Beto O’Rourke’s presidential campaign is in the hot seat.

And in a bid to break out of a massive Democratic field, Beto has resorted to spreading lies about immigration.

But one explosive report just blew his claims out of the water.

Beto O’Rourke is floundering.

The former Democratic Congressman who became famous across the country for failing to defeat Ted Cruz in the 2018 elections has decided he’s now running for president.

But the Democratic superstar has tried to make himself the champion of liberal causes lately, especially on immigration.

There’s just one massive problem for Beto. The facts don’t match his rhetoric.

Despite Beto’s claims that the border crisis doesn’t exist and that immigration, even illegal immigration, is overwhelmingly safe, that’s just not true.

“About one in four federal inmates are either an illegal alien, legal immigrant, or suspected foreign-born criminal, a new federal report concludes,” reports Breitbart.

The fact is, the border is unsecured and thousands of illegal immigrants are pouring through it every week.

Making things worse, violent crimes have skyrocketed along the border because ICE can’t cope with the sheer number of illegal immigrants entering America.

And it leads to those same illegal immigrants getting incarcerated here.

“In total, there were nearly 240,000 inmates in the federal prison system as of 2018, a Department of Justice (DOJ) report finds. Of that total, nearly 60,000 of those prisoners were illegal aliens and legal immigrants who have been ordered to be deported, were in proceedings to be deported, or were currently under investigation by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to confirm their foreign-born status,” adds Breitbart.

Beto and the rest of the Democratic Party swear to obstruct President Trump’s efforts to secure the border by building a wall and deporting illegal immigrants, at the same time that illegal immigrants are overcrowding the American prison system.

But it gets worse.

“In Bureau of Prisons (BOP) custody, alone, foreign-born prisoners account for more than 20 percent of the total federal prison population. This confirms that about one in five federal inmates in BOP custody are foreign-born. There were nearly 40,000 foreign-born inmates in BOP custody as of 2018,” adds Breitbart.

That figure may be even higher though as it doesn’t take into account local prisons.

“The DOJ data does not factor in the number of foreign-born inmates, illegal aliens, or legal immigrants who are currently in state and local custody. The vast majority, about 90 percent, of the country’s criminal population are held in state and local jails,” concludes Breitbart.

And yet Beto continues to lie to the American people about the realities of unchecked illegal immigration.

Either he has no clue what he’s talking about, or he is ignoring the crisis for political reasons.

Either way, he’s doing a disservice to the United States.

But Beto seems to be more interested in pandering to his left-wing base and to foreign illegal immigrants than he is American citizens, despite the fact that he wants to become President of the United States, not any other country.

Do you think Beto has it wrong about illegal immigration?

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