Illegal Aliens on a Texas-Sized Crime Spree



An illegal alien was sentenced last week to five years in prison for trying to drown a U.S. Border Patrol agent in a Texas creek.

Add it to the fast-growing rap sheet of serious crimes committed by illegals in the Lone Star State.

According to Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), more than 264,000 criminal aliens were booked into local jails between June 1, 2011, and Aug. 31 of this year. Of those, some 177,000 were classified as illegal aliens by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Over the course of their criminal careers in Texas, the 177,000 illegal aliens were charged with more than 442,000 crimes, including 977 homicide charges; 49,990 assault charges; 14,359 burglary charges; 57,140 drug charges; 656 kidnapping charges; 27,574 theft charges; 39,445 obstructing police charges; 3,374 robbery charges; 5,332 sexual assault charges; 3,258 sexual offense charges; and 6,448 weapon charges.

Thus far, those charges have resulted in more than 205,000 convictions, including 454 for homicide; 21,511 for assault; 7,445 for burglary; 29,663 for drugs; 266 for kidnapping; 13,050 for theft; 19,946 for obstructing police; 1,850 for robbery; 2,816 for sexual assault; 1,751 for other sexual offenses; and 2,886 weapons convictions.

Breaking down the numbers, illegal aliens were arrested for criminal acts at the astounding rate of more than 60 per day. (Some were repeat offenders apprehended on multiple charges.)

Jackson County Sheriff A.J. Louderback says transnational cartels that smuggle drugs and humans across the Mexican border are largely responsible for Texas’s crime surge.

“What the cartels have been able to accomplish is astounding. There’s not a county that isn’t affected by a criminal element of the cartel,” Louderback said. “The border has never been controlled by the Mexican government or the American government. It’s owned and operated by the cartels.”

In 2017, Texas became the first state to ban sanctuary cities. Yet the alien crime spree continues apace.

Open-borders enthusiasts at the Cato Institute claim that illegal aliens commit crimes at a lower rate than U.S. citizens. Such assertions, eagerly echoed in the national media without verification, are debatable since Texas is the only state that publishes convictions of illegal aliens for specific crimes.

Ultimately, the debate is pointless. A single criminal act by an illegal alien is one too many. And, as the DPS data show, criminal activities by illegal aliens are rampant. None of these thousands of Texas crimes would have occurred without the offending alien being in Texas to begin with.

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Bob Dane, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)'s Executive Director, has been with FAIR since 2006. His deep belief is that immigration is the most transformational determinant of where we are heading as a nation and that our policies must be reformed in the public interest. Over many years on thousands of radio, TV and print interviews, Bob has made the case that unless immigration is regulated and sensibly reduced, it will be difficult for America to reduce unemployment, increase wages, improve health care and education and heighten national security. Prior to joining FAIR, Bob spent twenty years in network radio, marketing and communications after an earlier career in policy and budgeting within the Reagan Administration. Bob has a degree from George Mason University in Public Administration and Management.

8 Comments

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    actually every illegal from 1 month on needs to be finger printed upon entry, and then shoved back onto the Mexican government. If they come back a second time illegally, then they should be executed.

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      Agreed. These are illegal foreign invaders . . Most countries they would have been shot on sight. They use children as cover

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    Interesting that Texas media is fixated on the killing of four prostitutes, allegedly by an off-duty Border Patrol agent in Laredo, while totally ignoring a statewide crime epidemic by 177,000 illegal aliens. It is FAR bigger news that 60 illegals are arrested for crimes (other than illegally crossing the border) EVERY DAY?!? No wonder our jails and prisons are full.

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    Every illegal who is working is committing a crime because they are using false identity to do so. Sometimes it’s yours. Sometimes it belongs to a child who has a SS number issued at birth. A lot of times this leads to problems for the original owners. But if you know you are the original owner, have proof you are, and have good reason to suspect someone is using your number you will be told that you cannot inquire where and when it is being used.

    Interesting that the media is discussing the letter that Diane Feinstein just happened to bring up after not mentioning it for 2 months. How come they don’t mention the Chinese spy that worked in her office for years?