2009 October 28 Wednesday
US Govt Not Deporting Half Of Illegal Alien Criminals

A new study from the Center for Immigration Studies highlights the effectiveness of a federal policy to allow local law enforcement officials to do immigration law enforcement. Section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) of 1995 enables police to detain illegal aliens. But a shortage of federal resources allows many criminals to escape deportation.

  • 287(g) provides a significant boost to ICE’s ability to identify and remove aliens who have committed crimes. In 2008, the number of 287(g) arrests (45,368) was equal to one-fifth of all criminal aliens identified by ICE in prisons and jails nationwide (221,085).

  • 287(g) is cost-effective and much less expensive than other criminal alien identification programs such as Secure Communities and Fugitive Operations. For example, in 2008 ICE spent $219 million to remove 34,000 fugitive aliens (who are mostly criminals). In 2008, ICE was given $40 million for 287(g), which produced more than 45,000 arrests of aliens who were involved in state and local crimes.

  • The biggest obstacle to improving and expanding 287(g) is the lack of funding for bed space to detain illegal aliens who have committed crimes who are discovered by local agencies. Currently ICE is removing fewer than half of the criminal aliens identified under 287(g).

Deportation of illegal aliens who commit crimes (aside from entering and staying illegally) is great for citizens because the criminals are, well, criminals. They prey on non-criminals. When police are able to identify criminals as illegal aliens the US government should make the necessary effort to deport every last one of them. That the US government can't even get it together enough to deport all the criminal aliens is pathetic.

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2009 October 28 12:11 AM  Immigration Crime

drooling_retard said at October 28, 2009 3:03 AM:


Black Death said at October 28, 2009 6:31 AM:

A few months ago, one of my friends was driving along our beautiful highways. The weather was clear, sunny and warm. He glanced into his mirror and saw two other vehicles - a police cruiser and an old junker. Without warning, the junker slammed into the rear end of his car. When my friend, fortunately unharmed, emerged from his wrecked vehicle, he noticed that the cop already had the other driver handcuffed and spread-eagled. Turned out, this unfortunate, only-seeking-a-better-life individual, was so drunk he could barely stand - at 10 AM! He was well known to the local constabulary because he had been convicted of FOUR previous DUI's and had done a stretch of time for the last one. He was, of course, in this country illegally and spoke almost no English. He had no license, no insurance and was driving a friend's jalopy. The cop told my friend that his department notified the Feds of every illegal alien they arrested but that seldom was anything done about it unless the crime was "really serious" (I guess DUI X 4 doesn't count).

James Bowery said at October 28, 2009 8:05 AM:

Defense of territory is the first responsibility of a sovereign. In the absence of this sovereignty, the people would have been far more successful at defending the national territory it claims to be defending.

The Federal government passed the threshold for lawful rebellion long ago.

Mthson said at October 28, 2009 3:44 PM:

James, it seems like advocating something more realistic, like increased states rights, would be more productive than advocating a complete overthrow. Advocating something that has no chance of occurring decreases our authority.

Re Drooling Retard: Haha, it's gems like that that will make me not miss the far-left after their non-existent fertility rate exits them from human history.

James Bowery said at October 30, 2009 2:24 PM:

Increased states rights is, in the present circumstances, lawful rebellion.

There is no way states rights advocates will be allowed to escape the slavery smear by those feeding off us.

ronb said at April 5, 2011 11:56 PM:

leticia olalia morales of 15501 pasadena ave #8 tustin ca 92780 submitted fake documents and paid 5000.00 dollars to obtain a US tourist visa. she is now applying for citizenship.

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