Illegals commit a lot of crime, and none of that crime would happen in their absence. Literally zero. No criminal, no crime. Unlike massive terrorist events, these crimes are mostly small, anonymous tragedies made up of a never-ending and ever-growing pattern of ordinary crimes.
This weekend in San Francisco a beautiful young woman, Kathryn Steinle, was murdered right in front of her dad. The story is absolutely gut-wrenching and appalling. Unlike the terrorist event in South Carolina, though, this gets no notice and minimal attention. Obama won’t be speaking out or singing Amazing Grace. There will be no massive call to take down Mexican flags. Nothing will change in our lives, in our culture, or in our expectations. It will, like so many other crimes against whites, be dismissed callously as someone being in “wrong place at the wrong time.”
Well, how exactly would that be?
Indeed, the killer was an illegal alien from Mexico deported multiple times and released into the US by the craven authorities of San Francisco, who refused to respect the Immigration and Custom Enforcement’s “hold” placed on the killer. He was in the wrong place, but it was the fault of liberal local law enforcement and Obama’s widespread failure to take border security with Mexico seriously.
There is not a bottomless supply of criminals. Locking them up (or keeping them out) lowers crime in proportion to the numbers. Illegal immigrant crime is not like the weather; it won’t “Just happen” or “happen just as much” in their absence. There is not an infinitely elastic supply of illegal immigrant criminals, and, in their absence, every murder, rape, robbery, theft, or other wrongdoing that the violent among them commit would not happen. This girl would still be alive. So would all these people.
I don’t know exactly how much more violent illegal immigrants are than the rest of us. Not all of them are, obviously. But I don’t care. They’re all lawbreakers, and whatever crimes they commit–including real atrocities, like this murder–are not worth it, and they’re worth preventing in toto.