Sixteen percent of illegal immigrants who are arrested for various crimes are rearrested within three years, the Congressional Research Service reports. The statistic is based off of nearly 47,000 arrests of illegal immigrants who were rearrested for murder, attempted murder, and sex crimes, among others.
The large number of rearrests could be contributed to the Secure Communities program, which allows authorities who have arrested undocumented immigrants to inform immigration officials of these individuals. In three years, the Secure Communities program has doubled the number of deportations from the U.S.
However, the percentage of illegal immigrant rearrests are lower than the national average. According to the Pew Center, 43 percent of all prisoners are rearrested in three years. In California, 65 percent are rearrested.
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