Tuesday, October 4

Allard Under Fire for Comments on Crime & Illegal Immigrants

I have to stand by Allard on this one. Illegal immigration is a liability to this country, and to law abiding immigrants. Damascus Road has more:

Senator Wayne Allard, Republican senator from Colorado, has recently come under fire regarding his remarks concerning higher crime rates and their relationship to illegal aliens. As usual, Democrats and immigration activists are lining up for their chance at whacking on Allard. However, even though the “loyal opposition” won’t ever admit it, Allard has the facts on his side.

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 deportation.

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