Illegal Immigration Transforms Minnesota’s 2018 Elections

Simply telling the truth the DFL & our media try to suppress is a winning formula.

The worst nightmare for the DFL came true this week: illegal immigration, and the violent crime it brings, in addition to ruining the quality of life for Americans already here, moved front and center in this year’s election cycle. It should remain that way from now through November.

Mollie Tibbetts, an Iowa college student, was murdered by an illegal alien, Cristhian Bahena Rivera. There had been saturation coverage of Tibbetts’ disappearance but media immediately backed off once the immigration status of her murderer became known. Media exist to propagate and advance Leftist political narratives. As I wrote earlier this week about the Star Tribune’s editorial board giving Keith Ellison a pass on domestic abuse allegations, they’re beneath contempt.

Jeff Johnson clearly understands the power of the illegal alien crisis and a voting populace desperate for someone to take them seriously over their concerns of people unfit to be in this country. His one tweet “I will not allow Minnesota to become a sanctuary state” was easily his most favorited and retweeted of any he has sent to date.

As he’s said in numerous appearances and in debates, the Left’s old playbook of calling anyone who objects “racist” is demonstrably false and designed simply to silence people from voicing their opinion on an issue to which they have every right. So far on Twitter, I’ve been called a white supremacist twice and, this week, a white nationalist.  

This doesn’t work anymore but Minnesota Republicans finally have a statewide candidate who understands that and won’t be cowed into not raising the issue in the gubernatorial campaign. This is what frightens the DFL and our local media.

Before the death of Tibbetts, Johnson had already gone on record as saying he’d fight for a refugee moratorium into Minnesota. As he notes on his website: “Minnesota has 2% of the nation’s population, but 13% of the nation’s refugees. In addition, in the most recent two-year period, Minnesota’s secondary refugee migration (those who came first to another state but moved to Minnesota) was greater than all 49 other states combined.” The DFL needs a mindless, ethnic voting block, just like Democrats nationally, so they’re all in when it comes to replacing you. That jig is up.

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Karin Housley, running against former Planned Parenthood vice-president, Our Lady of the Curette™ Tina Smith, came out with a strong statement in the wake of Tibbetts’ death. In fact, Tom Hauser (KSTP) and Patrick Coolican (Star Tribune) are said to have contacted the campaign directly to make certain she meant what she had said in it. I told you the DFL is panicking.


What happened, and what these reporters, among others, were hoping to have her walk back, was that Housley spoke the truth that the DFL cannot allow to be said in Minnesota: “This was a preventable tragedy that happened because liberal Democrats and open border advocates are more concerned about protecting criminal aliens than protecting innocent lives like Molly Tibbetts.” She’s completely correct. Here is a second statewide candidate, this one for federal office, understanding an important issue that Minnesota Republicans have traditionally ignored, through weakness or intimidation by the corporate thugs of the Chamber or the Minnesota Business Partnership.

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As punishment for speaking the truth that mortally imperils the far Left DFL, Coolican mailed in a story that was abject even by his own low and unprofessional standards. Housley apparently gave him an interview but Coolican leaves it until the third to the last paragraph of his story before quoting: “‘It was a wake-up call for all of us to have a young innocent girl lace up her shoes and go for a run and be raped and murdered. It makes me think of my own daughters and how it could happen in any community,’ Housley said in a Star Tribune interview. ‘Tina Smith and the Democrats are part of the problem,’ she said.’”


You have to wade through a lot of Leftist spin and propaganda before you get to that paragraph, something of a signature style among the liberal reporters at the Star Tribune. Not to be outdone, state sponsored Minnesota Public Radio, too lazy to do its own reporting and instead running with the the Associated Press, headlined its story “Man charged with murder in death of missing Iowa woman.” No “illegal” in their titles, thank you.

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Illegal aliens commit grossly more crimes than do Americans. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise and by anyone I mean virtually the entirety of our media, the entertainment complex and most politicians. You’ll hear just the opposite, of course, but that’s because it’s propaganda in service to a fundamental demographic replacement you neither asked nor voted for.

“Illegal Immigrants Are Far More Likely to Commit Serious Crimes Than the U.S. Public” sets out in detail the sorry factual record. The upshot? “When it comes to illegal immigration and crime, media outlets often lavish attention on fatally flawed studies while ignoringstraightforward, comprehensive, and rigorously documented facts about this issue.”

Recently, Peter Kirsanow, a member of the United States Commission on Civil Rights, appeared with Tucker Carlson to discuss the facts about illegal alien crime. Referring to a 30 year study by the scholar John Lott, he said “what he showed is that illegal aliens don’t just commit more crime or more serious crimes by say, 5 percent more or 10 percent more than awful residents, but by 250 percent more.” You have to torture the truth, live in a fantasyland or ignore common sense to come to any other conclusion. Yet that’s exactly what you get from the varied interests who either want to replace you with a dependent underclass in order to vote for them or to get cheap labor because wage stagnation benefits corporatist and globalist American businesses.

Kirsanow concludes his interview with the brutal truth our dominant culture wishes to suppress: “Americans are being slaughtered. Americans are suffering property damage in the billions of dollars. Americans are spending billions of tax dollars to address this problem, both from the law enforcement standpoint and incarceration standpoint and the social carnage. . .”

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Johnson has an advantage in some ways on the illegal immigration issue because he opposes Minnesota becoming a sanctuary state. Walz, moreover, wants to reward those who break into our country by giving them drivers licenses. In other ways, it’s Housley who has an advantage, given that immigration is primarily a federal issue.

But she needs to fix her blunder in January when she said the wall “wasn’t feasible.” Ask Israel, Hungary, and now Bulgaria about how feasible and effective they are. She needs to minimize in her campaign going forward the person that gave her such quintessentially stupid MNGOPe advice. If she doesn’t, Housley will blow an otherwise winning issue and she alone will be to blame.

If she doesn’t support building the wall, there’s no reason to vote for her. 

A friend suggested that Johnson run solely on immigration and Walz’s proposed increased gas tax, repeat until victory. He was serious and not far off the mark. Johnson’s already shown the vast drawbacks to an open borders policy advanced by the now far Left DFL. Additional taxes proposed by Walz, and his other policies, would turn Minnesota into a cold California.

With a homeless “camp” already fouling Minneapolis, we’re on the way. The refugee resettlement industry has made the state a dumping ground for a low skilled, low educated diaspora from the seventh century that shows every sign of not wanting to assimilate into the country they’re so fortunate to live in.

Minneapolis recently pledged to build a literal wall (maybe someone forgot to tell them they aren’t feasible?) around one ethnic community in Cedar Riverside. This is the very definition of a ghetto.

Minnesota is in the balance this November. If Johnson & Housley can continue their honest discussion of illegal immigration and other issues previously muzzled by political correctness, they’ll win.

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In addition to Alpha News, John Gilmore is also a contributor to The Hill. He is the founder and executive director of Minnesota Media Monitor.™ He blogs at and is on Twitter under @Shabbosgoy. He can be reached at Wbua@nycunarjfza.pbz

Photo credit: WBNS-10TV Columbus, Ohio


John Gilmore

John Gilmore is an author, freelance writer & former opinion columnist for Alpha News. He blogs at & is @Shabbosgoy on Twitter