[quote="LBFish, post: 345681"]And yet illegal immigrants get arrested a lot...\r\n\r\n[url=http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-05-646R]U.S. GAO - Information on Certain Illegal Aliens Arrested in the United States[/url][/quote]\r\n\r\nWell duh because they are here illegally. Of course they will get arrested a lot -\- they are arrested if they are identified or found!\r\n\r\n[I]About 45 percent of all offenses were drug or immigration offenses. [/I]\r\n\r\nI'm betting that if you remove the immigration offense arrests (which make up nearly half of the arrests), the arrest rates for VIOLENT CRIMES of illegal immigrants would be similar to the arrest rates for violent crimes of US citizens. \r\n\r\nI'm not saying that illegal immigrants don't get arrested or commit crimes. I have lived in Arizona for 10 years now. The three violent/property crimes that have impacted me and my family have all been perpetrated by white people. I am no more likely to be fearful of a Hispanic person that I am a white person. \r\n\r\nWhat I am saying is that the governor's assertion that the illegal immigrants are responsible for rampant crime in Arizona is untrue. One of the main impetus behind this bill was to curb crime and the statistics just don't support that assertion.\r\n\r\nThe ecomonic impacts of illegal immigrants are more devastating than the criminal impacts, IMO.