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Trickle of illegal immigrants, flood of misinformation

What if we totally sealed the Mexican border and nobody came? True, neither is likely to happen. But after billions of dollars and torrents of anti-illegal immigrant rhetoric, it’s looking like reality at the border may be moving on.
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Jul 25, 2011, 10:36 am
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Meanwhile, educational and employment opportunities have greatly expanded in Mexico. “Per capita gross domestic product and family income have each jumped more than 45 percent since 2000,” reports Damien Cave.

These fundamental economic and demographic factors bear close attention. A weak Mexican economy and a surplus of unemployed young people played major roles in promoting the massive influx of immigrants in the 1990s and 2000s. Their reversal could well have the opposite effect now.

Certainly, at least some of this economic turn-around is due to NAFTA. Many people in the US decry NAFTA’s effects on the US economy, but the lessening of illegal immigration could be a direct positive factor.

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Jul 25, 2011, 1:10 pm
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“Princeton Professor Douglas Massey, a specialist in Mexican migration, is only one among the experts who say the influx of illegal crossers into the U.S. has slowed to a trickle.”
If border crossing by illegals has slowed to a trickle, then why does the Border Patrol web page show that apprehensions in 2010 were over 430,000. How does this trickle fit in with the conservative estimate by the Border Patrol that 2 illegals gross successfully for every one that is apprehended?

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Jul 25, 2011, 3:01 pm
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WE NEED FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION. REDUCE THE DEBT CEILING BY MANDATING E-VERIFY, SECURE COMMUNITIES AND URGENTLY SECURING THE US BORDER.

Has any American thought to question the Liberals and Democrats, why they think the 1986 Immigration Control and Reform Act is broken? Is so, like any bill—why cannot be amended, as they are able with any law that passes through Congress?  Again, the next question is why these people in the Senate are pushing for another Amnesty, when such an event would injure the American people adding to the bleeding national deficit. Even if the Congress found the votes to pass another Amnesty, isn’t it incredulously pathetic to add another 2.5 Trillion to the US treasury 14.5 Trillion dollars deficit. This is according to the Heritage Foundation Robert Rector’s projection, after analyzing the 1986 volume Amnesty that cost only 76 Billion dollars. Are you willing to have your tax dollars spent on legitimizing every person who breaks our laws? For over three decades nothing has been done, in fact the Simpson/Mazzoli bill was an absolute failure.


IF AMERICANS DON’T START SPEAKING UP AND DEMANDING THAT THEIR OWN INTERESTS ARE FULLY RECOGNIZED BY THE POLITICIANS, THEY WILL BE SADDLED WITH AT LEAST 20 MILLION FOREIGN NATIONALS, WHICH THEY WILL HAVE TO SUPPORT, PLUS GOD KNOWS HOW MANY FAMILY MEMBERS UNDER THE CHAIN MIGRATION LAW.

The world of Academia have stated in many publications, that is mostly Liberal progressive oriented media that immigration of any kind, is good for the economy? They insult Californians, Arizonians; Nevadans legal residents burgeoned down with a never ending influx of poverty, which taxpayers are—FORCED—to sustain.  Fair’s statement is, “American taxpayers spend $113 billion annually subsidizing illegal immigration and padding the pockets of businesses addicted to cheap labor. Taxpayers at the state and local levels bear the brunt, providing $84 billion in services annually while the federal government spends $29 billion. In some states, reducing the fiscal burden of illegal immigration would represent nothing short of an economic miracle:  The latter figure is — incidentally — almost exactly equal to the interest payment on the total federal debt this past April. Of course, the debt continues to grow uncontrollably because the government must borrow to keep up with, among other things, the growing cost of illegal immigration.

The report examines the likely consequences if an amnesty for the illegal alien population were adopted similar to the one adopted in 1986.Estimates are in—BILLIONS—of dollars. This is also based on only 13 million foreign nationals squatting here. The full report is available in pdf format. http://www.fairus.org/site/DocServer/USCostStudy_2010.pdf?docID=4921

Federal Expenditures on Illegal Aliens

Education         Title 1 program $1,332,900,000
                    Migrant education program $236,900,000
                    Title 111 program $538,000,000

Education Subtotal $2,107,800,000

Medical             Emergency medical care $250,000,000
                      Fraudulent use of Medicaid $1,235,000,000
                      Medicaid cost of childbirth $1,238,100,000
                      Medicaid for children $1,626,800,000                      
                      Other medical outlays $1,600,000,000

Medical Subtotal $5,949,900,000

Law enforcement   Scaap compensation $330,000,000
                      Federal incarceration $678,400,000
                      Byrne grants $24,300,000
                      Detention and removal $2,545,000,000
                      Project safe neighborhoods $39,500,000

                      Residual ice functions $2,824,000,000
                      Exec. office of immigration review $222,500,000
                      Southwest border prosecution $33,000,000
                      National guard $642,000,000
                      Coast guard $500,000,000

Law Enforcement Subtotal $7,838,700,000

Public assistance   Free and reduced meal program $2,264,600,000
                      Temporary assist. needy families $1,030,000,000
                      Housing assistance programs $637,000,000
                      Child care & development fund $633,000,000
                      Public Assistance Subtotal $4,564,600,000

General expenditures $8,184,400,000

                      TOTAL $28B,645,400,000

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Jul 25, 2011, 3:03 pm
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State/Local Expenditures on Illegal Aliens ($ M)

Alabama $298 Illinois $4B,592 Montana $32 Rhode Island $278
Alaska $139 Indiana $608 Nebraska $262 S. Carolina $391
Arizona $2B,569 Iowa $350 Nevada $1B,191 S. Dakota $33
Arkansas $244 Kansas $442 New Hampshire $123 Tennessee $547
California $21B,756 Kentucky $280 New Jersey $3B,478 Texas $8,878
Colorado $1,451 Louisiana $224 New Mexico $608 Utah $453
Connecticut $957 Maine $41 New York $9B,479 Vermont $38
Wash D.C. $312 Maryland $1B,724 N. Carolina $2B,063 Virginia $1B,905
Delaware $305 Massachusetts. $1B,862 N. Dakota $32 Washington State $1B,510
Florida $5B,463 Michigan $929 Ohio $563 W. Virginia. $31
Georgia $2B,399 Minnesota. $744 Oklahoma $465 Wisconsin $883
Hawaii $155 Mississippi. $106 Oregon $705 Wyoming $51
Idaho $188 Missouri $338 Penn. $1B,378 TOTAL $83B,851
RECEIPTS FROM ILLEGAL ALIENS

Category federal                                                     State/local

Income -$2,302,800,000                                             $244,200,000
Social security $7,000,000,000
Medicare tax $1,637,100,000
Excise and miscellaneous $2,489,700,000
Employer (FUTA & income) $632,600,000
                                                        Property tax $1,378,000,000
                                                            Sales tax $2,333,000,000

TOTAL $9B,456,600,000                                             $3B,955,200,000


Fair also provided, “The savings can’t be realized overnight because much of the expense is mandated by law requiring the education of the children of illegal aliens, many of whom are U.S. born, and for emergency medical treatment. But it is a responsible step in the right direction. Reducing these costs requires the administration to actually enforce existing immigration laws, complete border fencing, allow states to participate in the enforcement process, and otherwise deny benefits and incentives to illegal aliens. Fewer than 6 percent of legal immigrants were admitted because they possessed skills deemed essential to the U.S. economy. Most are admitted because of family ties to earlier immigrants, many of whom are living in poverty or near poverty. As a result, immigration bloats an already-existing surplus of low-skilled workers, increasing job competition and driving down wages for American workers.

We can all stand with our fellow jobless countryman by Calling House and Senate Leadership NOW Call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 As a conclusion, Arizona needs our help from years of a neglected border and the flow of—ECONOMIC—foreign nationals. Don’t take my word for the facts, as you can find the ugly truth of the illegal settlement at NumbersUSA that has been forced upon us for over thirty years. There have been 6 hidden small Amnesties and the clandestine millions of skilled workers that have arrive here every year, in competition from US workers high paying jobs.


Those not content with the governments excuses for not constructing the REAL DOUBLE FENCE—can donate to the website at: https://www.buildtheborderfence.com/azborder/index.xhtml

MAKE OTHER PEOPLE AWARE OF THE OMINOUS FINANCIAL CONSEQUENCES OF ANY NEW AMNESTY

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Jul 25, 2011, 8:57 pm
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“Many people in the US decry NAFTA’s effects on the US economy, but the lessening of illegal immigration could be a direct positive factor.”

That is exactly right.  NAFTA has driven standards so low for US workers that America is no where near as appealing as it was at one time.

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Jul 26, 2011, 5:52 am
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Bravo brittanicus, finally someone who has researched and documented costs to all U.S. taxpayers incurred from illegal immigration.  Thank you.There are a lot of citizens that are labeled xenophobes and in reality we just want laws enforced and immigration done legally, not illegally. Also, the long term unintended consequences of masses of illegals in this country cannot even be forseen.  So…I’ll wait for all the “xenophobe” comments to come in.  Please,bleeding heart saviours of the disenfranchised, find a new word. Xenophobe is getting old. Armed national guard every 50 miles from san diego to matamoras.  Stop illegal aliens, stop illegal human smuggling, stop drug smuggling.  It can be done. It should be done….. If you care at all about the future of this country.

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Jul 26, 2011, 7:01 am
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we should probably add the cost of fighting the recent fires in Az. to the tab the state, county, city,and Feds. have to pick up. At the least, even money they were started by illegals,border crossers, or drug runners. Source: Park ranger.

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