New facts on illegal immigrants in America

A leaked Department of Homeland Security report reveals some startling facts [1] about illegal immigrants in the U.S., showing just how harmful lax immigration law enforcement is to the country.

According to the report, nearly 900,000 illegals with deportation orders are still residing in the U.S. Of those, about 167,000 are convicted criminals. What’s more, according to officials at U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the agency is either supposed to release or take a pass on illegal immigrants who have committed “minor” crimes or have family members in America.

As a result [2] “a fraction of deportable aliens that ICE identifies actually will be processed for deportation.” Even less are actually deported.

 

But the most alarming fact from the report is the number of convicted criminals still in the U.S. illegally. These convictions include assault, theft, murder, identity theft, domestic battery, and obstruction of justice. It’s time for our officials to finally send a message loud and clear: we will deport you if you come here illegally, period.

 

All along, conservatives have been saying the same thing: ideas have consequences. President Obama can’t make a speech espousing amnesty and open borders without also confronting the negative consequences of such policy. Right now, lax immigration enforcement policies are putting law-abiding citizens at risk while 167,000 illegal convicts roam the streets.

This isn’t spin; this is fact. Americans want the federal government to step up and for once, get serious about securing our borders and enforcing the rule of law when it comes to immigration. Recent polls [3] back that up. The question is, will Washington listen?



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