In this Statehouse Headliners, the government’s options for detaining children of illegals, why “zero tolerance,” and the seriousness of the immigrant smuggling network.
“An astonishing one in five individuals incarcerated in federal prisons is an illegal alien, which amounts to a $1.5 million bill every day to the American taxpayer.”
The report said that of the 183,058 inmates in the custody of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, 38,132 — or 21 percent — were “known or suspected aliens.” Of that 38,132, the report said, 55 percent were illegal immigrants subject to a final order of removal, and almost one-third remain under Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigation.
There were a total of 183,058 prisoners in Bureau of Prisons custody as of Dec. 31, 2017, according to the government’s quarterly assessment. Of those, 38,132 — or 21 percent — were known or suspected aliens. Nearly two-thirds of that foreign-born prison population did not have lawful immigration status, the DOJ/DHS report stated.
Federal prosecutors accepted 8,298 unlawful entry case referrals from Customs and Border Protection in April, about 30 percent more than the 6,368 they took on in March, according to a report released Monday by Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse.
With some Republicans pushing for a vote on amnesty for those brought illegally to the U.S. as children, Congress should remember why such policies hurt, rather than help.
“You know you are getting welfare benefits. You have free health care coverage. And then you can hide, because the government itself is protecting these people even if they commit crime,” she concluded. “It’s going to be a utopia for illegal immigrants.”
California law enforcement and local officials gathered at the White House on Wednesday to make it clear that Sacramento doesn’t speak for them on illegal immigration.
Immigration authorities under President Donald Trump haven’t just cracked down on illegal immigrants, they’ve also stepped up worksite enforcement against the businesses who hire them.
GOP Rep. Robert Pittenger of North Carolina introduced a bill Tuesday that would defund sanctuary cities and use that money to put towards the construction of a border wall along the southern U.S.-Mexico border.
The administration says these proposed limitations “cannot be squared with the statutory text or historical practice [of] past Presidents, and would diminish the ability of this and future Presidents to use those provisions to protect the United States and conduct foreign affairs.”