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Public [taxpayer funded] Study: Illegal Immigrants Commit Less Crime Than Americans
Judicial Watch ^ | June 12, 2012 | Corruption Chronicles

Posted on 06/12/2012 6:51:30 PM PDT by kevcol

Illegal immigrants are erroneously perceived to commit more crime based on the mistaken theory their population size is much larger than it really is, according to the findings of a respected public university in a southern border state.

If this isn’t the most ridiculous waste of taxpayer dollars, what is? A professor at a taxpayer-funded university in Arizona has actually published a study intended to answer a baffling question; why do so many Americans believe “undocumented immigrants” commit more crime? “The public consistently perceives immigrants, especially undocumented immigrants, as criminal,” says the Arizona State University professor (Xia Wang) of criminology who set the record straight.
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As for the rest of the nation’s population, the Arizona study concludes unequivocally, that illegal immigrants “actually commit less crime than the native born.” Those who disagree aren’t being reasonable or rational, according to this brilliant piece of work. It’s all just a big mistake.

(Excerpt) Read more at judicialwatch.org ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: aliens; fraud; openborders; waste
What a crock and red herring - of course there are less total crimes committed by illegals across the board vs everyone else. Some govt organization had to commission a study for this? The real question is: "Within the group, do a higher percentage of illegal aliens commit crime than citizens?" Even counting the Amish as citizens, and excluding the fact that 100% of the illegals committed a crime simply by crossing the border, I bet the answer is "yes". Many times an arrestee's immigration status is never asked or reported, so I guess according to Prof Wang that crime would count as a "citizen".
1 posted on 06/12/2012 6:51:39 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol

What a bunch of BS this article is.


2 posted on 06/12/2012 6:56:38 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: kevcol

First of all they are “illegal” so a crime is committed right off the bat. Most Americans go their entire lives without committing a crime; illegal immigrants start out their lives in the US by committing a crime.


3 posted on 06/12/2012 6:58:32 PM PDT by doc1019 (Voting for the better of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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To: freekitty
The analysts erred ~ none of those crimes committed by illegal aliens would have been committed here if the perps had simply stayed down home!

All illegal alien crime is EXTRA.

4 posted on 06/12/2012 6:59:52 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: kevcol

In June 2010, undocumented immigrants represented 14.8 percent of Arizona state prisoners

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31727_162-20011391-10391695.html


5 posted on 06/12/2012 7:00:53 PM PDT by donna (Mitt quote: ...gay couples raising kids. That's the American way...)
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To: kevcol

Xia Wang huh? There’s a good old American name. That freeloading bass turd is probably an expert on this stuff. (sarc/) This is a wagon load of horse apples.


6 posted on 06/12/2012 7:00:56 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Free Stuff or Freedom! You Decide 2012.)
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To: kevcol
If these people are ‘in the shadows’ and are undocumented an untraceable... How can they determine anything with any where close to certainty?

Answer: They can not!

7 posted on 06/12/2012 7:03:13 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: kevcol

Illegals commit crimes constantly. Law enforcement doesn’t arrest them because they have no money to pay for LE salaries. LE in this country is profit oriented. You have money, you’ll get pulled over.


8 posted on 06/12/2012 7:03:32 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: kevcol

Just another lie from the prince of lies... his son needs his help.

LLS


9 posted on 06/12/2012 7:06:21 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: kevcol

Less crime but more of it.


10 posted on 06/12/2012 7:19:11 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: kevcol

How do they fare if you take Obama’s sons out of the equation?


11 posted on 06/12/2012 7:19:56 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: kevcol

Article is full of BS.

Every single illegal alien has committed a felony simply because they are an illegal alien. That means that 100% of illegal aliens are criminals.

If we’re going to selectively enforce the laws, then our elected officials better stop enforcing gun control laws first.


12 posted on 06/12/2012 7:27:51 PM PDT by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: kevcol

Actually, EVERY SINGLE illegal immigrant commits a crime while in the United States.

The crime is illegal entry of the United States, causing a law enforcement clog and forestalling the process by which legal immigrants are granted entry.

This study is patently and obviously false on the face of it.

Not to mention being utterly irrelevant.


13 posted on 06/12/2012 7:31:36 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: kevcol

I can tell you one thing. The crimes committed by illegals would be that much less if they weren’t here.

Other than that I’m calling BS on the study.


14 posted on 06/12/2012 7:33:08 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: kevcol; xzins

The typical illegal alien commits several felonies just to get a job. They obtain false State issued identification or drivers’ licenses. They have to steal someone else’s identity to get a false social security number. They claim exempt on their W-2 so they don’t have to have taxes taken out of their checks and then they don’t file tax returns. They drive cars without licenses and use fake registrations and drive without insurance and when they are involved in an auto accident, they leave the scene of the accident and just leave their car as litter on the highway.

But they commit less crimes than Americans?

This study is your tax dollars at work.


15 posted on 06/12/2012 7:36:30 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (Virgil Goode! Because everyone else is Bad!)
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To: doc1019

Yes-—but you are logical. Marxists are irrational.


16 posted on 06/12/2012 7:45:58 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: kevcol

That’s funny. 100% of them committed a crime coming here. That’s why they are called illegals morons.


17 posted on 06/12/2012 7:50:36 PM PDT by albionin (A gawn fit's eye gettin.)
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To: muawiyah
All illegal alien crime is EXTRA

I wonder where the tally of Americans killed by illegals since 9/11 stands now?
18 posted on 06/12/2012 7:50:36 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: doc1019

I guess all those gang members from MS13, MS 18, Los Locos, etc. are really native-born Amish. Not non-Americans here, folks.

I guess the coyotes and drug-smugglers are also locally-recruited Amish. Those Arizona Amish are particularly nasty, unlike their peaceful Pennsylvania brothers and sisters (I saw “Witness”, you know. And John Kerry spent Christmas in Cambodia).


19 posted on 06/12/2012 7:52:21 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: kevcol; freekitty; blam; Quix; Alamo-Girl; M. Espinola; whitedog57; stephenjohnbanker
The State of Oregon has dropped the golden football like the freaking totally insane liberal idiots that they are:

Oregon Woman Gets $2.1M Fraudulent Tax Refund on Debit Card !

Not one word about her immigration status . . .

20 posted on 06/12/2012 7:56:04 PM PDT by ex-Texan (Ecclesiastes 5:10 - 20)
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To: kevcol
feh...

21 posted on 06/12/2012 8:02:08 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: P-Marlowe
Look at the industriousness illegals, Mexican, let's be honest since they're the most numerous group, put into breaking the law to get here. As I've said repeatedly if Mexicans would put half the energy into fixing their country that they do into destroying ours than maybe someday Mexico will be a place Mexicans won't have to run away from.
22 posted on 06/12/2012 8:20:14 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: kevcol

Illegals are in the continuous act of committing a crime with every minute they stay in this country.


23 posted on 06/12/2012 9:58:24 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: muawiyah

Exactly


24 posted on 06/12/2012 10:22:06 PM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: ex-Texan; kevcol; freekitty; blam; Quix; Alamo-Girl; M. Espinola; whitedog57; Chode

Illegal immigrants commit MUCH more crime than native Americans. Aside from many thousands of killings while drunk on the highways, they like..

Credit identity theft

Credit fraud (multiple names & ID’s)

Welfare fraud

Income tax fraud

Drug dealing (gangs)


25 posted on 06/13/2012 9:10:21 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
damn right...


26 posted on 06/13/2012 2:47:21 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Thanks for the ping!


27 posted on 06/13/2012 7:55:06 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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