No one denies that illegal immigrants don't commit crimes. But tossing out a handful of sensational cases as "proof" that the problem is an epidemic is like me pointing to the winners page of the lottery website as proof than buying lottery tickets is a good financial investment.tlynn78 wrote: But hey, as long as Bob isn't impacted, it's not a problem, right?
The statistics consistently show that illegal immigrants commit crimes at a lower rate than do legal immigrants who in turn commit crimes at a lower rate than do natural born citizens. Here's one of the more recent reports from the Cato Institute (a libertarian think tank, not a traditional left winger) to that effect:
https://www.cato.org/blog/illegal-immig ... g-evidence
Even in the anecdotal evidence you presented, at least two of those individuals were in the country illegally because they overstayed legal visas or other work permits. So all the walls and fences and border patrols in the world wouldn't have stopped them. Continuing to toss tons of money in this effort because "it's illegal" is like a small town police department spending most of its time cracking down on jaywalkers.