# What percent of criminals in Federal prison are illegals?

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jackclee lmposted 7 years 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?

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wildernessposted 7 years agoin 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.

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jackclee lmposted 7 years agoin reply to this

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

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wildernessposted 7 years agoin 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.

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jackclee lmposted 7 years agoin 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?

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wildernessposted 7 years agoin 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.

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jackclee lmposted 7 years agoin 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.

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wildernessposted 7 years agoin 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.

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gmwilliamsposted 7 months agoin reply to this

+1000000000000.

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Paul Wingertposted 7 years ago

So?

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