Skip to comments.639 arrestees flagged for immigration violations
Posted on 03/22/2007 8:37:16 AM PDT by Irontank
Ten percent of people arrested and sent to the Orange County Jail from Jan. 19 to Feb. 25 were flagged for possible immigration violations, according to statistics the Orange County Sheriff's Department released Wednesday.
Jail deputies booked a total of 6,160 people through the Intake Release Center during that time. Of those, deputies interviewed 956 foreign nationals and detained 639 of them for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Of those detained for ICE, 56 were held for aggravated felonies, 425 for felonies and 214 for misdemeanors.
The numbers are for the first month of a program that certified deputies to perform certain immigration functions such as checking the legal status of everyone that comes through their jails.
Sheriff Mike Carona said the numbers weren't a surprise. He had estimated 8 to 14 percent of the jail population was most likely here illegally.
"Nobody has done a definitive study like we're doing right now," Carona said
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Only 10 percent????
Deport them all now.
The U.S. Justice Department estimated that 270,000 illegal immigrants served jail time nationally in 2003. Of those, 108,000 were in California. Some estimates show illegals now make up half of California's prison population.
10% is alot. Think of it this way, you are walking through the mall and 1 out of every 10 people you pass is in the country illegally.
Doing the crime Americans won't do!