[Ed. – Be clear here. This is not ambiguous. Homeland Security is telling the State Department we don’t want these people because they’re dangerous, and State is letting them in, or ensuring that they stay, anyway. Emphasis added.]
The State Department is thwarting efforts to deport immigrants to China, Guinea, Liberia and other countries that are reluctant to take back their own citizens convicted of crimes — forcing immigration agents to release often-violent criminals back onto the streets, U.S. government documents show.
Homeland Security’s deportation agency has filed several petitions asking the State Department to take steps to punish recalcitrant countries, including the ultimate punishment of denying visas to visitors from those countries. But the [State] department has failed to follow through on the plain language in federal law, saying it doesn’t want to anger foreign governments by withholding the visas.
In the meantime, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is forced to release the immigrants, many of whom go on to commit further serious crimes. The recidivism rate is 30 percent or higher for criminal aliens released from detention.