Skip to comments.Eight Out of Ten Illegal Aliens Apprehended in 2010 Never Prosecuted, Says Border Congressman
Posted on 03/17/2011 12:07:40 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
Washington (CNSNews.com) An illegal alien apprehended by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency during the last fiscal year had an estimated 84 percent chance of never being prosecuted, according to figures compiled by the office of Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas).
Culberson submitted the figures for the record during a hearing Wednesday of the House Appropriations subcommittee on homeland security.
Of 447,731 illegal aliens apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol during fiscal year 2010 (which ended last September), only 73,263 (16.4 percent) were prosecuted, according to the submitted data. That means that 374,468 illegal aliens that were taken into custody (83.6 percent) were never prosecuted.
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There were a lot of other variables at play, he said, citing different judicial districts with varying capacities to handle the prosecution load.
Culberson maintained, however, that the only consequence that really has an impact is the criminal prosecution.
CBP divides the almost 2,000-mile-long U.S.-Mexico border into nine sectors. Running from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf Coast they are, in order, San Diego, El Centro, Yuma, Tucson, El Paso, Marfa, Del Rio, Laredo, and Rio Grande.
According to Culbersons figures, of the 212,202 apprehensions along Arizonas Tucson sector which is where most of the apprehensions took place in FY2010 only 30,748 (14.5 percent) led to prosecutions.
Testifying before the House Homeland Security Committee on Feb. 9, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano told lawmakers that her top priority in terms of effective control is the Tucson sector of the southwest border.
The companion headline could be: "Eight Out of Ten Illegal Aliens Never Apprehended"
447,731 apprehended in one year! A year that we were told was the most secure it’s ever been by our so called government, right?
I wonder if we have a way to determine the number that were not apprehended?
That ten to twelve million number these idiots keep throwing around is absolute NONSENSE and it needs to be exposed!
Besides, none of those "just want to work" types have bank accounts to confiscate.
And what sort of prosecution is really possible? A fine? No money. Pay or go to jail! Not enough jail space. Probation? Public whipping? Toss them back into the Rio Grande? What?
Well, no shit, Congressman.
There's no way the court system and the jails could deal with that sort of load.
Reality has a way of hitting you between the eyes, Mr. CUlberson.
Or even home addresses to send the summons to.
Deport their ass to Antarctica!
Just imagine if US citizens received the same treatment for breaking the law. Why are criminals from other countries given such a break?
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