“27 % of all inmates in United States prisons are non U.S. citizens”, report reveals

The inmates in question come from 27 different countries across Latin America, though most (201) are from Mexico.

According to the Congressional Register in 2012 roughly “27 % of the inmates currently in United States prisons are not U.S. citizens: 17.5 percent are from the nation of Mexico”. This is perhaps the clearest indication that we have a very serious illegal immigration problem here in the US.

Some other startling fact were discovered, for example a whopping “37 % of Texas border jails contain foreign nationals”, said Congressman Poe of Texas back in 2012.

“How can any reasonable person say our borders are secure when 27 percent of America’s prisons are the home to foreign nationals?”, Poe said.

Imagine the cost to taxpayers!

The cheapest prisons in the US cost tens of thousands of dollars a year per inmate. Now multiple that number by thousands ! Some states have toyed with the idea of deportation, the Kansas Department of Corrections for example, could help its budget problems if it could deport nearly 300 inmates who are potentially illegal immigrants. But they won’t do that.

Officials I talked to indicate it is either not possible (because of a lack of extradition agreements) or may not be effective to stem the flood of illegals crossing the border in the first place. Either way we have a huge problem!


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