- 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
- 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,"
- · 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
- · 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 worth while to come up with an estimate.
- "One of the problems in identifying the involvement
of illegal aliens in crime, is that NOBODY TRACKS IT as a particular demographic
statistic. While the INS keeps track of all sorts of demographic data
for the illegal aliens that were actually arrested and deported and puts
it in the Yearbook
of Immigration Statistics, the judicial system does not track it.
As noted in Cop
murder spotlights crisis of killer aliens - No government agency tracks
crimes by illegals, not even attacks on police so nobody really knows
how many illegal alien criminals there are or how
many crimes they are actually committing. Many simply fall through
- "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
- "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.
- "With 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."
- 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.comHe is the author of: America
on the Brink: The Next Added 100 Million Americans. Copies available: 1
888 280 7715