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July 25, 2013 9:40 AM
Illegal alien crime & the great media coverup
Posted by Laura
While major, heinous crimes committed by illegal aliens occur every day in the U.S. (recent gang rape of a 13-year-old girl in Texas), the media and pro-immigration reform pols have their sites trained on one comment made by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa). The gist of his comments were that for every valedictorian who's illegally here, there are 100 others trying to smuggle drugs across the border. (he added they had "calves the size of cantaloupes from hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the border.) He received swift condemnation from both sides of the aisle, including our Republican Speaker of the House and Majority Leader. (For their criticism of King, both men received favorable mentions in a new NPR story about King and a "GOP opportunity".) I wouldn't have worded my problem with the "DREAM Act" as King did, but the fact is, he exposed a familiar tactic of the open-borders crowd--cite gleaming examples of successful young illegals, while ignoring the indisputable truth about serious crimes our country continues to endure at the hands of young, mostly male, illegals. It isn't a wild leap of logic to say that most reporters don't press for information regarding suspects' immigration status, because most reporters are pro-amnesty. They know that publicizing these crimes would make the public more skeptical about the current immigration reform efforts in Congress. Consider this story about yet another rape of a young teen in Alabama--note the suspect only referred to as a "Mexican man." I will say what few others will: there is a massive cover-up underway across "mainstream" media outlets regarding the viciousness and frequency of crimes committed by illegal immigrants. Rep. Steve King may be "over the top" at times in his phrasing, but what's truly offensive is when journalists (and politicians) shade the truth to push their own open-borders agenda--leaving hard-working Americans more vulnerable and less safe.
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