89°

Topics

U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary
Homeland Security chief to review release of immigrants convicted of crimes
Homeland Security chief to review release of immigrants convicted of crimes

Under pressure from lawmakers, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday he was reviewing the release from jail of thousands of immigrants in the country illegally who were convicted of crimes and faced deportation. The Department of Homeland Security last year released 36,007 such immigrants who had been convicted of crimes, according to federal data. Among those, 193 had homicide convictions and 426 had sexual assault convictions. Nearly all of those released still face deportation and are required to check in with authorities as a condition of their release. Johnson told members of the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday that he asked for a "deeper...

Loading