English: The logo of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (English) Español: El logotipo del Servicio de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de los Estados Unidos (Inglés) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Citing latest evidence, Pew Research reports that federal law enforcement agencies are making more arrests for immigration-related offenses than they were a decade ago. But look at the graphics, the share of immigration-related arrests dwarfs other categories.
Source: Half of federal arrests are immigration-related | Pew Research Center
Of course, the focus is not on Spanish speaking maids and gardeners but potential terrorists. It’s interesting to look at the strong correlation between increased immigration-related arrests and the Obama years.
Way down the second category is drug related crime.
It’s worth reflecting on the statistics. The context is that the US has more people behind bars than any other country. But more worryingly, is the overwhelming focus on immigration transferable to other democracies, especially in Europe? Since Angela Merkel opened the flood door for refugees, there has been a strong reaction to immigration in the elections of the UK, France and Germany.