Mark Steyn joined Tucker Carlson on Thursday night to react to new Justice Department statistics on all the crime committed by immigrants.
According to the data, there are 39,455 suspected or confirmed non-citizens in the custody of the Bureau of Prisons, which amounts to 21 percent of the federal prison population. Of the total 37,557 confirmed immigrants that are in federal custody, 94 percent were illegal immigrants.
Steyn said it’s perfectly logical that if people enter a country illegally, there’s no reason to expect that they would feel obligated to respect the country’s other laws.
“These statistics, which for political correctness reasons we were prevented from knowing in recent years, show that this country is, in effect, importing a criminal class,” Steyn explained. “And it does not check any aspect of the criminal class it imports.”
He said these figures represent just the tip of the iceberg, because about 90 percent of incarceration is at the state and local level, and the Justice Department report didn’t have that data.
“Why does any country need to import a criminal class?” Steyn asked, noting that America has no shortage of citizens in the country who commit crimes.
Carlson said that Americans seem to be increasingly uninterested in voting Democrat, and Democrats know that immigrants are far more likely to support them in elections.
“That’s kind of the point of the whole thing,” Carlson noted.