Anti-illegal immigration crusader Tom Tancredo is promoting a Trivial Pursuit-style board game called Illegal Immigration. The game makers, two middle aged men named Peter and Jeff, posted a YouTube explaining the motivation behind the game. Peter says his son was killed on 9/11.
“We’re here to talk about the consequences of open borders and illegal immigration. My son James was murdered on in the World Trade Center on 9/11,” says Peter. “One of the principle reasons for the attack was the failure of the government– your government– to control our country’s borders.”
The game isn’t just fun, they say, it’s deadly serious. Thousands of people are killed and raped by illegal immigrants each year.
Last week, former Colorado Congressman Tancredo tweeted “Check out the new illegal immigration game at http://www.illegalimmigrationgame.com/default.aspx…”
In the video, one of the men says that in 2005, more than 65 percent of all tuberculosis cases coming to America originate in Mexico, the Philippines and Vietnam.
That figure is a stretch, partly because it’s difficult to determine what percentage of immigrants infected with TB are illegal. The U.S. Center for Disease Control reports that in 2005 immigrants from Mexico, Vietnam, India and China made up 56 percent of foreign-born TB cases.
“Among foreign-born persons in the United States, 7,656 cases (54.3%) were reported for 2005. Although the total foreign-born population in the United States has increased 61.6% since 1993, the number of TB cases reported in this population has not changed substantially, resulting in a decline of 36.0% in the TB rate among foreign-born persons (from 34.0 in 1993 to 21.8 in 2005). The rate ratio of TB in foreign-born persons to U.S.-born persons increased an average of 6.6% per year during 1993–2002 but increased an average of 0.5% per year during 2003–2005. More than half (56.0%) of the foreign-born cases in 2005 were reported in persons from Mexico (1,930), the Philippines (826), Vietnam (576), India (563), and China (389).
In 2009 those numbers have decreased in the tallies of both total cases and percentages. Mexico, the Philippines, India, and Vietnam accounted for 50.1 percent.
A total of 6,806 TB cases were reported in foreign-born persons in 2009, compared with 7,602 reported in 2008, a decrease of 10.5%. For 2009, these cases represented 60.2% of all cases with known national origin, compared to 59.0% of cases with known origin in 2008. The TB rate among foreign-born persons in 2009 was 18.6 per 100,000 population, a 9.0% decrease compared to 2008 and a 45.3% decrease since 1993. In 2009, four countries accounted for 50.1% of TB cases in foreign-born persons: Mexico (1,574), the Philippines (799), India (523), and Vietnam (514).
“Illegal immigration is not a victimless crime. Illegal aliens inflict a horrible toll on our citizens. And yet tens of millions of good Americans who would be, who should be, fighting against illegal immigration, have been intentionally deprived of these facts by the pro-illegal ‘mainstream” media,'” the Website declares.