Thursday, March 26, 2020

Immigrants Arrested by ICE in 2019 Had Been Convicted of Over 1,500 Murders

A new report shows the importance of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in protecting Americans and the battle the agency faces.
The report from the Office of the Inspector General in the Department of Homeland Security noted that in fiscal year 2019, which ran from October 2018 through September 2019, “ICE arrested 143,100 aliens who were either charged with or convicted of 489,100 various crimes.”
Among those are illegal immigrants who had 1,549 convictions for murder and another 349 who were charged with homicide, according to the report.
The report said that among the illegal immigrants removed, there were 4,658 convictions for sexual assault and 1,992 charges.
Both crimes pale beside the number charged under the category “Dangerous Drugs.” The report said there were 47,453 convictions for drug offenses among the illegal immigrants arrested and another 20,277 charges.
“There is no doubt that the border crisis, coupled with the unwillingness of some local jurisdictions that choose to put politics over public safety has made it more difficult for ICE to carry out its Congressionally mandated interior enforcement mission,” ICE Acting Director Matthew T. Albence, speaking of the agency’s overall Enforcement and Removal Operations, said in a statement on the ICE website.
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