In the wake of Trump’s announcement to rescind DACA, liberal activists and pundits are denouncing Trump and praising illegal immigrants as the people who make America work.
Unfortunately, facts run counter to their opinions.. Bad Border enforcement, costs all Americans in very real ways. The US Census Bureau estimates there are about 11.5 million immigrants in the U.S. or about three percent of the nation’s population. Despite being such a minority of the population, their actions make up a much bigger part of our criminal and welfare cases.
Here are the real facts of illegal immigration by the numbers:
13.6 percent of all sentenced criminals in the U.S. are also illegal aliens but they make only 3% of the population.
12 percent of all murder sentences are handed down to illegal immigrants.
20 percent of all kidnapping sentences are handed down to that same sliver of the US population.
16 percent of all drug-tracking sentences are also handed down to that 3% of illegals.
87 percent of illegal aliens are enrolled in at least one type of welfare system.
2.1 million immigrants both legal and illegal have been convicted of crimes.
1.2 million criminal aliens remain at large.
There was a time when immigrants brought with them the idea of the American Dream, and added to the American way of life, and helped grow our economy. With these sorts of crimes, and the expenses associated, the opposite is true now.
These “dreamers” aren’t free and they’re coming at the expense of American citizens.
(h/t Conservative Review)
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