More Reasons to Build the Wall

2019 February 10
by bc3b

Two recent surveys during the past two weeks should give US citizens pause:

  1. Gallup reports that 42 million Latin American adults want to come to the US; 5 million plan to come this year
  2. Federal government data demonstrates that illegal aliens are far more likely to commit crimes than US citizens and legal aliens – up to 5-1/2 times more likely.

Think of what this means in terms of increased costs for welfare, increased crime, the effect on our education system, our health care system, law enforcement, courts and prisons … our entire infrastructure.

Can 42 million Latin Americans come to the US without the US becoming more like Latin America? No way!

Of course, you can be certain CNN and the rest of the media will do their best to suppress this news and continue to lie about crime by illegal aliens.

Here’s a good question about caravans: How many more are coming?

Gallup asked the whole population of Latin America. Roughly 450 million adults live in the region. Gallup asked them, “Would you like to move to another country permanently if you could?”

A whopping 27% said “yes.”

So this means roughly 120 million would like to migrate somewhere.

The next question Gallup asked was, “Where would you like to move?”

Of those who want to leave their Latin American country permanently, 35% said they want to go to the United States.

The Gallup analytics estimate is that 42 million want to come to the U.S.

Forty-two million seekers of citizenship or asylum are watching to determine exactly when and how is the best time to make the move. This suggests that open borders could potentially attract 42 million Latin Americans. A full 5 million who are planning to move in the next 12 months say they are moving to the U.S.

Rather than find a solution for the several thousand potential migrants currently at the border, let’s start by answering the bigger, harder question — what about the 42 million who would like to come? What is the message to those millions who will seek entrance either legally or illegally? What should we tell them?

Most U.S. citizens like me just want to know the plan. What is the 10-year plan? How many, exactly whom and what skills will they bring? What do we want? Answer these questions, and the current discussion can be resolved.

Keep in mind that it’s not only 330 million Americans who are wondering — so are 42 million seekers from Latin America.

Jim Clifton is Chairman and CEO at Gallup.

Add in children and you can likely triple that number.

Now for the problem of illegal alien crime.

Advocates of open borders are fond of claiming that illegal aliens commit fewer crimes than native-born U.S. citizens. That makes perfect sense, they assert, because illegal aliens do not wish to be brought to the attention of law enforcement and risk deportation from the United States.

In reality, however, this is a weak argument. Since the implementation of the 1965 version of the Immigration and Nationality Act, the enforcement of our immigration laws has been comparatively feeble. And the emergence of the “sanctuary city” movement in the 1980s meant that state and local police in many jurisdictions refused to cooperate with federal immigration authorities. As a result, for many decades, only those illegal aliens with particularly serious criminal convictions had any real fear of deportation.

While the Trump administration has taken unlawful migration seriously, most illegal aliens still have little to fear. The vast majority of recent enforcement efforts have been directed at narrow groups of individuals who fit a specific profile, e.g. gang members, those working without authorization, etc. And, as the protests following President Trump’s rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program clearly demonstrate, many illegal aliens feel perfectly comfortable announcing their unlawful status and making demands of the United States government.[1] Hence, their motto, “Undocumented and unafraid!”

Nevertheless, despite evidence to the contrary, open-borders advocates have persisted in their claims that fear of deportation means illegal aliens are inherently pre-disposed to avoiding criminal behavior. (This argument conveniently ignores the fact that improper entry by an alien is, in and of itself, a federal crime). Are these assertions legitimate?

Hard data indicate that they are not. Research conducted by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) strongly suggests all claims that illegal aliens commit crimes at a lower rate than native-born U.S. citizens, or lawfully-present immigrants, are a myth. In fact, this report finds that in the states examined, illegal aliens are incarcerated up to five and a half times as frequently as citizens and legal immigrants.

As noted above, for decades, open-borders proponents have parroted the same narrative: “Illegal aliens commit less crime than native-born citizens.” However, this claim typically rests on studies that manipulate data in order to support the fictitious “illegal aliens = less crime” narrative.

Why are the majority of studies of illegal alien criminality so flawed? First, as Peter Kirsanow, of National Review notes, “Illegal-immigrant crime calculations conveniently and invariably steal a base by leaving out the millions of crimes committed by illegal immigrants related to procuring fraudulent social security numbers, obtaining false drivers’ licenses, using fraudulent green cards, and improperly accessing public benefits.”[2] That error is then compounded when researchers intentionally elect to leave out broad classes of crimes for example, drug offenses — as the Cato Institute frequently does.[3]

Secondly, most federal, state and local government agencies do not collect data on the rates at which illegal aliens are convicted of crimes. Most likely, this is due to political correctness, and a desire to keep the truth about the number of crimes committed by illegal aliens from coming to light. Peter Kirsanow is one of the few who has commented openly on this tendency. He states, “Unfortunately, almost every public official not named Jeff Sessions guards against disclosure of illegal-immigrant crime data more tenaciously than disclosure of nuclear launch codes.”[4] Regardless of why this information is not collected, the end result is that there are a limited number of sources for obtaining data on crimes committed by known illegal aliens.

Finally, most researchers tend to ignore the few established sources that provide data on criminal acts by known illegal aliens. They point to all types of alleged, and typically baseless, “flaws” in this data, ranging from “limited sample size” to an inability to determine whether illegal aliens are being counted more than once. In actuality, however, the only real flaw, from the perspective of mainstream research organizations, is that examinations of data on criminal activity by known illegal aliens tend to establish that those who enter the U.S. in violation of our immigration laws also commit other crimes at a higher rate.

This should not be surprising to anyone. The simple fact that illegal aliens violated American immigration laws – and must continuously violate other federal, state and local laws in order to mask their ongoing illegal presence in this country – demonstrates a blatant lack of respect for the rule of law.

Hat tip: the Gallup Organization and FAIR

27 Responses leave one →
  1. 2019 February 10 7:48 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Probably my longest post ever, but worth the read.

    While Gallup’s study says 35% want to come to the US the actual number is likely far larger. You have to be a real strong swimmer to make it to Sweden, England, France or Australia.

  2. 2019 February 10 10:09 pm
    justrand permalink

    Thank you, bc3b…it is so very important.

    We ARE under attack, but over half of our politicians think they can PROFIT from it.

    It will ultimately be up to us.

  3. 2019 February 11 4:55 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Kudos to these kids — — They are in their face and putting their careers on the line doing so.

  4. 2019 February 11 5:19 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Talking of borders — — Sweden finally gets a clue. Barely. And not soon enough.

  5. 2019 February 11 7:16 am
    justrand permalink

    drdog, apparently the American adage: “Locking the barn doors after the horse has bolted” doesn’t translate well into Swedish. I think it is too late for much of Europe…except most of Eastern Europe.

    and as bc3b’s post discusses, it is almost too late for us.

    42 MILLION people would make their way here if they could…and that’s just Latin America. The reality is that hundreds of millions of people will flood here is President Trump is defeated in his efforts to truly secure our Southern border.

  6. 2019 February 11 9:53 am
    bc3b permalink

    JR – That’s 42 million adults. Add in their children and you are looking at well over 100 million just from Latin America. Ad in the rest of the third world and it will swamp out current population.

  7. 2019 February 11 10:23 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Remember when Sierra Club cared about population and the environment?

  8. 2019 February 11 3:11 pm
    gnqanq permalink

    If you want to see some liberal heads explode.

    Show them the following.

  9. 2019 February 11 4:14 pm

    he needs that float at his rally tonight in el paso

  10. 2019 February 12 7:11 am
    justrand permalink

    Robert O’Rourke (aka: Dickwad) held a “rally” last night and have only a couple hundred folks show up. That has not stopped the media from claiming he had “thousands” there. Trump had TENS of thousands…which has not stopped the media from claiming Trump’s rally was “somewhat larger” than O’Rourke’s.

    remember, when the media wants your opinion, they will TELL you what it is!

  11. 2019 February 12 7:12 am
    justrand permalink

    and as for the Immigration “compromise”…I don’t mind Trump taking it, as long as he ignores the limits and grabs money from elsewhere to keep right on building the “barrier”

  12. 2019 February 12 7:16 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Love the float.
    The song was in English!
    Some cute dancers …

  13. 2019 February 12 7:53 am
    drdog09 permalink

  14. 2019 February 12 9:07 am
    justrand permalink

    so at the last minute the Democrats on the “Immigration Committee” threw in a demand that all Americans (except them) had to eat 2 pounds of horseshit. Then they “negotiated” that down to “they just have to a CUP of horseshit“, if Trump would sign the deal.

    The GOP members of the committee then proudly announced that they had bravely “negotiated” our required intake of horseshit down to “only” ONE CUP!!!! Yay for our side.

    Frankly, 2 pounds of horseshit would have been tough to swallow. 👿

  15. 2019 February 12 9:17 am
    drdog09 permalink

    What University used to mean — — Now its just a hive for PC drones.

  16. 2019 February 12 9:49 am
    fight on permalink

    Can these dem candidates every tell the truth. It is not that difficult to fact check these days.

    What can you expect from someone who slept with Willie Brown to start their career.

  17. 2019 February 12 9:50 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    A metaphor provided by Walker’s Dem replacement

    Vicki McKenna
    New WI gov replaces state “Open for Business” signs with DETOUR signs. PERFECT.

  18. 2019 February 12 9:56 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Beto’s rally in El Paso was *much* larger than Trump’s!

    OK, maybe a bit smaller.

  19. 2019 February 12 10:01 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    drdog, love the RBG on ice!

  20. 2019 February 12 10:47 am
    drdog09 permalink


    Thanks. A great meme though I have to say my ‘inner mouse’ caused me some angst. I grew up on disney cartoons and flicks. It pains me to see what disney has become since Roy passed away.

  21. 2019 February 12 11:20 am
    bc3b permalink

    Francis the Marxist establishes a new category of sin: Violating Nature

    Worst pope in modern times.

  22. 2019 February 12 11:29 am
    justrand permalink

    bc3b, actually, this Pope may be one of the worst EVER.

    The other Popes who had mistresses, bastards, and even the one who more or less abetted the Fascists all still thought they were ultimately defending the church…even if in many cases they weren’t.

    THIS Pope appears to be deliberately destroying the church.

  23. 2019 February 12 11:51 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Perfect framing ….

  24. 2019 February 12 12:22 pm
    bc3b permalink

    About that juicy steak you are planning to wolf down. Spartacus says: NO!

  25. 2019 February 12 1:50 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Kalifornia governor drops high-speed train.

    Apparently Gavin Nutcase’s parents bought him a Lionel.

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