Sunday, April 3, 2011

Texas congressman: 84 percent of illegal immigrants apprehended are never prosecuted

Texas Rep. John Culberson says illegal immigrants apprehended by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency have an 84 percent chance of not being prosecuted.

The figures were submitted by Culberson, R-Houston, to a House Appropriations subcommittee on homeland security hearing on March 17. (See the document in question at the bottom of this post.)

According to a report by, a conservative web site, Culberson said that those in custody “had a chance of being home in time for dinner.”...[Full Article]