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27 percent of all inmates in United States prisons are non U.S. citizens

There are 189 comments on the Examiner.com story from Feb 24, 2012, titled 27 percent of all inmates in United States prisons are non U.S. citizens. In it, Examiner.com reports that:

U.S. citizens: 17.5 percent are from the nation of Mexico". This is perhaps the clearest indication that we have a very serious illegal immigration problem here in the US.

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WOW

Saint Louis, MO

#1 Feb 25, 2012
Ted Poe=American for Americans!

The Notorious Rico

“Conservatism is a Disease.”

Since: Nov 11

Lake Los Angeles, CA

#2 Feb 25, 2012
The article is incorrect AND AS USUAL THE EXAMINER IS LYING.

27% of FEDERAL PRISONS ARE NON-CITIZENS DUE TO THE FACT THAT IMMIGRATION RELATED ISSUES ARE A FEDERAL ISSUE.

Here are the facts, according to the Department of Justice:

¶In 2000, 27 percent of the inmates in federal prisons were noncitizens. Some of these noncitizens were illegal immigrants, and some were in this country legally. In 2001, this percentage dropped to 24 percent, and it continued dropping over the next four years, falling to 20 percent in 2005.

Bottom line: illegal immigrants make up significantly less than a third of the federal prison population, and the share has been falling in recent years.

¶The share of state prison inmates who are noncitizens is much lower.(This is largely because immigration violations themselves are federal crimes.) In 2000, 4.6 percent of inmates in state prisons were noncitizens. This number remained quite steady over the next five years, right around 4.6 percent.

¶Over all — combining federal and state prisons — 6.4 percent of the nation’s prisoners were noncitizens in 2005. This is down from 6.8 percent in 2000.

¶By comparison, 6.9 percent of the total United States population were noncitizens in 2003, according to the Census Bureau.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/30/business/30...

Since: Feb 12

Sunnyvale, CA

#3 Feb 25, 2012
I still think Americans are becoming too corporatized for prisons which insentivise them to criminalize people when they arent criminals

Since: Feb 12

Sunnyvale, CA

#4 Feb 25, 2012
Anyone think differently.

Since: Feb 12

Sunnyvale, CA

#5 Feb 25, 2012
The Notorious Rico wrote:
The article is incorrect AND AS USUAL THE EXAMINER IS LYING.
27% of FEDERAL PRISONS ARE NON-CITIZENS DUE TO THE FACT THAT IMMIGRATION RELATED ISSUES ARE A FEDERAL ISSUE.
Here are the facts, according to the Department of Justice:
¶In 2000, 27 percent of the inmates in federal prisons were noncitizens. Some of these noncitizens were illegal immigrants, and some were in this country legally. In 2001, this percentage dropped to 24 percent, and it continued dropping over the next four years, falling to 20 percent in 2005.
Bottom line: illegal immigrants make up significantly less than a third of the federal prison population, and the share has been falling in recent years.
¶The share of state prison inmates who are noncitizens is much lower.(This is largely because immigration violations themselves are federal crimes.) In 2000, 4.6 percent of inmates in state prisons were noncitizens. This number remained quite steady over the next five years, right around 4.6 percent.
¶Over all — combining federal and state prisons — 6.4 percent of the nation’s prisoners were noncitizens in 2005. This is down from 6.8 percent in 2000.
¶By comparison, 6.9 percent of the total United States population were noncitizens in 2003, according to the Census Bureau.
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/30/business/30...
We need to close Guantomino bay

Virginia Patriot

Since: Dec 11

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#7 Feb 25, 2012
The Notorious Rico wrote:
The article is incorrect AND AS USUAL THE EXAMINER IS LYING.
27% of FEDERAL PRISONS ARE NON-CITIZENS DUE TO THE FACT THAT IMMIGRATION RELATED ISSUES ARE A FEDERAL ISSUE.
Here are the facts, according to the Department of Justice:
¶In 2000, 27 percent of the inmates in federal prisons were noncitizens. Some of these noncitizens were illegal immigrants, and some were in this country legally. In 2001, this percentage dropped to 24 percent, and it continued dropping over the next four years, falling to 20 percent in 2005.
Bottom line: illegal immigrants make up significantly less than a third of the federal prison population, and the share has been falling in recent years.
¶The share of state prison inmates who are noncitizens is much lower.(This is largely because immigration violations themselves are federal crimes.) In 2000, 4.6 percent of inmates in state prisons were noncitizens. This number remained quite steady over the next five years, right around 4.6 percent.
¶Over all — combining federal and state prisons — 6.4 percent of the nation’s prisoners were noncitizens in 2005. This is down from 6.8 percent in 2000.
¶By comparison, 6.9 percent of the total United States population were noncitizens in 2003, according to the Census Bureau.
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/30/business/30...
The fact that they are in our Nation illegally alone makes them a criminal (What part of "illegal" don't people understand?)
Dee Dee Dee

Coopersburg, PA

#8 Feb 25, 2012
Imagine how many there would be if immigration laws were actually enforced. If the laws were enforced then these criminals would not have gotten the chance to commit the crimes that put them in prison. At least not in the U.S.

“DA BEAR TELLED ME I'AM FAT”

Since: May 11

ATLANTA, GA.

#9 Feb 25, 2012
PrincessBeanie wrote:
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We need to close Guantomino bay
And where are we to put these people, who have sworn Jihad on the USA?
Beanie Baloney

Saint Louis, MO

#10 Feb 25, 2012
PrincessBeanie wrote:
<quoted text>
We need to close Guantomino bay
Should we send them all to your house?

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#11 Feb 25, 2012
US prisons federal prisons there the same insensitive prisons stupid
Topper

De Soto, KS

#12 Feb 25, 2012
Who was your post directed at Blundarr?

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#13 Feb 25, 2012
rico and the bean a new sitcom
Topper

De Soto, KS

#14 Feb 25, 2012
Oh, I agree!

Since: Jun 11

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#15 Feb 26, 2012
More of the law-abiding illegals nootie and obozo love to tell us about.
Topper

De Soto, KS

#16 Feb 26, 2012
Speeders Kill Kids wrote:
More of the law-abiding illegals nootie and obozo love to tell us about.
Exactly!
Hate

Northfield, MN

#17 Feb 26, 2012
2/3 of allinmates are in prison for drug charges.......50% of those for marijuana....Make marijuana legal and save hundreds of billions on prison cost....Plus we could tax marijuana like alcohol and make hundreds of billions....WIN WIN,....

Since: Jan 12

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#19 Feb 26, 2012
costarring reeferman
freebird

Long Beach, CA

#20 Feb 26, 2012
The Notorious Rico wrote:
The article is incorrect AND AS USUAL THE EXAMINER IS LYING.
27% of FEDERAL PRISONS ARE NON-CITIZENS DUE TO THE FACT THAT IMMIGRATION RELATED ISSUES ARE A FEDERAL ISSUE.
Here are the facts, according to the Department of Justice:
¶In 2000, 27 percent of the inmates in federal prisons were noncitizens. Some of these noncitizens were illegal immigrants, and some were in this country legally. In 2001, this percentage dropped to 24 percent, and it continued dropping over the next four years, falling to 20 percent in 2005.
Bottom line: illegal immigrants make up significantly less than a third of the federal prison population, and the share has been falling in recent years.
¶The share of state prison inmates who are noncitizens is much lower.(This is largely because immigration violations themselves are federal crimes.) In 2000, 4.6 percent of inmates in state prisons were noncitizens. This number remained quite steady over the next five years, right around 4.6 percent.
¶Over all — combining federal and state prisons — 6.4 percent of the nation’s prisoners were noncitizens in 2005. This is down from 6.8 percent in 2000.
¶By comparison, 6.9 percent of the total United States population were noncitizens in 2003, according to the Census Bureau.
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/30/business/30...
Of course it's going down. When you don't enforce the law, it's bound to happen.

Ralff

“United We Stand”

Since: Dec 11

Divided We Fall

#21 Feb 26, 2012
The Notorious Rico wrote:
The article is incorrect AND AS USUAL THE EXAMINER IS LYING.
27% of FEDERAL PRISONS ARE NON-CITIZENS DUE TO THE FACT THAT IMMIGRATION RELATED ISSUES ARE A FEDERAL ISSUE.
Here are the facts, according to the Department of Justice:
¶In 2000, 27 percent of the inmates in federal prisons were noncitizens. Some of these noncitizens were illegal immigrants, and some were in this country legally. In 2001, this percentage dropped to 24 percent, and it continued dropping over the next four years, falling to 20 percent in 2005.
Bottom line: illegal immigrants make up significantly less than a third of the federal prison population, and the share has been falling in recent years.
¶The share of state prison inmates who are noncitizens is much lower.(This is largely because immigration violations themselves are federal crimes.) In 2000, 4.6 percent of inmates in state prisons were noncitizens. This number remained quite steady over the next five years, right around 4.6 percent.
¶Over all — combining federal and state prisons — 6.4 percent of the nation’s prisoners were noncitizens in 2005. This is down from 6.8 percent in 2000.
¶By comparison, 6.9 percent of the total United States population were noncitizens in 2003, according to the Census Bureau.
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/30/business/30...
Even by your figures it is waaaay too many and also not neaqrly enough. All illegals should be there.
Bite me reeeko.

Ralff

“United We Stand”

Since: Dec 11

Divided We Fall

#22 Feb 26, 2012
PrincessBeanie wrote:
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We need to close Guantomino bay
Actually I think we need to start using it for illegal aliens as a shorting center to determine the degree of threat they pose us.

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