Archive for 13 Apr 2005

The Mexican Army is on alert!
They are on alert because of the Minuteman Project.
The Mexican Army is escorting Mexicans away from the section of border that the Minutemen are patrolling.

Border Patrol sources say the Mexican army recently moved about 1,000 troops to the Agua Prieta region, just south of where the Minutemen are. These troops, the sources say, are diverting all of the illegal alien and drug-smuggling traffic away from the Minutemen.

Yes, you read that correctly. They are diverting illegal alien and drug-smuggling traffic away from the Minutemen.

What that statement didn’t say, is that they are likely diverting terrorists away from that area as well.

As the war in Iraq winds down, it is my opinion that the border states should activate their state National Guard to patrol the border. Static positions in areas of known traffic and mobile patrols along the entire border are called for.

The money that we would save by preventing illegal aliens, drug-traffickers and possible terrorists, would offset the cost.

“Illegal alien workers may increase profits for employers, but they are costly to the American taxpayer. Most illegal aliens have low educational attainment, few skills, and they work for low wages, often in the underground economy where they pay no taxes on their earnings. Since about three million illegal aliens gained legal status in the amnesty of 1986, the flow of illegal immigration has increased, and today that population is estimated at 9-11 million illegal alien residents in the country. The former Immigration and Naturalization Service estimated that the illegal alien population was increasing by about half a million aliens per year in 2000.”
” The estimated fiscal cost of those illegal aliens to the federal, state and local governments was about $33 billion. This impact was partially offset by an estimated $12.6 billion in taxes paid to the federal, state and local governments, resulting in a net cost to the American taxpayer of about $20 billion every year. This estimate did not include indirect costs that result from unemployment payments to Americans who lost their jobs to illegal aliens willing to work for lower wages. Nor did it include lost tax collections from those American workers who became unemployed. The study estimated those indirect costs from illegal immigration at an additional $4.3 billion annually.”
Source: Federation for American Immigration Reform

The costs mentioned above do not include the cost of education for those illegal alien children in K-12 schools, which is estimated to be at $7 billion annually.

“In 2003, according to the Arizona Department of Motor Vehicles, 57,600 cars were stolen in Phoenix. It is now the car-jacking capital of the world. Most were SUV’s and pickup trucks. At a conservative average of $15,000.00 per vehicle, owner losses exceeded $864 million. Insurance companies in the state suffered incredible claims from policyholders.”

“Illegal aliens displaced American workers at a cost in excess of $133 billion dollars last year according to Harvard Professor George Borjas. College and high school kids cannot find a summer job in yard care, landscape, fast food or service jobs. Why? Illegal aliens work them at a third the wage and often, under the table.”
Source: Frosty Wooldridge

The average head of household illegal alien costs you $2,700.00 in welfare money over and above any taxes he or she pays in their meager paying jobs. With 15 to 20 million illegal aliens in the USA, that figures exceeds $20 billion of your tax dollars. (Source: Center for Immigration Studies, August 2004)

Illegal immigration costs the taxpayers of California — which has the highest number of illegal aliens nationwide — $10.5 billion a year for education, health care and incarceration. The total cost of illegal immigration to the state’s taxpayers would be considerably higher if other cost areas, such as special English instruction, school meal programs or welfare benefits for American workers displaced by illegal-alien workers were added into the equation.

Mass illegal immigration is costing Texas more than $4.65 billion a year.
Using a 1994 study published by the Urban Institute as a baseline, The Cost of Illegal Immigration to Texans looks at Census Bureau and other data to estimate the explosive growth in the size and cost of illegal immigration in the nation’s second most populous state. In 2004, the annual fiscal burden of illegal immigration amounted to about $725 per Texas household headed by a native-born resident.

Convinced yet?
Pressure needs to be put on the politicians and the companies that advocate illegal immigrants and their ilk.
I urge you to write to your local and state politicians and urge them to enforce the current laws of the U.S. and increase law enforcement presence on the borders to include state National Guard if necessary, to stem the tide.

If the writing campaign does not work, then vote them out of office, regardless of their party affiliation.

World Net Daily
Find Law
Federation for American Immigration Reform
Frosty Wooldridge
Center for Immigration Studies
Illegal Aliens.US
Report Illegals