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Has Immigration Reform Talk Fueled Violence Against Illegal Immigrants?

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Victim of underage gang attack


Illegal immigrants are being targeted in Stamford, Connecticut by a group of underage thugs, believed to be part of a local gang that is solely attacking immigrants believed to be in the country illegally.

Police say that a 11 year old  and an14 year old have been arrested in connection to at least one assault. Authorities say that because illegal immigrants are reluctant of contacting police, because of their legal status, they make themselves easy prey for criminals who know that these immigrants will almost always not report the incident.

Police have not said whether the suspects, or the two minors already arrested are also Hispanic, or of another race. It is still not clear if all of the national talk of immigration reform has anything to do with these recent incidents, but one things is certain, crimes against illegal immigrants by illegal immigrants or others has existed.

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As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, Politico, The Hill, NBC, Wall Street Journal, and other state and national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous TV and radio shows, including being the one of NewsmaxTV's regular commentators. Javier is also a political consultant, and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at

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