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How many convicted criminal aliens released by the Obama administration were later charged with murder-related crimes committed in the United States?

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A 2016 letter from the Obama administration to the U.S. Senate states that from October 2009 through July 21, 2015, "124 criminal aliens who had been released from ICE custody were subsequently charged with homicide-related crimes." Likewise, a U.S. Government Accountability Office study of non-citizens in U.S. prisons and jails during 2010 to 2016 found that they had been arrested or transferred for 33,300 homicides committed within the U.S. during 1964-2017. By focusing the public's attention on rare events and ignoring others that are far more common, the media, activists, and politicians sometimes create misleading impressions about their relative frequency.

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