Every crime committed by an illegal alien is one that wouldn’t have occurred if that alien wasn’t in the United States in the first place*
Bogged down with busy schedules, most of us go blithely through our lives without thinking about the scourge of violent crime that now permeates our country. When high profile cases occur, they shake us into acknowledging the hideous truth once again.
The discovery this week of the body of missing Iowa University coed Mollie Tibbetts shook us back to consciousness. The fact that her stalking murderer was an illegal alien from Mexico living in the United States for an estimated 7 years who confessed to the crime, woke us to reality. This narrative has been repeated too often to ignore, as Federation for Immigration Reform reveals.
Yet that is exactly what we are told to do. Anything else exposes bigotry. When conservative U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Kelli Ward linked the fact that the 20-year-old psychology major’s death at the hands of Cristhian Bahena Rivera, 24, by “multiple sharp force injuries,” exposed the lack of commitment to a border wall by Arizona’s current senators, she was blasted in the local newspaper. This is a truth that dare not be spoken.
Thursday’s edition of Arizona’s sports and entertainment contrivance passing as a disseminator of news used the USA Today insert to declare in oversized type, “NO…immigrants don’t commit more crimes than US-born people.”
Peter Kirsanow an attorney and President of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights disputes the USA Today premise.
His superb National Review article, “Illegal Immigrants and Crime,” exposes the way the left manipulates statistics, with glaring omissions of a multitude of criminal activities that go unreported as the costly crimes they are.
Kirsanow cites Arizona Department of Corrections data spanning 1985–2017, as John Lott, President of the Crime Prevention Center, calculates that illegal immigrants in Arizona aged 18-35, for example, are 250 percent more likely to commit crimes than young U.S. citizens. Further, such illegal immigrants commit more serious crimes — such as murder, robbery, and sexual assault.
Another study included in his report points out that in Arizona, California, and New York, illegal aliens are convicted of homicide at dramatically higher rates than are native-born citizens and legal residents.
Steven A. Camarota, Director of Research for the Center for Immigration Studies substantiates those statistics in “Non-Citizens Committed a Disproportionate Share of Federal Crimes, 2011-16,” concluding 21% of those convicted of non-immigration crimes were non-citizens — 2.5 times their share of the population.
The Heritage Foundation,* whose quote we used under today’s headline, has a corroborating commentary, “What the Media Won’t Tell You About Illegal Immigration and Criminal Activity,” by Hans A. von Spakovsky, Senior Legal Fellow and Grant Strobl, Chairman of Young Americans for Freedom.
The liberal media has an open borders agenda. Sociologists, criminologists, researchers and statisticians deal in facts. It’s time border state Arizonans elect a U.S. Senator with an acknowledged commitment to joining with President Trump in protecting American citizens. We haven’t been represented by John McCain, Jeff Flake, and previously Jon Kyl, who have concentrated their efforts on amnesty for illegals.