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Vitter: Obama Administration releases illegal immigrant criminals in Louisiana

Vitter: Obama Administration releases illegal immigrant criminals in Louisiana

(Washington, D.C.) -- U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) today spoke out against the decision by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to release illegal immigrants convicted of “homicide-related” offenses that had been awaiting deportation proceedings.

ICE responded to a request from Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) disclosing that it released 169 convicted illegals from over 130 zip codes in 2013. At least two of the zip codes mentioned are from Louisiana: Kenner and Baton Rouge, released through the South Louisiana Detention Center.

“This information proves that some of our deepest fears about the Obama administration’s amnesty policies are, in fact, true,” Vitter said. “It’s absolutely vital that the administration stops granting amnesty and starts enforcing our immigration laws – and it needs to happen before any more of these criminals are released into Louisiana.”

Vitter joined a group of Senators in March to push for an amendment that would have required the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide Congress with information about the illegal immigrants who are being released.

Vitter has also pushed for information from DHS about how many unaccompanied alien children have been relocated to Louisiana. He has not received an official response from the administration.