A Review of the Department of Homeland Security’s Policies and Procedures for the Apprehension, Detention, and Release of Non-Citizens Unlawfully Present in the United States-Part II

Full House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Hearing Date: March 19, 2015 9:00 am 2154 Rayburn House Office Build

The Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing titled “A Review of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Policies and Procedures for the Apprehension, Detention, and Release of Non-Citizens Unlawfully Present in the United States (Part II).”

The Committee will continue a discussion that began on February 25, 2015, during a joint subcommittee hearing where compelling testimony was given from two family members of from crimes committed by illegal immigrants.

BACKGROUND:

  • According to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), 36,007 criminal non-citizens unlawfully present in the United Stated were released in FY 2013. Over 5,000 of those individuals went on to commit subsequent crimes. A thousand of those individuals have already been reconvicted.
  • During his Nov. 20, 2014 national address, President Obama stated, “If you’re a criminal, you’ll be deported… we’ll prioritize just like law enforcement does every day.”
  • On November 20, 2014, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson issued a memorandum that contained new policies for the apprehension, detention, and removal of undocumented immigrants.
  • ICE Director Sarah Saldana will testify before the House Oversight Committee for the first time since being confirmed by the Senate last year.

Witnesses and testimonies

Name Title Organization Panel Document
Sarah R. Saldaña Director U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Document

Related Documents

Name Document
Chairman Chaffetz Opening Statment Document