The left is flipping out about right-wing commentator Ann Coulter recent response to President Donald Trump’s recent decision to deploy the National Guard to the U.S./Mexico border. Coulter suggested that President Trump combat the illegal invasion of our Southern border by shooting illegal aliens.
Coulter was speaking to Lars Larson, a right-wing radio host when she stated – “If I were an illegal–I mean, unless they’re going to shoot one and send a message to the rest, as Voltaire’s line in Candide is–‘We hang one to encourage the others’–if you shoot one to encourage the others, maybe they’ll learn, but otherwise, we’ll see, we’ll see.”
And queue hysterical screeching from the left…
For example, Reverb Press states of Coulter’s commentary – “There are conservatives in this country that will never be satisfied with the already deranged direction the Republican Party is taking. Being anti-immigrant, anti-woman, anti-science, and anti-Obama isn’t enough for these people. They want harsher stances adapted: stances advocated by deplorables like Ted Nugent, Joe Arpaio, and John Bolton. They want blood.”
It is interesting but where was this outrage when Kate Steinle was killed by an illegal alien for the crime of walking on the beach with her father? Steinle is one of the thousands of Americans who lost her life as a result of open borders policies. Currently, in an attempt to overwhelm U. S. Customs and Border Protection, some 1,000 and 1,500 Central Americans and Mexicans are marching through Mexico toward the U. S. border. The goal is to cross our border by seeking asylum, crossing illegally, or by exploiting the ongoing “catch and release” policy.
Buzzfeed reported as of March 31, 2018 –
“For five days now hundreds of Central Americans — children, women, and men, most of them from Honduras — have boldly crossed immigration checkpoints, military bases, and police in a desperate, sometimes chaotic march toward the United States. Despite their being in Mexico without authorization, no one has made any effort to stop them.
Organized by a group of volunteers called Pueblos Sin Fronteras, or People Without Borders, the caravan is intended to help migrants safely reach the United States, bypassing not only authorities who would seek to deport them, but gangs and cartels who are known to assault vulnerable migrants.
Organizers like Rodrigo Abeja hope that the sheer size of the crowd will give immigration authorities and criminals pause before trying to stop them.
. . . . When they get to the US, they hope American authorities will grant them asylum or, for some, be absent when they attempt to cross the border illegally. More likely is that it will set up an enormous challenge to the Trump administration’s immigration policies and its ability to deal with an organized group of migrants numbering in the hundreds.
The number of people who showed up to travel with the caravan caught organizers by surprise and has overwhelmed the various towns they’ve stopped in to spend the night. Pueblos Sin Fronteras counted about 1,200 people on the first day.”
It was this invasion that Coulter was responding too. The left refuses to do away with the incentives that draw illegal aliens to flaunt our borders and immigration laws openly housing them in so-called sanctuary cities and allowing them to live at the expense of the American citizenry. Often times it seems as though illegal aliens have more rights in America than American citizens do. Coulter’s comments echo that frustration. Meanwhile, the left falls back on rhetoric and skewed stats based on the Census Bureau using a significant amount of guesswork to tell the American citizenry there is nothing to worry about. Those that question are then villanized such as what is currently being done with Coulter.
According to Kris W. Koback, an expert on immigration law and policy, “The data problem has been explained in detail by demographic experts at the Center for Immigration Studies. The Left’s claim is based primarily on responses to surveys conducted by the Census Bureau and on analyses of prison populations. But when it comes to determining whether a prisoner is foreign-born or native-born, 53 percent of the time, the Census Bureau makes an educated guess. That’s a lot of guessing.
The second, and much bigger, problem with their claim is that they fail to differentiate between legal and illegal aliens. It would not be particularly surprising if it turned out that legal aliens residing in the United States commit crimes at a lower rate than U.S. citizens – because they are screened before they can obtain a visa. In other words, the criminals are excluded at the port of entry.
But illegal aliens are an entirely different matter. They are not screened before they enter, and the fact that they are willing to break our immigration laws suggests that they are more likely to break other laws too. There are many indicators in the crime data suggesting that illegal aliens commit crimes (other than their immigration crimes) at a much higher rate.”
- A grossly disproportionate share of federal prisoners – 22 percent – are aliens. Roughly 2/3 of these aliens were illegally in the country when they committed their crimes. So that’s over 14 percent of federal prisoners. Yet illegal aliens represent only 3-6 percent of the population.
- 75 percent of those on the most wanted criminals lists in Los Angeles, Phoenix and Albuquerque are illegal aliens.
- More than 53 percent of burglaries investigated in the border region states of California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas are committed by illegal aliens.
- The Texas Department of Public Safety has been keeping careful records of aliens booked into Texas jails since June 1, 2011. As of September 30, 2017, more than 232,000 aliens had been jailed, of which over 155,000 (2/3) were illegally in the country.
- Looking just at the aliens we are deporting, criminality is pervasive. In FY 2015 (the last year for which we have complete statistics), 59 percent of removed aliens had been convicted of criminal offenses (other than their immigration violations). And many more had been arrested or charged with crimes, but not yet convicted.
- ICE knows of nearly 10,000 additional crimes that were committed by illegal aliens who had been in the custody of sanctuary cities and counties but were released. Every one of those crimes could have been prevented if the sanctuary policy had not been in place.
Kobach is the Secretary of State for Kansas, the co-author of Arizona’s SB-1070 immigration law, and represented the 10 ICE agents who sued to put a stop to Obama’s 2012 executive amnesty in federal court. He was named the Vice Chairman of the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity in 2017 by President Trump.
Coulter continued in her interview with Larson elaborating that she was not confident that the president’s latest plan to send the military to police the U.S. border make any noticeable difference.
“Both Obama and Bush did this too. No, there’s a reason the chant was ‘we want a wall,’ we don’t want to use the military to process illegals and let them into the country,” she said.
Many note that until the sanctuary policies are done away with and the incentives that allow illegal aliens to arrive and thrive at the expense of the American citizenry, a wall and militarization of it are mere band-aids that will do nothing but cost lives and billions in taxpayer resources. However, we must start somewhere as Coulter also notes and making a significant and highly public example of what happens to those that choose disregard U.S. borders is one way to do that. See Vladimir Tepis also known as Vlad the Impaler if you question the effectiveness or the results of what Coulter is suggesting.