Trump’s immigration plan centered on national security, public safety

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Trump’s immigration plan centered on national security, public safety

Salem 10:27 p.m. PDT October 14, 2016

Donald Trump, in his campaign for president, identified illegal immigration and the crimes committed by illegal immigrants as significant problems.

Trump has an immigration plan centered on national security and public safety. Any concerned citizen voter who wants to validate Trump’s stand on illegal immigrant crime can simply go to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons inmates statistics website and add up the most recent numbers on inmate citizenship, which indicate 42,401 prisoners in the federal prison system were foreign nationals.

That’s over 22 percent of the federal prison population. In the federal prison system, there were 28,264 Mexican nationals (66.7 percent of the foreign nationals in federal prisons).

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons breaks down the federal prison population into 13 types of offenses; federal prisons had 15,990 inmates (8.8 percent) incarcerated for immigration crimes. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has two components:

U.S.Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that are at the forefront of enforcing federal immigration law.

Two groups, the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Council, the union of ICE officers, and the National Border Patrol Council, the union of CBP Agents, have endorsed Trump for president.

David Olen Cross

Salem

http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/opinion/readers/2016/10/11/trumps-immigration-plan-centered-national-security-public-safety/91912718/

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