Trump has said that criminal illegal immigrants are the first ones he is planning on deporting. It’s a pretty big number, and some say it’s a low-ball figure.
Illegal immigrants with criminal records, the deportation priority of President-elect Trump, total at least 820,000, with most having felony and serious misdemeanor convictions, according to a new report.
Some estimates have suggested up to two million criminal illegals, but the numbers cited by the Center for Immigration Studies still show an enormous group larger than the populations of four states, Alaska, North Dakota, Vermont or Wyoming.
The immigration think tank cited numbers from the Urban Institute. That group downplayed the crimes and also questioned deporting any of those who are parents of children who might get left behind.
“Some estimates say that there are only 820,000 undocumented immigrants with criminal records in the country, including 690,000 with a felony or serious misdemeanor conviction,” said that report.
Read more: Washington Examiner
We know that there are many that are coming to the US for a ‘better life’, but we aren’t naive to think that criminals don’t want a ‘better THUG life’ here.
This is why immigration matters.
Having people sneak in with criminal records committing crimes here is a real problem.
Look at the murders, rapes, and assaults that illegal immigrants are responsible for.
We need to know who is here and if they are a risk to Americans.
America has its own problems, we don’t need to import more.
We need that wall up ASAP.