Reports from the Department Of Homeland Security show that more than 8,000 illegal immigrants were released by sanctuary cities in just one 8-month period in 2014. Of those aliens, 62 percent had prior criminal records. 1,900 of the 8,000 were later rearrested on 7,500 different offenses, many of which were violent. Despite what some liberals would like to believe, these statistics prove that the release of criminals through sanctuary city policies pose a direct threat to American citizens. Unfortunately, the problem does not end there. In 2005, the Government Accountability Office made reports on the number of illegal immigrants in the U.S. correctional system. The findings of these reports are shocking. Based on the reports, 27 percent of all federal prisoners are illegal aliens. Of these, 89 percent are from Central or South American countries. Clearly, something must be done to secure our southern border to stop the flood of criminals from coming in to our country.
One of the most basic responsibilities of any government is to ensure the safety of its citizens. When liberal city governments make sanctuary city policies, they are neglecting this responsibility.
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