"Pople who aren’t U.S. citizens made up 64% of all federal...

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    "Pople who aren’t U.S. citizens made up 64% of all federal arrests in 2018, though the majority of these arrests were for nonviolent crimes, according to a Justice Department report published this week.

    The report showed that 90% of those arrests were connected with immigration offenses or were immigration-related, not violent crimes or drug trafficking, as President Donald Trump has claimed.

    U.S. citizens were arrested at higher rates for offenses involving drugs, violence or fraud.

    Throughout his presidential campaign and presidency, Trump has referred to immigration from Central America as an “invasion” of the U.S. and described migrants broadly as drug dealers, rapists and violent criminals.

    But the data in the DOJ report shows that more U.S. citizens were arrested than foreign nationals for violent offenses, drug offenses and weapon offenses in 2018.

    According to the data, noncitizens were arrested at far lower rates than U.S. citizens for all offense categories listed in the report ― with the exception of immigration-related offenses.



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