THE DARK SIDE OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION
May 3, 2012
Part 3: Criminal aliens not tracked
The mainstream media rarely reports on the ‘victimless crime’ of illegal immigration. Therefore, I interviewed Peter Wagner, Denver, Colorado in order to gain a greater understanding as to what happens to Americans that become victims of criminal illegal aliens. [Link]
Could you give us a better understanding Mr. Wagner of what Americans face as to illegal alien migration into the United States:
“They were arrested for a total of about 700,000 criminal offenses, averaging about 13 offenses per illegal alien,” said Wagner.
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 – the perpetrators were once “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 13 criminal offenses arrested for across all 267,000 incarcerated illegal alien criminals. Doing so results in some 3,471,000 crimes! While noteworthy all by itself, note that that would be just the crimes arrested for. How many additional criminal offenses they committed but were not arrested for is unknown.
“Don’t the MSM and illegal alien supporters continually tell us that illegal immigration is a “victimless crime” and that they are only here to do the work Americans don’t want to do? Since each crime has a victim, 3,471,000 sounds like a lot of victimization to me. Maybe they are also referring to doing the “work” that American criminals don’t want to do. Also keep in mind that the 3,471,000 crimes are only the ones committed by the hard core illegal alien criminals that were finally caught and incarcerated. The ones not caught and the new criminals crossing daily are committing more crime each and every day. Given the large number of crimes committed by hard core illegal alien criminals it would be worthwhile to come up with an estimate.
“If we assume illegal aliens commit crime at the same rate as citizens in the general population, an assumption that may grossly underestimate their involvement as we shall soon see, we can estimate the number of crimes on a yearly basis being committed by illegal aliens as a straight percentage of the population. To do this, we note the number of illegal aliens in the population and apply the percentage representation in the population to the total number of crimes committed.
“The current population of illegal aliens ranges from a generally accepted low of 12 million to a few estimates in the 25-30 million range. For the purposes of this discussion, I will use a relatively lower estimate of 15 million in a population of 300 million which is a 5% representation.
“As we will see later, the Justice Department does not track crimes by nationality so NOBODY actually knows how much crime is being committed by foreign nationals, a.k.a. illegal aliens. While we can make a reasonable assumption that there are more illegal alien criminals who are not in jail as there are in jail, as partially indicated by the 400,000 outstanding deportation orders, we simply do not know how much crime they are committing.
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the Federal Government acting like a bunch of “see and hear no
evil” monkeys when it comes to illegal alien crime, we are left
to our own devices to come up with any meaningful numbers. One measure
is to assume that illegal aliens commit the same amount of the crime
as their representative percentage of the general population. Is that
accurate? Nobody knows.
However, as the aforementioned GAO report noted, we do know that about 27% of the incarcerated prisoners in federal jails are foreign nationals and that they did commit a lot of crime. This means that incarcerated illegal aliens are disproportionately responsible for more crime than their representation in the population. It is therefore not unreasonable to assume that illegal aliens are also responsible for about the same proportion of the ongoing crime as well. While the actual number probably lies somewhere between the two estimates, nobody knows because nobody is tracking it.”
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Frosty Wooldridge possesses a unique view of the world, cultures and families in that he has bicycled around the globe 100,000 miles, on six continents and six times across the United States in the past 30 years. His published books include: "HANDBOOK FOR TOURING BICYCLISTS"; “STRIKE THREE! TAKE YOUR BASE”; “IMMIGRATION’S UNARMED INVASION: DEADLY CONSEQUENCES”; “MOTORCYCLE ADVENTURE TO ALASKA: INTO THE WIND—A TEEN NOVEL”; “BICYCLING AROUND THE WORLD: TIRE TRACKS FOR YOUR IMAGINATION”; “AN EXTREME ENCOUNTER: ANTARCTICA.” His next book: “TILTING THE STATUE OF LIBERTY INTO A SWAMP.” He lives in Denver, Colorado.
His latest book. ‘IMMIGRATION’S UNARMED INVASION—DEADLY CONSEQUENCES.’