Illegal Immigrants kill more Americans than the war in Iraq

Aside from the Wells Fargo supporting illegal aliens and the illegal immigration debate still alive and well post, I thought I would include a link to this post titled “More Americans killed by illegal aliens than Iraq war, study says”.

Illegal aliens are killing more Americans than the Iraq war, says a new report from Family Security Matters that estimates some 2,158 murders are committed every year by illegal aliens in the U.S. The group says that number is more than 15 percent of all the murders reported by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the U.S. and about three times the representation of illegal aliens in the general population.

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4 Comments so far »

  1. Anony said,

    Wrote on February 22, 2007 @ 11:35 am

    It’s the other way around.

  2. David said,

    Wrote on February 28, 2007 @ 9:01 am

    It’s funny though, because the article you quote quite clearly states that illegal immgrants account for only 15% of all of the murders in the U.S. This means that over 12,000 murders a year are caused by “legal” residents. So actually it’s the born and bred Americans that kill the most Americans. By far.

  3. Eric said,

    Wrote on February 28, 2007 @ 3:28 pm

    But I don’t think anyone is disputing that David. Am I wrong?

  4. David said,

    Wrote on March 1, 2007 @ 9:45 am

    No, you’re right that that fact is not in dispute. The point I’m trying to make is that the issue was stated like this: one particular group of people is (allegedly) responsible for killing more Americans than the Iraq war. If the problem we’re trying to solve is that too many Americans are being killed, there is actually a much bigger culprit — Americans themselves. In order to solve the problem of Americans being killed, you should focus your resources on the group that has the most impact.

    Now, you might say that every little bit helps — even if there’s a bigger culprit, it still helps to get rid of the smaller ones. And that makes sense. But you have to be careful with these kinds of statements. Someone could just as easily say that a certain smaller group of Americans — by poverty level, race, or religion — are responsible for killing more Americans than the Iraq war. By this same logic, should we get rid of them, too?

    Looking at an out-of-context statistic like this can be more damaging than examining the roots of the illegal immigration issue. Motor vehicle traffic accidents accounted for 43,432 deaths in the US in 2004 (http://webapp.cdc.gov/cgi-bin/broker.exe?_service=v8prod&_server=lscb5500&_port=5081&_sessionid=/NR9kaESTI/&_program=wisqars.details10.sas&_service=&type=U&prtfmt=STANDARD&age1=.&age2=.&agegp=AllAges&deaths=112012&_debug=0&lcdfmt=lcd1age&ethnicty=0&ranking=10&deathtle=Death). Should we get rid of cars? No, there’s more to the issue than that. But it’s possible to look at this statistic and draw the wrong conclusions.

    Let’s just be careful about drawing conclusions from statistics.

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