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Illegals Account for More Than One-Third of Federal Sentences

By    |   Wednesday, 08 Jul 2015 09:18 PM

Illegal immigrants accounted for almost three-quarters of the federal drug possession sentences and more than a third of all federal sentences in fiscal year 2014, The Washington Examiner reports.

The website obtained the data from the United States Sentencing Commission.

The number of total sentences was down slightly from the previous year, but rose sharply for drug possession.

The report shows that illegal immigrants made up 55.8 percent of simple possession cases in 2013, and the percentage rose to 74.1 percent in 2014.

In 2013, 1,123 illegal immigrants were sentenced on convictions of simple possession, and made up 55.8 percent of those cases.

Illegal immigrants represented 16.9 percent of all federal drug trafficking sentences, the Examiner reported.

The statistics also showed that 20 percent of kidnapping/hostage taking sentences were attributed to illegal aliens, while 12 percent of murder sentences were. National defense-related sentences represented by illegal immigrants was at 19.4 percent.

Almost 92 percent of immigration-related crimes were committed by illegal immigrants.

The report comes just as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has cast a spotlight on crimes committed by illegal immigrants with his controversial comments made at his campaign announcement in June.

"When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best," Trump said at the time. "They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people."

Trump received criticism from Democrats and some Republicans and also lost several business relationships over his comments, but he has found supporters after the killing last week of San Franciscan Kate Steinle. An illegal Mexican immigrant has been charged in her death.

The Examiner noted that the statistics do not include convictions on the local or state level, where most rapes and murders would be prosecuted.

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