If we built a double-fence along the entire Mexican border to keep them out(as already exists and has proven effective along 18 miles of San Diego), they wouldn't be here to be arrested and crowd our prisons.
The fence would more than pay for itself in savings of health care benefits, crimes, imprisonment, welfare, and unpaid hospital bills of illegals it would prevent illegals from being here to collect.
95% of the 1,200 outstanding warrants for murder in Los Angeles are for illegals who have committed their crimes and then fled back to Mexico.
Two thirds of the 17,000 outstanding felony warrants in L.A are issued for illegals.
Roughly 12,000 of the 20,000-strong 18th-Street Gang that operates in Southern California, are illegals.
Roughly 75% of the gang-members in California are illegals.
And yet police and other city workers are not even allowed to ask these thugs about their immigration status in L.A., because of its "sanctuary city" status (i.e., it is a crime for police or other city employees to detain illegals, or report illegals to immigration authorities.)
Chief Wachusa's statistics (above) mask the fact that as a PERCENTAGE OF POPULATION, blacks and hispanics commit a much higher ratio of crimes than whites.
Blacks are about 13% of total U.S. population.
Hispanics are about 15% of total U.S. population.
Asians are less than 2%.
So while whites (70% of the population) have higher total numbers of inmates, as a ratio of total white population, blacks and hispanics commit a higher ratio of crimes, relative to the total population of their ethnic groups.
Also, hispanics are the highest percentage of inmates among IMMIGRANTS, primarily those from Mexico and Central America.
The articles I cite likewise quote annual statistics of the U.S. Department of Justice.