They’re not sending you, they’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems. They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime. They’re rapists and some, I assume, are good people, but I speak to border guards and they’re telling us what we’re getting. — Donald Trump
Did you know that in the state of Texas alone over the last few years, more than 2000 illegal aliens were deported after committing sex crimes?
Did you know that in the state of Texas alone over the last few years, nearly a thousand illegal aliens have been convicted of sex crimes against children?
Of course you didn’t. The media has covered these horrors up for years, and even after Donald Trump dared reveal these horrors, the rape-deniers in the media continue to cover them up. The media is covering up all kinds of horrific statistic regarding illegal aliens. Before we get to those, let’s start with why.
To Democrats and their media allies, a few hundred raped children a year is seen as a small price to pay for the political benefits that come with an unsecure border. Mexicans vote 3-to-1 for Democrats. Now to Trump specifically…
We are currently entering week four of the mainstream media asking Donald Trump the same immigration questions over and over and over again. This is the media’s Todd Akin Playbook. If you remember in 2012, an obscure Senate candidate said something stupid about rape during the presidential campaign. Immediately, every Republican on the planet and the RNC distanced themselves from this lunacy, but the media made sure that didn’t matter.
The media knew they had an issue that would damage the GOP with women voters, so for months, solely to benefit Barack Obama, the media used whatever means it could to keep that non-story big and loud. The Todd Akin Playbook also distracted from Barack Obama’s and Hillary Clinton’s serial lies about Benghazi
The media want Hillary Clinton to become president in 2016, and this phony Trump frenzy helps her in three ways. First, it distracts from the legitimate scandals surrounding her Nixon-ing thousands of her own emails and using the Clinton Foundation and her role as Secretary of State as an ATM. Second, it hurts the GOP with Hispanics. Third, it makes the GOP look like no one’s in charge, no adults — and therefore not ready to lead.
That’s the Todd Akin Playbook.
There is, however, a big difference between Akin and Trump –Trump is right on the facts. Illegal immigrants are a huge problem in this country. The stats, what few we have of them, bear this out. And the victims are both Americans and legal immigrants.
On top of the crime, the price tag for American and legal immigrant taxpayers is astronomical — something that undermines the standard of living for those of us naïve enough to follow the rules.
Thus far, Trump has done a spectacular job of changing the debate on illegal immigration to exactly where it should be. As the Democrats and their media allies call for amnesty and cowardly, weak-kneed Republicans go along rather than fight, on behalf of citizens and legal immigrants alike, we must debate the havoc caused by illegals. And we must do it based on the facts.
Unlike all the other 12 GOP presidential candidates, Trump has single-handedly seized the debate, changed the focus of the conversation, and earned a national spotlight.
In his upcoming speeches and interviews, it is now time for Trump to start presenting the facts. To counter Trump and to further their goal of Todd Akin-ing Trump, the media is throwing out a lot of half-truths and lies — along with numbers that have nothing to do with Trump’s point.
Here are the only numbers that matter.
- Any Number Involving LEGAL Immigrants and Crime Is Besides the Point
Time and again, during interviews with Trump, or segments covering his comments about illegal aliens, the media regularly quote statistics that prove legal immigrants commit less crime than native-born Americans.
This number is chaff, a distraction. Mark Murray of NBC News has been especially dishonest about this.
Trump isn’t talking about legal immigrants. No one is. Everyone is in favor of legal immigration, and those statistics have a lot to do with it.
Trump needs to call the media out on this cheap apples and oranges tactic.
- 2. “Illegals Do the Jobs Americans Don’t” — While Black Teen Unemployment Sits at 30%
Americans are not lazy. Moreover, we have just spent two years watching a number of our inner-cities explode — cities filled with predominantly black unemployed youths who believe they have no future.
There are at least 11 million illegals in this country.
The black unemployment rate in America is near 10%, twice that of whites.
The teen black unemployment rate is — are you ready for this — over 30%.
Remember, the unemployment rate only represents people actively looking for work, not those who have given up in despair.
Illegals don’t just pick crops, they work construction jobs in many of our major cities — the same cities where black youths can’t find jobs. These are good jobs. Many of them are union jobs. Perfect starter jobs.
Trump needs to start linking black unemployment to illegal immigration, and challenge the media and Democrats to explain why with unemployment rates this high among black Americans, they are pushing for amnesty and refusing to secure the border.
- Illegal Traffickers Are Responsible for More Than 90% of the Heroin In America
While Colombia has historically been the biggest source of heroin sold in the United States, Mexican output has since surpassed it, DEA officials say. Together, the two countries account for more than 90 percent of the U.S. heroin supply, and nearly all of it is smuggled into this country by Mexican traffickers.
As seizures of cocaine and marijuana along the border have fallen over the past several years, flows of methamphetamine and heroin have soared, federal statistics show.
Need I even point out the crime, violent and otherwise, that stems from drug addiction?
While the media dances on the head of a pin with non sequitur-statistics about LEGAL immigrants, it is South American and Mexican illegals using our porous border to bring in the jet fuel that causes most of our crime.
- Local and State Prisons Don’t Track Legal Status … Ah, But the Feds Do!
Because local and state prisons don’t track legal status, we don’t know how many illegals are in those prisons. As my colleague Ben Shapiro points out, the lack of this number is being used dishonestly by the media against Trump. As an example, here’s The Washington Post’s left-wing fact-check site:
Trump’s repeated statements about immigrants and crime underscore a common public perception that crime is correlated with immigration, especially illegal immigration. But that is a misperception; no solid data support it, and the data that do exist negate it. Trump can defend himself all he wants, but the facts just are not there.
Except the facts are there. The Feds do track legal status, and the numbers are startling….
Of 78,022 primary offense cases in fiscal year 2013, 38.6 percent were illegal immigrant offenders. The majority of their cases (76 percent) were immigration related. Of total primary offenses, 17.6 percent of drug trafficking offenses and 3.8 percent of sex abuse were illegal immigrants. Of 22,878 drug crime cases, 17.2 percent were illegal immigrants.
The media is using numbers we don’t have to attack Trump.
The numbers we actually do have back up Trump’s point.
- Nearly Half of Federal Crimes Occur In Just 5 of 94 Districts Along the Mexican Border
According to the Justice Department… [emphasis added]
There are 94 federal court districts in this country and the five located near the southern border see a large portion of criminal cases, according to the Justice Department’s annual report on criminal prosecutions. The five federal districts also have the biggest number of defendants actually convicted of federal crimes.
Of the 61,529 criminal cases initiated by federal prosecutors last fiscal year, more than 40%—or 24,746—were filed in court districts neighboring the Mexican border….Nearly 22% (13,383) were drug related, 19.7% (12,123) were violent crimes and 10.2% (6,300) involved white-collar offenses that include a full range of frauds committed by business and government professionals.
Read those stats closely because the media will lie and claim the crimes involve border enforcement. As you can see, over 40% involve drugs and violence.
- More Than 2,000 Sex Offenders Deported By ICE Every Year In Texas Alone
Again, here are the Trump comments that started all of this… [emphasis added]
They’re not sending you, they’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems. They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime. They’re rapists and some, I assume, are good people, but I speak to border guards and they’re telling us what we’re getting.”
Here’s what we’re getting, according to statistics released from the United States government: [emphasis added]
Of the 862 alien sex offenders deported by the Texas-based offices, about 27 percent were convicted of sex offenses against children.
ICE’s four Texas field offices are located in Dallas, El Paso, Houston and San Antonio. The Dallas area of responsibility includes 128 counties in north Texas, and the state of Oklahoma. Dallas ERO deported 171 sex offenders so far in fiscal year 2014; 47 were convicted of sex offenses against a minor. In all of fiscal year 2013, the office deported 463 sex offenders; 154 were convicted of sex offenses against a minor. In 2013, all four Texas offices deported 2,124 sex offenders; 508 were convicted of sex offenses against a minor. In fiscal year 2012, Texas ERO offices deported 2,007 sex offenders, and 2,127 in 2011.
- Nearly a Thousand Texas Children Sexually Assaulted By Illegals Over Last 3 Years
Just do the math above.
Those are actual convictions of sex offenses against children, not reports.
Trump needs to get these numbers out there and remind America’s Anderson Coopers and Chuck Todds that it doesn’t matter how these numbers compare to similar offenses committed by Americans and legal immigrants. The fact that more than a thousand children have been sexually assaulted by illegals — people who never should have been able to get in the country to begin with — is unconscionable and unacceptable.
These children are victims of our feckless government and the media the covers for them.
Democrats and the media aren’t willing to secure the border to save one child from sexual assault, much less near a thousand.
Who are the real monsters here?
The media will cover shark attacks, but not near a thousand children sexually assaulted by illegals?
When it comes to taking the Second Amendment civil rights away from American citizens and legal immigrants, the media regularly exploit the dead with a cry of, “If it saves just one child!” But when it comes to stopping illegals from streaming over our porous border to sexually assault our children, the media not only doesn’t call for better border enforcement, the media covers these crimes up.
- In 2013, Obama Administration Released 36,007 Illegals with 88,000 Criminal Convictions
In 2013 the Obama administration released 36,007 criminal immigrants who had nearly 88,000 convictions between them. Those convictions included 193 homicide convictions, 426 sexual assault convictions, 303 kidnapping convictions, and 1,075 aggravated assault convictions
In January, the DHS admitted to Sen. Grassley that 1,000 of the 36,007 released had gone on to commit more crime including: terroristic threats, lewd acts with a minor, various types of assault, DUI, robbery, hit-and-run, gang activity, rape, and child cruelty.
- The Number of Criminal Illegals Deported Has Jumped From 7,000 to 79,000
According to a 2011 GAO report:
ICE is finding and removing more criminal aliens each year. The number ordered removed has gone up from 7,000 in 2007 to 79,000 in 2010.
These criminals are not being stopped at the border. These criminals are being deported after making it across the border and committing tens of thousands of crimes.
Granted, Trump needs to sharpen his message with more acts and statistics. He’s about to give a couple of speeches on illegal immigration, and I hope he’ll use those opportunities to get these facts out there.
As far the rape-deniers in the media, there is no appealing to these godless liars. It is up to New Media and citizen journalists to get the facts out there.
Caroline May and Ben Shapiro contributed to this report.
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