1. $11 Billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal aliens each year. SourceDoes anyone wonder why the talk show hosts and conservatives in the know have been screaming at the top of their lungs? Our economy cannot handle this. It's as simple as that. The countries they've come from are broken. Go home and fix them. We had to do that over two hundred years ago and our forefathers paid the price with their lives, families and lands.
2. $2 Billion dollars a year is spent on food assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches for illegal aliens. Source
3. $2.5 Billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid for illegal aliens. Source
4. $12 Billion dollars a year is spent on primary and secondary school education for children here illegally although they cannot speak a word of English! Source
5. $17 Billion dollars a year is spent for education for the American-born children of illegal aliens, known as anchor babies. Source
6. $3 Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens. Source
7. 30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens. Source
8. $90 Billion Dollars a year is spent on illegal aliens for Welfare & social services by the American taxpayers. Source
9. $200 Billion Dollars a year in suppressed American wages are caused by the illegal aliens. Source
10. The illegal aliens in the United States have a crime rate that's two and a half times that of white non-illegal aliens. In particular, their children, are going to make a huge additional crime problem in the United States. Source
11. During the year of 2005 there were 4 to 10 MILLION illegal aliens that crossed our Southern Border also, as many as 19,500 illegal aliens from Terrorist Countries. Millions of pounds of drugs, cocaine, meth, heroine and marijuana, crossed into the U. S. From the Southern border. Homeland Security Report. Source
12. The National Policy Institute, 'estimated that the total cost of mass deportation would be between $206 and $230 billion or an average cost of between $41 and $46 billion annually over a five year period.' Source
13. In 2006 illegal aliens sent home $45 BILLION in remittances back to their countries of origin. Source
14. 'The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration: Nearly One Million Sex Crimes Committed by Illegal Immigrants In The United States.' Source
So using the LOWEST estimates, the annual cost OF ILLEGAL ALIENS is $338.3 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR! So if deporting them costs between $206 and $230 BILLION DOLLARS. We're still ahead of the game if we deport them.
My father came to this country legally. It took many years for him to become a citizen and a fiercer patriot has never existed in this nation, save Patrick Henry, maybe.
Why should anyone get to circumvent our laws, abuse our generosity and charity, cripple our health care, judicial and educational systems and face no consequences at all? Are you kidding me?!
Can we afford to NOT deal with this situation? No! Felipe Calderon, the schmuck who runs Mexico, was reported as saying:
His nerve is BEYOND BELIEF! The Mexican government is rife with corruption. The nation has been destroyed by a people who don't give a damn about their own country and improving conditions. If they do, they haven't done anything to fix it other to flee to our country and wreak havoc on our nation. It must stop. I call on I.C.E. to quit pussyfootin' around and start arresting every single illegal alien in this nation. Those who wish to become citizens may do so after serving ten years in the military and proving their loyalty to this nation. If they don't want to be Americans . . . GO HOME!Mexican President: We Are Coming!
Friday, September 28, 2007 10:19 AM
Calderon has criticized the U.S. Congress, calling lawmakers insensitive for failing to pass immigration reform.
PUERTO PENASCO, Mexico — Mexican President Felipe Calderon told U.S. governors Thursday that immigration is an inevitable, natural phenomenon and he urged the U.S. Congress to approve reforms that would allow more Mexicans to work legally north of the border.
Calderon demanded that the United States respect "the right to work wherever one can make the greatest contribution."
"Immigration is a natural phenomenon that is economically and socially inevitable," he told the meeting in this Sonora seaside resort town.
In a rare acknowledgment of the costs of migration for Mexico, Calderon said his country "doesn't not celebrate migration ... our best people are the ones who go."
Immigration and border security were among the top issues at the meeting, the 25th annual such event between Mexican and U.S. governors from states along the two countries' common border. Mexican officials were focused on stopping the illegal flow of U.S. weapons into Mexico and protesting expansion of U.S. border fencing. For the Americans, the drug trade, migration and border security topped the list.
On Monday, the U.S. government announced plans to erect about 370 miles (600 kilometers) of fencing and 200 miles (320 kilometers) of vehicle barriers by the end of 2008.
Tension over the fences — which have drawn criticism from environmentalists, land owners and politicians both in Mexico and the United States — surfaced at the meeting.
"This is the great tragedy," said Carlos de la Parra, a participant in the conference's environmental panel, as he pointed to a map of proposed border fences separating nature reserves. Mentioning a list of wildlife that migrates across the border, Parra, of Mexico's Colegio de la Frontera, noted "these animals don't cross the border to shop. They do it out of necessity."
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has opposed the border fencing, praised Mexico and its cooperation with its northern neighbor.
"The relationship has become stronger and stronger each year," he said. "We have become more than just good neighbors. We have become great friends."
Describing his many visits to Mexico since his first one 40 years ago, Schwarzenegger lifted a line from his movie "Terminator," quipping, "I always look forward to saying, 'I'll be back."
Eduardo Bours, governor of the border state of Sonora, called for more border crossings, saying those that exist between Arizona and Sonora are saturated.
"There are lines of three, four and five hours, and so we have to invest much more in border crossings," he said.
He also called for a crackdown on U.S. weapons that "cross the border all too easily." Calderon said weapons illicitly smuggled in from the U.S. had been responsible for killing dozens of Mexican policemen
While all the Mexican governors were scheduled to attend, half of the U.S. contingent of governors — New Mexico's Bill Richardson and Texas' Rick Perry were not coming.
Richardson, who is making a presidential bid, did not give a reason for his absence; Perry's office cited a scheduling conflict.
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UPDATE: Someone has challenged these sources. When I checked them they were there. They are still there except for the CNN sources. That article is no longer live. I will try to track it down. I stand by these sources. Someone named Dee emailed me and said these sources were anti-Immigration sources. Maybe she didn't notice I AM anti-illegal immigration. I have no problem with legal immigrants. One of the sources she questioned . . . the House of Representatives. Got nothin' for ya baby!