Did Immigration Laws Enable Mollie Tibbetts’s Killer?

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It’s a question that the parents of college students in America, not to mention the collegians themselves, should want the answer to. “Unlike the killers of Steinle, the Bolognas, Menachem Stark, Jamiel Shaw II, Drew Rosenberg, Grant Ronnebeck, Reginald Destin, and others, Tibbetts’s killer was not shielded by a sanctuary jurisdiction and is not believed to have been previously arrested and released (though we may learn more in the coming days),” Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) points out. “On the other hand, Tibbetts’s killer is reported to have lived in the United States for seven years, from age 17, and worked at an Iowa dairy farm for four of those years.”

“He worked on the books, having used a stolen identity to get past the Social Security–number check (not E-Verify) used by his employer.” Ninety percent of businesses don’t use e-verify, the Cato Institute claims.

“Certainly after twenty-one years of teaching Latin, Greek, and humanities to immigrants at CSU Fresno, both legal and illegal, I believed that the melting pot can still work and most Hispanic arrivals integrate, assimilate, and intermarry with increasingly frequency despite the often-shrill protestations of campus identity politics advocates,” Victor Davis Hanson writes. “But the numbers of illegal immigrants have become so large—ranging from an estimated 11–20 million now residing in the United States—that both pessimism and optimism are now warranted.”

“If only ten percent have criminal records or inordinately break laws, then the good news is that many millions more are likely working and crime free. The bad news is that somewhere between one and two million have entered our country illegally and repaid that generosity with criminality or ID theft or fraud.”