For the last few days, we have been reporting on the controversy surrounding comments Donald Trump made about Mexico during his campaign announcement.
During his speech, the legendary businessman complained about the many criminals that are sneaking into the U.S. from Mexico, calling many of them “rapists.” Outraged, the Spanish-language television channel Univision announced that they would be boycotting Trump by refusing to broadcast his Miss Universe Pageant.
Unfazed, Trump has stood by the comments he made, saying repeatedly that the U.S.’s relationship with Mexico has become problematic. Last week, he filed a $500 million lawsuit against Univision for dropping the Miss Universe pageant.
Now, it looks like Trump has gotten the last laugh, as statistics have proven that he was right about Mexico bringing crime to the U.S.
While the mainstream media loves to defend illegal immigrants, the dangers they pose were highlighted this past weekend, when 32-year-old Kate Steinle was murdered at random in San Francisco over the weekend by a five-times-deported illegal immigrant seeking sanctuary in the U.S.
In the wake of her death, there has been a newfound interest in the statistics of crimes committed by illegals, and they’re eye opening. According to Breitbart, the Center for Immigration Studies reports that as of 2009, “57 percent of the 76 fugitive murderers most wanted by the FBI were foreign-born.”
Unfortunately, it’s hard to get other concrete numbers as to how many violent crimes are committed by illegal immigrants. As Ann Coulter explains, this is because of our government:
“Instead of counting the immigrant stock filling up our prisons, the government issues a series of comical reports claiming to tally immigrant crime. The Department of Justice relies on immigrants’ self-reports of their citizenship. The U.S. census simply guesses the immigration status of inmates. The Government Accounting Office conducts its own analysis of Bureau of Prisons data. In other words, the government hasn’t the first idea how many prisoners are legal immigrants, illegal immigrants or anchor babies.”
Judicial Watch, however, managed to uncover some very disturbing statistics last year:
Of the 61,529 criminal cases initiated by federal prosecutors last fiscal year, more than 40%—or 24,746—were filed in court districts neighboring the Mexican border….Nearly 22% (13,383) were drug related, 19.7% (12,123) were violent crimes and 10.2% (6,300) involved white-collar offenses that include a full range of frauds committed by business and government professionals.
All in all, these statistics, as well as the tragic murder of Steinle, prove that Trump was not nearly as wrong about Mexico as the mainstream media would have you believe. Drop your pitchforks, liberals, because Trump was onto something!