Sheriff: 16,000 'violent criminal aliens' arrested in first 9 months of 2019

In a sit-down interview at the National Sheriffs’ Association Conference in Washington, D.C., and in a followup telephone interview from his Arizona office, Dannels also threw out this figure — an eye-opening shocker: “Sixteen thousand violent criminal aliens came into our country in the first nine months [of 2019], too.”

Sixteen thousand.

Dannels knows this because the law enforcement he’s partnered with studied this. And the way the law enforcement officials studied this was by apprehending the criminals. They physically apprehended, and counted, the criminals.

So that figure isn’t just a best guess, Dannels said. It’s actual.