Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Illegals and Crime

Illegal Aliens and Violent Crime: Some Amazing Facts by Tom Tancredo
Excerpt: Take a look at the crime statistics for just one state, Texas. A 2017 report by the Texas Department of Public Safety reveals that over the period from June 1, 2011 to February 28, 2017, the 215,000 criminal aliens who were booked into Texas jails were collectively charged with 566,000 offenses, including 1,167 homicides and 6,098 sexual assaults, with a total of 257,000 convictions. (There was just recently an article that "proved" there's no problem with illegals and crime, because the overall crime rate of areas with lots of illegals isn't that different from areas with few of them. As I pointed out then, when they make up a small fraction of the overall population, even if they commit proportionately more crime, it won't show up dramatically in the overall statistics. What you have to look at is the rate just for their cohort of the population. Which is what has been done below, and wow, it turns out there's a significant difference! This certainly doesn't mean all illegals are violent criminals, but it does mean that a substantially higher fraction of that group is than in the native population. Since being a violent criminal in Mexico and other South American countries will get you into prisons that make US prisons look like Club Med, why would anyone be surprised that criminals would be happy to come here? And if caught and deported, come back again and again? My position is simple. If an illegal commits any real crime, violent or not, including theft or fraud, they need to be turned over to INS and processed back out of here efficiently. Broken taillights and minor traffic offenses, no, but driving drunk, driving unregistered vehicle, driving with no license, again, they need to be gone. Basically very little tolerance for breaking our laws. (If you're here illegally and aren't smart enough to be damn careful about what you do, we sure don't need you!) Let's hope the government finds a way to provide incentive to "sanctuary" places to give up on defying federal law. Cutting off every possible form of federal support is a good way to start. --Del)

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