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Data: Many deported felons just sneak back across border

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posted on Aug, 16 2009 @ 10:12 AM
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Data: Many deported felons just sneak back across border


www.azcentral.com

There are no broad government statistics on how many deported criminals re-enter the United States illegally, but arrests by Border Patrol agents in the Tucson region alone suggest the number is high. In fiscal year 2008, 16 percent of the 317,696 immigrants arrested by agents in Tucson, one of nine sectors on the U.S.-Mexican border, were charged with felony counts of re-entering illegally, either because they had prior felony convictions in the U.S. or previously had been formally deported. Crossing the border illegally is typically a misdemeanor.The illegal re-entry of people who have been
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posted on Aug, 16 2009 @ 10:12 AM
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I find it outrageous that close to 50,000 convicted felons were caught sneaking back into the USA in 2008...and those are just the ones that were caught in one year...this certainly puts in proper perspective the claims of amnesty supporters that these are people coming into the USA just for jobs, or that the criminal element is just a miniscule proportion of Illegal immigrants. It seems no set of facts or statistics will deter some of these groups.

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