August 23, 2015 6:55 am ET
Sun’s recent editorial on immigration has some glaring holes
When illegals receive better treatment than our wounded warriors there is a problem.
The Baltimore Sun’s August 18, 2015 editorial, “A misguided view of immigrants,” appears to be an oxymoron. The editorial paints a glowing view of America as the “land of the free” where illegals are the greatest assets since sliced bread.
The problem is that the editorial relies on a report from 1997 for its facts.
When one has to go back nearly two decades to make a point, then one is clearly grasping at straws. It almost sounds like Hillary Clinton responding to a FOX reporter when asked if she wiped the server clean. Her response was, “Do you mean with a cloth?”
Nothing like injecting humor as a defense mechanism. Maybe if folks laugh hard enough the crime won’t seem so bad.
Getting back to the Sun editorial, I will break it down piece by piece to reveal the reality of how far the left will go to propagate an agenda.
You don’t have to be smarter than a fifth grader to debunk this mess.
The first quote is rather absurd: “…deporting the country’s estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants en masse, by force if necessary.” Rather strong language, isn’t it? Did Candidate Trump say those words, “by force?” I can’t find any evidence he said he would use force to accomplish this.
Any reasonable person that has knowledge of Mexico knows that the country is plagued by government corruption, and it is a breeding ground for narco-terrorism when the cartels executed five mayors and regularly decapitate police, citizens, and rivals, as this link clearly demonstrates:
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In another disturbing link, the Mexican police were linked to the deaths of 22 students, who were buried in a mass grave.
Given these facts, along with the knowledge that our borders are porous, does anyone really believe that this byproduct of Mexico will not head north into the United States if given the opportunity? They supply the drugs, and we supply the money and the drug users.
Take a look at Texas and its problems—illegals were responsible for 600,000 crimes in six years.
OK, back to our subject of the blog—the Sun editorial. I love this quote, which refers to any type of deportation: “…prohibitively expensive and turn the U.S. into a virtual police state.”
Better check the facts on that one. It is based almost entirely on false or misleading information. How about the record murder rates in many of our major cities, including Baltimore? There are no real police officers anymore, as they have all been forced to tow the PC line.
Arturo Sarukhan, a former ambassador from Mexico, stated there were close to 30 million illegals in the United States. Documentary film maker Dennis Michael Lynch also said in his new film that there are 30 million illegals.
This quote is, at best, a stretch … or, as I prefer to say, a fabrication:
“Yet the American Immigration Council reports that immigrants actually pay between $90 million and $140 billion a year in federal, state and local taxes, and that even those who are undocumented contribute billions of dollars a year to the nation’s coffers despite the fact that their tax receipts can’t be matched to the workers’ names or Social Security numbers.”
So, why exactly are we $18 trillion in the hole?
Those at the Sun should have taken a look at this link before making such a lame claim:
This link breaks down every cost factor one could possibly think of related to illegal immigration. There are more graphs than words in the Sun’s editorial.
By the way, how do you verify taxes paid when these people are undocumented and without Social Security numbers? Document the undocumented—go figure!
Now, if I were going to use stats, studies, magic trinkets, and Tarot Card readers to prove a point, I might want to find a reader under the age of 95 and a study done in this century.
You might want to take a look at this link. A recent study that boggles the mind.
Here is another little ditty about how English is not spoken in large parts of the country. Not only that, but there aren’t enough bilingual teachers to teach the tremendous influx of non-English speaking children.
If you don’t like that one, here’s another.
Keep a bucket close by as you read this one:
“‘They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.’ In fact, immigrants are significantly less likely to commit crimes than their native-born counterparts, according to the ACLU, which cited a 2000 Justice Department report showing that crime rates in immigrant neighborhoods remain low ‘even when faced with adverse social conditions such as low income and low levels of education.’ A 1990 National Bureau of Economic Research study found that newly arrived immigrants, in particular, are almost never involved in serious criminal acts.”
My question is, who supplies the United States with the most illegal drugs? Have you ever heard of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman and the now departed Pablo Escobar?
By the way, they came here after 1990.
As I close this, my plea to the Sun, which I read every day and delivered as a kid, is to please not insult my intelligence.
After all, I am smarter than a fifth grader.