posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 03:48 PM
Originally posted by ZombieJesus
I did read the link, thank you very much. I know the statistics as well, but as I stated earlier I was talking from personal experience, not
I doubt the former, and dismiss the latter. However....
I understand that crime is higher in Arizona along the border than it is here in California, but lets not forget that the majority of crime commited
near the border is drug cartel and mexican mafia related, not your average illegal immigrant.
I don't buy into the liberal medias attempt to segregate out the cartels. If you cross the border illegally and commit crime, you're an illegal
immigrant committing crime - further labels are superfluous.
I also understand that as you pointed out, there is a large percentage of violent crime commited by illegals
Not large, the relevant word is "disproportionate".
but IMO, labeling all hispanic immigrants as criminals (ommiting the fact that just being here for them is illegal, Im reffering to violent crime), is
the same as saying that all blacks are criminals because a portion of there community have commited crimes.
As you rightly say, they have already committed their first crime, and don't try to drag black people into this discussion as some kind of racial
deflector screen, it won't work with me, I see only facts.
Once again, it's real simple, any amount of crime for illegals should be unacceptable to us, since they are not supposed to be here in the first
place committing it. But as it is, their crime levels are disproportionate compared to the rest of the population.
More reason to keep them out - is that such a hard concept to understand, keep people out of our country who are killing and raping our citizens, some
kind of stretch that huh?
So perhaps you can at least partially understand why I don't feel that every single person that illegally crosses the border should automatically be
labeled a violent criminal that is going to collectively murder, rape, and rob American citizens.
Let me ask you a simple question - In the absence of further changes to our current laws, do you believe we should take active steps to prevent
illegal immigration wherever possible?
Don't forget, we all bleed red regardless of where we come from.
Yes, but the problem is that we are doing most of the bleeding.
You may want to try worrying about the welfare of your own people if you can spare a second from worrying about the plight of foreign nationals.
[edit on 2-7-2009 by Retseh]