Doocy Presses KJP On Why Illegal Immigrants Committing ‘Serious Crimes’ Are Being Released On Bail

Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy pressed White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre about why illegal immigrants who have committed “serious crimes” are being released on bail.

In the run-up to the 2024 presidential election, where immigration will be the biggest issue for voters, criminal cases committed by illegal immigrants are coming to light. Illegal immigrants are continually being released into the United States by overwhelmed government agencies, leading to various murders, robberies, and sexual assaults.

“And why aren’t federal immigration laws tougher on border crossers who come here and are charged with serious crimes?” Doocy said at a Wednesday news conference after being arrested with guns and drugs. he asked, pointing to the crew member who was released on bail. “Does President Biden think such policies make the country safer?”

“So we want to be very careful. It’s an ongoing incident,” the spokesperson responded. “I don’t want to comment on ongoing cases, but anyone who is convicted of a crime – and we’ve been clear about that – anyone who is convicted of a crime is held accountable. We have been very clear about that, and anyone who poses a danger to the community should be detained before trial.”

“So, more generally, do you think some of the biggest cities in this country have liberal DAs that are too soft on crime?” Doocy asked.

“Look, I’ll tell you, I’m not here to speak to every state and city. That’s not for me to speak to,” she responded. “We’ve been very clear about this. Anyone who commits a crime and is found guilty must be held accountable. That’s what this president believes, and we certainly believe that. We greatly welcome the assistance and cooperation of local law enforcement agencies to apprehend and remove in this country those who pose a danger to our national security and public safety. They will be held accountable if they are found guilty. Should be. That’s ours, that’s our position on this issue.”

The most notable case revolves around the death of nursing student Laken Riley, 22, who allegedly died at the hands of Jose Antonio Ibarra, an illegal immigrant from Venezuela. Ybarra was previously arrested for illegally entering the United States in September 2022 before being released by Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Customs and Border Protection confirmed. He was later arrested in New York City on suspicion of causing injury to a child under 17, authorities said.

An undocumented Mexican immigrant named Brandon Ortiz Vito has been charged with the shooting death of Ruby Garcia, a 25-year-old woman from Grand Rapids, Michigan, authorities announced. according to To WWMT. In a separate case, a Venezuelan immigrant named Renzo Mendoza Montes, who lives in Virginia, has been charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl, the New York Post reported. (Related: ‘Biden’s Border Bloodshed’: Peter Doocy, John Kirby Spahr on Illegal Immigration Crimes, Tanker Trucks in Border Bill)

In late January, a group of young illegal immigrants allegedly beat up two New York City Police Department (NYPD) officers. Four of them were released without bail on February 1 and are believed to have fled to California after giving false names and boarding a bus belonging to a church-related nonprofit organization.

Border Patrol Chief Jason Owens warns that 140,000 “fugitives” at the border pose a “national security threat” to the United States, CBS News report March.

“These are big numbers, but what keeps me up at night is that there are 140,000 known absconders,” Owens was quoted as saying.

“Why would they risk their lives to cross where we can’t go?” Owens asked, according to CBS. “Why are they hiding? What do they have to hide? What are they bringing with them? What are their intentions? Where are they coming from? ? We simply don’t know the answers to those questions. To us, they represent a threat to our community.”



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