Monday, May 01, 2006

The Day without Illegal Immigrants

It is now happening across America as thousands of people are marching in protest because some of us would like to see millions of people who have BROKEN THE LAWS OF AMERICA by ILLEGALLY entering our country convicted and deported back to their home countries. So that means that some are skipping school, skipping work, skipping whatever, to Demand that we give in to their extortion.

I came across an article today on Human Events Online that showcased a piece by Rep. Tom Tancredo, a Republican for Colorado. I would like to list some of what he said here. (You can read the whole story here

The net cost to the federal government in 2002 for public services provided to illegal aliens was $10.4 billion or $2,736 per household according to a report by the Center for Immigration Studies. Estimates for 2005 put the amount at $11.7 billion or $3,080 per household.

Illegal Alien Costs By Social Service

  • Lost Revenue: The U.S. may be foregoing up to $35 billion in lost tax revenue because of the growing size of the underground labor market using illegal workers in the cash economy, according to a January, 2005 report by the Wall Street firm Bear Sterns.

  • Health Costs: Medicaid costs for illegal aliens and their U.S.-born children are $2.8 billion annually, according to a study by the Center for Immigration Studies. Approximately 70% of households headed by illegal aliens have at least one person without medical insurance, compared to 20% of all other households. The federal government spends $250 million each year reimbursing states for emergency medical services provided to illegal aliens, which is less than 10% of the true cost of those services.

  • Education Costs: The Center for Immigration Studies has shown that federal aid to K-12 public schools for the education of the children of illegal aliens is $1.4 billion annually, not including the cost of free school lunches. The total cost to state and local taxpayers for educating 3.5 million children of illegal aliens is estimated at $28.6 billion, according to a Federation for American Immigration Reform study.

  • Incarceration: Illegal aliens account for less than 5% of the U.S. adult population, but were 17% of the federal prison population in 2004, imposing a net cost of $1.8 billion in court and incarceration expenses.

Mr. Tancredo goes on to say that most Americans have seen through or are beginning to see through the protestor's half truths and are fed up. I happen to agree. I am fed up with it as well.

Let's build a real fence and start deporting.

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