According to figures from the Pew Research Center, California and Texas are the states with the largest illegal alien populations in the country. In 2017, California had 2 million illegal aliens, while Texas had 1.6 million.
States like New York, Florida, Illinois, and others along the Eastern seaboard also have large illegal populations. 2017 was the first year where Mexicans did not make up an absolute majority of illegals living in America anymore.
Statista’s Katharina Buchholz points out that immigration from Mexico specifically has decreased substantially, while more illegals came from Central America, South America, and Asia.
Mexicans are still the largest single group among illegal aliens in America, making up 47 percent of the illegal population in America. The fifth largest group of illegals in America come from Canada and Europe, with an estimated 500,000 people in the country in 2017. From between 2007 and 2017, the number of illegal immigrants in the U.S. dropped by 14 percent, but they still make up 23 percent of the overall foreign-born population in 2017, according to Pew’s research.
The average illegal immigrant has lived in America for 15 years.
The concentration of illegals in Texas could potentially have strong electoral implications given demographic data pointing to foreign-born groups as reliable voters for the Democratic Party. At the very least, any massive push for a pathway to citizenship could have a major impact in changing the political landscape in the U.S.
For that reason, immigration remains a major issue for conservative voters going into the 2020 elections.
U.S. Law Enforcement Bust 27 People Connected to Mexican Sinaloa Cartel
Over two dozen people were arrested on drug charges in connection to a Mexican cartel smuggling cocaine into the U.S. Following a two-year investigation, 27 people were arrested through Operation Tripwire, an investigation effort U.S. officials have been working on featuring members of the Sinaloa Cartel.
The trafficking network went from Los Angeles, California to Tucson, Arizona and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where cocaine originating from Mexico was smuggled stateside. The United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Scott Brady declared “this is a large organization that was trafficking hundreds of kilograms of cocaine throughout the country and has direct ties to the Sinaloa cartel in Mexico.”
U.S. authorities recounted that the investigations started after an agent in Pittsburgh was able to identify an address that received large quantities of suspicious-looking packages coming from California. Since then, agents started to do investigation on other members of the network across the U.S.
Across the span of seven months, authorities were able to intercept U.S. calls made by some of the alleged traffickers with Sinaloa carte leaders in Mexico. On September 9, 2020, 27 were arrested in Arizona, California, and Pennsylvania.
According to American authorities, $1.3 million in cash and over 140 kilograms of cocaine were seized. The aforementioned people arrested are now facing a prison sentence of between 10 years and life in prison.
The border situation is no joke. Prior administrations have largely neglected the issue and have allowed for unprecedented levels of illegal immigration and drug trafficking to cross the U.S. border.
In a prior instance, BLP reported on how Mexico is a failed state that cannot maintain public order and is largely being pushed around by cartels. Due to its proximity to the U.S., Mexico’s problems will likely spillover stateside.
This is why border security is crucial. Thankfully, the U.S. has a president in Donald Trump that gets the memo. He’ll still need help from Congress, however,
That’s why it’s crucial that America First Republicans have strong showings at all branches of government in 2020.
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