Wait... so, since on a national level, illegal aliens make up a percentage, but not the majority, of convicted murders, the majority is made up of... American Citizens!
That must mean ALL AMERICAN CITIZENS ARE MURDERERS, because everyone is the same, based on the legal status of their residence!
Or perhaps, murders committed by citizens are less illegal than those committed by illegal aliens!? Yeah, that's it... those are like, ULTRA ILLEGAL. I mean, the citizens were here legally-- they had a RIGHT to kill people.
And really, nothing determines a persons morality like whether or not they are unlawfully living in a country, even if it was to escape poverty, corruption and oppressive conditions!
I know if I'm ever murdered, it had better be done by a LEGAL murderer.
KW: I appreciate your response, however:
There are many radical things we could do to prevent murder-- that doesn't mean we should, as many of them involve hurting people who have done relatively very little. It doesn't mean that illegal immigrants aren't doing something illegal-- as are all high school students who drink, which I can assure you, is most of them. People die as a result of under aged drinking. Should we penalize all of those who drink under the legal age as harshly as we do those who drinks illegaly and then end up killing someone?
Statistics don't say that illegal immigrants committ murderous crimes on a higher rate. Blaming all immigrants that come here to work-- people who come here with a dream of being free and having opportunity, ideas America was built upon-- for the crimes of a minority is completely unfair. The vast majority are simply trying improve their lives-- they're being demonized because of the crimes of a few.
.Why is it that the lives of people who are being oppressed and abused and come to America with hope and dreams of a better life, simply because they are foreign, mean less to you?