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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a report on the impacts of criminal aliens in our country on the American populace. While the US Median household income hovers around the mid $40,000 per year level, the GAO report shows that criminal aliens incarcerated in prison, single individuals, are costing a large amount in some states. California pays $34,448 per year per criminal alien. New York pays $29,523 per year per criminal alien.

While it is disgusting enough that an illegal alien could cost a good chunk of what an average US household brings in each year simply by coming to our country and robbing someone, the most shocking part of the report is that the number of those we are incarcerating is increasing.

Another shocking number: 68% of criminal aliens in federal prisons are Mexican citizens.

"Among the facts determined by GAO are: since 2005, the number of criminal aliens in federal prisons has grown 7%, while the number of SCAAP aliens in state prisons and local jails has increased 34%; that 50% of the criminal aliens studied by GAO have been arrested at least once for violent crimes like assault, homicide, robbery, sex offenses, and kidnapping; that from 2003-2009 the annual cost to state governments to incarcerate SCAAP criminal aliens increased 56% and totaled $7 billion; and that it costs the federal government an additional $1.6 billion a year to house criminal aliens in Bureau of Prisons facilities and to pay SCAAP reimbursements," Congressman Steve King (R-IOWA) said in a statement.

"GAO also revealed that two-thirds of criminal aliens are born in Mexico, proving that we have to secure our southern border with a fence, a wall, and a fence. That would drastically reduce the ability of criminal aliens to enter the United States, providing needed relief to overburdened state prison systems and to taxpayers. We also have to do a better job of removing criminal aliens who are apprehended, and of preventing the re-entry into the country of those who are removed."

In addition to the increase in criminal aliens, the GAO report also shows that three criminal aliens were given US citizenship after being convicted on terrorism related charges. That is a travesty and shows that our system is a total wreck from top to bottom. The reason it is such a wreck is because those who want illegal aliens and others in this country to continue riping this country off have fought tooth and nail to keep it as convoluted and uncoordinated as possible. They want loopholes and as much of a backlog as possible in order to give themselves a reason to push for a massive overhaul increasing immigration beyond what we currently allow in. If everything was running smoothly and laws were being enforced, those pushing for amnesty for illegal aliens or massive increases of legal aliens from countries or races they favor, would have no leg to stand on when proposing new laws.

Congressman King also pointed out several other informative and concerning things that the GAO report noted.

  • Since 2005, the number of criminal aliens in federal prisons has increased 7% with 54,718 criminal aliens incarcerated in 2009.
  • Since 2005, the number of SCAAP criminal aliens in state prisons and local jails has increased 34%. 295,959 SCAAP criminal aliens were incarcerated in 2009.
  • 68% of criminal aliens in federal prisons are Mexican citizens; 66% of "SCAAP criminal aliens" in state prison systems were born in Mexico.
  • In FY 2010, 62% of criminal aliens apprehended by ICE were ordered removed; 22% of those ordered removed re-entered the country.
  • Each criminal alien has an average of 7 arrests. 63% of criminal aliens had at least 6 criminal offenses to their name.
  • 50% of criminal aliens in the GAO study were arrested at least once for assault, homicide, robbery, a sex offense, or a kidnapping.
  • In New York State, 27% of State Primary Convictions of SCAAP Illegal Alien inmates were for homicides; 50% of New York State Primary Convictions were for homicide and drug offenses. (FY 2008 Data)
  • 65% of criminal aliens were arrested at least once for an immigration violation.
  • 43% of individuals convicted of Terrorism-related investigations were criminal aliens.
  • It cost the federal government between $1.516 billion (FY 2005) and $1.632 billion (FY 2009) annually to incarcerate criminal aliens in Bureau of Prisons facilities and to pay SCAAP reimbursements. The cost to incarcerate inmates in BOP facilities alone has increased 15% since 2005.
  • It cost states $7 billion to incarcerate criminal aliens in the nation's state prison systems from FY 2003-FY 2009. States were only reimbursed for 23% of this cost. In FY 2003, the cost was $736 million, while in FY 2009 it was $1.149 billion, an increase of 56%.
  • Incarcerating SCAAP criminal aliens in state prisons costs $12,500 per inmate. SCAAP, on average, reimburses about 17% of this cost ($2,200). Operating costs are based on correctional officers' salaries, medical care, food service and utilities.
  • State Costs (per inmate) to incarcerate SCAAP criminal alien in selected states:
    • California: $34,448
    • New York: $29,523
    • Florida: $14,828
    • Arizona: $14,093
    • Texas: $12,168

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Posted by Digger on April 25, 2011 10:47 AM (Permalink)

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I am so very sick of these illegals coming into our country and walking around like they own the place. They are draining our resources and don't give a f**k about anything, and trash 'once nice' neighborhoods and generally acting like the cockroaches that they are. A guerrela war is close at hand, in my opinion, US citizens vs. the encroaching bug army from South of the border.

Posted by: Jim an American Citizen on April 25, 2011 11:04 PM

Goddamn, Jim, you hit it right on the nose. America is vanishing quickly into a third world cesspool, I'm fucking sick of all of our government's bullshit and all the pussy-ass liberal whiny "they have human rights" bullshit. They invaded this country, invaders don't have rights! Just ask Israel how they feel about invaders! When you invade a man's country and shit on his rights, take said country's taxpayers' money and resources and horde them for your people and then send all the shit home to your country so your kids can go to private schools and your wife can drive a brand new Cadillac Escalade, and set up your family for easy living, just so everybody in the country your taking shit from starves and their kids go to shitty public schools drive 15 year old cars and can't send their kids to college, and those kids grow up to be poor unemployed suckers that the government shits on. Fuck Mexico, Fuck the illegals, Fuck the foreigners!

Posted by: Andrew Moore on April 26, 2011 04:18 AM

I agree, so there.

Posted by: captaingrumpy on April 26, 2011 08:43 PM

If the situation has gotten to this point (and it HAS!) you need to look into the past to find the answers to today's illegal immigration problem. During the 1970s and '80s, there was a widespread belief that the major benefit associated with hiring illegal alien farm workers and other illegal aliens to perform unskilled jobs was that the employer(s) would save money, would not need to pay insurance for them, would be able to pay them cash "under the table" and would have them do jobs Americans wouldn't want to do...for less. Those who KNOWINGLY hire illegal aliens only (generally) think about how it will economically be good for THEM and their businesses. They are NOT thinking about other implications...only about how it will (if only temporarily) save them money as they know they would HAVE to pay American workers considerably more.

Posted by: Justo Roteta on April 28, 2011 10:23 AM

You want slaves .... Pay for them !

Posted by: Decembre on April 30, 2011 07:54 AM

tell that to Mexico, if the illegals here are treated so poorly, then why not go back to their country of origin? Its people like farmers and ranchers and our government that tell us that we should work harder for less money, they may not come out and say it, but the way they conduct themselves says it all, lets face it, Americans can't live off of 6 bucks an hour not solo, they'd have to live with other people, same as the illegals, they live with other illegals, so why do people talk thrash about American people not wanting to make 5 bucks an hour? its okay if you hit rock bottom or if you are 20 years old, but who wants to be 50 years old making 5 bucks an hour? Americans want more for their hard work, and the stubborn employers only care about money, their own money. Look, right now, I'd take a job as long as it was full-time, at minimum wage, I don't care, I'm going to college, I'm 23, I'll make better money soon enough with a degree. Our prices on food aren't that low, paying low wages for workers doesn't seem to prompt anybody to lower the cost of food, heads of lettuce are already $2-3 here in Northern California, and I'm sure the source of this lettuce hires illegals exclusively. I've made slave wages before, 6 bucks an hour, cleaning rooms at a motel, its not like Americans never work for shit wages, its just, they get to a breaking point and revolt in some form, this ain't Mexico, we don't want to live in trash and filth and drink green water and use toilet water to feed our crops, we don't want to live in a super-sized ghetto

Posted by: Andrew Moore on April 30, 2011 05:50 PM

We don't even want to eat Mexican produce in U.S. supermarkets, because we cannot feel safe: WHAT do they use to "FERTILIZE" their lettuce and tomatoes??

Posted by: WHERE'S ANY HELP? on May 21, 2011 06:02 PM

they use their own shit! that's what they use, they are fucking pieces of shit! Thats why our peanut butter had salmonella in it, their was speculation that when the illegals were crossing the border, they shit wherever they can, in order to avoid authorities, they shit in fields, where crops are cultivated, they managed to shit on the peanut crops, which lead to the outbreak

Posted by: Andrew Moore on June 5, 2011 01:04 PM

We don't want to eat produce or other products from countries like Mexico and China but the rate they're going to destroy U.S. farmlands, what options do we have?

Posted by: SICK OF THEM DESTROYING OUR AMERICA on June 21, 2011 05:53 AM

Yep, the government is a bunch of fucktards, destroying the homeland to make a bit of coin, when the country collapses and the American dollar is a dead currency no longer being used to buy goods and services, what are the rich elitist scum-lickers gonna do then? whine to their Mexican-Chinese masters, hell no, they can't, they will be laid to waste just like the rest of us.

Posted by: Andrew Moore on June 21, 2011 07:00 PM

leticia olalia morales of 15501 pasadena ave #8 tustin ca 92780 submitted fake documents and paid 5000 dollars to obtain a US tourist visa. she also submitted fake employment records to obtain a work visa. she is now applying for citizenship. her contact at the embassy was man named sandman.

Posted by: anon on July 8, 2011 12:41 PM

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