Skip to comments.A new report from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), provided
Posted on 10/07/2013 7:05:05 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
A new report from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), provided exclusively to Breitbart News ahead of its release, seeks to counter the talking point that Americas at least 11 million illegal immigrants are otherwise law-abiding. The 21-page report, titled The Myth of the Otherwise Law-Abiding Illegal Alien, analyzes which key laws the authors allege illegal immigrants regularly break and other illegal activity they purportedly engage in on a frequent basis. For years advocates of amnesty and high levels of immigration have described the illegal alien population as one made up of otherwise law-abiding people who have committed no violation other than the simple act of crossing a border illegally or overstaying a visa, report author Jon Feere writes in the introduction. Journalists routinely invoke this language when writing about amnesty, conspicuously avoiding any discussion of the various crimes the average working illegal alien commits. Many politicians have also embraced the myth of the otherwise law-abiding illegal alien in an effort to promote amnesty, arguing that illegal aliens are no threat to the United States. Specifically, this new CIS report details how illegal aliens regularly engage in violations of laws regarding identities and Social Security numbers. What Feere describes as examples of oft-violated but under-enforced laws include the False Personification of a U.S. Citizen, a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 911, Fraud and False Statements, a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1001, and Social Security Fraud, a violation of 42 U.S.C. § 408. When describing the how illegal immigrants often illegally falsely personify a U.S. citizen, Feere notes that they frequently present themselves as U.S. citizens, an act punishable by up to five years in jail, a felony. This law is often cited in immigration prosecutions and may involve, for example, an alien claiming U.S. citizenship to his employer.
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IOW, “Law of the Land” breakers.
The comments are interesting too. Invasion. pure and simple.
Unfortunately, CIS is also one of the perpetrators of the myth of 11 million illegals in the country.
The actual number is probably 20-30 million.
CIS, the Pew Hispanic trust, and the Dept of Homeland Security are the three sources for this 11 million number, and they use as their prime source a monthly survey (US Census Current Population Survey) that expressly tells data collectors to avoid asking the respondent the basic question, “Are you an illegal alien?”
How much accuracy can you put in a source that fails to ask the most basic question?
Too bad the link to the 21-pg report doesn’t work...
this one did for me...