January 31, 2012 Current Site Visitors ->
Choir Boys Crossing the Border?
CRS misleads Americans about a real threat
|American Patrol Report -- January 31
The Congressional Research Service recently reported that less than 1% of aliens apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol have serious criminal records. CRS even suggests that this means that the border is under control (page 41).
In 1999 3.1% of the adult population in the U.S. was under correctional supervision (probation, parole, jail or prison). Since about half of the population is women, who are a small fraction of inmates, the percent of the male population involved in the penal parole system approaches 6%. Hispanics are generally more than twice as likely to be imprisoned than non-Hispanic whites.
Are we importing choir boys?
Last year more than half of all people sent to federal prison for committing felony crimes were Hispanic.
Persons coming from Mexico may have a criminal record there, but we have no way of knowing. Moreover, only about one out of 1,000 crimes in Mexico is punished. And about 50,000 Mexicans have been murdered as part of the recent drug war, but few have been prosecuted.
How many Mexican crossing the border illegally have murdered someone in Mexico? Who knows?
Mexicans who cross the border for the first time will not have a criminal record in the U.S., but the there is a good likelihood some have committed crimes in Mexico, and will commit crimes in the U.S.
CRS is misleading the American people about a real threat. It is outrageous.
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