So why? Was this some mass pardon which only applied to people of one specific demographic, outside of the rule of law, and contrary to everything that the word "law" means in any practical sense?
Well, for lack of a better explanation... yup. This president, and his administration, has "knowingly" released these offenders into the populace, undoubtedly emboldened by Americans' apparent lack of concern for anything he does which bastardizes the concept of his limited role as our federal representative.
So why not shoot the moon? America doesn't care.
I could run through the litany of grievances -- his circumvention of constitutional protocol, targeting political enemies in an election year, spying on your phone calls, groping your nether-regions at the airport and all that, but in the immortal words of our potential next president -- what difference, at this point, does it make?
Well, this matters more than your rising premium costs for your family's healthcare that you're taking on the chin. Criminals are being released onto the streets for no other purpose than to advance a political agenda. The IRS may not have targeted you for your contrary and subversive opinions which threaten this administration, but I can assure you, the criminals released in this little political ploy have no such discriminating tastes. You will be driving on those same streets, and your daughters will encounter them if luck has it that they are so unfortunate.
It can't be described any more succinctly than this, uttered by Texas Republican Lamar Smith: "This could be considered the worst prison break in American history, except it was sanctioned by our president and perpetrated by our own immigration officials."
Okay, it could have been more succinctly described, because everything after the "except" is utterly irrelevant. It is a jail-break which uniquely benefited illegal aliens who broke the law not only to enter this country, but broke laws which should have kept them incarcerated and off the streets.
If this administration cannot fulfill that simplest of tasks which benefits all Americans, what confidence can we have in it, however noble some idiots naively assume to be its purpose?
Consider the words of Jessica Vaughn, Policy Studies director at the Center for Immigration Studies, who says:
We keep hearing from the administration that they are focused like a laser against the worst of the worst, convicted criminals, as their top priority. On the other hand, they are releasing, at a rate of about 100 per day, aliens from their custody with criminal convictions, and many of them are serious convictions.
Her comment seems as if she were surprised. Or if she imagined people might care.