Illegal immigration has become the hot topic in the media and among the Republican candidates, with most of the debate centering in on Donald Trump’s recent comments about the criminal activities of illegals. Many of the GOP candidates have chosen sides in the debate with only Ted Cruz and Ben Carson offering any support for the things that Trump was trying to express. Now the former host of CNN’s Moneyline and the current host of Lou Dobbs Tonight on Fox Business News is jumping into the fray to defend Trump from his attackers.
Lou Dobbs took to his show this past week to remind the nation (and the GOP) that most of what Trump was saying about illegal immigration was true.
Today Donald Trump wondered aloud why all Republicans weren’t condemning illegal immigration and sanctuary cities and the president’s refusal to secure our border and enforce the law. The sometimes inartful, occasionally offensive but plain spoke Trump picked up considerable support today in the form of a dramatic bipartisan Sentencing Commission report that absolutely supports his concerns about the number of criminal illegal immigrants in this country.
Illegal immigrants, who amount to 3.5% of the population, accounted for an astonishing 37% of federal sentences.
Astonishing in part because amnesty/open borders advocates have claimed for years that illegal immigrants commit far fewer crimes than citizens.But in reality their crimes are hugely disproportionate to their numbers…
Trump appears to be waking the country up on the issue, he may do the for the expanding field of Republican candidates.