Up To 30% of Illegal Aliens Caught at Border Have Criminal History in U.S.

He also said the situation is so lawless in some areas it is like a war-zone on American soil, where “local law enforcement is leading the effort to fight criminal syndicates from a foreign nation.”

 

According to Babeu, between 88,000 and 123,000 illegal aliens are apprehended each year at the Tuscon Sector, one of nine border patrol zones along the U.S.-Mexico border. Among those illegal aliens, between 17 and 30 percent have a criminal record in the country, Babeu testified.

 

“This clearly shows that the border is not more secure than ever,” he said.

 

Babeu also detailed the drug-running and smuggling operations that have become more and more prevalent in his county. In one day alone, law enforcement officials arrested 78 members of a notorious cartel and seized 108 illegal weapons, all during a single drug bust.

 

Read More: Ariz. Sheriff: Up To 30% of Illegal Aliens Caught at Border Have Criminal History in U.S. | CNS News

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