Guard The Borders Blogburst: Illegals and the Gang Problem Hit Nashville
In case you didn’t know, Nashville is not just the Grand Old Opry. Walking the streets of Nashville you’d think you were in any other city. And just like any other, Nashville is now trying to reconcile the issue of illegal aliens and the gangs many of them are members of.
This was a Sunday front page (below the fold) story in Nashville’s paper The Tennessean. It’s a Liberal rag, so even getting this below the fold on the front is a shock.
Hispanic gangs bring feud, violence to Nashville streets
They’re responsible for disproportionate share of gang crimeSo if the borders are opened wider via amnesty and guest worker programs, what are the odds the Grand Old Opry will be defaced with gang graffiti? I say the odds will only increase.
And although Hispanic members are less than 10 percent of Nashville’s street gang population, they were responsible for about 45 percent of last year’s gang-related violence, police said.
It’s more common to see members of MS 13 or Mara Salvatrucha — traditionally from El Salvador or Honduras — in the country illegally. Often, they are deported for their crimes and quickly return to the U.S., Sgt. Kemper of the gang unit said.
Experts believe an uptick in immigration and the movement of gangs from big cities to smaller, less gang-savvy cities have contributed to the growth of the street gangs throughout the country. Davidson County’s Hispanic population has grown more than 37 percent since 2000.
Unfortunately, Nashville does not seem to be a town with people who put much stock in education.…
Metro Nashville school officials have expressed concern about the high dropout rate among Hispanic students. While 60 percent of Metro students reach graduation, the rate of Hispanic students graduating within four years and getting a regular diploma is just 40 percent, said Paul Changas, director of assessment and evaluation for Metro schools.…The article makes it seem as if 60% is a good thing and of course 40% is terrible. It seems the free education that even children of illegals can get is not helping them do something good with their lives.
This has been a production of the Guard the Borders Blogburst. It was started by Euphoric Reality, and serves to keep immigration issues in the forefront of our minds as we’re going about our daily lives and continuing to fight the war on terror. If you are concerned with the trend of illegal immigration facing our country, join our Blogburst! Just send an email with your blog name and url to admin at guardtheborders dot com.