Some Data The Democrats Would Prefer You Not Know *Open Thread*

January 18, 2018 by

The past few weeks, all we have heard is DACA, DACA, DACA, and how awesome all of these illegal immigrants are, how much they add to our nation, how we need to grant amnesty and citizenship to them, allow their law-breaking families to stay, and on and on and on it goes.

Well, there has been one consequence of all of this DACA talk – more unaccompanied minors are crossing the border. Yep, it’s true. From Townhall:

“We have seen some decreases overall but I would like to point out unfortunately we have a 30 percent increase in UACs (unaccompanied alien children) from October through December (2018) and we also had a 68 percent increase in family units during that same time period,” DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said during testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday morning.

In other words, parents in foreign countries and living illegally in the United States sent their children for entry in an effort to take advantage of the coming amnesty. Given that DACA inevitably and by default provides protections for the parents of illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, it’s no surprise the number of family units crossing in recent months have also significantly increased. […] (Click here to read the rest.)

Uh, yeah. Thanks for that, Congress-jackalopes. Had liberals not fought Trump when he rescinded Obama’s unconstitutional Executive Action, we likely would not have seen this uptick.

We have all heard of cases here and there of crimes committed by illegal aliens in our country. But now we have more data that supports what many of us thought: illegal aliens commit a disproportionate number of crimes in this country, and I do not just mean their very presence here.

Tucker Carlson touched on this very issue in an interview with the Attorney General of the United States on Tuesday night:

This entire interview is an important one, but the data Carlson mentioned is incredibly important, especially since it flies in the face of the claims of so many on the Left, as Scott Morefield of Townhall highlights:

Liberal narratives don’t die easily, but when they do the fall can often be hard and fast. Consider the “myth of the noble illegal immigrant,” an insistence by a Left longing for more Democratic votes and an Establishment Right longing for more cheap labor that illegal immigrants are uber-law-abiding – indeed, are the most law-abiding among us, so law-abiding, in fact, that they could easily teach us Americans something about how to law abide, or something.

[…]

“Undocumented immigrants are at least 142% more likely to be convicted of crime than other Arizonans,” Lott concludes from the data.

While documented immigrants, or legal permanent residents, accounted for 3.9 percent of Arizona’s population in 2014, but only 1.5 percent of the prison population (which again shows why it’s inaccurate to lump documented and undocumented immigrants for any statistical purposes), undocumented immigrants account for 11.6 percent of first and second most serious offenses.

Further, undocumented immigrants in Arizona are consistently more likely to be convicted of murder, manslaughter, armed robbery, sexual assault of a minor, sexual assault, DUI or DWI, and kidnapping, among other serious crimes. And undocumented immigrants are 163 percent more likely to commit first degree murder than are U.S. citizens in the state.

HOLY CRAP. These numbers are staggering. STAGGERING. And they most definitely fly in the face of the claims we so often hear from the Left.

Oh, but wait – there is more data to be mined here:

As far as sample sizes are concerned, this one will be hard to ignore. During the 33-year period from 1985 to 2017, undocumented immigrants made up almost 5 percent of Arizona’s population, approximately 82 percent above the national average and 5th among all states.

But when it comes to this particular state, there are no “sample sizes” here, no “residual statistical methodologies” employed. Why? Because this study deals with “the entire universe of cases,” or all 615,555 first and second most serious offenses processed by the Arizona Department of Corrections from January 1985 through June 2017.

And these are just the crimes that are reported. Given the common perception that undocumented immigrant criminals’ most likely victims are other undocumented immigrants, and a significant percentage of those crimes go unreported, the numbers are likely far higher. […] (Click here to read the rest.)

Uh, yeah. Let all of that sink in for just a minute.

These are the people that Senator Dick Durbin claims he is working for “full time.” Yes, he said it – he is working for illegal aliens full time as a UNITED STATES SENATOR. Wow.

When Democrats like Durbin threaten to shut down the Government unless they get their way on DACA, elevating illegal immigrants over citizens, consider the hard numbers of how those who come here illegally impact us. They are not aligned with us OR the Constitution.

One last thing: did you know there is a US code about enabling illegal immigrants to be in the country? There is, and it has been on the books for decades.

On Tuesday, Senator Harris )CA-D) nquestioned DHS Secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen about the DOJ looking into this code against these Sanctuary People:

In case you were wondering, here is what 8 U.S.Code Sec. 1324 states:

(A)Any person who—

(i)

knowing that a person is an alien, brings to or attempts to bring to the United States in any manner whatsoever such person at a place other than a designated port of entry or place other than as designated by the Commissioner, regardless of whether such alien has received prior official authorization to come to, enter, or reside in the United States and regardless of any future official action which may be taken with respect to such alien;
(ii)

knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of law, transports, or moves or attempts to transport or move such alien within the United States by means of transportation or otherwise, in furtherance of such violation of law;
(iii)

knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of law, conceals, harbors, or shields from detection, or attempts to conceal, harbor, or shield from detection, such alien in any place, including any building or any means of transportation;
(iv)

encourages or induces an alien to come to, enter, or reside in the United States, knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such coming to, entry, or residence is or will be in violation of law; or
(v)

(I)

engages in any conspiracy to commit any of the preceding acts, or
(II)

aids or abets the commission of any of the preceding acts,
shall be punished as provided in subparagraph (B). (Click here to read the rest including the penalties for so doing.)
If the shoe, or code, fits…

Personally, I think that is fantastic. To willingly support and enable people to be here illegally with no vetting of any kind in clear violation of the law is an affront to all law abiding citizens and immigrants. It is insanity.

That’s what I think anyway. How about you? This is an Open Thread.

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