(by Alana Cook, WND) – House Republicans today grilled Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson for answers about why President Obama signed off last year on “the worst prison break in U.S. history,” which released 36,000 criminal immigrants into U.S. neighborhoods, including many violent offenders
Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, asked Johnson today in a House Judiciary hearing if “someone” – namely Obama – should be charged with crimes against humanity for intentionally releasing violent offenders to roam free and unfettered.
“By the administration’s own admission, 90 percent of those who were voluntarily released had committed thousands of crimes, such as murder, sexual assault, kidnapping, drug trafficking and hit-and-run. Should someone be charged with crimes against humanity?” Smith asked Johnson.
Smith then gave a rundown of the “ways the president has ignored or undermined current immigration laws.”
The Secure Fence Act of 2006, the congressman noted, requires the Department of Homeland Security to prevent all unlawful entries into the U.S., yet the Government Accountability Office, or GAO, reported in 2011 that only 6.5 percent of the Southwest border is under full control.”
“The DHS’ widespread abuse of prosecutorial discretion ignores the statutory requirement to apprehend and remove illegal immigrants,’ he said.