DHS Sec: 200 of 680 arrested in Mississippi employer raids had criminal records

DHS Sec: 200 of 680 arrested in Mississippi employer raids had criminal records
ICE agents conduct Enforcement and Removal Operations. DHS image

[Ed. – You can’t ignore these numbers. It simply isn’t true that ILLEGAL migrants have lower crime rates than, or even the same crime rate as, people born in the U.S.  It’s LEGAL immigrants who have that distinction.]

Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that out of the 680 individuals arrested during raids on food processing plants throughout Mississippi last week, 200 of them had a criminal record.

“So again, this is a criminal investigation of the employers who are exploiting an undocumented workforce and skirting our laws. Now, when you do an operation at a worksite, you can’t ignore people that are there without the proper permission to be in the United States. You don’t know who they are. Over 200 of these individuals had a criminal record in the U.S.,” he said. …

“We’ve got to secure the border, but we also have to have interior enforcement to stop this incentive, this work opportunity, that we have in the U.S. that employers are exploiting, and we’ve seen that in this case,”McAleenan added.

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