As President Joe Biden’s open border policies continue incentivizing illegal border crossings, the Center for Immigration Studies analyzed data from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), which has previously been used to claim illegal aliens commit fewer crimes than Americans, and found the opposite to be true.
“Illegal immigrants in Texas appear to be convicted of crimes such as homicide, sexual assault, and kidnapping at higher rates than the state average,” says CIS. “By contrast, they appear to be convicted at lower rates for crimes such as robbery and drugs.”
However, CIS says a caveat to the “lower rates for crimes such as robbery and drugs,” is that lesser offenses carry shorter prison sentences and are lower priority for determining immigration status and deportation.
“The longer people with unknown status are in custody, the more likely it is that Texas will correctly ascertain their immigration status,” the report states.
According to CIS, “Due to delays in identification, the number of illegal immigrants arrested or incarcerated in Texas is undercounted at any given time.” more here