Illegals contribute to U.S. crime

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Recent reports of increasing violent crime should not surprise anyone. According to The New American's Jan. 8 issue, the Government Accountability Office reports that in 2003 illegal aliens comprised 27 percent of the federal prison population, but 7.2 percent of the general population. A 2005 GAO study found that 55,322 illegal aliens in federal prison were arrested at average of eight times, and had committed an average of 13 crimes each.

With more illegal aliens coming every day, this translates into increased crime - something we do not need, since we have enough of the home-grown variety.

Article IV, Section 4 of the Constitution states, "The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; ... ."

If 12 million illegal aliens is not an invasion, what is? Plus, too many of them are career criminals and bring their predations with them.

Deborah Kauflin, who heads the Violent Crimes Institute, reported that a disproportionate share of illegal aliens are dangerous sex criminals. VCI uncovered a wave of crime to include robbery, child molestation, rape and murder, including serial murders and gang rapes. Based on VCI's numbers, from a population of 12 million illegal aliens, we now have 240,000 illegal-alien sex criminals in the United States.

A 2002 article in The Washington Post backed Deborah Kauflin's opinion that, in some foreign sectors, the "concept of rapto," meaning the abduction of a woman or girl to rape her, was "socially acceptable."

While tragic events occur, our political leaders pontificate about "guest worker" programs to disguise their plans for amnesty for illegal aliens flooding our nation. Will you hold accountable our representatives in Washington who took an oath to uphold the Constitution?

Elton T. Booth, North Augusta, S.C.

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concernednative 01/19/07 - 09:35 am
Well written and accurate.

Well written and accurate. Some of them flee to America for a better life but a lot are fleeing prosecution in Mexico. So a lot of them were career criminals before they got there.

The Knave
The Knave 01/19/07 - 11:55 am
RE: "Will you hold

RE: "Will you hold accountable our representatives in Washington who took an oath to uphold the Constitution?" The heart of the problem is that our "representatives" are accountable to no one. For the most part, they are a group of craven, mendacious egomaniacs whose #1 goal is to feather their own nests by hanging around long enough to collect from an obscenely generous retirement program. And, while in office, set up enough sweet deals with their lobbyist friends to reside on Easy Street. The Republic will collapse from within, with or without illegal aliens.

lord griggs1947
lord griggs1947 01/19/07 - 10:39 pm
My main concern is to protect

My main concern is to protect the illegals from harm whem crossing and to make desirous one citizens who would be in the back of the line and pay a fine.They are mostly otherwise law-abiding. Immigrants will help pay for Socail Security , taking place of a dwindling native population. Xenophobia is nonsense. Oh, do protect the borders.

fugitivetracker 01/20/07 - 12:39 am
Anyone sympathetic to the

Anyone sympathetic to the illegals in this country need to take their butt to Mexifornia (southern California) and live the reality that is undermining civilization and the Constitution there. The Mexicans run the local governments there, a people who have never gotten the latter right in their own country. This should not be the legacy we leave our grandkids and descendants to suffer in.

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