According to an official report which analyzes the impact of illegal immigration on crime rates, DACA aged illegal aliens are having twice the crime rates of young US citizens. The comprehensive analysis was made using a summary of crimes and convictions in the state of Arizona, with the data being collected from the past 32 years.
The new report debunks pro amnesty advocates’ claims about young DREAMERs being essential for revitalizing the United States’ civic life and industry. Judging from the data, a DACA amnesty (which will be followed by another wave of illegal immigration judging from past experiences) will guarantee a surge in crime, including rapes and murders against Americans and, very important, LEGAL immigrants, including blacks and Hispanics. Here’s from the report titled “Undocumented Immigrants, U.S. Citizens, and Convicted Criminals in Arizona”:
Unfortunately, if the goal of DACA is to give citizenship to a particularly law-abiding group of undocumented immigrants, it is accomplishing the opposite of what was intended. As Table 8 shows, DACA age eligible undocumented immigrants are 250% more likely to be convicted of crimes than their share of the population. Those too old for DACA status are convicted at a relatively low rates (45.7% more than their share of the Arizona population).
Using newly released detailed data on all prisoners who entered the Arizona state prison from January 1985 through June 2017, we are able to separate non-U.S. citizens by whether they are illegal or legal residents. These data do not rely on self-reporting by criminals. Undocumented immigrants are at least 142% more likely to be convicted of a crime than other Arizonans. They also tend to commit more serious crimes and serve 10.5% longer sentences, more likely to be classified as dangerous, and 45% more likely to be gang members than U.S. citizens …
If undocumented immigrants committed crime nationally as they do in Arizona, in 2016 they would have been responsible for over 1,000 more murders, 5,200 rapes, 8,900 robberies, 25,300 aggravated assaults, and 26,900 burglaries.
Judging from the numbers, it’s obvious that illegal aliens are having very high conviction rates compared to their share of the population. On the other hand, legal immigrants are very different, appearing to be law abiding and having low conviction rates compared to their share of the population. And to no one’s surprise, considering these facts, legal immigrants in the US also want stronger border security.
Pro amnesty groups are constantly pedaling the mantra of DACA/DREAMERS/young illegal immigrants being a net gain for the society, as they embody the best of our nation, to quote Nancy Pelosi. However, less than 2% of DREAMERS have college degrees, i.e. they are poorly educated compared to the native population. After Arizona saw a 40% drop in the state’s illegal population due to labor and immigration reforms that were started back in 2004, the wages rose significantly. Here’s from a Wall Street Journal report on the issue:
The median income of low-skilled whites who did manage to get jobs rose about 6% during that period, the economists estimate … wages rose about 15% for Arizona farmworkers and about 10% for construction between 2010 and 2014 … Some employers say their need for workers has increased since then, leading them to boost wages more rapidly and crimping their ability to expand … graduates [at a federal job-training center] now often mull two or three jobs offers from construction firms and occasionally start at $14.65 an hour instead of $10 … At DTR Landscape Development LLC, the firm’s president, Dick Roberts, says he has increased his starting wage by 60% to $14.50 an hour because he is having trouble finding reliable workers.
The number of students enrolled in intensive English courses in Arizona public schools fell from 150,000 in 2008 to 70,000 in 2012 and has remained constant since. Schooling 80,000 fewer students would save the state roughly $350 million a year, by one measure … annual emergency-room spending on noncitizens fell 37% to $106 million, from $167 million. And between 2010 and 2014, the annual cost to state prisons of incarcerating noncitizens convicted of felonies fell 11% to $180 million, from $202 million.
Another boon for middle class Arizonians looking to build a family was that housing costs dropped also:
“It was like, ‘Where did everybody go?’ ” says Teresa Acuna, a Phoenix real-estate agent who works in Latino neighborhoods. Real-estate agent Patti Gorski says her sales records show that prices of homes owned by Spanish-speaking customers fell by 63% between 2007 and 2010, compared with a 44% drop for English-speaking customers, a difference she attributes partly to financial pressure on owners who had been renting homes to immigrants who departed.