New Report Shows Taxpayers Lost BIG TIME Last Year Because Of ‘Non-Citizens”

August 23, 2019
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If ever there were a time for me to plug-in the phrase “trigger alert” it’s here. Taxpayers lost big time last year arresting, prosecuting and caring for non-citizen criminals. Last year alone 64% of the federal arrests made were criminals here illegally. That money came straight out of your hard-earned tax dollars.

We knew it would be high after the massive flood of people pouring in but 64%?

In a statement released by the United States Attorney Mike Stuart called these arrests a “drain on of federal taxpayer funds” in a statement his office released in response to the report:

“A remarkable statistic — 64% of all federal arrests last year were of non-U.S. citizens. It is a significant drain of federal taxpayer funds to prosecute those that are not taxpayers and those who are not citizens of this great country. Non-U.S. citizen arrests are increasing at a dramatic and concerning pace. It is important that within our national borders and within my district that we continue to ensure public safety by ensuring everyone who is here is here legally and legitimately.  My office regularly and consistently prosecutes illegal reentry cases and we will continue to do so. I want to thank all of our federal, state and local partners across the nation including the remarkable work by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for their courageous work to protect our citizens and the public.”

The report, which was released by the United States Department of Justice, goes on to say that this statistic is a drastic leap compared to 37% of all federal arrests in 1998 were of non-U.S. citizens. Federal arrests of non-U.S. citizens more than tripled from 1998 to 2018 (rising 234%), while federal arrests of U.S. citizens rose 10%.

Were these just for crossing the border illegally? No! The arrests were made for a variety of reasons such as drugs, theft, and fraud:

“While non-U.S. citizens make up 7% of the U.S. population (per the U.S. Census Bureau for 2017), they accounted for 15% of all federal arrests and 15% of prosecutions in U.S. district court for non-immigration crimes in 2018. Non-U.S. citizens accounted for 24% of all federal drug arrests and 25% of all federal property arrests, including 28% of all federal fraud arrests.”

Ouch.

That’s what we call a financial bleed. The good news here is that now that Trump’s immigration laws are starting to be enforced we should see a decline in money thrown at fixing our illegal criminal problems. We hope.

The question is; for all the money Democrats have tossed at ‘masking’ the problem could we have built a border wall already? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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