Despite Democrat claims that Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency arrests under the Trump administration have been targeting non-criminal illegal aliens, the statistics show this to be untrue.
According to Department of Homeland Security Sec. John Kelly, the detainment of more than 680 criminal aliens targeted those “who pose a threat to public safety, border security or the integrity of our nation’s immigration system”.
In a statement, Kelly also mentioned that “approximately 75 percent were criminal aliens, convicted of crimes including, but not limited to, homicide, aggravated sexual abuse, sexual assault of a minor, lewd and lascivious acts with a child, indecent liberties with a minor, drug trafficking, battery, assault, DUI, and weapons charges.”
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Out of the 683 illegal aliens recently apprehended by ICE, 507 reportedly had criminal convictions. Provided by the Department of Homeland Security, a list of statistics show various crimes committed by the detained, including the most severe.
- 161 DUIs
- 47 domestic abusers
- 15 aggravated weapon assaults
- 15 sexual offenses
The numbers became public after Senate Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) questioned if the arrests being made were for legitimate reasons.
“I haven’t seen any statistics that support that claim,” Pelosi said. “I have a great deal of respect for [Sec. Kelly] but by observation, that is hard to support.”
Pennsylvania Rep. Scott Perry told the Independent Review Journal in regards to illegal aliens: “If they’re lawbreakers, there are consequences to breaking the law.”
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