Illegal alien crime wave in Texas: Nearly 3,000 homicides since 2008
PJ Media's legal editor, J. Christian Adams, has an exclusive report on statistics involving crimes committed by illegal aliens in Texas.
The numbers are staggering. Nearly 3,000 homicides committed by illegal aliens since 2008, and more than 611,000 unique crimes. The information comes from an unreleased report by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
PJ Media obtained a never-before-released copy of a Texas DPS report on human smuggling containing the numbers of crimes committed by aliens in Texas. According to the analysis conducted by the Texas Department of Public Safety, foreign aliens committed 611,234 unique crimes in Texas from 2008 to 2014, including thousands of homicides and sexual assaults.
The report describes an alien crime wave of staggering proportions exacerbated by federal officials unwilling to enforce immigration laws.
The Texas DPS report says well over 100,000 individual criminal aliens have been booked into Texas jails:
From October 2008 to April 2014, Texas identified a total177,588 unique criminal alien defendants booked into Texas county jails. These individuals have been identified through the Secure Communities initiative, in which Texas has participated since October 2008.
There are almost certainly more criminal aliens who haven’t been identified as aliens. The 177,588 criminal aliens identified by Texas through the Secure Communities initiative only can tag criminal aliens who had already been fingerprinted. Arrests of illegal aliens who have not been fingerprinted prior to arrest are not included in these arrests numbers derived from the Secure Communities initiative.
That means that the already stratospheric aggregate crime totals would be even higher if crimes by many illegal aliens who are not in the fingerprint database were included.
This is unacceptable on any level and for any reason. Remember – this is federal policy that releases these criminals, or fails to deport them when they're caught at the border. It's more than a national disgrace. It is a threat to the health and safety of American citizens, and until we start to take the problem seriously, it will only grow worse.
Politicians who advocate open borders should be shamed by this report. But in order for that to happen, the DPS document would have to be widely disseminated and publicized. Obviously, there are those in Texas and elsewhere who want to prevent that from happening. Hence, the report goes unreleased.
And criminal activity by illegal aliens continues to be a non-issue.