Sunday, June 17, 2012

Sunday News On The Run...Immigration Editorial

Grateful Illegal Aliens Under 30
First, this author supports LEGAL IMMIGRATION to the United States of America.  Secondly, there is a world of difference between immigration and migration, a world of difference between a legal immigrant, and an ILLEGAL ALIEN.  Secondly, think we need to take a look at just what DHS considers a law abiding person...illegal aliens, regardless of age, regardless of how they came to America are criminals, most of them guilty of multiple violations of our laws.  Secondly, the overwhelming number of serious crimes committed by illegal aliens are committed by those under 30 years of age.

Watching CNN's coverage of Obama's policy change, listening to the pundits go on about how this is a game changer for so many young immigrants I found myself amused at one of the illegal aliens they trotted out to the camera as a person who stands to benefit from this policy change, is likely to get a deferment.  Let's look at some facts that became readily apparent as she and the reporter had their little interview:

A)  It was not readily clear that this person had brought herself over, or her parents had brought her here.
B)  As if often the case, her immigration status (illegal alien) became apparent when she was in a traffic accident, and was cited for a violation by the police...whoops, make that MULTIPLE violations.  First, she disobeyed basic traffic laws meant to keep everyone on the road safe, which led to the accident.  Furthermore, she HAD NO LICENSE...ignoring anything and everything else, that is multiple misdemeanors right out of the door.
C)  She was and has been working...with a false ID, or under the table, both are crimes.  How many Americans have faced serious fines, probation or even prison time for failure to pay our Federal Taxes?

President Obama wants to paint these young ILLEGAL ALIENS as just people like the rest of us who are wanting to live the American Dream, and perhaps a small handful of them are in sincere...however, a great many of the illegal aliens thwart our system of laws routinely, knowingly and deliberately while pundits falsely tell us that the crimes of being and illegal alien and doing what they need to do to get by are victimless crimes. Some facts to ponder.

1.  Identity theft   happens all the time in the illegal alien communities...this is not a victimless crime, and if you have had the misfortune of having your identity stolen by an illegal alien, you know the costs and trouble of trying to get it back.  Many Illegal Alien Advocates try to push this crime under the proverbial rug by saying the illegal aliens did not STEAL THE ID, but merely purchased it from somewhere else.  Hello, purchasing and using a ID you know is FAKE is a SERIOUS CRIME.  Recommend you read the GAO report on the serious problem of illegal aliens stealing/use false identification to STEAL AMERICAN JOBS.
2.  A dark side of the illegal alien population our government does not want you to be aware of...a large number of illegal aliens are A) involved in serious criminal behaviors, and B) are sexual predators.  If you are robbed by an illegal alien, have your car hit by an unlicensed uninsured illegal alien, or you or one of your family members is violently raped by an illegal alien, it is a serious matter.  Yet, Obama and the DHS want to simply ignore our laws and hand out what amounts to Amnesty to over 800,000 people that DO NOT BELONG HERE.
3.  From killing cops to raping innocent citizens, illegal aliens are involved in a plethora of criminal activities including such crimes involving cocaine, methamphetamine, home invasion, auto insurance fraud, life insurance fraud, food stamp fraud, mortgage fraud, auto theft, drug trafficking, prostitution, more prostitution, and, of course, counterfeiting documents to name a few...and court records would show us that most of these crimes by illegal aliens are being committed by illegal aliens UNDER THE AGE OF 30...the very group being granted AMNESTY.
*note-27% of all prisoners in Federal custody are criminal illegal aliens and the majority (63%) of those are Mexican citizens.
*note-in fiscal 2004, the Federal govt. spent $1.4 billion to incarcerate criminal aliens. This total included $280 million of reimbursements made to state and local governments under the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program [SCAAP] - a Department of Justice program managed by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) - but SCAAP funds cover less than 25% of the full cost of incarcerating criminal aliens, leaving the balance of 75% to be picked up by the local jurisdiction.

We do not need an executive order granting a blanket AMNESTY to 800,000 to over a million illegal aliens, we do not need the dream act...what we need is ENFORCEMENT OF OUR CURRENT LAWS, what we need is criminal illegal aliens being held to the same standards as everyone else.  The girl on the news who was involved in an accident, who was driving without a license, and probably driving without insurance does not deserve a deferment leading to eventual citizenship, she needs to be DEPORTED.  Any illegal alien who has worked off the books and avoided federal taxes needs to be DEPORTED, and any illegal alien who has used a FAKE ID to get a job should be deported.  Couple these three enforcement actions with harsh penalties for anyone hiring and illegal alien here in America, and you will have your Immigration Reform, as most illegal aliens will self deport if America cracks down hard on them, and shuts down the jobs magnet.

So, lets stop playing games, lets stop trying to rebrand criminal as immigrants looking for a break, and call these criminals what they are...ILLEGAL ALIENS, and lets take the steps to see that they are rounded up and me, as much as the media tells you it cannot be done, it can be.  If we can put our own young adults in prison for possessing pot, surely we can deport illegal aliens who are breaking our laws every day they are in America unlawfully...ENFORCEMENT, NOT CODDLING!

Some Facts On Hard Working HONEST ILLEGAL ALIENS

GAO released a report on a study of 55,322 illegal aliens incarcerated in federal, state, and local facilities during 2003. It found the following:

Of the 55,322 illegal aliens studied, researchers found that they were arrested a total of 459,614 times, averaging about 8 arrests per illegal alien.
  • They were arrested for a total of about 700,000 criminal offenses, averaging about 13 offenses per illegal alien.
  • 49% had previously been convicted of a felony, 20% of a drug offense; 18% a violent offense, and 11%, other felony offenses.
  • 81% of the arrests occurred after 1990
  • 56% of those charged with a reentry offense had previously been convicted on at least 5 prior occasions.
  • Defendants charged with unlawful reentry had the most extensive criminal histories. 90% had been previously arrested. Of those with a prior arrest, 50% had been arrested for violent or drug-related felonies.
Note the last two points – they mean the perpetrators were "previously deported." Regardless, ALL those crimes would have never happened, i.e. were preventable, with serious deportation of the illegal aliens already here and proper border security to prevent both entry and re-entry.

In reviewing those numbers, note that the study only sampled about 21% of the incarcerated illegal aliens. To get the full extent of the collateral damage, we need to extrapolate the average number of offenses out across all 267,000 incarcerated illegal alien criminals. Doing so results in some 1,288,619 crimes!