Several recent reviews of crime statistics suggest that illegal immigrants are responsible for a disproportionate amount of the murders in in a number of states.

First, Via Breitbart:

Between 2008 and 2014, 40% of all murder convictions in Florida were criminal aliens. In New York it was 34% and Arizona 17.8%.

During those years, criminal aliens accounted for 38% of all murder convictions in the five states of California, Texas, Arizona, Florida and New York, while illegal aliens constitute only 5.6% of the total population in those states.

That 38% represents 7,085 murders out of the total of 18,643.

Over at PJ Media, Christian Adams writes:

According to the analysis conducted by the Texas Department of Public Safety, foreign aliens committed 611,234 unique crimes in Texas from 2008 to 2014, including thousands of homicides and sexual assaults. 

Despite the veritable crime wave, sanctuary cities continue to allow illegal immigrants to walk the streets with impunity.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott is not standing for it.

“I am laying down a marker today in the state of Texas, that sanctuary city policies are no longer going to be tolerated,” Governor Abbott declared on Monday’s Sean Hannity show. “The laws of this land are going to be enforced.”

Abbott’s promise comes after Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez announced a policy of refusing to automatically detain all criminal immigrants pursuant to the U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) federal detainer program, which is designed to prevent dangerous criminals from being released into communities.

“What this does,” Abbott continued, “is it creates the exact same situation that occurred in San Francisco when Kate Steinle was killed.”

Kate Steinle was shot to death on July 1st of this year. Her suspected killer is an illegal immigrant.

Listen to Texas Governor Greg Abbott "lay down the marker" on Monday's radio show: