"At the federal, state, and local levels, taxpayers shell out approximately $134.9 billion to cover the costs incurred by the presence of more than 12.5 million illegal aliens, and about 4.2 million citizen children of illegal aliens." — Matt O'Brien and Spencer Raley.
It is also rather more than the single payment of $25 billion that it will cost to build a wall -- five and a half times more, and every year.
"Undocumented immigrants are at least 142% more likely to be convicted of a crime than other Arizonans. They also tend to commit more serious crimes..." — John R. Lott.
In 2015, included in the DEA's drug-threat assessment was the fact that drug overdoses killed more people in the United States than car accidents or guns. Many of these drugs [were] smuggled in large volumes by drug cartels." . . .
|Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen
During a Customs and Border Protection roundtable in Sterling, Va., Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Friday that about 70 terrorists try to get into the United States each day through some mode of transportation.I do wonder how they count them; people on the terrorist watch list?
“As you heard on the watch floor, we have about 70 terrorists a day that we see trying to get here through some method of transportation. That's 500 a week, 2,000 a year. So needless to say, these men and women are very busy every day watching, not just cargo, but passengers and other sorts of traffic,” Nielsen said.
Illegal immigrant deported 44 times in 15 years tops feds’ list
He is the world’s most persistent illegal immigrant: One Mexican managed to get deported 44 times in 15 years — which means he also managed to sneak back across the border at least that many times.He may be the most persistent, but he is obviously not one of Mexico's brightest citizens.
The runner-up was ousted 40 times from 2001 to 2015. No. 3, 4 and 5 on the list were deported 35, 34 and 31 times, respectively, according to data provided to The Washington Times by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
An illegal immigrant from Guatemala suspected of killing an NFL player Sunday in a drunken driving crash now faces federal immigration charges, the Justice Department told Fox News on Tuesday.Linked at Pirate's Cove in the weekly "Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup" and links.
Manuel Orrego-Zavala, 37, had been deported but re-entered the U.S. illegally before the crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson, U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler said.
“The defendant in this case allegedly re-entered the country illegally for the second time before he put the public safety of Indianapolis at risk and took the lives of two innocent men early Sunday morning,” Minkler said in a news release. “In April, Attorney General Sessions directed all federal prosecutor to prioritize charging aliens that illegally re-enter the country, especially if they are a risk to public safety or there is a criminal history present. Following the rule of law is the foundation of our American democracy, and my office is committed to fulfilling the Attorney General’s directive.”