2009 May 19 Tuesday
Criminal Immigrant Deportation To Rise Order Of Magnitude

That the number of illegal immigrants sitting in jails and getting arrested every year totals up to 1.4 million says a lot about the weakness of law enforcement against illegal immigrants. But even the Obama Administration has to concede that criminals from abroad should get deported.

Based on the pilot program, the agency estimates that if fingerprints from all 14 million bookings in local jails each year were screened, about 1.4 million "criminal aliens" would be found, Venturella said. That would be about 10 times the 117,000 criminal illegal immigrants ICE deported last year. There are more than 3,100 local jails nationwide, compared with about 1,200 federal and state prisons.

This move builds upon the Bush Administration's efforts to identify more deportation candidates in prisons.

From the FBI Featured Fugitives page click thru to the Wanted Murderers and note the pattern with the surnames. Surely if immigrant criminal deportation had been stepped up years ago we'd have a lot fewer murdered Americans and safer neighborhoods. Patterns in crime rates show how our immigration policy is damages the nation.

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2009 May 19 11:32 PM  Immigration Crime

Shrewsbury said at May 20, 2009 10:37 PM:

I assume this is just a dog-and-pony show to make amnesty for the illegals who aren't yet felons seem justifiable. Any beneficial effect is difficult to perceive, since unless the border is closed, it does no good to deport Mexican felons because they just come back. Thus "deporting" them is hardly to be distinguished from "setting them free."

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