One year, 11 states, 111,000 criminal immigrants

Americans worried about crimes committed by illegal immigrants in their communities are often stereotyped as xenophobic racists.  Turns out they were right to be concerned.

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Assistant Secretary John Morton announced Thursday that more than 111,000 criminal aliens were identified in 11 states in just the first year of ICE’s Secure Communities initiative — a partnership with local law enforcement that utilizes biometric information-sharing technology to identify them. Of those, a tenth were either charged or convicted of major crimes such as murder, rape and kidnapping.

Secretary Napolitano also announced that the District of Columbia – which has had a sanctuary policy in place since 1984 – will be the next jurisdiction to participate in Secure Communities.

Even after 100,000 Americans have been victimized by foreign thugs, we're still accused of not being “welcoming” enough.

 

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