Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The Illegal Alien Crime Wave

The federal government does a pretty job on tracking the race and ethnicity of people who commit crimes, but there's one demographic group in the United States for whom the statistics can be hard to find.  From Fox News:
The federal government can tell you how many "Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders" stole a car, the precise number of "American Indian or Alaska Natives" who were arrested for vagrancy or how many whites were busted for counterfeiting in any given year. But the government agencies that crunch crime numbers are utterly unable -- or unwilling -- to pinpoint for the public how many illegal immigrants are arrested within U.S. borders each year.
Every once in a while, we hear the argument about immigrants being generally more law-abiding than native-born citizens.  That might be true for the immigrants who come here legally, but the numbers show a very different story for illegal aliens.  It makes perfect sense that a person willing to commit a crime by wrongly entering this country doesn't have too many qualms about committing other crimes after getting in.  As for those who become illegal aliens by willingly overstaying their visas, their respect for American law doesn't seem to be all that great, either.  If an immigrant wants to come to America to live a better life, the term "better life" should be defined to include obeying American law.  If that seems unfair, I should point out that obeying American law is precisely what we American citizens generally expect of each other.

But enough of my $0.02, read the full story.

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