By Raoul Lowery Contreras (Reposted with permission)
Part Two (Part One)
Stupid statements by former Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce as well as monstrous lies he tells are Pearce trademarks. Here, for example, is another Pearce pearl:
Pearce: “10 a day [coming across the U.S.-Mexico border] according to the Atlanta Science Foundation…are sexual predators.”
Deborah Schurman-Kauflin (DSK), has a Limited Liability Corporation in Atlanta she calls the Violent Crimes Institute. It is a one-person-for-profit company; she, charges $500-a-half hour if you want to speak with her on any subject.
Her 2006 paper “The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration,” is where Pearce drew his statement about “sexual predators.” She claimed that “2 percent of illegals apprehended” were sex offenders and serial killers. She provides no source for that figure that others can see. She claims to have examined Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) reports and public records for an 88 month period but in reality she references mostly weekly newspapers and some ICE press releases, not official reports, prison or court records.
In her own words, Deborah Schurman-Kauflin says she: “(Conducted) a 12 month in-depth study of illegal immigrants who committed sex crimes and murders for the time period January 1999 through April 2006…There were 1500 cases…They included: serial rapes, serial murders, sexual homicides, and child molestation committed by illegal immigrants.”
However, nowhere in her bibliography or her footnotes is there any mention of any specific official reports by any law enforcement agency, any court or any prison system.
Here is how she arrives at her numbers: “Based on population numbers of 12,000,000 illegal immigrants and the fact that young males make up more of this population than the general U.S. population, sex offenders in the illegal immigrant group make up a higher percentage.”
Of what, one might ask? More than 6,000,000 of those illegally here are males, of which about half would be young men. No one, however, knows what the numbers or percentages truly are. California reports that over half of illegally present male convicts are incarcerated for crimes of property and, less than 10% of all California inmates have immigration holds.
She says, “When examining ICE reports and public records, it is consistent to find sex offenders comprising 2% of illegals apprehended. Based on this 2% figure, which is conservative, there are approximately 240,000 illegal immigrant sex offenders in the United States.”
With this, she misrepresents her work. She didn’t examine actual reports. She ran across a government (GAO) report about inmates, but did not state, 2% of all local, state and federal inmates illegally in the U.S.A were sex criminals. Of course, the reason is that the feds don’t tabulate such crimes because they aren’t federal crimes, so her raw sources can’t be studied because they don’t exist.
She is in error. If there are 6-million illegally present males and 2% of them are sex offenders, there are, according to her math, 120,000 illegally immigrated males, not 240,000. She used the 12 million figure despite as many as 6-million being females and children.
DSK: “This translates to 93 sex offenders and 12 serial sexual offenders coming across U.S. borders illegally per day.” But, how can that be? During the peak of illegal immigration, 8,000 males were estimated to cross the border daily – based on apprehensions – that would amount to 160 alleged sexual offenders, not “93 sex offenders and 12 serial offenders” crossing every day. Her numbers make no sense.
Gustavo Arrellano AKA Ask A Mexican says it better: “For the Mexican, a more telling number in determining sexual deviancy amongst an ethnic group is the percentage of criminals arrested for such crimes: In 2003, gabachos (white boys) incarcerated for sex crimes represented about 18 percent of all gabacho inmates in state prisons; perverted Hispanics, conversely, made up just 11 percent (RLC, and over half of those are American citizens not illegal immigrants — strangely enough, the U.S. Department of Justice doesn’t keep the same statistics for federal prisons). According to this comparison, gabachos are more likely as a group to sexually assault you than Mexicans…”
Can an objective person stumble on the DSK’s work and accept it without an examination as done here? No.
Pearce spent decades in law enforcement; he knows law enforcement statistics. How could he possibly accept such shoddy work enough to quote it?
Simple explanation, he wants to believe such shoddy work because he wants reinforcement for his fantasy world of criminal illegal immigrants, criminal Mexicans. Between Pearce and DKS do we find the living embodiment of the word “charlatan?”
Defining DKS as a shoddy researcher and disseminator of fantasies is one thing; for a former Arizona State Senate President, recalled though he was, to be a current candidate for a new senate District in Arizona…that is a tragedy. He is not worthy.
Editors note: As with all postings on this blog which appear with a byline, the posting represents the author’s opinion and not the official position of Cafe Con Leche Republicans.
Raoul Lowery Contreras (1941) was born in Mexico, raised in the USA. Former U.S. Marine, athlete, Dean’s List at San Diego State. Professional political consultant and California Republican Party official(1963-65)…Television news commentator, radio talk show host…published Op-Ed writer (1988 to present)…author of 12 books (as of 1-05-12). His books are available on Amazon.com.