92% unlawful rate among confirmed aliens
NEWS LEGIT Note: Our go-to expert for Texas immigration history, concerns and news is George H. Rodriguez, a political commentator who tells it like it is. A Laredo born, San Antonio resident, he is not afraid to take on political corruption at any level. We are proud to feature the following article from Mr. Rodriguez, known nationally as “El Conservador.”
The Department of Justice has released its new quarterly numbers, detailing how many aliens are currently incarcerated in the U.S. federal prison system. This report is a new requirement because of an executive order signed by President Trump earlier this year, but shockingly it does not include data on the foreign-born or alien populations in state prisons and local jails because state and local facilities do not routinely provide DHS or DOJ with comprehensive information about their inmates and detainees.
The report showed a total of 58,766 known or suspected aliens (legal and illegal) were in DOJ custody at the end of FY 2017, including 39,455 persons in US Bureau of Prisons custody and 19,311 in US Marshall Service custody.
Of the 58,766, over 37,000 were confirmed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to be aliens (i.e., non-citizens and non-nationals), while 21,209 foreign-born people were still under investigation by ICE to determine their immigration status. Among the over 37,000 confirmed aliens, 35,334 people (94 percent) were unlawfully present.
These numbers also include a 92 percent unlawful rate among 24,476 confirmed aliens in BOP custody and a 97 percent unlawful rate among 13,081 confirmed aliens in USMS custody. Consider those figures when someone claims immigrants come only for the “American Dream”.
Citizens should call their U.S. congressman and senator, and demand safety for Americans first by securing the border, building the wall, and outlawing sanctuary cities.
George Rodriguez, El Conservador
More about George Rodriguez
Born in Laredo, TX and raised in San Antonio, Rodriguez served in both the Reagan and the Bush I administrations where he worked in Justice Department, HUD, and the White House. He is an no-nonsense political commentator who regularly offers his opinions and news in two languages (Spanish and English).
He graduated with a degree in Political Science from Brigham Young University, and has certificates in Community Development from DePaul University, Harvard University’s School of Government, and has done graduate work at West Virginia University in Public Administration.
In 1980 began working in Ronald Reagan’s presidential campaign. After Reagan’s victory, Rodriguez worked in the Reagan administration for the Justice Department, coordinating with the Heritage Foundation on civil rights and immigration issues.
“My biggest concern about politics today is that citizens seem to concentrate on national issues rather than local and state issues,” Rodriguez says. “Because of the media, people simply aren’t involved in local issues and politics. They do not understand that the Constitution was designed for grassroots local citizens to exercise power, not for D.C. officials to act.”
Of all the issues that Rodriguez reports on, he excels on the subjects of illegal immigration, fake news liberal media and local Texas politics.