On February 12, John Dickerson, host of CBS's "Face the Nation", was careful to stick with the standard "fake news" reporting line that holds that the vast majority of illegal aliens are law-abiding. On two separate occasions, Dickerson, with help from Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), wrongly asserted that, with limited exceptions, illegal aliens do not commit crimes once they are unlawfully in the United States. Of course, the truth is that the vast majority of illegal aliens do commit a wide range of job-related felonies. Even pro-illegal alien advocates such as the ACLU
, the Los Angeles Times, and the president of the California Senate
have been forced to acknowledge that up to 75 percent of illegal aliens routinely commit multiple felonies in order to get jobs
and that eight million of 11 million illegal aliens could be deported for crimes that they commit. Despite this, the advocates for illegal aliens still push the myth of the otherwise law-abiding illegal alien
and the mainstream media perpetuates this through fake news story after fake news story.