New Study: Senator’s DACA Dream Is Arizona’s Crime Nightmare

We have enough of our own culture of violence in our major cities. Is it too much to ask that we don’t import the violent criminals of other countries? Or perhaps, for our political elite who don’t understands the concept of a government representing its own people, we can frame the question in the language they understand: We already have our own $#!%holes (Chicago, Baltimore, etc.). Do we need to import $#!%holes from the rest of the world?

A new report published by expert criminologist John Lott lays waste to the long-standing lie peddled by open-borders advocates that crime rates are low among illegal aliens. Part of the reason it has been so hard to prove conclusively what everyone sees in their communities is that most crime is dealt with at a state and local level, and most states don’t have uniform data on the immigration status of criminals processed through their systems. Lott is the famed author of “More Guns, Less Crime,” who now runs the Crime Prevention Research Center. Milton Friedman once said of John Lott that he “has few equals as a perceptive analyst of controversial public policy issues.”

Lott studied data from the state of Arizona from 1985 to 2017 to prove conclusively that illegal aliens commit crimes at a disproportionate rate relative to their share of the population. ere is what he found:

Illegal immigrants in Arizona are at least 142 percent more likely to be convicted of crime than other Arizonans. And these are not just immigration and drug violations that we see on the federal level. They are more likely to be convicted of serious violent crimes: at least 163 percent more likely for first-degree murder; 168 percent more likely for second-degree murder; and 189.6 percent more likely for manslaughter. Also, Lott’s data confirms what some of us see anecdotally every day but is ignored by the national media – that illegals in Arizona are more likely to commit sexual offenses against minors, sexual assault, drunk driving, kidnapping, and armed robbery.

We are often told that “dreamers” are a cut above the rest of the illegal population, and President Trump, who otherwise understands the truth on the broader issue, seems to have accepted this premise. Lott’s research found that although DACA-age illegals compose 0.81 percent of Arizona’s population, they represent 8 percent of the prison population. This means they compose 71.2 percent of the illegal immigrant population in prison and that they are 884 percent more likely to be convicted of crimes than non-immigrants of their age. If anything, “dreamers” are actually a bigger public safety risk than older illegal immigrants.

While there is no uniform data nationwide, Lott projects that “[I]f 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.”

Illegal immigrant criminals are 45.4 percent more likely to have been gang members, and “they are 133% more likely to receive sentencing enhancements for being classified as dangerous, and they tend to be released from prison at a younger age despite more serious crimes because they initially go to jail at a younger age.” Keep in mind that Obama’s DACA program tried to avoid scrutinizing juvenile records of recipients.

It’s important to remember that the data Lott studied came from the Arizona Department of Corrections, put together for the Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys’ Advisory Council. The report analyzed “the entire universe of cases [615,555 convicted crimes], not a sample, and thus there are no issues of statistical significance.” There is reason to believe illegals might commit an even more disproportionate share of crimes that go unreported, especially within their communities, but convictions are a solid data point that reveals the floor, not the ceiling, of the criminal alien crisis. Remember, even among the general population, only a fraction of crimes are reported and wind up leading to a conviction. For conviction rates to be this high among illegals is staggering.

No wonder so many liberal state governments refuse to release data on immigration and crime. Until recently, the federal government hid the data on crime rates and immigration status in federal facilities. Thankfully, Trump’s DOJ released the data showing non-citizens (mainly illegal aliens) accounted for convictions 2.5 times their share of the population.

Folks, this is a national disgrace. Even if this were only limited to Arizona, it would be a gross violation of Article 4 Sec. 4, which tasks the federal government with the job of protecting states from invasion. But there is no reason to believe that the crime rates among illegal aliens are any different in most other states. This is a national emergency. Instead of a DACA “fix,” where is the clamor for a criminal alien fix for Americans?

While we have our own violent crime problem in America, the number of our violent criminals from other countries should be zero. That is because we should never bring in anyone who is violent, and those who manage to get in or commit crimes after being legally admitted should immediately be deported. Citizens, of course, cannot be deported. But immigration is a choice by we the people. So why are we electing to turn out country into a dumping ground?

Meanwhile, we have Arizona’s very junior senator, Jeff Flake, advertising his upcoming sanctimonious speech declaring that Trump is like Stalin. This man is a living and breathing disgrace, a violation of the social contract. As a senator from Arizona, he should be laying down on the proverbial tracks to stand up for his state and demand the deportation of every single criminal alien, the punishing of sanctuaries, and the immediate implementation of border and interior enforcement. Instead, he is exhibiting utter disregard for his own people and expending his entire tenure granting more legal rights and access to welfare for a particular population that, in general, is even more violent than the rest of illegal immigrants.

Proponents of DACA amnesty will claim that only the very best will get amnesty, but Flake is pushing for a broader Dream Act, which encompasses this entire population of illegals under 35, a population that Lott found to be full of violent criminals. Moreover, even among the 700,000 DACA population, only Goodlatte’s bill would open up juvenile records, which, according to this study, show the true extent of the criminal activity among many of the “Dreamers.”

It is even more disgraceful that people like Mitt Romney are using Martin Luther King’s legacy to promote the continued failed legacy of our immigration system when he was all about the rule of law and the equal treatment of all American citizens. Now, all Americans — black and white — are getting sent to the back of the bus for illegal aliens and are being thrown under the bus in their communities by politicians who harbor criminal aliens at the expense of public safety.

Illegal aliens in general, and “dreamers” in particular, have been a nightmare for Arizona. This shouldn’t even be a partisan issue. Everyone should agree to immediately deport all criminal aliens before there is any discussion of amnesty. Sadly, Jeff Flake and his compatriots are daydreaming about amnesty while his constituents bear the crushing cost of his nightmare. (For more from the author of “New Study: Senator’s DACA Dream Is Arizona’s Crime Nightmare” please click HERE)

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These Are the 15 Most Reliable Cars on the Road in the US

A new study has listed the 15 most reliable cars for American drivers based on how long consumers keep their vehicles on the road before trading them in, and the results may surprise you.

The results were tallied by iSeeCars.com, according to the U.K. Daily Mail.

Japanese car models reportedly ruled the top spots, with Toyota dominating the top five.

The Daily Mail reported that the Toyota Hylander came in at number one, as more than 18 percent of original owners have kept this car on the road for 15 years or more.

Vehicles rounding out the rest of the top five are the Sienna, Tundra, Prius, and RAV 4 models.

Fellow Japanese automaker Honda breaks Toyota’s streak with the Odyssey, a minivan making the number six spot.

Along with Toyota and Honda, Acura, Subaru and Nissan all made the list, while German automaker Volkswagen snagged the 15th spot with their Golf model, cementing them the only non-Japanese car manufacturer to break the top fifteen.

ISeeCars reportedly researched some 650,000 cars, according to the Daily Mail.

The cars ranged from model years 1981-2002.

“While a decade on the road used to be a significant milestone for vehicle life expectancy, the elevated quality of cars being produced has raised this standard to beyond ten years,” said Phong Ly, CEO of the ISeeCars, in a statement to the Mail.

“Japanese automakers are known for setting quality and reliability standards, so it is no surprise that they are the most likely to reach the 15-year milestone.” he continued.

Notably, the only hybrid model vehicle to appear was the Toyota Prius.

Ly asserted that drivers of hybrid vehicles will be more inclined to keep their cars going longer, in an effort to compensate for the higher up front cost of owning a battery powered car.

“Hybrid owners have the added incentive to keep their cars on the road for longer in order to accrue fuel savings to offset the increased upfront cost of these vehicles, Ly told The Daily Mail.

He continued “Despite consumers’ concerns about battery durability and the associated high replacement cost, its appearance on the list shows that the reliability of the Prius measures up to Toyota’s conventional fuel counterparts.”

American made vehicles were surprisingly absent from the list, with the Daily Mail pointing out that while American pick-up trucks were reportedly “close to average,” they were still outmatched by Japan’s Toyota Tundra.

Below is a list of the top 15 vehicles.

Toyota Highlander (18.3%)
Toyota Sienna (17.1%)
Toyota Tundra (15.7%)
Toyota Prius (15.0%)
Toyota RAV4 (14.3%)
Honda Odyssey (12.8%)
Toyota Sequoia (12.8%)
Toyota Tacoma (12.4%)
Honda CR-V (11.9%)
Toyota Avalon (11.7%)
Acura MDX (11.6%)
Toyota Camry (11.5%)
Subaru Forester (11.5%)
Nissan Frontier (11.0%)
Volkswagen Golf (10.6%)

(For more from the author of “These Are the 15 Most Reliable Cars on the Road in the US” please click HERE)

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Aircraft Could Go Five Times the Speed of Sound

Boeing has finally unveiled a successor to the legendary Blackbird SR-71 spy plane, capable of travelling at five times the speed of sound.

The new ‘Son of Blackbird’ was revealed at an event in Orlando, Florida, but it’s only a concept design for now.

The new aircraft will be a direct competitor to Lockheed martin’s upcoming SR-72.

These rival firms are racing to create a hypersonic aircraft that’s capable of stealthy recon assignments – and strike missions, too.

Speaking to Aviation Week Aerospace Daily, Boeing’s hypersonics chief described how Boeing was planning a two-step development process for the new war plane. (Read more from “Aircraft Could Go Five Times the Speed of Sound” HERE)

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Under Trump, Military Members Receive Biggest Pay Bump Since 2010

. . .At the end of December, President Donald Trump, by way of executive order, mandated a 2.4% pay hike for uniformed service members and a 1.9% raise for federal workers. The Trump administration’s initial budget blueprint called for a 2.1% pay increase, while the House and Senate suggested the 2.4% figure, which was eventually adopted by the president.

In 2017, the Obama administration issued a 2.1% increase. This year’s raise will be the largest for the military since 2010, when wages jumped 3.4% under the previous administration.

The new pay increase went into effect on Jan. 1, however, this is the first full week that paychecks will reflect the higher amounts. The raise is in line with private sector wage growth, according to Militarybenefits.com.

Even though Trump signed the raises into law through the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in December, the government still needs to agree on how to fund the act during the budget process, since it is over the cap imposed by the defense sequester. With a Friday deadline looming for Congress to reach a deal to keep the government funded, the military stands to be impacted by a potential shutdown in a number of ways. (Read more from “Under Trump, Military Members Receive Biggest Pay Bump Since 2010” HERE)

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You’ll Never Guess What ‘Global Warming’ Is Being Blamed For

Rising oceans. Flooded shorelines. Horrific storms. Cold winters. Hot summers. An Arctic without ice or snow. Water flooding into the 9/11 memorial in New York. You’ve heard all the dire warnings about what global warming is doing.

But there’s a new one: It’s causing immigration.

“International negotiations on climate change, along with recent upsurge in migration across the Mediterranean Sea, have highlighted the need to better understand the possible effects of climate change on human migration – in particular, across national borders,” authors Anouch Missirian and Wolfram Schlenker say in their paper, “Asylum Applications Respond to Temperature Fluctuations.”

“Here we examine how, in the recent past (2000-2014), weather variations in 103 source countries translated into asylum applications to the European Union, which averaged 351,000 per year in our sample.

“We find that temperatures that deviated from the moderate optimum (~20°C) increased asylum applications in a nonlinear fashion, which implies an accelerated increase under continued future warming,” they wrote. (Read more from “You’ll Never Guess What ‘Global Warming’ Is Being Blamed For” HERE)

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MLK ‘Knew’ He’d Be Gunned Down

As Americans pause to commemorate what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 89th birthday, a new book chronicles the civil rights leader’s horrific assassination 50 years ago, the harrowing pursuit of his killer and the legacy he leaves with us today.

James L. Swanson is the author of “Chasing King’s Killer: The Hunt for Martin Luther King Jr.’s Assassin.” Swanson, who writes of these searing moments in history in the style of a novel, has also written on the assassinations of Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy and the pursuit of their assassins . . .

“I think Martin Luther King is one of the bravest men in American history, in a way more so than Abraham Lincoln or John Kennedy. Unlike them, Dr. King was under constant threat of death and harassment for over 10 years,” Swanson explained.

Swanson begins the book by recounting the 1958 attack on King’s life, when a deranged black woman named Izola Ware Curry stabbed King in the heart at a book signing event in Harlem. Later, the FBI kept very close tabs on King, and one official even sent a letter urging King to take his own life before receiving the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize . . .

“He could have gone back to private life and lived quietly as a husband, father and minister at his local church,” Swanson said. “But he said for this great cause, we must all be prepared to die. In fact, when John Kennedy was assassinated, Martin Luther King turned to his wife and said, ‘Well, you know that’s what’s going to happen to me.’” (Read more from “MLK ‘Knew’ He’d Be Gunned Down” HERE)

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Blockbuster Musician Claims CIA Asked Him to Spread Story About Trump Collusion With Russia

By Fox News. Singer Moby claimed his friends in the CIA asked him to spread the word that President Trump has ties to Russia because he has a larger social media following than the government agency.

Moby, whose birth name is Richard Melville Hall, told Kentucky radio station WFPK in an interview this week that he has friends in the CIA who asked him for his help.

The subject came up after the host, Kyle Meredith, asked the electronic singer about his cryptic Facebook post he wrote in 2017. The post stated that after he spent time with friends who “work in D.C.” he could “accurately post” that the Fusion GPS Dossier was “100% real. He’s being blackmailed by the Russian government.” The post also claimed Trump has colluded “with the Russian government, and has been since day one,” wants to go to war and there are “right-wing plans to get rid of Trump.”

Moby said he wrote the post because his “friends” he claimed are “active and former CIA agents” asked him to “pass on some information.”

“They were like, ‘This is the Manchurian Candidate, like [Putin] has a Russian agent as the President of the United States,’” he told Meredith. “So they passed on some information to me and they said, like, ‘Look, you have more of a social media following than any of us do, can you please post some of these things just in a way that sort of put it out there.’”

(Read more from “Blockbuster Musician Claims CIA Asked Him to Spread Story About Trump Collusion With Russia” HERE)

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Moby Says CIA Agents Asked Him to Spread the Word About Trump and Russia

By Noah Yoo. Last February, following the Presidential inauguration of Donald Trump, Moby posted on social media claiming to have insider information on connections between the Trump administration and Russia. The producer/DJ said that “after talking to friends in DC,” he had allegedly learned that the Fusion GPS dossier was “100% real” and that the Russian government was “blackmailing” the president. Now, in a new interview with WFPK in Louisville, Kentucky, Moby has doubled down on his claims (as CoS points out) . . .

He added, “It’s really disturbing and it’s going to get quite a lot darker. Like the depths of the Trump family in business and their involvement with organized crime, sponsored terrorism, Russian oligarchs, it’s really dark. I guess we should all, like, fasten our seat belts and hold on.” (Read more from “Moby Says CIA Agents Asked Him to Spread the Word About Trump and Russia” HERE)

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As No One Watched, Trump Pardoned 5 Megabanks for Corruption Charges

While Americans celebrated the holidays, President Trump followed in the footsteps of his predecessors by acting in the interest of Wall Street and using the distraction to do something that was not in the best interest of the American people. He pardoned five megabanks for rampant fraud and corruption, which is especially notable because of the amount of money he owes them.

Trump has been using Deutsche Bank since the 1990s, and Financial Times has reported that he now owes the bank at least $130 million in outstanding loans secured in properties in Miami, Chicago, and Washington. However, the report claimed that the actual number is likely much larger at $300 million.

Reports claimed that Deutsche was the only bank willing to lend Trump money after his companies faced multiple bankruptcies. The relationship has continued over the years, and an analysis from the Wall Street Journal claimed that Trump has received at least $2.5 billion in loans from Deutsche Bank over the last 20 years.

There have been concerns about Trump’s ties to the bank becoming a conflict of interest, dating back to the 2016 election, and the evidence to support those concerns is now becoming clear.

During the week of Christmas, the Federal Register announced that the Trump Administration had issued waivers to Citigroup, JPMorgan, Barclays, UBS and Deutsche Bank—all megabanks facing charges of fraud and corruption.

The banks were involved in the LIBOR Scandal, in which they colluded to deliberately depress the rate at which they paid out on investments. By suppressing the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) at the beginning of an economic crisis in 2007, the megabanks were able to boost their earnings and to give their customers a false sense of security.

Deutsche Bank pled guilty to wire fraud in a U.S. court in 2015, and it went on to pay $3.5 billion for its role in the LIBOR scandal—more than any other bank involved—before it reached a $7.2 billion settlement with the Justice Department in early 2017.

Then in June 2017, Deutsche Bank trader David Liew, who is based in Singapore, pleaded guilty to conspiring to spoof gold, silver, platinum and palladium futures in federal court in Chicago, confirming that the biggest banks in the world have conspired to rig precious metals markets.

While Trump granted 5-year exemptions to Citigroup, JPMorgan, and Barclays, and 3-year exemptions to UBS and Deutsche Bank, it should be noted that his administration is not the only one to have done this. As International Business Times noted, “In late 2016, the Obama administration extended temporary one-year waivers to five banks,” which just happened to be the same ones Trump has now extended the exemptions on—revealing the real rulers in DC.

Not surprisingly, the latest decision to pardon the banks comes in stark contrast to one of Trump’s most applauded campaign promises—that he would finally stand up against Wall Street and demand that the most powerful banks be held accountable to the public.

“I’m not going to let Wall Street get away with murder. Wall Street has caused tremendous problems for us. We’re going to tax Wall Street,” Trump said during a campaign rally in January 2016. (For more from the author of “As No One Watched, Trump Pardoned 5 Megabanks for Corruption Charges” please click HERE)

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Professor Creates Checklist for Detecting White Supremacy

An English professor at Linfield College has developed a checklist that is intended to help individuals determine whether they are white supremacists.

In a Friday op-ed for Inside Higher Ed, professor Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt explains that after many years of contemplation, she “created a list of qualities and attributes of those that overtly or covertly support or contribute to a culture of mundane and everyday white supremacy within our institutions.”

The academic then goes on to outline 15 of her core “troubles” that she “identified to help others in academe recognize your (un)conscious contributions to white supremacy.”

The first item on the lengthy list of transgressions is working “in a position of power in a predominantly white institution” and doing nothing “to change the white supremacist power structures within your departments, committees and institutional decision-making process.”

Likewise, another sign of aiding white supremacy is thinking that marginalized colleagues who complain about oppressive work conditions are “difficult,” and saying “I am so sorry. This is unbelievable” to colleagues and students who claim “that they experienced microaggressions,” Dutt-Ballerstadt claims. (Read more from “Professor Creates Checklist for Detecting White Supremacy” HERE)

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Revealed: How Trump Will Get Mexico to Pay for Wall

Quietly, and without any fanfare from major media, Donald Trump has unveiled his plan for getting Mexico to pay for the border wall.

He says he plans to offer a new deal on NAFTA that will share increased revenues between the two countries more equitably, a small portion of which will be diverted to pay for the cost of the wall.

The Trump administration is currently seeking federal funding for the wall while renegotiating the U.S. trade deal with both Mexico and Canada.

“They can pay for it indirectly through NAFTA,” Trump said Thursday in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. “We make a good deal on NAFTA, and, say, ‘I’m going to take a small percentage of that money and it’s going toward the wall.’ Guess what? Mexico’s paying.”

Trump’s comments came hours after he was updated by his administration’s top economic and trade advisers on the progress of those negotiations and the administration’s trade actions more broadly. (Read more from “Revealed: How Trump Will Get Mexico to Pay for Wall” HERE)

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