February 4, 2014

Mind-Boggling Stats on Illegal Immigrants With Criminal Records the Press Rarely If Ever Publishes

As we head into yet another year wondering whether Washington, meaning President Obama and both political parties, will finally betray the nation and pass some form of illegal-immigrant amnesty, “Machiavelli” at the Virtuous Republic blog reminds us that the argument is about more than depressed wages, “keeping families together,” and (in the misguided minds of Catholic bishops) Christian charity.

Machiavelli went to Immigration and Customs Enforcement records for 2013 and found the following crime-related information the establishment press is extremely reluctant to acknowledge at its main page for removal statistics (bolds are mine):

In FY 2013:


- ICE conducted a total of 368,644 removals.

- ICE conducted 133,551 removals of individuals apprehended in the interior of the U.S.
— 82 percent of all interior removals had been previously convicted of a crime.

- ICE conducted 235,093 removals of individuals apprehended along our borders while attempting to unlawfully enter the U.S.

- 59 percent of all ICE removals, a total of 216,810, had been previously convicted of a crime.
— ICE apprehended and removed 110,115 criminals removed from the interior of the U.S.
— ICE removed 106,695 criminals apprehended at the border while attempting to unlawfully enter the U.S.

- 98 percent of all ICE FY 2013 removals, a total of 360,313, met one or more of ICE’s stated civil immigration enforcement priorities.

- Of the 151,834 removals of individuals without a criminal conviction, 84 percent, or 128,398, were apprehended at the border while attempting to unlawfully enter the U.S. and 95 percent fell within one of ICE’s stated immigration enforcement priorities.

I would additionally argue that it should be intuitively obvious to anyone, even the relatively uneducated, that if you have to sneak into a country to gain access, you’re committing a criminal act (and you legally are).

Machiavelli, who presents a great deal of detailed information about the degrees of criminality found in those who were removed, writes:

What do these numbers say about the alien population that does make it across the border?

Well, certainly, it should put to rest the idea that only hard working, honest people are illegally entering our nation. Instead, our politicians have unleashed a horde of criminals on us. Illegal immigration not only depresses wages, but ruins the quality of life in the United States by allowing unfit and dangerous people in our nation. Amnesty, I fear will just attract more criminals, looking for new opportunities.

Of course it will, but that point never seems to come up with the Chamber of Commerce types, congresspersons, administration officials, and press apparatchiks who are pushing mightily for what promises, for all of its alleged but already dubious merits, to bring on the mother of all crime waves.

Cross-posted at NewsBusters.org.



  1. There should be no divide. There shouldn’t have ever been a divide. The simple and concrete fact is those who have crossed our borders illegally have broken the law. And deportation should be enforced. It should have always been enforced. It doesn’t matter whether the illegal has lived here for years. Or what his circumstances are now. The burden is on the one who breaks the law.
    For some reason this became a “liberal” cause. And the only reason is because the illegal is usually Mexican. And the liberal doesn’t wish to classify by color or race–even if the pertinent fact states that it isn’t Norway below our southern border. He cries racist to those who believe in law. He cries how did my ancestors get here. I state they came legally. And that is the difference. But the Progressive doesn’t give mind to reason. The Progressive believes and lives in anti reason. The law is not really a law. And the illegal is not really a lawbreaker.
    It is this type of insanity that is destroying our country. Anti reason. It is not extremist to state the law should be enforced. But it is radical to say foreign invaders should be given safe haven. And even more irrational to state that they should get benefits off our taxes. You wonder why the Progressive is accused of having a mental disorder? Check the logic of your talking points.
    You will continue to descend in this country as my fiction states you will. Because you continue to renounce law and logic. You state, Mr Progressive, that laws are irrelevant. That a foreign entity should be catered to based on color not actions. And a nation who follows this irrational thought will soon be a nation no more. Based on a wonderful sage of prophecy known as History.

    Charles Hurst. Author of THE SECOND FALL. An offbeat story of Armageddon. And creator of THE RUNNINGWOLF EZINE

    Comment by charleshurstauthor — February 4, 2014 @ 7:55 pm

  2. It’s all about votes … and power … and control.

    Comment by Tom — February 4, 2014 @ 9:58 pm

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