It’s probably best to not argue that illegal immigrants make communities safer in the wake of an innocent woman’s murder at the hands of an illegal immigrant. But that’s exactly what Geraldo Rivera tried to claim on ‘The Five’, that more illegal immigrants means safer communities.
Geraldo kinda lost it in a heated debate on the Five, and he actually said that if you want more safe communities, you should want MORE illegal immigrants. Ok buddy.
… What do you wanna bet that Geraldo himself doesn’t live among a lot of illegal aliens? This is especially heinous to say given that an illegal alien was just charged with the murder of Kathryn Steinle.
Of course, this is factually untrue, considering that the mere act of entering the country illegally is a crime, not to mention the insane number of other crimes — robberies, rapes, DUIs, murders — that we routinely see committed by illegal immigrants. It’s almost as if people who cross our borders illegally would be more willing to continue to break laws! Criminals engaging in criminal behavior… who could see that coming?
What an utterly asinine thing to say and why was he on this show in the first place? Even in Fox’s efforts to be ‘fair and balanced, he’s more ‘out there’ than Juan Williams.
Persuasive? Not hardly. Anyone here could smack down that argument with facts in about 30 seconds.
Yeah, Eric, we know how you feel.