…is just that. A myth. No such thing. They violate our laws the second they cross the border, and it continues unabated and aided by the MSM and amnesty advocates alike.
This is a long essay, but well worth your time.
For years advocates of amnesty and high levels of immigration have described the illegal alien population as one made up of “otherwise law-abiding” people who have committed no violation other than the simple act of crossing a border illegally or overstaying a visa.1 Journalists routinely invoke this language when writing about amnesty, conspicuously avoiding any discussion of the various crimes the average working illegal alien commits. Many politicians have also embraced the myth of the otherwise law-abiding illegal alien in an effort to promote amnesty, arguing that illegal aliens are no threat to the United States.2
But the average illegal alien violates numerous statutes, often creating real victims.