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America Under Siege

Tristi Pinkston emailed this to me earlier this week. I just barely had the time to read the email. How she knew I am constantly asked about immigration issues and why I am so passionately against illegal aliens I don't know. But here are some statistics that are shocking in their conservative estimates:
1. $11 Billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal aliens each year. Source

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.
Does 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.

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:
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.

© 2007 Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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!

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!
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  1. What part of "illegal" do people not understand? In Mexico they deport Central and South Americans all the time who illegally immigrate to their country.

    I love the "Prayer at Valley Forge" picture with Washington kneeling. We have it up in our family room. My wife and I will be in Philadelphia at the end of Oct and will get to see Valley Forge. Also going to Gettsyburg, Amish Country, Hershey, Niagra Falls and Palmyra. I'm so excited. I'm sure I will blog about it.

    The dinner in the spring sounds fun. Spring will be good after the roads in Wyoming thaw out. Should be some party.

  2. Ms. Salima,
    As is typical with your side, most of your references go to dead links or to FAIR or CIS (otherwise known as ANTI Biased websites).

    If you want to provide a service, why not teach your viewers the history of Immigration. Start with the Immigration Act of 1924 in which numerous Southern and Eastern groups as well as Asians were excluded while latin countries were welcomed in to perform the work needed to build this country. Talk about the non enforcment and the deliberate exploitation of migrant workers to harvest crops, build railroads and create the framework.

    I believe in secure borders and employer sancetions, but I also believe that we as a nation need to put in place viable and workable immmigration reform, including bringing the 12M out of the shadows and into Guest Worker type programs. That way we can easily identify and deport the felonious criminal element and stop the exploitation.

    Most knowledgeable Americans know and understand this.

  3. Southern and Eastern European immigrants (above reference)

  4. I'm not sure exactly where I stand on immigration. Currently there is NO way for people to become legal once they have entered the country illegally. I used to work with the children American farmers and those of mostly illegal migrant workers, teaching them music in 1-room school houses. The people I met were very good, loving, hardworking people who were doing the best they could for their families. Yes, they broke the law, but these people were also not hurting anyone, but were helping their children to have a better life as well as helping the farms they worked on be profitable & well run. They were not committing crimes, and I know that if I had asked for anything from them, they would have given up their own personal welfare to help me.

    While I do believe in supporting laws, there is also a difference between breaking a law that is set on moral principles and breaking a law that is for organizational principles. In this case, I can't say that I wouldn't do the same thing these people have done, if my children's lives & welfare were at stake. I'm very grateful that my struggles to provide for my children are on the level of "can I afford college?" not, "can I find a way to get my child food, water, shelter & medicine?"

    This makes me think of one little adorable boy I know, (ironically named Jesus,) who is deaf in both ears and would receive no services whatsoever in Mexico, but whose parents entered the country illegally only because they knew in the US he would be guaranteed an education, where in Mexico he would have none. However, the fear of being deported keeps them very isolated & the services he receives are severely limited as a result. There is a deaf school in Idaho where he could receive services & learn to read & write and interact with others in the deaf community, but his parents would be deported if they were to take him there. So this little Mexican-American boy could be learning to speak & read, but at the price of his family who loves him. These are real people, and even though, *yes* this is a problem for our country on many levels, forgetting that there are real people--children of God--behind this issue isn't the solution.

  5. Let me give you a situations which are currently in the news.

    Oregon -- they are implementing the Mexican Education curriculum because their illegal immigrant students can't speak English. So they came to America for a new life and still embrace the old. Hmmmm. ESL (English a Second Language) classes are offered across the United States, usually for free. Why change the American Education system for a substandard one to accommodate a few?

    Every time Mexican, and this is that situation I refer to because I haven't seen the illegal immigrants from other nations do this, illegal immigrants march somewhere they fly the Mexican flag, not the American. Do they want to become Americans or take over America? If they want to be Americans why aren't eschewing the Mexican flag for this new country they broke the freakin' law to get into?

    My next door neighbor works at a theater. Two young hispanic men approached him and began speaking to him in Spanish. He replied he did not speak Spanish and could he be of service. He was accosted, screamed at and told to learn Spanish because soon there would be no English in America. Okay, stupid . . . but these boys are not alone.

    Other next door neighbor's grade school age child came home and told his mother the Mexican immigrants, when told to color the United States wrote MEXICO over the U.S. and colored Mexico. Where's that problem originating from?

    It goes on and on. Certainly there are fine illegal immigrants as there are also criminal illegal immigrants . . . although they've broken and eschewed our laws as irrelevant by crossing the border illegally.

    Let me ask you this . . . will you deny your child his or her education, health care or future because you think an illegal immigrant deserves it more?

  6. Mean.

    Some of these sources have also been questioned on Michael Medved's radio show. And he is very conservative, but also happens to be very honest.

    Thanks Jen for your comments.

  7. Marcia,

    Not mean at all. Simply straight shooting. These sources have been questioned so I did my own research. For instance, on the healthcare system and what the onslaught of illegal immigrants in our E.R.'s has cost. I went to a friend in upper management of a huge hospital conglomerate. She is for letting all the illegal immigrants be forgiven and made citizens. (We've tried this twice in recent past (Reagan being the one I remember) when amnesty was supposed to fix the problem. We can see how well that worked.) I specifically asked her if her chain of hospitals was adversely affected, the healthcare system, by this phenomena and she said it was breaking our healthcare system.

    So no, Marcia, I beg to differ. It is not mean but plain simple truth. It can be colored many different ways, and has been. But I believe all illegal immigrants, Mexican, Irish, Palestinia, Saudia Arabian, Brazilian and so on should be department. Not just one nation's runaways. I am fair across the board. Believe me!

  8. "Oregon -- they are implementing the Mexican Education curriculum because their illegal immigrant students can't speak English. So they came to America for a new life and still embrace the old. Hmmmm. ESL (English a Second Language) classes are offered across the United States, usually for free. Why change the American Education system for a substandard one to accommodate a few?"

    Now this, I do think is incredibly dumb (like I said, I have mixed feelings on immigration) its worse (or equally as bad?) in California where the teachers are almost all bilingual and teach the English speaking kiddos in English & the Spanish speaking kiddos in Spanish. My SIL who lives there (and who is married to a Mexican-American US citizen who is bilingual) thought moving there was going to be a good opportunity to polish up her Spanish. She's been so turned off by how she was treated (even being kicked out of a laundromat for not being able to read a Spanish sign) that she's decided she is absolutely not going to become bilingual.

    I think bilingualism is great-I'd love to be able to speak 2 languages. But this is an issue where the US needs to grow a backbone instead of being PC and decide what our language is, and then go with that!

  9. Jen,

    I'm sorry your SIL was treated that way. In all honesty, if these immigrants came to America and embraced our way of life, belief in freedom and patriotism, and celebrated this chance I wouldn't have a problem. Instead there are so many who believe they can take over this nation simply by overrunning us. Look around us today . . . what do you see?

    I have mixed feelings too, Jen. As I've stated my father was an immigrant, my husband's father was an illegal immigrant who served in the military to earn his citizenship, and I have numerous friends currently going through the citizenship process. I believe it is a slap in the face to all those who honored this nation and our laws and still became and are becoming citizens to allow those who've broken the law to get away with it.

    There are so many hot emotions on this issue and I don't know that there is any one right answer. But those who abuse this nation, our laws and our citizens certainly do not make us more sympathetic to their plight.

    As to speaking two languages, my sweetheart speaks five. I only speak English with a word here or there in Spanish and Samoan. I would not go to another nation and abuse them because they didn't speak my language. That is WRONG! I don't expect them to come here and do that very thing as they did to your SIL.

    I was physically attacked as a teenager because I didn't speak Spanish. In the United States of America where the official language is English. My brother-in-law was killed by a legal Mexican immigrant who promptly ran and hid with his illegal immigrant relatives. He was off the grid until he used his cell phone.

    So I guess what I'm saying is . . . I don't know what the answer. I just know what we're doing now is not the answer.

  10. I agree with you, Candace. If you come here legally and do what it takes, obeying the law, to live and work here- fine. If you break the law, then it is time to go home. I see illeagles every day in the Jr. High where I work and we can do nothing. Legally, we have to try and educate them. They disrupt the class room, they can't speak English, they say we are being racist when we expect them to follow the rules that everyone else has to follow, etc. The immagrants we have from countries other than Mexico do not seem to have this problem.

    Now, as to why they do some of these things. I grew up in Southern NM on the border. In Mexico, they are taught that our laws are not real laws because the land that we obtained in the treaty of Guadalup-Hildago was gotten illeagaly by us and still belongs to Mexico. Therefore, crossing these "bogus" borders cannot be illeagle because they believe the land really still belongs to them and we are the interlopers. Really, that is what they are taught in school, so they do not see that what they are doing is wrong.

    And Kudos to your Father in law for working for what he wanted and paying the price.

  11. Sandra - I was aware of disruption in the schools. I was not aware of what was being taught in Mexico regarding the U.S. I have three words for them . . . GET OVER IT!

    I'm sorry you have to deal with this situation in your job, Sandra. That's really rough.

  12. Sandra - something else occurred to me. The Mexican citizens jumping the border have to know it's illegal because they dodge the Border Patrol. They can rationalize all they want, teach all they want in Mexico -- but they know it's against our laws.

    Hey, I just had a bright idea. Let's send a bill to Mexico. THEY can support their own citizens.

  13. Ah, OK, I'm back to this post again...A friend of mine knows a guy who is a rancher in Texas right on the border. It's cheaper for him to put ladders every 20 feet on both sides of his fence than it is to constantly repair fences that are cut...oy vey.

  14. You know, maybe the Berlin wall wasn't such a bad idea given circumstances like these. It was meant to keep people in - we need one to keep people out.

    No, let me rephrase - we need one to keep people using the gate, the legal way.

  15. Hi Jen - I feel bad for the ranchers that live along the border. They are abused more than anyone else in this nation by the constant lawbreakers.

    Wendy - true.

  16. This gives me a lot of food for thought. Thanks!

  17. Ordinary Mom - it does indeed. I walked into a restaurant last night on my way to one of my nephews (not BYU this time) football games. I ordered my meal and had to repeat myself over and over and over because the manager had brilliantly placed someone at the cash register who didn't freakin' understand English! I hate that. I'm afraid the things that bug me have built up over the years until finally I'm to the exploding point. Sadly. Anyway, food for thought is what I always hope to provide.


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