Skip to comments.Illegal Immigration Costs U.S. Hundreds of Billions
Posted on 04/24/2008 7:29:45 AM PDT by T.L.Sink
Illegal immigration costs American taxpayers $346 billion annually and, besides the well-documented areas of education, jail and medical care, the money is being spent on manpower for overwhelmed government agencies. A renowned economist, who has thoroughly researched the impact of illegal immigration and published numerous reports and articles, recently published an alarming alarming book on the subject. In his book, Edwin Rubenstein exposes the GARGANTUAN COSTS of illegal aliens. The book supports previous reports of U.S. employers of illegal aliens raking in billions thanks to the cheap labor while American taxpayers subsidize the ordeal. U.S. prisons are also overwhelmed with illegals with 147,000 illegal aliens in local jails, 74,000 in state prisons and 46,000 in federal prisons. About 28% of all federal prisoners are illegal immigrants, and the cost to taxpayers is about $5.4 billion a year. Many are repeat offenders that get released into communities rather than deported. Numerous such cases have made headlines because the illegal immigrants had previous convictions yet were released to commit murder, rape and scores of drunk-driving offenses. These figures DON'T even INCLUDE the billions of dollars U.S. taxpayers dish out annually to provide free educations and medical care for those in the country illegally.
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This is the real corporate welfare that we have tolerated for the last 20 years.
"That Sucking Sound You Hear is Mexico Sucking Billions of Dollars Outta The US!! -- I Tried To Warn Ya! "
We had at least two candidates for president, Tancredo and Hunter, who talked about this and look where it got us. Someone here one day told me this issue is barely on the radar of “important issues”.
Personally, I’m mad enough to scream over this. We have been sold out.
None of the candidates are able or willing to fight WOT. The biggest threat to this country comes from open borders and having hordes of immigrants from enemy nations and illegal aliens roam the country. The planes on 9/11 took off not from Iraq but from American soil.
“U.S. prisons are also overwhelmed with illegals with 147,000 illegal aliens in local jails, 74,000 in state prisons and 46,000 in federal prisons. About 28% of all federal prisoners are illegal immigrants, and the cost to taxpayers is about $5.4 billion a year.”
Jeraldo will be crushed! He insists these people don’t do crime!
As a defeated Tancredo/Hunter supporter, I couldn’t agree more. They were both prophetic on the issue but, tragically, they were both marginalized by the MSM, the ethnocentric pressure groups, business special interest lobbies (U.S. Chamber of Commerce, etc.) that love cheap labor with no basic benefits, and politicians pandering to the Hispanic vote. And what burns my hide is that Tancredo had the best rating by the American Conservative Union. I also blame the RNC and George Bush and Carl Rove who wouldn’t even talk to Tancredo and banned him from the White House. With friends like them who needs liberal enemies?
Great cartoon. “Many a truth is said in jest!”
Until we find a politician or more than one who will stand up for us, this is just pissing in the wind. NOBODY will defend our borders! I don’t get it! Do these idiots think illegals will carry the day for them? What will politicians do when the tax base dries up and most major American cities will be broke? This is already happening. If these rat bastards think raising taxes is the answer, Who’s going to be left to pay them?....
Of course the simple answers are fiscal responsibilty and spending within your means but try and tell that to these asshat politicians! Eventually they are going to have to do it and forget about fricking global warming and other liberal whack left happy crap! GET to BASICS and run a LEAN government!!!
We’ve become slaves to big business.
Rivera is a rabid ethnocentrist and if a white or Asian promoted the illegal preferences for their ethnic groups like he does, he’d be the first to scream “racism!” By the way, his mother was Jewish but it’s not chic for a macho Hispanic to mention that! What a mountebank and a fraud!
I agree and sometimes I think we can’t see the national forest for all the special interest, racial, commercial and ethnocentric trees! It’s almost like we have a collective death wish! “Civilizations don’t die from murder, but by suicide.” - Arnold Toynbee
Exactly right. And one of our BASICS is our U.S. Constitution. Article.IV., Section.4., says: “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion.” Even the open-borders crowd can’t deny it’s a foreign illegal invasion. But the special interest and pressure groups, along with a liberal activist judiciary, choose to ignore or reinterpret the plain English meaning and original intent of these words to advance their own personal agendas.
I think that’s a good observation. Even at the height of the Cold War the Soviet Union never wanted to subdue us with a war of MAD. They preferred to do it by internal subversion.
More Americans killed by illegal aliens than Iraq war, study says
When you start digging into the numbers the only ones that can be sourced with the feds are the number of American murdered in 2005: 16692
I have seen federal numbers for illegals held in jail ranging from 19.3% to 27% of the federal prison population.
Here's a sampling of USA cities wanted for murder. What you'll see is that in big USA cities like LA or NYC most of the murderers are Hispanic. Unknown are the % of illegals. In smaller cities the FBI will post the nationalities of the murderers. About 25% of the most wanted are illegals wanted for murder. This number agrees with the percentage of illegals incarcerated in federal prisons. +-25%
Pictures of top 10 most wanted in LA. Up until recent stories about crime in LA posted by the LA Times--the pictures included the nationality of the murderers. They were all foreign nationals and mostly Mexican.
Wanted for Murder in New York City.
Chicago wanted for Murder
Philadelphia wanted for murder
San Francisco wanted for Murder
New Orleans wanted for Murder
Pictures of suspects wanted for murder in Washington DC
FBI USA 10 most wanted. (two of 10 are Mexican nationals) Around 40% of the FBI's wanted for murder are Mexican Nationals
There are currently no exact numbers on the number of Americans killed by illegals. Part of the reason is that the government deliberately obscures the number. I talked on the phone with the head of statistics for the US Bureau of Prisons. He said his office wasn't allowed to publish the number of illegal alien murderers. Rather they were forced to put legal and non legal residents in the same category. I talked to ICE. They put out detailed numbers on illegal child molestors. However, they put out nothing on illegal murderers.
Part of the reason for the silence on the matter is that there is evidence to suggest that most Americans being killed by illegals are black--as is the suggestion in this LA Times Article. Also this article from the LA Times. And here. This makes intuitive sense. We see stories regularly of drug gang killings in Mexico but we don't see those same stories in the USA. The reason we don't see those stories is not because its not happening. Rather we don't see the stories about illegals killing blacks because that kind of story is terribly politically incorrect. The populations being displaced in downtown sanctuary cities especially are American blacks. That means that their criminal elements would be pushed aside by Mexican gangs as well. That's also the story that the wanted for murder posters in all the major cities seems to suggest.
Nevertheless, the pattern of non reporting is starting to break. Discovery Channel has a series called Gangland that mentions ethnic cleasing of blacks by Mexican gangs
Reported Foreign Nationals on Death Row in the U.S.
To look at other USA cities go here http://stlouis.fbi.gov/ and replace stlouis with the city you want.
All that said the true number of criminal aliens is far higher than is revealed by criminal aliens in prisons. Most are simply waived through the courts.DHS Secretary Chertoff, has been quoted as warning that two million people in this country illegally have committed serious crimes. See also here and here
However the number of illegals on death row is far lower.
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