals during a House Judiciary Subcommittee hearing on immigration enforcement on Tuesday.
“President Obama’s policies left immigration enforcement in a state of collapse,” Vaughn declared in her opening statement. “The Obama administration claimed that they acheieved record levels of deportations, but in fact, the total number of deportations by all enforcement agencies … has plummeted.”
Vaughn argued that the actual number of deportations under the Obama administration were half the number of those conducted by the Bush and Clinton administrations.
“The Obama administration inflated ICE’s numbers by counting cases of people arrested by the Border Patrol that had never been counted before,” Vaughn continued.
Vaughn declared that the Obama administration simply operated, “a massive catch-and-release program.”
“The smarter more effective enforcement in the interior included releasing more than 86,000 convicted criminal aliens in three years. More than a hundred of these individuals were arrested for homicide after their release,” Vaughn goes on to claim to the committee about the Obama administration immigration policy.
Vaughn goes on to say that despite the Obama administration claim that they rigorously vetted visa applicants, more than 500,000 people overstayed their visa in 2015.
“The vetting for work permits was no better. Hundreds have been issued to gang members and other criminals,” Vaughn goes on to tell the committee.
Vaughn then tells the committee how the Obama administration’s lack of enforcement of immigration law has jeopardized America’s national security.
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