11 million illegal immigrants make up 3.4% of this country's population. Yet, depending on which study you look at, the incarceration rates for illegals is many times that percentage. For example, in 2004, the Department of Health and Human services found that 22% of the people in our state prisons were foreign born. The Federal Bureau of Prisons found that 26% of its inmate population were non-citizens.
In January, a Senate committee headed up by Chuck Grassley found that 1,000 of the 36,000 illegals released by the Department of Homeland Security went on to commit crimes. One of those released, as reported by the Washington Times, went on to commit the following: "convicted of inflicting injury on a domestic partner; child cruelty,
with the possibility of injury or death; probation violations; speeding;
driving without a license; and failing to appear for court." The fact is that Hispanics represent 40% of federal crimes in this country of which 72% of those crimes are committed by non-citizen Latinos (see Wikipedia reference below).
In addition to all of the above, it now appears that some of the children crossing our border are members of the notorious and violent gang: MS-13.
The political left doesn't want you hear these kinds of facts because it could derail President Obama's and other Democrat's push for amnesty. Ever since Donald Trump said that illegals were bringing crime, the left-leaning media has done everything possible to discredit him, but the recent murder of a women in San Francisco by an alien who had been deported 5 times has brought Trump's words into a new light.
To counter that San Francisco killing, all you hear from the political left is that you can't use this one incident as an example that illegals commit crimes. Really? They should look at the stats. Illegals, in general, commit crimes at a rate that is at least 6-1/2 times higher than their population.
Center for Immigration Studies: Immigration and Crime: Assessing a Conflicted Issue: http://cis.org/ImmigrantCrime
Race and Crime in the United States: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_and_crime_in_the_United_States#Hispanics
Illegal immigrants released from custody committed 1,000 new crimes: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jan/30/illegal-immigrants-released-custody-committed-1000/
Border Crisis: Illegal Immigrant ‘Children’ Include MS-13 Gang Members: http://freebeacon.com/issues/border-crisis-illegal-immigrant-children-include-ms-13-gang-members/
Suspect in killing of San Francisco woman had been deported five times: http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/03/us/san-francisco-killing-suspect-immigrant-deported/
Surprise! Donald Trump is wrong about immigrants and crime: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2015/07/02/surprise-donald-trump-is-wrong-about-immigrants-and-crime/