In Los Angeles, 95 percent of all outstanding warrants for homicide (which
total 1,200 to 1,500) target illegal aliens. Up to two-thirds of all fugitive
felony warrants (17,000) are for illegal aliens.
A confidential California
Department of Justice study reported in 1995 that 60 percent of the
20,000-strong 18th Street Gang in southern California is illegal; police
officers say the proportion is actually much greater. The bloody gang
collaborates with the Mexican Mafia, the dominant force in California prisons,
on complex drug-distribution schemes, extortion, and drive-by assassinations,
and commits an assault or robbery every day in L.A. County. The gang has grown
dramatically over the last two decades by recruiting recently arrived
youngsters, most of them illegal, from Central America and Mexico.
The leadership of the Columbia Lil’ Cycos gang, which uses murder and
racketeering to control the drug market around L.A.’s MacArthur Park, was about
60 percent illegal in 2002, says former assistant U.S. attorney Luis Li.
Francisco Martinez, a Mexican Mafia member and an illegal alien, controlled the
gang from prison, while serving time for felonious reentry following
Illegal immigrant apologists like to claim that illegal immigrants are no more involved in crime than the rest of the population at large, but clearly that is not the case. With estimates ranging from 25 - 29 percent of federal prisoners being identified as illegal immigrants, I would contend that they are disproportionately involved in crime. With an estimated population of 12 million illegal immigrants, in order for their participation in criminal acts to be proportionate to the rest of the population of the country could only be 48 million, which is clearly not a fact. The census bureau places the current population of the US at 302,191,633. That means that one quarter of all federal crimes are committed by 4% of the population. Beyond that, the simple fact that they are here illegally means that 100% of illegal aliens are criminals - DUH! Further, note that the incarceration statistics cited only protracts federal prisons. There is no accounting for county and state prisons.
It has been estimated that only 2% of the illegal population is involved in the agriculture sector, but that 29% are on welfare.
Apologists also claim that illegals are by and large paying taxes. This is patently not so. Considering the fact that illegal immigrant typically rate at the bottom end of the country's income scale, even if they were reporting their incomes (which is a whimsical notion) they'd fall under the poverty guidelines and have all or most of their tax contributions refunded. The LA Times recently reported that 40% of all workers in Los Angeles were working for cash, and thus not paying taxes on their income.
The Senate is steadfastly choosing to ignore the will of the electorate, fearing reprisals from the Hispanic electorate. They insist on continuing to press the immigration reform bill through. Perhaps that is why they are enjoying the lowest approval ratings that the institution has ever seen.
At any rate, the article linked above is a very interesting read that I'd suggest to anyone who is interested in the true state of affairs in regards to illegal immigration.