2007 January 09 Tuesday
Criminal Illegal Aliens Repeat Offenders

The US government fails to deport many illegal alien criminals and they commit many crimes after they should have been deported.

Illegal immigrants are being released from prison only to be arrested on new charges despite government efforts to deport them and keep them out of the country.

The findings are part of an audit by Justice Department Inspector General Glenn Fine that suggest authorities are still struggling to deport illegal immigrants who commit crimes, even though most state and local authorities are notifying immigration authorities of the imminent release of prisoners.

Fine's office analyzed the cases of 100 immigrants who had served time in prison and found 73 of them were re-arrested for committing a crime after being released.

On average, each immigrant was re-arrested six times, ranging from traffic violations to assault.

The article cites Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan Institute claiming that the US government lacks space for keeping illegal alien criminals detained while processing them for deportation. This is an example of how the $3 billion per week US burn rate in Iraq could be put to better use doing things that would increase our security.

George W. Bush and many in Congress want to grant a massive amnesty to illegal aliens. That'll drive up crime rates and raise social spending costs as well as increasing housing costs. Why do this to ourselves?

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2007 January 09 09:46 PM  Immigration Crime

John S Bolton said at January 10, 2007 1:03 AM:

The lack of this kind of immigration law enforcement, is a quite strong indication that offcials are motivated by a desire for freedom-for-aggression.
They would not have such coddling sympathy for illegals out of our prisons otherwise.
They identify with the aggressor, and betray the victims of aggression, while winning no points with the left for such gross dereliction.

stew said at January 12, 2007 8:36 AM:

Check out the human cost of illegal immigration to see how those house painter and landscapers are here to do the jobs Americans will not do (does that include muder, rape, and vehicular manslaughter?)


Tony said at January 12, 2007 2:19 PM:

These posts make sense to me, but how come the anti-immigration candidates did so poorly in the November elections?

(Vicente) Fox Hound said at January 12, 2007 3:10 PM:
These posts make sense to me, but how come the anti-immigration candidates did so poorly in the November elections?

The election was all about Iraq. Immigration restrictionists as a whole did better or didn't lose as bad as pro-immigrant, anti-American Republicans.

Randall Parker said at January 13, 2007 9:17 AM:


I did a post on Audacious Epigone blogger crush41 blogger's analysis of the relative reelection rates of members of Tom Tancredo's immigration restriction caucus versus non-members. Well, restrictionist Republicans did way better than Republican non-members.

Republicans lost for other reasons, Iraq most notably.

Your Image Here said at January 13, 2007 10:37 AM:

The election was primarily about ''iraq'' (spending, foley and general corruption were also important issues) but the insanity of ''iraq'' overshadows everything else. And ''iraq'' will haunt us all as thousands of ''iraqi refugees'' start coming to America. I shudder to even think about it...

ghjjk said at January 14, 2007 5:39 AM:

"These posts make sense to me, but how come the anti-immigration candidates did so poorly in the November elections?"

The GOP under Bush has spent the last 6 yrs doing anything they could think of to alienate the base and the electorate in general.

Under W the GOP has pushed:
Endorsed Affirmative Action
Open borders
Alien Amnesty
Race based parallel government in Hawaii
Pork barreled and earmarked like mad
Spent more money on welfare then Clinton
Passed the biggest new entitlment program in 2 generations
Bungled the WOT

And the party has made it clear it intends to further stick it to the base for sticking it to party for sticking it to the base.Having purged the Reaganite traditionalist wing of the party the liberal,big business,country club wing now blames the base for not being "loyal".

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