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Rearrest rate of illegal immigrants at 16 percent

Posted on August 2nd, 2012 No Comments

According to a new report by the Congressional Research Service, 16% of illegal immigrants who are arrested on criminal charges are rearrested within three years after their initial release. More than 40,000 cases were studied involving the rearrests of illegal immigrants; 19 were arrested on murder charges, three for attempted murders, and 142 for sex crimes, among others.

Critics blame Obama’s amnesty program for the high rearrest rate. Others claim that the rearrest rate is actually much lower than the national average. According to the Pew Research Center, 43 percent of all released prisoners are rearrested in three years. In California, this rate stands at 65 percent.

The seemingly high rearrest rate of illegal immigrants could be attributed to the Secure Communities program, which doubled deportation rates from 2008 to 2011.

If you are at risk of deportation and need help with your immigration status, contact Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, by calling 512-323-2333.

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