A new report released by the Gold Standard of Research group, PEW, has shown that of the over 165,000 Federal arrests in 2014, 50% were for Immigration-related offences. And more shockingly, that over 60% of all arrests were of non-US citizens.
This situation is negatively affecting every aspect of American life. When budgets for law enforcement are put together, they shouldn’t be having to deal with more tan 50% being non-US citizens. If we can’t control out borders, this figure is likely to rise. And while many of the crimes may have been actual immigration offences such as illegal entry, law enforcement is not an unlimited resource. Spending time on illegals that should be better spent doing basic protections for US citizens, means that people legally in the US are unsafer.
A reported in the Daily Caller:
A Pew Research Center analysis of data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics shows that 50 percent of the 165,265 total arrests made by the federal government in 2014 were for immigration-related offenses.
In 2014, 61 percent of all federal arrests were of non-U.S. citizens, up from 43 percent in 2004. The share of arrests of U.S. citizens, on the other hand, fell to 39 percent from 57 percent a decade ago.
A disproportionate amount of arrests took place in areas near the southern border. Just five federal judicial districts bordering Mexico–one each in Arizona, California, and New Mexico, plus two in Texas–accounted for 61 percent of all federal arrests , regardless of crime category. Those districts produced 40 percent of federal arrests in 2004.