A new report is showing how much safer Americans are thanks to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency.
The report shows that in 2019, ICE arrested 143,100 illegal aliens who were convicted of at least 1,500 murders.
To emphasize: not merely accused of murder… but convicted of murder.
These aliens were also charged or convicted of a total 489,100 crimes. That’s an average of 3.4 crimes per illegal alien.
See more details on this stunning new report below:
Here's the exact chart from the OIG report:
Whether you live in a small town or in a major metropolitan area, crimes committed by illegal aliens have profound consequences.
Stolen guns and black market weapons often make their way into the hands of gangs and criminals.
Drugs brought into the country through the southern border have fueled the addiction epidemic.
But no other crime is as terrible as murder. Illegal aliens arrested by ICE in 2019 were convicted of at least 1,500 murders.
The Western Journal has more details on the new government report:
A new report shows the importance of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in protecting Americans and the battle the agency faces.
The report from the Office of the Inspector General in the Department of Homeland Security noted that in fiscal year 2019, which ran from October 2018 through September 2019, “ICE arrested 143,100 aliens who were either charged with or convicted of 489,100 various crimes.”
Among those are illegal immigrants who had 1,549 convictions for murder and another 349 who were charged with homicide, according to the report.
The report said that among the illegal immigrants removed, there were 4,658 convictions for sexual assault and 1,992 charges.
Both crimes pale beside the number charged under the category “Dangerous Drugs.” The report said there were 47,453 convictions for drug offenses among the illegal immigrants arrested and another 20,277 charges.
“There is no doubt that the border crisis, coupled with the unwillingness of some local jurisdictions that choose to put politics over public safety has made it more difficult for ICE to carry out its Congressionally mandated interior enforcement mission,” ICE Acting Director Matthew T. Albence, speaking of the agency’s overall Enforcement and Removal Operations, said in a statement on the ICE website.
“No matter where you live in the U.S., your safety is impacted by criminal aliens who came to this country illegally and now live in your neighborhoods,” he said. “Despite our significant challenges, and as evidenced by the tremendous work of the professional men and women of ERO, ICE remains committed to removing dangerous, recidivist criminals from our communities and restoring integrity to the nation’s immigration system.”
With the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the nation, many are worried about ICE's capacity to continue keeping our borders secure.
ICE has recently announced that due to COVID-19, it will only arrest aliens who immediately pose a threat to Americans.
See more on this development below:
Trump was elected on the promise of building a wall on our southern border.
However, a wall is just one component of border security, and the president has given agencies like ICE the resources and support necessary to protect American citizens.
Trump's immigration stance and support for ICE is contrasted by presumed Democratic nominee Joe Biden, who famously said he wouldn't deport a single illegal immigrant during his first 100 days in office.
The Washington Examiner has more on the 2019 study as well as Biden's immigration policies:
A study released in 2019 by the Federation for American Immigration Reform concluded that illegal immigrants are incarcerated at as much as five times the rate of legal residents.
Whether or not to crack down on illegal immigration has been a common question in the Democratic primary race for the presidential nomination. Both Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden promised to reverse President Trump’s firm stance on enforcing immigration laws.
Biden promised this week that if he’s elected president, he won’t deport a single illegal immigrant for 100 days and assured illegal immigrants in his Super Tuesday victory speech that he would provide them a path to citizenship.
Sanders has echoed Biden’s lax approach and said during the first one-on-one debate with Biden that he is in favor of eliminating ICE raids and hindering the agency's ability to apprehend illegal immigrants.
The most common conviction among illegal immigrants is drunk driving.
Drunk driving is estimated to kill 10,497 people each year in the United States.
However, even if they're convicted of murder, drunk driving, sexual assualt, or theft, Biden's promise not to deport a single illegal immigrant within his first 100 days has been viewed as a policy that would make Americans less safe.