One of the central concerns of the Trump administration is dealing with the issues and the resulting problems of illegal immigration. It is a common claim among liberals that illegal aliens do not commit more crime than Americans, some even argue that they commit fewer crimes than Americans in order to justify illegal immigration.
Of course, illegal aliens have committed the crime of being here illegally, that is in and of itself a crime. But it also shows they have no problem breaking the law of this land.
The Cato Institute had actually joined in the liberal argument.
From Biz Pac Review:
Cato’s Alex Nowrasteh said “residual statistical methodology” was used by his organization to find that illegal immigrants were “44 percent less likely to be incarcerated than native-born Americans.”
“Although there is less research on illegal immigrant criminals,” Nowrasteh wrote, “the general finding is that they are less crime-prone or about as criminally inclined as native-born Americans.”
But now the state data is beginning to come in and Fox News’ Brit Hume dropped a big truth bomb on liberals and others that believe their mantra.
In a tweet Friday, Hume linked to a newly released paper by noted researcher John Lott of the Crime Prevention Research Center. The research used recently released Arizona prisoner data from 1985 through June 2017 and was actually able to distinguish between illegal and illegal non-U.S. citizens.
From the abstract:
Undocumented immigrants are at least 142% more likely to be convicted of a crime than other Arizonans. They also tend to commit more serious crimes and serve 10.5% longer sentences, more likely to be classified as dangerous, and 45% more likely to be gang members than U.S. citizens.
And the report actually suggests that these numbers may still be lowballing the amount crime committed by illegal aliens.
If one were to extrapolate out from Arizona to nationally, illegal aliens would have been responsible for 1,000 more murders, 5200 rapes, 8,900 robberies, 23,300 aggravated assaults and 26, 900 burglaries.
Of course, one can’t equally equate all states and they have different patterns of behavior. Some might have less gang activity than does Arizona for example.
But what Hume is pointing out is that the evidence coming out does not support the liberal mantra.
And more data is coming.
[Note: This post was written by Nick Arama]