As if President Obama’s efforts to stop deporting non-felon illegal immigrants were not misguided enough, new numbers from the Center for Immigration Studies show that his administration won’t even deport the really dangerous ones. A new report shows that in 2015, Obama’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency released 19,723 illegal immigrants with a total of 64,197 convictions back into American society. Among these crimes were all manner of violent felonies, including more than 200 murder convictions.

“These are people that were here illegally, got caught committing a crime, were convicted of that crime and instead of deporting them, they were just released back out in the United States of America,” said House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz on Thursday.

Brandishing the statistics at ICE Director Sarah Saldana, Chaffetz accused her agency of acting against the American people.

“There is a whole list of categories there that are a harm to public safety, including those that commit homicide, that you went ahead and released anyway,” he said. “And so that law is crystal clear. You are making these discretionary choices and released these people out in the public and they are committing more crimes.”

Saldana responded in the only way a liberal bureaucrat can respond – by sidestepping the problem. “I can’t tell you how disheartening it is to hear a very important issue being bandied about as a political football,” she said. “I would ask we focus on solutions rather than political banter.”

Well, the “solutions” involve a new president who isn’t actively trying to erase our sovereign borders, and a Republican legislature that isn’t afraid to advance a truly conservative agenda. But since we’re in the here and now, it’s only fair that we point out the lawlessness being promoted by this administration.

Oh, but there’s nothing anyone can do, don’t you know? Just listen to Democrat Carolyn Maloney. She related the case of Jean Jacques, a murderer who was supposed to be deported back to Haiti in 2015. But we couldn’t do it because Haiti refused to take Jacques back.

“This is such an injustice,” Maloney said. “that they will not abide by their treaty. They won’t take their felon back.”

Seriously? This is a United States congresswoman throwing up her hands. What more can we do if the global superpower known as Haiti won’t cooperate?

If we’re in such a position that we are powerless to return illegal immigrants to the third world, then Barack Obama has weakened this country even more than his critics believe.

But of course, it’s nonsense. We could put all of our prisoners in Haiti and there’s nothing anyone could do about it. But Obama and the Democrats are going to keep selling us this fantasy where we have no choice but to accept illegal immigrants. Hey, it sucks, but whatcha gonna do?

I dunno. But something would be a nice change of pace.