Those opposed to President Donald Trump and the wave of people who support him are always quick to point out that illegals are a boon to the U.S., not a burden. New data published in Town Hall puts a quick end to that opinion, however. They write that “new Department of Justice report released Thursday reveals 20 percent of federally incarcerated individuals in the United States are illegal aliens.”
This comes at a cost to taxpayers of $1.5 million each day! Not only did these individuals not bother to lift a pen and apply to enter the United States, but they have also been found to have committed “serious and violent” crimes in a great number of instances. That is one in five prisoners.
The reports show that a “total of 57,820 known or suspected aliens were in DOJ custody at the end of FY 2018 Q1, including 38,132 persons in BOP custody and 19,688 in USMS custody.” Of that total, “42,284 people had been confirmed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to be” non-citizens.
A staggering 93 percent were not legally in the U.S. (39,413) and roughly “16,233 aliens in USMS custody required housing in state, local, and private facilities, which cost $1,458,372.72 a day.”
The left seems to love illegal migration so much that they, as taxpayers too, don’t mind forking over copious amounts of money to house criminals who are not even native to the United States. This money could be used to feed the poor, house the needy, or fund leftist causes, but instead, it goes to illegals who harm innocents.
A list of the crims include:
“More than 663,000 criminal offenses;
7,156 sexual assaults;
9,938 weapons charges;
79,900 drug charges;
Attorney General Jeff Sessions was quick to show why Mr. Trump chose him (with some reservations) for his job when he said truthfully, “The illegal immigrant crime rate in this country should be zero. Every crime committed by an illegal alien is, by definition, a crime that should have been prevented. It is outrageous that tens of thousands of Americans are dying every year because of the drugs and violence brought over our borders illegally and that taxpayers have been forced, year after year, to pay millions of dollars to incarcerate tens of thousands of illegal aliens.”
The A.G. also said, “That is another reason why the Department of Justice under President Trump’s leadership has instituted a zero-tolerance policy for illegal entry on our Southwest border. Today’s report is yet another reminder that we must continue this policy and help fulfill President Trump’s goals of restoring lawfulness to our immigration system and ensure that immigration serves the good of this country.”
When the president first took office, numbers of illegal border crossings came down. Then, once so-called “sanctuary cities” began to brag about their status, the number of illegal crossing has “skyrocketed.” If they were coming to work, why would they not apply legally? The answer is that they are likely coming with ill-intent.
“Bad actors know well our legal loopholes which act as a magnet for illegal immigration,” observed Kirstjen Nielsen, the Department of Homeland Secretary. “As DHS continues to carry out President Trump’s immigration priorities to keep America safe, Congress must urgently act to close dangerous loopholes that attract criminal aliens and also inhibit our ability to remove them.”
So, the next time that an unhinged Democrat starts ranting about allowing everyone to just stroll right into the U.S.A., remind them about how much this is costing. Each dime of taxpayer money used to imprison an illegal is one dime not being used to fund some liberal cause.
Perhaps, if nothing else, that will awaken a few of them.
—Apprehensions & Inadmissibles—
•Jan '17: 42,463
•Jan '18: 35,817 (-16%)
•Feb '17: 23,555
•Feb '18: 36,682 (+56%)
•Mar '17: 16,588
•Mar '18: 50,296 (+203%)
•Apr '17: 15,766
•Apr '18: 50,924 (+223%)
•May '17: 19,940
•May '18: 51,912 (+160%) https://t.co/FefSjQwDUG
— Fox News Research (@FoxNewsResearch) June 7, 2018