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Report: Non-Citizens Made Up 64% of Federal Arrests in '18

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By    |   Thursday, 22 August 2019 04:21 PM

Non-citizens made up 64% of all federal arrests last year, according to figures released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Arrests of non-citizens has more than tripled over the past 20 years to 234%, while citizen arrests rose 10%.

Immigrant arrests have risen most sharply around the U.S.-Mexico border.

Jessica M. Vaughan, the director of policy studies for the Center for Immigration Studies, told the Washington Examiner the increase in arrests is due to increasing prosecution of illegal entry.

"Opponents of immigration enforcement are obsessed with trying to establish that illegal aliens and legal immigrants commit fewer crimes than Americans, and so, as their narrative goes, local law enforcement agencies should not cooperate with ICE and should adopt sanctuary policies," Vaughn said. "What these numbers show is that there are certain types of crime that are disproportionately associated with illegal aliens: drug trafficking, certain gang crimes, and identity theft and document fraud."

The U.S. continues to face a border crisis as migrants primarily from Central America continue to make the trek into the U.S.

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