U.S. Charges 359 Criminal Aliens in Arizona For Illegally Reentering U.S.
Arrest included two convicted of 'homicide'
The report said out of the 946 aliens, 359 “had previously been convicted of non-immigration criminal offenses in the U.S.”
Seventy-four of the aliens charged already had convictions for violent crimes in the US.
According to the U.S. attorney’s report, those including two who had “homicide convictions.”
Nine of them had “sex offense convictions,” and 24 who had “domestic violence convictions.”
Additionally, 52 aliens who already had “property crime convictions,” 98 who had “DUI convictions,” and 132 who had “drug crime convictions.”
A good portion of the convicted criminals had repeatedly reentered the United States following deportations.
“262 of those 946 individuals,” said the U.S. attorney’s report, “had been deported three or more times.”
Meanwhile, California Gov. Gavin Newsom stated his state would pay $500 in cash to illegal immigrants in response to the coronavirus crisis.
The payments will be taken out of $75 million taxpayer-funded Disaster Relief Fund, which will then be paid via a community-based model of regional nonprofit organizations, The Hill reported.
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“California is the most diverse state in the nation. Our diversity makes us stronger and more resilient," Newsom said.
Earlier this month, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot signed an executive order that will give the city’s taxpayer-funded coronavirus benefits to all immigrants and illegal aliens.
Several programs have been launched by the city of Chicago to assist residents financially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
One of those initiatives includes a coronavirus Housing Assistance Grant program, an online resources program for students, and a $100 million Chicago Small Business Resiliency Fund to help struggling businesses.
Last year, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) completed its largest single-state bust in US history with the arrest of 680 illegal aliens.