Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner’s office provided free legal consultations to illegal aliens charged with violent felonies in 2023, documents reveal.

The taxpayer-funded consultations aimed to help migrants charged with serious crimes—including rape, robbery, strangulation, aggravated assault, and vehicular homicide—avoid convictions that could lead to deportation, according to documents obtained by the Immigration Reform Law Institute.

In 2018, Krasner created the position of immigration counsel to provide consultations for illegal aliens. Critics argue this contradicts the role of a district attorney, as noted by Dale Wilcox of the Immigration Reform Law Institute.

Krasner, supported by left-wing billionaire George Soros, has a progressive approach to criminal justice, emphasizing reduced mass incarceration and shielding illegal aliens from deportation.

The immigration counsel’s role focuses on achieving “immigration-neutral” outcomes, often by working with prosecutors to lower charges against non-citizens. This practice aims to prevent “immigration consequences” like deportation for defendants, as explained by Immigration Counsel Caleb Arnold.

Initially, Krasner’s office claimed the immigration counsel would not assist foreign nationals accused of high-level offenses. However, the 2023 case list shows the office helped potentially dangerous noncitizens avoid deportation, including those charged with serious crimes.

A records request revealed the immigration counsel handled cases involving DUI, aggravated assault, domestic violence, drug possession with intent to distribute, firearm offenses, rape, indecent assault, sexual assault on a child, robbery, burglary, and vehicular homicide.

The Daily Caller News Foundation confirmed the breakdown of these charges. It remains unclear if those charged with severe crimes had their charges reduced or faced arrest by federal immigration authorities.

The Immigration Reform Law Institute’s investigative report criticizes Krasner’s policies for providing special privileges to foreign nationals not available to U.S. citizens. Matt O’Brien of the institute condemned the DA’s office for pursuing such policies at the city’s expense.