Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today issued the following statement on news that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had released three dangerous illegal aliens into Pinal County, Arizona.
“Despite the repeated attacks on American citizens by illegal aliens released from our jails, DHS refuses to stop freeing violent criminals who are in our country illegally. Just yesterday, we learned of three more individuals set free on law-abiding Arizonans by the Department of Homeland Security. Their crimes included the beating to death of a seven-week-old baby and the stabbing, beating, and immolation of a police informant.
“Our Department of Homeland Security needs to focus more on securing our homeland, not on cornering the market as a transportation option for illegal aliens in the United States. Americans need protection from violent criminals and an explanation for why DHS has been so miserably failing at their primary task. How many more Americans must be murdered by illegal alien criminals before this administration begins taking the safety of Americans seriously?”
A copy of the letter Rep. Salmon sent to DHS Secretary Johnson on yesterday’s news is available here.