U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons: Criminal Aliens in February 2017

U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons: Criminal Aliens in February 2017

March 28, 2017

By David Olen Cross

One of the detrimental impacts of having a significant foreign national population residing in the United States, be they legally or illegally present in the country, continues to be crime.

The scope and impact of foreign national crime on the U.S. citizens and residents of this country is clearly revealed by a simple search on the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) inmates statistics website under the heading of inmate citizenship.

Here are the countries of origin, moreover, the number and percentage of those countries citizens recently incarcerated in the U.S. BOP prison system (The most recent BOP crime numbers available were from February 25, 2017.).

Inmate Citizenship:

– México 26,908 inmates, 14.3 percent;
– Colombia 1,675 inmates, 0.9 percent;
– Dominican Republic 1,582 inmates, 0.8 percent;
– Cuba 1,248 inmates, 0.7 percent;
– Other / unknown countries 9,670 inmates, 5.1 percent;
– United States 147,651 inmates, 78.2 percent;

Total Inmates 188,734 inmates.

To clarify the meaning of these preceding criminal alien inmate numbers and percentages, I will translate them into words:

Combining February 28th BOP criminal alien inmate numbers, there were 41,083 criminal aliens in the BOP prison system. Alien inmates were 21.8 percent of the federal prison population; more than two in every ten prisoners were criminal aliens.

With 26,908 Mexican nationals being incarcerated in the BOP prison system, at 65.5 percent, they were the vast majority of criminal aliens in federal prisons.

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons breaks down the federal prison population into 13 types of offenses. One of the top five offenses, the reason BOP inmates were incarcerated in federal prisons, continues to be for immigration crimes. There were 14,906 inmates in the BOP prison system incarcerated for immigration crimes; they were 8.4 percent of the federal prison population.

A significant fact, eventually the majority of these criminal aliens from México, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Cuba and other countries will be released from the BOP prison system after completing their prison terms.

United States citizens should, if they haven’t already, contact President Donald J. Trump and their members of Congress (two Senators and one Representative) and ask them to make sure the executive and legislative branches of our government work together to supply the resources U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) need to make sure that criminal aliens once they are released from the BOP prison system are removed and prevented from returning to our country.

David Olen Cross of Salem, Oregon writes on immigration issues and foreign national crime. He is a weekly guest on the Lars Larson Northwest Show. He can be reached at docfnc@yahoo.com or at https://docfnc.wordpress.com/

 

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