U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons: Criminal Alien Report December 2017

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By David Olen Cross
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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
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The United States having a significant foreign national population residing within the nations boundaries, be they legally or illegally present in the country, unfortunately includes those who commit crimes.

The extent and impact of foreign national crime on the U.S. citizens and residents of this country is explicitly revealed by a simple search on the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) inmates statistics website under the heading of inmate citizenship.

Here are the countries of origin, moreover, the number and percentage of those countries citizens recently incarcerated in the U.S. BOP prison system (The most recent BOP crime numbers available were from December 30, 2017.).

Inmate Citizenship:

- México 23,805 inmates, 13.0 percent;
- Colombia 1,683 inmates, 0.9 percent;
- Dominican Republic 1,443 inmates, 0.8 percent;
- Cuba 1,196 inmates, 0.7 percent;
- Other / unknown countries 9,080 inmates, 4.9 percent;
- United States 145,851 inmates, 79.7 percent;

Total Inmates: 183,058 inmates.

To clarify the meaning of these preceding criminal alien inmate numbers and percentages, I will translate them into words:

Combining December 30th BOP criminal alien inmate numbers, there were 37,207 criminal aliens in the BOP prison system. Alien inmates were 20.3 percent of the federal prison population; more than two in every ten inmates were criminal aliens.

With 23,805 Mexican nationals being incarcerated in the BOP prison system, at 64.0 percent, they were the vast majority of criminal aliens in federal prisons.

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons breaks down the federal prison population into 13 types of offenses. One of the top five offenses, the reason inmates are serving time in federal prisons is for immigration crimes. There were 12,246 inmates in the BOP prison system incarcerated for immigration crimes; they were 7.1 percent of the federal prison population.

An urgent wakeup call to all American citizens, eventually the majority of these criminal aliens from México, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Cuba and other countries will be released from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons after completing their prison terms.

The country of Mexico, America’s neighbor to the south, is both historically and literally a land bridge of many frequently unsecured trails, roads, highways and railways used by persons trying and far too often successfully illegally entering our country.

United States citizens should, if they haven’t already, contact their members of the U.S. Congress (two Senators and one Representative) and tell them to support President Donald J. Trump’s commitment to build a wall (fences and technology) along the U.S. border with Mexico to stop the threat of tens of thousands of criminal aliens, once they are released from the federal prison system and deported by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to their countries of origin, ability to illegally return to this nation and harm its citizens and residents.

David Olen Cross of Salem, Oregon is an independent crime researcher who writes on immigration issues and foreign national crime. He is a weekly guest on the Lars Larson northwest radio show. He can be reached at docfnc@yahoo.com or at http://docfnc.wordpress.com/