Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano - Deport Criminal Illegal Immigrants

This is shocking. Something common sense is being said by United States, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. She wants to deport criminal illegal aliens. No complaining from the ACLU or immigrants rights groups on how that's just so racist? I'm sure we will see it! Are they undocumented criminals?

If you're a criminal and you're not entitled to be in the United States, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano wants you out of the country. Napolitano wants what she calls "criminal aliens" off American streets. She is looking at existing immigration enforcement programs to see if taxpayers are getting the most bang for their buck.

Most interesting are these figures: There are 450,000 criminals who are illegal aliens in various jails in the country.

There is an astounding 2.3 million people in prison in the United States. This means the prison population is roughly 20% of people not authorized to be in the country.

Even more interesting she wants to get the fugitives who are in the United States. I wonder what those numbers are?

Imagine the reduction in costs for state and federal legal system, prisons if this was done, never mind the reduction in crime by reducing the criminal population in the United States.

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Illegal Alien Crime Statistics

Good post, Mr. Oak. Sadly, it is true that we have an incredible crime burden placed on our society and prison system by illegal aliens. That 20% figure is likely a conservative one.

I'm sure the ACLU, La Raza, MEChA, LULAC and all the usual suspects will consider the following statistics racist and Sheriff Joe Arpaio extremely racist for enforcing immigration laws by utilizing the 287(g) program:

Maricopa County, Arizona is the best area in the country for reliable illegal alien crime statistics. The county sheriff, Joe Arpaio, has aggressively decided to combat illegal alien crime in his county. He has partnered with federal ICE through the 287 (g) program which trains local law enforcement personnel in determining and dealing with illegal aliens. He has a well staffed Triple I Unit (Illegal Immigrant Interdiction Unit).

The MCAO report (October, 2008) from County Attorney Andrew Thomas features these startling numbers for prosecuted felony cases in Maricopa County, Arizona:

In 2007, illegal immigrants accounted for:

10% of sex crimes convictions
11% of murders convictions
13% of stolen cars convictions
13% of aggravated assaults convictions
17% of those sentenced for violent crimes
19% of those sentenced for property crimes
20% of those sentenced for felony DUI.
21% of crimes committed with weapons
34% of those sentenced for the manufacture, sale or transport of drugs
36% of those sentenced for kidnapping
44% of forgeries
50% of those sentenced for crimes related to "chop shops"
85% of false ID convictions
96% of smuggling convictions

Illegal immigrants make up 19 percent of those convicted of crimes in Maricopa County and 21 percent of those in county jails.

Illegal immigrants only make up an estimated 9 percent of the county’s population.

It is estimated that each violent crime cost citizens $20,000, and each property crime cost citizens $4363 per offense.

that's skewed data

Just one county, near the border, so it doesn't represent the mean, median.

creative use of statistics

I find these numbers and statistics you quote suspect. And the whole slant of the page distasteful. When are nativists going to realize not all immigrants are illegal. And appreciate the immense contribution immigrants provide this country every day. get your head outta the sand, Bob. And list your sources.

anonymous drive by

not my comment and not my quotes. and insults do not fly here on EP. read the FAQ.

Not all immigrants are illegal

But all illegal immigrants are criminals, by definition.

Maximum jobs, not maximum profits.

"Illigal Alien Crime Statistics"

Even if the porcentages are correct, you have to give the real numbers, if not a) you are trying to hide something,
b)numbers could be telling us how racist the justice system is in Maricopa County
c)you just want to scare people, after all up on the top of the article it says "not verified".

EP is an economics site

I mentioned this post originally, while it is border line to post on EP, but I posted it because those statistics, of half a million people....is a major drain on the economy. I also noted the incredible number of people in jail...period...which is incredibly high. I'm now regretting posting it.

So, to this particular comment:

to claim one county is "racist" is also something one has to prove. We have no idea why these numbers are high....is this particular law enforcement officer simply enforcing the law? Is this county near the border, near the billion dollar drug smuggling trade? What are the demographics overall? The poverty level? It's spurious to assume anything here without a thorough analysis of the data and comparable areas where law enforcement is enforcing the law, similar demographics, similar underground activity, similar drug crossing runs and so on.

So, while I original pointed out these statistics are not valid simply because it is one data point, trying to claim that it proves racism is just as invalid.

Interesting how prosecuting fraud turns into racism

Since every single illegal alien is guilty of fraud.

Maximum jobs, not maximum profits.

Illegal Aliens and Gang Activity

A study released on October 1, 2008 by the Center for Immigration Studies deals with gang activity..."Taking Back the Streets: ICE and Local Law Enforcement Target Immigrant Gangs" is the Center for Immigration Studies report that offers these highlights http://www.cis.org/ImmigrantGangs :

# Transnational immigrant gangs have been spreading rapidly and sprouting in suburban and rural areas where communities are not always equipped to deal with them.

# A very large share of immigrant gang members are illegal aliens and removable aliens. Federal sources estimate that 60 to 90 percent of the members of MS-13, the most notorious immigrant gang, are illegal aliens. In one jurisdiction studied, Northern Virginia, 30 to 40 percent of the gang task force case load were removable aliens.

# MS-13 activity was found in 48 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

# The immigrant gangsters arrested were a significant menace to the public. About 80 percent had committed serious crimes in addition to their immigration violations and 40 percent were violent criminals.

# While immigration law enforcement is a federal responsibility, ICE cannot do the job effectively without assistance from state and local law enforcement, particularly when it comes to immigrant gangs.

# Failure to adequately control the U.S.-Mexico border and to deter illegal settlement in general undermines the progress ICE and local law enforcement agencies have made in disrupting criminal immigrant street gangs.


South Florida had a similar problem with the cocaine trade, coming in from Columbia. Crime stats went through the roof.

Same is true during prohibition and the bootleggers.

So, drug cartels and I think even DHS, FBI or some groups said Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries on Earth and the Drug cartels might bring down the entire Mexican government. So, clearly the U.S. is ignoring a major problem.

I personally think they should legalize Marijuana, it's a huge cash crop, grows everywhere and in my view if alcohol and cigarettes are legal....this vice and it's consequences are more with that level.

Another absurdity is Hemp. It's still illegal to grow hemp, even though it is hugely useful for industry, gives no "buzz" whatsoever and grows in soils, lands where other crops will not. It's so absurd. It's like banning corn.

If Marijuana was legalized, it would wipe out the drug cartels who are dealing with just Marijuana just like ending prohibition helped enormously with criminals smuggling/distributing alcohol. Legalization ruins the criminal enterprise.

There would still be meth, heroin, cocaine but at least the focus could move on those drugs, which are so addictive, destructive, pot doesn't even rank with those....
and the start would be to take a huge bit of money out of the drug cartels by marijuana legalization.

They could also give Mexico a cash crop to legitimately trade. It's already a large economic enterprise something like $8 billion dollars, so just legalizing it, creating a cash crop instead of a criminal underground activity doesn't seem like a bad idea to me.

Another thing that generally is the best crime fighter and that is reduce poverty. Poverty completely correlates to higher crime statistics.

Cost of illegal immigration

How about the cost that illegal aliens here impose on us.

For education-medical-incarceration costs (all state studies by FAIR – Federation for American Immigration Reform):

North Carolina (2009 study): $1.2 billion dollars annually
Georgia (2008 study): $1.6 billion dollars annually
Colorado (2008 study): $1.1 billion dollars annually
Illinois (2007 study): $3.5 billion dollars annually
Tennessee (2007 study): $285 million annually
Iowa (2007 study): $240 million dollars annually
New York (2006 study): $5.1 billion dollars annually
Florida: (2006 study): $4.3 billion dollars annually
New Jersey (2006 study): $2.1 billion dollars annually
Texas (2005 study): $4.7 billion dollars annually
California (2004 study): $10.5 billion dollars annually
Arizona (2004 study): $1.3 billion dollars annually

All in all, the presence of illegal aliens in the U.S. is estimated to cost the country in excess of $100 billion dollars annually.

Keep in mind that the costs cited above includes only expenditures for education, emergency medical care and incarceration. The costs would be significantly higher if expenditures on other programs such as special English instruction, law enforcement/courts, translators, assistance for public housing, food stamps, welfare payments, etc. were included. Other factors not considered in the reports are job losses by citizens to illegal aliens and the depression of wages in the construction, landscaping, assembly, food processing and service sectors that most illegal aliens are employed in.

the problem with aggregate numbers

is there are probably a large section of illegal immigrants who are not a drain on the financial system. Then the self-fulfilling wage repression cycle. Corporations love illegal labor because they can pay under the table or pay less than even minimum wage, no worker rights, workman's comp. etc. and that is why they lobby for increasing the labor supply continually through whatever manipulation of immigration policy they can muster. The major of illegal immigrants are really coming to work because they live in poverty and border hopping is seen as simply a way to earn wages. But like any large demographic, it's not going to be "all" people who are in this country unauthorized and so forth and focusing in on the illegal versus the system itself, even trade, or the overall wage repression in the U.S. probably isn't going to give a real solution to this mess.

deprot mexican immigrant

what number do i call to deport a mexican immigrant

do we LOOK like the USCIS?

Perhaps you should consider learning how to spell and use the Internets instead of asking random websites where to report someone of an particular ethnicity. Last I heard it's not illegal to be of Mexican heritage & ethnicity.

I will give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you mean they are of illegal status and you are aware of this?

If someone is committing a crime, it's a really good idea to understand how to use 9-1-1.