Image Credits: Getty Images
Racist. Xenophobic. Bigot.
I’m tired of hearing these words thrown around haphazardly whenever someone advocates for strong border control. Because the truth is this: national origin is irrelevant. A person who unlawfully enters this country has chosen to disregard our laws and standards.
According to the US Department of Justice
57,820 known or suspected aliens were in DOJ custody at the end of quarter 1 of the 2018 fiscal year
19,688 were in United States Marshals (USMS) Service custody
38,132 were in Bureau of Prisons custody.
Out of the 57,820, 42,284 were confirmed at that time to be aliens. Among the confirmed, 93% were unlawfully present.
Of the 19,688 known or suspected aliens in USMS custody, approximately 16,233 required housing in state, local, and private facilities. This amounted to a cost of $1,458,372.72 a day.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety: 251,000 criminal aliens were booked into local Texas jails between June 1, 2011 and April 30, 2018.
Of these, they were charged with over 663,000 criminal offenses including:
7,156 sexual assaults