May 13

Immigration Tops All Federal Crimes

The United States Sentencing Commission has issued its annual report of federal crimes, and immigration-related crime tops all others, including those involving illegal drugs.

Source: 2018 Annual Report and Sourcebook of Federal Sentencing Statistics.

The commission said that immigration cases include, “trafficking in U.S. passports, trafficking in entry documents, failure to surrender naturalization certificate, fraudulently acquiring U.S. passports, smuggling, transporting, or harboring an unlawful alien, fraudulently acquiring entry documents, and unlawfully entering or remaining in the U.S.”

In the 2018 fiscal year, which ended in September, U.S. federal courts heard  69,425 cases, the overwhelming majority involving Hispanic males.

These cases accounted for 34.4% of all cases heard by federal courts, followed by drug-related cases at 28.1%.

The two categories had been nearly tied in the previous fiscal year.

For more, see the Washington Examiner.

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