DOJ Report: Federal Arrests of Non-Citizens Spiked by 234% in Last 20 Years

Posted on August 23, 2019 5:52 am
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Federal arrests of non-citizens has increased exponentially over the past two decades, and account for the majority of all federal arrests, data released by the Justice Department revealed.

Non-citizens made up 64% of all federal arrests in 2018 despite making up 7% of the U.S. population, according to Justice Department data released Thursday and reviewed by the Daily Caller News Foundation. Between 1998 and 2018, federal arrests of non-citizens grew by 234%, while federal arrest of U.S. citizens climbed 10%.

While the numbers provide credence to the President Donald Trump’s argument that illegal immigration results in increased crime,

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