- 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. www.darksideofillegalimmigration.com
- VIOLENT CRIME
- Could you give us a better understanding Mr. Wagner of
what Americans face as to illegal alien migration into the United States:
- "Except for when an illegal alien does something
really horrific, such as when illegal aliens killed Denver Police Officer Don
Young and Los Angeles County Deputy David March, or when
one dragged his girlfriend to death behind his car, we
rarely hear about the crime being committed specifically by illegal aliens,"
said Wagner. "There are a number of reasons why. A large part of
the reason is that the overwhelming majority of the MSM generally believe
that illegal immigration is a "victimless crime" and, as such,
it is not worthy to do any real reporting on. Some more is due to the
fact that illegal aliens are often silent on family violence and afraid
to report crime within their communities leaving much of the crime
totally unreported. It is also due to the fact that the MSM rarely make
any distinction between crimes committed by US citizen perpetrators and
illegal alien perpetrators. In fact, they seem to go out of their way
to not let us know. Then too, the FBI and Justice Dept. just don't track
- "As much as I do not like siding with the MSM, in
their defense, establishing the residency of a perpetrator often takes
much longer and with the ever decreasing news cycles there is just no time
to check and get it confirmed. The end result is that most crimes being
committed by illegal aliens are simply not reported as being committed
by an illegal alien because by the time the perpetrator's residency is
actually identified it is usually "old news." However, that
does not excuse the MSM from reporting the facts in high profile cases
where there are numerous follow-on stories. Nor does it excuse them from
doing investigative reporting on the collective number of crimes being
- "While the murders of Officer Young and Deputy
March and the recent horrific dragging death were national news, few know
about illegal alien Cornelio Rivera Zamites molesting and then
strangling to death four year old Esmerelda Nava. Yet such horrible
things are fairly common and are happening more and more frequently.
- "Putting things in their proper perspective, most
crime is actually down and since 1993 violent crime has been sharply
trending down, except for the last few years with a notable up-tick
in 2006, which may or may not be attributable to illegal aliens. As we'll
see latter, NOBODY really knows or at least they aren't saying.
- "The overall favorable results are mostly due to
a corresponding "get tough" policy with its increased expenditures.
This has resulted in a large increase in theadult correctional population,
over the same time period, especially for violent crimes, and also includes
a dramatic surge in the number of illegal aliens incarcerated.
- "As we continue to look at the violent crime being
committed by illegal aliens, keep the steep rise of incarcerated violent
prisoners in mind and note that the slope of the curve increases after
- "As noted by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, State
prison population by offense type, "Over half of the increase in State
prison population since 1995 is due to an increase in the prisoners convicted
of violent offenses."
- "In any case, despite what the MSM reports, or doesn't
report as the case may be, a correlation between illegal aliens and crime
can be gleaned from comparing a National Index Crime Rate map with a map
of the percentage of the unauthorized population as a the total foreign-born
population in the state.
- "Note that if California was split in two, southern
California would probably be in the top category as well.
- Chart of the estimated unauthorized population as a %
of the total foreign-born population, from the Hew Hispanic Center
Unauthorized Migrants: Numbers and Characteristics
- "Regarding the increased crime fighting expenses
referenced a few paragraphs earlier, since the early 1980s there have been
massive increases in expenditures as reported by the Justice Department
as detailed in the following charts. Also note that the slope of the curve
for expenditures for police increases after 1989.
- Charts from US Dept of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics h
- "How much of that is consequence of illegal alien
crimes is largely unknown because NOBODY IS TRACKING IT. However, we do
know that a large portion of the surging prison population is due to illegal
alien criminals a subject addressed later in this section. Comparing
the previous charts, note the correlation with the massive increase in
the illegal alien population since 1989.
- Chart from Hew Hispanic Center Unauthorized Migrants:
Numbers and Characteristics
- "At this point it is worth noting that the Hew Hispanic
Center uses rather conservative numbers, as does the Census Bureau. There
are strong indications that the numbers are actually far higher. The Wall
Street investment firm Bear Stearns published a report, The Underground
Labor Force is Rising to the Surface, in January 2005 which claims that
the illegal alien population is double the official government estimates
and was closer to 20 million, at that time.
- "In October, 2006, Virginia Deane Abernethy, Ph.D.
and Chairman of the Population-Environment Balance of the Vanderbilt University
School of Medicine published a report, Census Bureau Distortions Hide Immigration
Crisis - Real Numbers Much Higher where she claims that "7.2 million
aliens enter illegally each year" and notes that the "Census
Bureau is a willing participant to misinforming the public on the state
of the nation." Information from US Border Report Migration
Across the Mexican Border also supports much higher numbers.
- "Regardless, if either alternative estimate is correct,
even partially, the correlation would be even stronger.
- "In any case, while a notable percentage of illegal
aliens are committing a lot of crime, as we shall soon see, it must be
stressed that the vast majority of illegal aliens are decent people who
work hard and are only trying to make a better life for themselves and
their families, something you or I would probably do if we were in their
place. With the exception of ID theft, for most illegal aliens their only
crime is breaking the immigration laws of the United States and being in
the country illegally.
- "Nevertheless, it is also fact that a disproportionately
high percentage of illegal aliens are criminals and sexual predators.
That is part of the dark side of illegal immigration and when we simply
allow the "good' in we get the "bad" along with them. Ignoring
the fact that just being an illegal alien already makes one a criminal,
the question is, how much really "bad" is acceptable and what
price are we willing to pay in terms of the collateral damage being inflicted
by simply allowing all of them in?
- "This section will concentrate on VIOLENT CRIME
committed by illegal aliens against people. The following section will
detail the SEXUAL CRIME being committed by illegal aliens. While most
sexual crime is violent as well, there is just too much horrific crime
being committed by illegal aliens to cover it all in one section. In any
case, I do not mean to minimize the tremendous devastation upon Americans
and society in general from a significant number of additional property
and other crimes being committed by illegal aliens."
- Frosty Wooldridge has bicycled across six continents
- from the Arctic to the South Pole - as well as six times across the USA,
coast to coast and border to border. In 2005, he bicycled from the Arctic
Circle, Norway to Athens, Greece. He presents "The Coming Population
Crisis in America: and what you can do about it" to civic clubs, church
groups, high schools and colleges. He works to bring about sensible world
population balance at www.frostywooldridge.com He is the author of: America
on the Brink: The Next Added 100 Million Americans. Copies available: 1
888 280 7715