The Department of Justice has released an “Alien Incarceration Report” for fiscal year 2019. In it, the Department finds that by the end of FY 2019 (September 30), 51,000 foreign nationals were held in U.S. custody. Nearly 27,500 of those inmates were in Bureau of Prisons (BOP) custody in federal prisons and 23,580 were held in nonfederal institutions in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS).
Of the total 51K, fully 94 percent were illegal aliens. Seventy percent of those in BOP custody were convicted for crimes unrelated to their immigration violations, as were 39 percent of those held by the USMS. Nearly a thousand (969) had committed serious offenses including kidnapping, murder, larceny, terrorism, escape, bribery and extortion, and rape. More than half of the total (53 percent) had been ordered deported before being incarcerated.
Housing prison inmates is an expensive proposition. For example, foreign national convicts held in USMS custody in nonfederal facilities last year cost $88.19 per prisoner every day. That added up to a total of approximately $161 million.
In addition to the statistics, the report details the crimes of a number of selected inmates, including:
- Fredis Valencia Palacios, 30, a Colombian national who was involved in smuggling illegals across Colombia into Panama and toward the U.S. On a boat in Panama, one of his co-defendants attacked three Cuban passengers, killing one man and raping and killing a woman. A third escaped. Palacios was sentenced to 180 months.
- Boney D. Cruz-Funez, 33, of Honduras, was sentenced to 10 months for illegal reentry, after having been removed from the U.S. four times previously.
- Juan Mendez-Patishtan, 35, a Mexican, received a sentence of 15 months’ for illegal reentry. Mendez-Patishtan had previously been removed six separate times.
And so on.
The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) estimates that, as of 2019, there were approximately 14.3 million illegal aliens residing within the United States, with hundreds of thousands more arriving yearly. It is safe to conclude from the DOJ statistics, that a sizable number are and will remain dangerous criminals. Something’s got to give.
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