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Letters to the Editor Published Oct 21, 2016 at 12:02AM
Enforcement groups support Trump
Donald Trump, in his campaign for president of the United States of America, has identified illegal immigration and the crimes committed by illegal immigrants as significant problems facing our country. Trump has a 10-point immigration plan centered on national security and public safety that includes building a border wall, removing criminal aliens and ending sanctuary cities.
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 that indicate 42,401 prisoners in the federal prison system were foreign nationals; that’s over 22 percent of federal prison population. In the federal prison system there were 28,264 Mexican nationals incarcerated; they were 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 and U.S. Customs and Border Protection that are at the forefront of enforcing federal immigration law.
Two groups, the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council, the union of ICE officers, and the National Border Patrol Council, the union of CBP Agents, have endorsed Donald Trump for president of the United States of America.
David Olen Cross