Posted on August 8, 2005

Illegal Immigrants: The Truth

Maggie Finneran, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin (Ontario, Cal.), Aug. 6


As a law enforcement officer, statistically, more than 50 percent of all cases I investigate involve illegals as either suspects or victims. Unfortunately this is not distinguishable on reported statistics because we can’t discriminate among those we help.

Most of these cases are child sex crimes and identity theft. Many convicted sex offenders are illegals that were not deported after conviction, or who have sneaked back across the border. And most of my rape and child sex cases are perpetrated by illegals.

Identity theft and financial crimes have become a nightmare to investigate. Real estate fraud is king with the housing market and interest rates what they are. Everyone involved stands to get rich, from the real estate agent/broker, notary, buyer and seller. It’s far more lucrative than peddling methamphetamine. Why run the risk of arrest when you can waltz away with $100,000 in proceeds on a sale, all in someone else’s name?

In the last six months, in every single high-dollar fraud case I investigated, the suspect was an illegal alien. And if that doesn’t sting, you should see the Hummers, Navigators and Escalades these people are driving. And who ends up responsible for the loss? Surely not someone who doesn’t have a peso to his name anyway.

You’re kidding yourself if you think the illegal problem can be found at freeway off-ramps and Home Depots and on street corners selling fruits . . . those are the few “unfortunates” that didn’t have a juice card. Even the coyotes getting them here are illegal! And at a going rate of three grand per “pollo,” they too live the life of Riley.