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Monday, October 21, 2019

ATTORNEY'S OFFICE OF WEST VIRGINIA: Statement of United States Attorney Mike Stuart on Bureau of Justice Statistics Report

By Press release submission | Aug 27, 2019


U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Southern West Virginia issued the following announcement on Aug. 22.

United States Attorney Mike Stuart issued the following statement regarding the Bureau of Justice Statistics report Immigration, Citizenship, and the Federal Justice System, 1998-2018:

“A remarkable statistic -- 64% of all federal arrests last year were of non-U.S. citizens. It is a significant drain of federal taxpayer funds to prosecute those that are not taxpayers and those who are not citizens of this great country. Non-U.S. citizen arrests are increasing at a dramatic and concerning pace. It is important that within our national borders and within my district that we continue to ensure public safety by ensuring everyone who is here is here legally and legitimately. My office regularly and consistently prosecutes illegal reentry cases and we will continue to do so. I want to thank all of our federal, state and local partners across the nation including the remarkable work by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for their courageous work to protect our citizens and the public.”

Original source can be found here.

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