Did ‘Criminal Aliens’ Account For More Than 560,000 Texas Crimes In The Last 6 Years?

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By Alain StephensFebruary 7, 2018 2:19 pm| ,

On his campaign’s Facebook page, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick linked more than 560,000 Texas crimes in the last six years to “criminal aliens.”

In an accompanying message, Patrick wrote “In the past six years, criminal aliens have been charged with more than 560,000 crimes in Texas including kidnapping, homicide, burglary and much more. There’s no excuse for endangering our communities by allowing criminal aliens, who have committed a crime, to go free.”

Is that a fact? Gardner Selby of the Politifact Texas fact-checking team has the answer.

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