Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio has slammed the Department of Homeland Security after a report revealed that federal agents last year released 68,000 immigrants with criminal records.

“You know, two weeks ago I had a press conference regarding this situation. I had the real facts because I analyzed the 1,300 inmates in our jails presently and out of 1,300, over 31 percent have come back multiple times,” he told Newsmax TV’s John Bachman and J.D. Hayworth on “America’s Forum” Tuesday.

“Over and over they come back on serious crimes, so evidently the Homeland Security and ICE are letting them out the back door, or they’re deporting them, and they keep coming back, so there’s a problem.”