Almost 250,000 criminal aliens were booked into local Texas jails between June 1, 2011, and May 31, 2017, according to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). These criminal aliens were charged with nearly 600,000 criminal offenses during that time. 
 
So far, criminal charges against these illegal aliens have resulted in more than 266,000 criminal convictions to date, including:
 
496 homicide convictions;
26,565 assault convictions;
8,411 burglary convictions;
34,929 drug convictions;
246 kidnapping convictions;
18,851 theft convictions and  
2,906 sexual assault convictions.
 
According to DHS, about 66 percent of the convicted aliens were within US borders when arrested. While Barack Obama was in office, many of these convicted aliens went back on the street and were free to commit more crimes. 
 
The controversial Texas Senate Bill 4, which prompted protests at the state capitol and outrage on the part of Democrats who objected when a Republican lawmaker called federal immigration officials to arrest illegal aliens at the protest, outlawed so-called sanctuary cities while prohibiting state and local authorities from adopting, enforcing, or endorsing policies that prohibit or materially limit the enforcement of immigration law in Texas. The bill was signed by Republican Gov. Gregg Abbott and ensures that local law enforcement complies with immigration detainers.
 
 



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Spero News editor Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. His first novel 'Shaken Earth', is available at Amazon.

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