Donald Trump’s comments about illegal immigrants seem to be dominating the news lately. The media have made it the story and have taken great glee in reporting about the backlash The Donald is receiving for what he said. Macy’s, Serta mattresses, Univision, NASCAR and NBC have all either cut ties with Trump or announced they will be terminating agreements with him. My first thought after reading all that was to wonder how in the world Donald Trump has his own line of Serta mattresses. Who would want that? But I digress. The Donald doesn’t seem to care about all the damage, saying on Fox & Friends, “I think it’s bad for my brand. I don’t care. You know maybe I’m leading in the polls, but this is certainly not good. I lose customers. I lose people.”
But what exactly was it he said that has made him the target of all this backlash? I’ve seen it misquoted on a few sites, so here it is:
“The U.S. has become a dumping ground for everybody else’s problems. When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best…. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us.
“They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists,” he said, adding, “And some, I assume, are good people.”
His comments prompted responses from other Republican candidates, seeking to distance themselves from negative comments about illegal immigrants. Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Ricky Perry, Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee all had negative reactions to Trump’s comments and some were harsh.
Bush said Trump’s comments were “extraordinarily ugly” and “wrong.”
Rubio said Trump was “not just offensive and inaccurate, but also divisive.”
Perry said, “I’ve said very clearly that Donald Trump does not represent the Republican Party.”
Trump has refused to walk back his comments and even added to them in an interview with Don Lemon on CNN.
Huff Post – In rambling remarks from a phone interview scheduled to air Wednesday night, Trump blamed immigrants for “mind-boggling” rape statistics.
“Well if you look at the statistics of people coming, you look at the statistics on rape, on crime, on everything coming in illegally into this country it’s mind-boggling!” Trump said to host Don Lemon in a clip shown on “The Situation Room.”
Trump said his information came from a Fusion article, but he apparently misread the story.
Lemon corrected him, and pointed out that Fusion’s figures show 80 percent of women and girls from Central America are victims of rape while immigrating to the United States.
“Well, somebody’s doing the raping, Don! I mean somebody’s doing it! Who’s doing the raping? Who’s doing the raping?” Trump responded, according to the CNN clip.
In an interview over the weekend, Trump continued to defend his remarks, saying, “The crime is raging, it’s raging, and it’s violent. People don’t even want to talk about it, and if you talk about it, you’re a racist. I don’t understand it.”
Trump is right.
The Democrats have always been more than happy to look the other way when it comes to illegal immigrants because having them here has been good for their party. Illegals who come to the United States get welfare, free medical care, free housing, food and education. They get everything that our government could possibly provide them, all for free, and that makes them beholden to the politicians who give it all to them. And some illegals vote. Lax voting laws and judges who throw out voter identification laws are complicit in the illegal voting. Just last month the Supreme Court refused to hear a case, leaving a lower court ruling intact, that said people cannot be quizzed about their citizenship when registering to vote. Democrats love that because they know the illegals living off the American taxpayers will support the Democratic Party. It’s one of the reasons they’ve pushed so hard for amnesty, so they can add several million voters to the Democratic Party.
And Republicans have their own reasons for wanting the illegals here. Some Republicans stupidly believe that being soft on illegal immigration will ingratiate the GOP with Hispanics and gain a few voters. Stupid. The biggest reason that most Republicans won’t touch illegal immigration, though, is because the people with deep pockets who donate to their campaigns want the illegals here.
Townhall – John Hawkins – There are a lot of businesses out there that want an endless supply of cheap labor, which would be fine, except that they want everyone else to pay for it. An illegal alien with no car insurance, no health insurance, who claims he has 14 kids so he can get an earned income tax credit can work cheaper than a law abiding American. So, when the illegal crashes his car, you pay for it. When he gets sick, you pay for it. Your taxes put his kids through school. Your taxes pay the bills if he goes to jail. Your tax dollars go into his pocket when he cheats on his taxes — meanwhile, the Chamber of Commerce crowd makes so much money off of these illegals that they can afford to donate some of it to politicians like John Boehner, Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan, Lindsey Graham and John McCain in order to get them to keep the gravy train going.
Everybody has their own self-interests in mind when ignoring the illegal immigration problem. Democrats want more people living on the government dole, which gets them voters and will help win elections. Republicans want illegals here so their big-money sugar-daddies will keep giving them lots of campaign cash to help keep them in office. Meanwhile, the American people get the shaft and the bill for it all while our country’s economy gets flushed down the toilet.
Enter Donald Trump.
Trump is a rich, egomaniacal blowhard who is not beholden to the Chamber of Commerce and doesn’t care about getting more voters for either party. He seems to be in a perfect position for stating the truth, which would obviously be highly unpopular with the people who want the illegal immigrants to keep coming here. And he is more right than the media and other candidates say.
Constitution Party – An FBI crime study also shows heavy illegal alien involvement in criminal activity revealed these statistics:
- 75 percent of those on the most wanted criminals list in Los Angeles, Phoenix and Albuquerque are illegal aliens.
- One quarter of all inmates in California detention centers are Mexican nationals, as are more than 40 percent of all inmates in Arizona and 48 percent in New Mexico jails.
- Over 53 percent of all investigated burglaries reported in California, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona, and Texas are perpetrated by illegal aliens.
- 63 percent of cited drivers in Arizona have no license, no insurance and no registration for the vehicle. Of that number, 97 percent are illegal aliens. 66 percent of cited drivers in New Mexico have no license, no insurance and no registration for the vehicle. Of that 66 percent, 98 percent are illegal aliens.
The numbers don’t show attitude or intent. “United States is stupid … I come back every time,” asserted Mexican national Rolando Mota-Campos to a Virginia-based immigration agent after his 11th arrest — for crimes ranging from abduction, assault, four DUIs, vehicular assault, attempted robbery, and domestic violence. Mota-Campos has been deported three times and has vowed to return again.
And the numbers don’t show the depth of depravity of some illegal alien criminals. In Arizona, Mexican national Santana Batiz Aceves was charged with 47 counts of rape based on DNA evidence. He has already been deported twice for drug charges in California. Aceves also faces charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault, sexual abuse of a minor, giving police false information, providing false documents, and trespassing.
The statistics are traumatic, but the anecdotal stories are horrifying.
- A year after Baltimore’s mayor signed an order officially converting the city into a sanctuary for illegal immigrants, federal authorities arrested an undocumented Ecuadorian national wanted for the brutal rape of a nine-year-old girl.
- Carlos Martinelly-Montano, a Bolivian national who killed a Virginia nun in a drunk-driving accident, was on a new federal government supervised release program, allowing the illegal alien — who committed a series of crimes — to remain on the streets despite being subject to deportation. Rather than detaining Montano, authorities determined that he was a candidate for the Alternatives to Detention (ATD) program, which supposedly monitored his whereabouts.
- Guatemalan illegal alien Juan Tzun killed California sheriff’s dispatcher Dominick Durden. In 2008, Tzun was charged with two felonies. He pled guilty to one felony and the other was dropped. Tzun was given 3 years probation but should have been deported. A year later he was caught driving drunk. Three more years probation, but again, no deportation. Another year later, Tzun was caught driving drunk a second time and was released — two months later he drove into Durden and instantly killed him. Finally, ICE detained Tzun until an immigration judge freed him on bond. Tzun spent all of 35 days in jail, and is now in detention pending deportation.
And aside from all the crime that illegals bring to our country, there are already cases of infectious diseases in our country that are either known or suspected to have been caused by diseased illegals.
Jeb Bush has famously said that illegal immigrants who come here seeking to better their family’s situation do so out of an “act of love.” It seems to be his excuse for ignoring the illegal immigration problem that is so damaging to our country. How many people have been murdered, raped or assaulted by illegal immigrants? How much property damage have they done when vandalizing and burglarizing? How much money has been spent because of all their criminal activity?
People who enter our country illegally, whether for “love” or just because we coddle murderous illegals here, are criminals just by crossing our border. If Jeb Bush and other candidates want to decry Trump’s statements then perhaps they should submit to the voters a list of all the other laws they think should be ignored and no longer enforced along with our immigration laws. Why do we have laws if they are not going to be enforced?
Now don’t be confused by my defense of Donald Trump. I’m not at all convinced that he’s serious about his candidacy. He has a history of shooting off his mouth in order to get attention and I believe that’s what his whole campaign is about; more attention to feed his ego. Also, he’s donated thousands and thousands of dollars to Democrats and to the Clinton Foundation, so I don’t believe for one second that he’s really a Republican. I wouldn’t vote for him to be the local dog catcher, certainly not for president.
But I do believe he’s done a huge service to the Republicans with his comments about illegals. With their responses to Trump’s comments, the other candidates have exposed their true loyalties for all to see. Bush, Rubio, Huckabee, Perry and Christie have all been exposed as shills for the Chamber of Commerce and other donors with fat wallets who want the illegals here. They have been exposed to be loyal to their sugar-daddies and not to their country or the rule of law. Rand Paul’s position is anyone’s guess. He’s been asked about Donald Trump’s statements but has yet to make a comment. He’s probably trying to have it both ways, which tells me his position can be bought with campaign cash or with voter support. A man without principles of his own. Ted Cruz, though, has publicly stated that he “salutes Donald Trump for focusing on the need to address illegal immigration.” He further said that “the Washington cartel supports amnesty” and the media want Republicans to attack one another, and “I’m not going to do it.”
So hate Donald Trump all you want, but everything he said is completely correct. Illegal immigrants bring huge amounts of crime to our country. Since both parties seem to want them here, for different reasons, I don’t expect Congress to ever do anything about border security. But that doesn’t change the fact that Trump is right and all the candidates who respond negatively because it’s the expected thing to do have now been exposed as shills who care nothing about the parasites streaming across our border. I will never support such a candidate.