Bernie Sanders Promises To Stop Deportations for Thousands of Convicted Murderers, Sex Offenders

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Senator Bernie Sanders has pitched a new plan to stop deportations for all illegal aliens in federal custody. This plan includes convicted murderers, sex offenders, sexual predators, and drunk drivers.

The national immigration plan that was released this week vows to halt deportation of all illegal aliens currently in deportation proceedings.

Sanders, who at one point liked the ideas of strict borders and endorsed detention centers, has flipped on his own ideology. He is now promising to protect illegal immigrants, regardless of their criminal history.

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In any given year, more than 6,600 convicted murderers and sex offenders are arrested by ICE and placed into deportation proceedings. Under Sanders’ plan, those criminal illegal aliens would have their deportations halted, allowing them to remain in the United States for an extended period of time.

In December 2018, there were more than 6,100 “Level 1” convicted criminals in ICE custody. These are the most violent, career criminal-types. Sanders’ plan would ensure that none are deported.

At the same time that ICE would be banned from deporting even the most violent convicted criminal illegal aliens under Sanders’ plan, new arrests by ICE agents would pile up and potentially cause a shortage of detention space for the agency.

One particular case, for example, involves 59-year-old Amir Abdelghani — a convicted terrorist — who was deported this year by ICE. Sanders’ plan, though, would have halted his deportation.