Those Criminals are Illegal!
In my travails across the 'internets' I've come across some interesting links. The Urban Institute, a nonpartisan study group by Wiki standards (and actually by their own self-proclamation) did a report, of which a summary was "Posted to Web: June 30, 2000", entitled "Illegal Aliens in Federal, State, and Local Criminal Justice Systems" Quite interesting, in fact, though a little outdated. But then that makes this an interesting topic for debate:
The increase in prosecutions and convictions of illegal aliens appears to have significantly affected both the number and the estimated costs of incarcerating and supervising of defendants convicted in federal courts. Since a substantial share of the increase in illegal aliens convicted appears to be due to increased border enforcement, this increased burden on the federal criminal justice system can be seen as a secondary cost of such border enforcement. If border interdiction efforts successfully reduce attempted illegal entry, this negative impact on the federal criminal justice system may be short-term.
More below. . .
Incredibly more interesting and somewhat more up to date are the US DOJ's Bureau of Justice Statistics. But you're going to have to sit down to read it. And then we can wait and watch Jack extrapolate wild musings and causal relationships.
And then lastly, I can't go without stirrin' up Had Enough with this one. Just don't wait too long, I don't know how much longer before they kill the story
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