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As Texas Republican Congressman Chip Roy appeared as a guest on CNN's Right Now show, host Brianna Keilar insisted that it is a "fact" that illegal immigrants commit crime at a lower rate than do U.S. citizens as the two debated whether there needs to be a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.
She also had difficulty understanding the congressman's argument that, even if most drugs are smuggled through ports of entry, having a more secure border would free Border Patrol agents to focus on detecting drugs at the ports.
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At 1:50 p.m. Eastern, as Congressman Roy recounted crimes like murder and human trafficking that have been facilitated by border permeability, leading Keilar to jump in:
You know, Congressman, I'd see your point if the CATO Institute -- a libertarian-leaning think tank ... One of the points that CATO made is that immigrants don't -- they commit crimes to a lesser degree than people who are not immigrants -- than Americans.
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She then cited reports that illegal drugs are usually smuggled through ports of entry, leading the...
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