If the Democrats don’t want Americans to know that the southern border is a full-blown crisis, there’s no hiding the frightening news of the latest reports on illegal immigration.
According to the U.S. Sentencing Commission, crimes related to illegal immigration have soared above all other criminal offenses in the land.
It’s not just a humanitarian epidemic. It’s now the most commonly prosecuted crime in America.
In 2018, illegal immigration was the top crime in the U.S., making up nearly 35 percent of all federal court cases. That soundly beats out the number of federal cases involving drugs.
The 2018 figures on illegal immigration prosecution is a sharp increase from 2017.
The release of this data only adds to an already catastrophic issue. The GOP legislators, led by President Donald Trump, have given their fair share of warnings to Americans about the dangers at the southern border.
But the mainstream media spun Trump’s narrative to fit what the liberal lawmakers want Americans to believe — for years, the media and Democrats have insisted that illegal immigration wasn’t even a problem at all.
According to The Washington Examiner, “The immigration crime numbers from fiscal 2018:
- There were 23,883 cases, 34.4% of all sentencings.
- Of those, 22,782, or 96.3%, involved Hispanics.
- Most, were male, 22,106, 92.7%.
- Just 866, or 3.6%, involved those under 21 years old.
- 21,835, or 91.5% were noncitizens.
- 94.7% of the immigration cases led to prison sentences.”
The crisis is creating a serious domino effect that could end up crippling the law enforcement structure in the U.S. that’s already overtaxed.
Toward the end of 2018, an overwhelming amount of reports surfaced that law enforcement application numbers were dwindling down.
For example, law enforcement applications in Nashville and Seattle have dropped to nearly half the rate of applicants in only a year’s time, according to The Washington Post.
Now, with illegal immigration spiking and criminal prosecutions tying up the court system more than any other crime, police have fewer resources to keep American citizens safe.
“Immigration cases accounted for the largest single group of offenses in fiscal year 2018, comprising 34.4% of all reported cases. Cases involving drugs, firearms, and fraud were the next most common types of offenses after immigration cases. Together these four types of offenses accounted for 82.9 percent of all cases reported to the commission in fiscal year 2018,” according to the 2018 Annual Report and Sourcebook of Federal Sentencing Statistics.
The crisis is getting worse. It’s overtaxing America’s court systems.
It’s time to build the wall — now.
The Horn editorial team