President Trump says that thousands of Americans are killed every year by illegal aliens. Does his statement withstand scrutiny from a fact check? Actually, it does. The GAO (General Accounting Office) says that 12 Americans are killed every day by illegal aliens.
That comes out to 4,380 killed in a year’s time. Between 2011 and 2017, in Texas alone, 1,167 illegals were charged with murder. Many Americans don’t realize this because they get their news from the mainstream press who ignores all but the most high profile cases. Any way you look at it, Trump is right about the deaths.
Pelosi and Schumer said Trump lied about the stats but without providing one iota of proof, something that pathological liars always do.
During President Trump’s Oval Office address, the president said, “thousands of Americans” have been killed by illegal aliens in the United States.
“Over the years, thousands of Americans have been brutally killed by those who illegally entered our country, and thousands more lives will be lost if we don’t act right now,” Trump said.
In a fact check by Breitbart News, Trump’s statement proves correct. Former congressman Tom Tancredo noted in 2017 how, between 2011 and 2017 in Texas, alone, there were 1,167 homicide charges against illegal aliens.
Other immigration reformers cite a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report in which they say the research reveals about 12 Americans a day are killed by illegal aliens, though the findings have been challenged by researchers. Immigration reformers have been frustrated for decades by the federal government’s lack of fully quantified data on the number of Americans killed every year by illegal aliens.
Trump mentioned a number of high-profile murder cases in his address, in which illegal aliens have been charged with murdering American citizens and legal immigrants living in the country. The most recent high-profile cases include the alleged illegal alien murder of 33-year-old police officer Ron Singh in California and the alleged killing of 22-year-old Pierce Corcoran in Tennessee by an illegal alien.