The Washington Post’s “fact checker” recently claimed that President Trump was wrong when he stated that illegal aliens are more prone to crime than natives. The “fact checker” said that “The majority of the research continues to show that immigrants are less likely to commit crimes. . . .”
The slight-of-hand employed here is to conflate illegal aliens with legal immigrants in the category “immigrants.” While research generally shows that legal immigrants are on average more law-abiding than natives. This should not be surprising because legal entrants are vetted for criminal backgrounds. Illegal aliens. of course, aren’t vetted. Much evidence indicates that illegal aliens are more crime-prone than citizens.
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Dan Cadman of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) reports on a movement to abolish interior enforcement of our immigration laws. He observed, “Just when you think the far left can’t get any more unhinged from the rest of American society, various media outlets are reporting that there is a growing movement among progressive activists pressuring Democrats to publicly call for the abolishment of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the arm of the federal government that conducts immigration enforcement in the interior of the United States.”
Recently an article in The Nation demanded the termination of ICE. It said enforcement of our immigration laws by ICE is a “threat to democracy.”
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Senate President pro Tem Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) appointed an illegal alien, Lizbeth Mateo, to the California Student Opportunity and Access Program Grant Advisory Committee. She is the first illegal alien to appointed a state office in California. Mateo complained that illegal residents are not adequately represented in state government. She stated, “While undocumented students are become more visible in our state they remain underrepresented in places where decisions that affect them are being made.”
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Ever since Jeff Sessions decamped for the Justice Department, [Sen.] Tom Cotton [has been] a hard-liner’s hard liner . . . he . . . wants to slash legal immigrant in half. . . . [But] the economic case for halving legal immigration doesn’t make any sense. . . as the following tweet amply demonstrates. …
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The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Texas Senate Bill 4 which bans sanctuary cities in that state. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton hailed the ruling.
He stated, “I’m pleased the 5th Circuit recognized that the Senate Bill 4 is lawful, constitutional and protects the safety of law enforcement officers and all Texans. Enforcing immigration law prevents the release of individuals from custody who have been charged with serious crimes. Dangerous criminals shouldn’t be allowed back into our communities to possibly commit more crimes.”
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A study by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) found that a wall on the Mexican border can pay for itself simply by impeding the flow of illegal aliens. Citing data from the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, CIS noted that “illegal border-crossers create an average fiscal burden of $74,722 during their lifetimes, excluding any costs for their U.S.-born children. If a border wall stopped between 160,000 and 200,000 crossers–9 to 12 percent of those expected to successfully cross in the next decade–the fiscal savings would equal the $12 to $15 billion cost of the wall.
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Hungary’s Prime Minister Victor Orban affirmed that unchecked mass migration threatens to pull down all achievements of the receiving countries. He affirmed that “If migration becomes a human right. . . . [And if] sovereignty is taken away, then ancient cultural rights, opportunities and living standards achieved through hard work will be at risk.”
He added, in reference to the Hungarian elections next month that “We have to face the fact that some people out there have set out to turn Hungary into an immigrant country and they have selected as candidates, backed by a lot of money–the international money of George Soros, his civil organizations and a large part of the foreign-owned media operating in Hungary.”
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) harshly criticized the Trump Administration’s lawsuit against California for obstructing federal efforts to deport illegal aliens. She stated, “The people of California will not be bowed by the Trump Administration’s brazen aggression and intimidation tactics. California will continue to proudly keep our doors open to the immigrants who make America more American. We will fight this sham lawsuit and will fight all cowardly attacks on our immigrant communities.” Pelosi didn’t explain why it is “cowardly” to uphold the rule of law.
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More Misinformation from the Media: This is a tough topic, but it isn’t insolvable. In fact Congress came up with logical solutions twice in the past 11 years but each time lacked the political resolve to turn decent bills into law. In 2006 Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Ted Kennedy (D-MA) put partisanship aside and …
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The Department of Justice has sued the state of California for its obstructions of federal immigration law enforcement. Attorney General Jeff Sessions stated, “The Department of Justice and the Trump Administration are going to fight these unjust, unfair, and unconstitutional policies.” California Gov. Jerry Brown replied that the DOJ’s move to uphold the rule of law would “further divide and polarize America.”
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