Say what you want about Trump’s speech when he announced his candidacy for president, but he was right about one thing when it came to immigration: crime.
It’s hard to deny illegals bring crime when they’re literally committing a crime by entering the country. They’re not exactly off to a good start.
Even if illegals committed crimes at a lower rate than the general population, it doesn’t change the fact that they committed a crime in a place where they weren’t supposed to be, in the first place. And as the Washington Examiner reported, stories like those of Katie Steinle aren’t an anomaly:
In 2014, ICE released 30,558 criminal aliens who had been convicted of 92,347 crimes. Only 3 percent have been deported.
Despite the high number of illegal immigrants charged with murder, the list doesn’t include those released by over 300 so-called “sanctuary cities” and those ICE declined to take into custody.124 criminal aliens released by ICE between 2010 and 2015 were charged with murder during that period and “associated with 250 different communities in the United States, with the most clustered in California, New York and Texas.” In all, those 124 illegals are suspected of committing 138 murders. Think about it: 92,347 crimes; 138 murders. What is “compassionate” about letting these criminals into our country, and even worse, allowing them to stay?
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]