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What percent of criminals in Federal prison are illegals?

  1. jackclee lm profile image74
    jackclee lmposted 7 days ago

    The illegal population in US is estimated to be 20-30 million. No one really knows...
    That means it is less than 10% of our overall population of 320 million.
    It is announced that 23% of our federal prison population are illegals...according to this article...
    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/dhs-2 … le/2630999

    Does this trouble anyone?
    Where is Kate's law? Senator McConnell?, Speaker Paul Ruan?

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 7 days ago in reply to this

      This should not be a surprise.  Poverty breeds crime and the large majority of illegal aliens live in poverty.  By our standards, not necessarily by the standards of their home country.

      1. jackclee lm profile image74
        jackclee lmposted 7 days ago in reply to this

        That is not what the immigration activists say...they claim the vast majority of illegals are law abiding... which is it?

        1. wilderness profile image95
          wildernessposted 7 days ago in reply to this

          Assuming that the article's reference to "foreign born" means "illegal alien", there are 42,000 illegals in jail.  42,000/20,000,000 is only .2% of illegals being in jail.  Of course, there are an awful lot of children in that 20M illegals, but I'd still have to say the vast majority are not in jail.  They are obviously not law abiding (not a single illegal alien is), but they aren't in jail, either.

          1. jackclee lm profile image74
            jackclee lmposted 7 days ago in reply to this

            That is not quite the correct calculation. The calculation should be, if there are 320 million total population, and 30 million are illegals, then 30/320 = 9.3 percent. Therefore, a prison population of 9% being illegals would say that the population is comparable to legals. A 23% prison population means that they are commiting crimes at a rate 2.5 times of citizens. Does that make sense?

            1. wilderness profile image95
              wildernessposted 7 days ago in reply to this

              It makes sense.  But it doesn't change the fact that of 20 million illegals only 46,000 are in jail.  The vast majority (99.8 out of 100) are not.

              And in turn that doesn't change the fact that the percentage in jail is much higher than for citizens.

              1. jackclee lm profile image74
                jackclee lmposted 7 days ago in reply to this

                One more reason we need to control our borders like every other nation. Also, we need to reduce illegal immigration and increase legal immigration. This way, we have a record of who is coming here...and we get to choose who we want to come here...
                This will minimize the criminal elements coming here.

                1. wilderness profile image95
                  wildernessposted 7 days ago in reply to this

                  You won't get an argument from me on illegal immigration...except to not that immigration to the US requires certain things and they aren't being done.  Not "immigration" at all, then, legal OR illegal.

                  But why increase legal immigration?  Not against immigration, but I do think it's time we limited it to those people that have something to contribute to the nation and that's going to reduce the numbers, not increase them.

  2. Paul Wingert profile image79
    Paul Wingertposted 3 days ago

    So?

 
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