Monday, November 02, 2015

Georgia becomes 'border state' for violent illegal immigrants

...Diamant spent months analyzing millions of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement removal records for fiscal years 2003 through 2013. The information was released under the Freedom of Information Act. Of the 386,485 unauthorized immigrants removed from the United States in 2013, 222,972 of them - 60% - had at least prior removal. 42,116 of the total unauthorized immigrants removed that year had been convicted of an aggravated felony. Of those felons, 27,159 had been removed before. That's 64%. Among the aggravated felons who had been removed at least once before were 281 killers, 178 kidnappers, 1149 sex criminals and thousands convicted on drug charges. The data showed Georgia ranked first in deportations among all non-border states, and fourth overall behind only Texas, Arizona and California. In Georgia, federal authorities deported 7120 unauthorized immigrants in fiscal year 2013. 1173 of them had aggravated felony convictions. Of those, 513 (44%) had at least one prior removal. That includes nine convicted killers, 10 kidnappers, nearly 40 sex criminals and hundreds convicted on drug charges. Those numbers shocked Georgia Senator David Perdue, who sits on the Senate's Judiciary Committee. "These statistics that you're exposing now creates energy back home that creates pressure on politicians. And when you create pressure on politicians then things starts to happen (in Washington)," Perdue said. Diamant also showed the numbers to Congressman Doug Collins of Gainesville is on the House Judiciary Committee. "To the families who've been victimized by those who have been deported and come back and they've been victimized by these folks who shouldn't be in the country to begin with, this is not a political game, it's just the honest truth."...more

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