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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I believe that's a generally subscribed to truism. And in this case, a tip-off of what the game plan really is. Making it easier to lay down our sovereignty and flag and opt for inter-dependence along with Mexico and Canada, et al. Which also paves the way for the Amero and devaluation.
No...it was barely on the radar screen of the MSM and the pooh-bahs of Wall Street...just as the unrest in Paris was barely on Louis XVI's radar screen prior to his fall.
Jaime Epstein just isn't quite as macho a name as Geraldo Rivera.
Well they have been willing to 'war' with US using anybody and everybody they could fund. North Korea was Stalin's own personal stepchild at the end of WWII and was, that is until Yeltsin got the Clintons to adopt them. Then there is Vietnam that was orchestrated and funded out of sight and out of a whole lot of minds. It was Soviet or so the media labeled them as such that fled Iraq when Baghdad fell on the road to Damascus. And who has seen fit to provide nuclear base to Iran and arm Chavez.... on and on it goes...
Meanwhile we had the Alinsky model getting planted across this nation at the institutions of higher learning... hence we have Hillary and Obama using the same model against each other.
One cannot not ignore even with the appearances that communism is dead to see the roots planted under many factions around this globe with the intent and purpose even to those carrying out the model as the compassionate thing to do for humanity. Communism at its base is formulating and instituting the idea to peoples salvation comes from the 'state' and that notion is flourishing as though that old system took root under a different tree.
thanks for the ping!
I agree. Tancredo was my first choice.
Thanks for all the information. Yes, I think the PC pretenders try their best to hide the reality but it’s too obvious and affecting too many Americans now to suppress. Lincoln was right when he said you can fool some of the people some of the time but not all the people all the time. Illegal immigration is so massive and catastrophic that it’s degrading our whole culture. If it isn’t soon seriously dealt with the consequences aren’t going to be pleasant to behold.
Right - I think a big part of the story of history is the story of the struggle against various forms of totalitarianism. By the way, I’m now reading and immensely enjoying Joneh Goldberg’s new book, “Liberal Fascism.” I’m learning alot and it’s fascinating how all fascism has its roots in leftist ideology. Even more fascinating is his account of how “happy” or “smiley face” forms of fascism have permeated our society - in ways that are surprising and shocking. Anyway, I won’t turn this into a book review but if you havn’t read it I recommend it!
It looks that way. When a business becomes too powerful and too big it - paradoxically - ceases to be a part of the competitive free market system. I read in Jonah Goldberg’s book that big corporations actually like a lot of regulations and legal complexities. Why? Because such are an economic barrier to small corporations who don’t have the capital and other resources necessary to grow and become competitors! I never thought of that.
This probably sounds odd but it occurred to me that the oil companies could be in favor of the environmental restrictions on drilling because this makes the price go up. I really don’t know as much as I should about the breakdown of all this but the oil companies are the ones reaping windfall profits now.
I suspect neither party is willing or able to do anything about all this at the present time.
Exactly. And even as they run our economy into the ground, in order to resurrect it, they will tell us that inter-dependence is economically necessary, sovereignty be damned.
And that's not a small number.
When Rudy was running for the Republican nomination he used a, quick, sounds good, throw away line regarding illegals. He said that he wasn't going to take 70,000 kids out of school and throw them on the street.
70,000 kids times $15,000 = $1,050,000,000.
That's over a $Billion a year, every year, for just schooling in one city. I think that my admitted estimate of $15,000 a head for schooling in NYC is on the very low end.
It really hits home when you see it in terms of those numbers. It reminded me of what the late Bill Buckley said when he was asked about the added costs to public education when one added bilingual education to the bill. He said it was a high price to pay for producing students who were “semi-literate in two languages.” Only Buckley could come up with that!
That’s exactly the sort of thing Goldberg was talking about. I don’t know either but nothing would surprise me today.
All true. But the McCain people are bent on selling out Americans.
I think a good caption for that photo would be “digging the grave of national sovereignty and secure borders to secure big bucks for a few corporations.”
I know and it’s pretty sad when one has to choose which one of the three stooges is the least dangerous. Anyway, I suppose compared to Obama McCain looks less toxic!