The Obama administration is fighting Arizona’s effort to crack down on illegal aliens. It has disputed the state’s claim to have a major problem with illegal alien crime saying that alien crime in the state is not a problem. The administration’s own data prove that to be false.

Arizona has far and away the biggest problem with alien criminals in the country. Data by DHS’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) branch that show individuals taken into custody and removed by state show that there was nearly one (0.95) alien removed per year per 1000 residents over the 32 months ICE’s Secure Communities program has been operating in the state. The next closest state was California with 0.58 aliens removed per year per 1000 residents.