DHS: DACA program protected 60k aliens with arrest records

A new report from Fox News outlined how 60,000 alien criminals were protected by Obama’s DACA program.

Fox News:

Nearly 60,000 immigrants with arrest records — including 10 accused of murder — have been allowed to stay in the United States under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) revealed Monday.

According to DHS, 59,786 DACA recipients have been arrested while in the U.S. — approximately 7.8 percent of all who have been approved to remain in this country under the program since it was created in 2012. Of those, 53,792 were arrested before their most recent request for a so-called “grant of deferred action” was approved. Another 7,814 were arrested after their request was approved.

The DHS statistics do not indicate how many of the arrested immigrants were convicted of crimes, nor do they indicate whether charges were reduced or dropped. They also do not indicate how many arrested DACA recipients were deported as the result of a conviction.

Here is the breakdown by crime

4,500 assault or battery

830 Sex Crimes(including rape and indecent exposure)

95 kidnapping, human trafficking or false imprisonment

10 Murder

Here are the rest

Approximately 38.9 percent of the DACA recipients with a “prior” arrest were accused of so-called “driving-related” offenses, excluding driving under the influence. Another 22.1 percent were accused of “immigration-related” crimes, while 12.3 percent were accused of theft and larceny. More than 4,600 DACA recipients have been accused of “drug-related” crimes, again excluding driving under the influence.

DHS Spokesperson further touched on this

“You could be arrested a whole lot of times and still get DACA,” Cissna told “Fox & Friends” on Monday. “The data we’re putting out is only arrests, so presumably those people who had murder arrests, rape arrests — that type of seriousness — either got acquitted, charges were dropped or they plead something down, I would hope . . . there are a lot of crimes on the list we published that are misdemeanors – and they could’ve been convicted and still could’ve gotten DACA if they only had two of those misdemeanors.”

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