Top Myth Exposed On Illegal Immigration - Page 2
The Government Accounting Office (GAO) calculated that 63% of all persons on U.S. soil illegally also work illegally in a report tendered to Congress in 1977. Assuming the ratio stands, and also using multiple data resource averages to estimate there are 16 million illegal aliens in the US currently, this suggests there are 10.1 million unlawful workers who have perpetrated at least one or more felonies related to employment aspects.
This does not include other criminal aspects, such a crossing a border illegally more than once, which is a federal felony. Again, using multiple sources of data and estimates by ICE officials, as many as 90% of those who have crossed the border illegally have done do after being caught once (hence have committed serious felonies).
Then there are human and drug trafficking and other related black market crimes associated with many illegal aliens. Perhaps one of the most egregious of all crimes, child endangerment, is committed by thousands of mothers and father or family members per month when making illegal crossings yet such crimes are rarely prosecuted even when children are harmed or even die. Illegal immigration could be harming as many as ten thousand children or more per year because of US policies and grass roots groups encouraging the crime.
Combining all sources of data from local, state, and federal sources, we see a picture that tends to indicate that over 90% of those in the US unlawfully have committed serious crimes but have not been prosecuted and convicted, thus show no current criminal record. As ICE and other law enforcement agencies continue to refuse to prosecute such criminals, they are then released onto US streets and falsely classified as “benign class aliens” when in fact they have typically committed one or more serious crimes—crimes that would land most US citizens in jail for years!