President Donald Trump has argued for quite some time that drugs and crime are pouring over the southern border and into the United States.
While House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democrats have refused to admit Trump is correct, a new report from the United States Sentencing Commission reveals that the president has been right the entire time about the top crime committed in the country.
Immigration crime — mostly all involving illegal male, Hispanic immigrants — was the top offense in federal courts last year.
The commission found that immigration crimes accounted for 34.4 percent of all sentencing cases in 2018, up from 30 percent last year.
Overall, American courts last year saw 69,425 cases and most of them involved Hispanics and illegal aliens.
“In fiscal year 2018, 54.3 percent of all offenders were Hispanic, 21.2 percent were white, 20.6 percent were black, and 3.8 percent were of another race. Non-U.S. citizens accounted for 42.7 percent of all federal offenders,” said the federal commission.
Check out the graphic below with the breakdown:
“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,” said the report.
Below is a breakdown of 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 commission said that immigration cases include, “trafficking in U.S. passports, trafficking in entry documents, failure to surrender naturalization certificate, fraudulently acquiring U.S. passports, smuggling, transporting, or harboring an unlawful alien, fraudulently acquiring entry documents, and unlawfully entering or remaining in the U.S.”
Trump has made immigration his top issue and has had to fight tooth and nail with Democrats to get funding for the border wall.
The president has also abundantly clear that he doesn’t want America to take in thousands of immigrants who will receive taxpayer-funded welfare while in the U.S.
During an interview last month, Trump noted that roughly two-thirds of all immigrant households receive some form of welfare.
For context, an estimated 35 percent of American citizen households are enrolled in one or more welfare programs, which is much lower than immigrant households.
Trump admitted that some industries require migrant workers in certain capacities, but slammed Democrats for pushing open borders and wanting mass migration.
These remarks from the president are bold and will undoubtedly trigger Democrats, many of which have refused to work with Trump on any immigration reform.
With the 2020 election season underway, many voters support Trump’s goal of securing the border and keeping crime out of the nation.