Georgia Gwinnett College professor Fang Zhou recently said “it is so wonderful and joyful to see illegal immigrants deported by ICE. I do a celebration dance when ICE deports illegals. MAGA!” according to Fox News. Georgia Democrat Rep. Bee Nguyen was not too happy.
Nguyen posted on Twitter “While we celebrate the passage of the Dream Act, this [Georgia Gwinnett] professor uses hostile terms ‘ghetto thugs,’ ‘libtards,’ & spreads false narratives about immigrants. Are these the values supported by Georgia Gwinnett College?”
Zhou had those insults, though it’s not clear at whom he’s directing them, and he said “I am against political correctness. I speak truth to power in class and my students learn about the financial drain of illegal immigration on the economy and the high crime rate of illegal immigrants.”
So where’s the false narrative, Bee? The Federation for American Immigration Reform, or FAIR, estimated the cost of illegal immigration to US taxpayers as roughly $116 billion. As for crime, you’ve probably heard the narrative promoted by left-wing and libertarian media and think tanks that “hey, actually, illegals commit less crime than actual citizens.”
Well, Peter Kirsanow over at National Review says that such calculations leave out crimes “related to procuring fraudulent social security numbers, obtaining false drivers’ licenses, using fraudulent green cards, and improperly accessing public benefits.” Kirsanow also notes that agencies often don’t even track info on illegal alien crimes while FAIR points out that some researchers, like the libertarian Cato Institute, leave out drug crimes because, you know, facts don’t care about your feelings, unlessyou’re a stoner.