Why Should You Care About Immigration?

Regular readers of this blog understand why true immigration reform matters. However, it is always useful to have some facts and figures to back up one’s arguments. FAIR’s new factsheet collects some of the more useful statistics available to make the case that when it comes to jobs, wages, taxes, healthcare, education, poverty, and the environment reducing and reconfiguring our current immigration system is imperative. Why should you care about immigration? Have a look.


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    Facts? Figures? Does anyone expect the media to discuss those? Like Trump. The number of people who have actually been exposed to the full original statement he made, which was about illegals, is miniscule. Instead it’s all about some contestant in a beauty contest who “speaks out”.

    Every few weeks in this country we hear calls for “a frank discussion about race”. But the only discussion permitted is “white privilege” and what’s wrong with white people. [It is sort of baffling how white privilege works when a white kid with higher grades is refused college admission but a minority with much lower grades get in.]

    What can’t be discussed is the high levels of welfare use and gang membership among Latinos. Or the violence endemic to many black neighborhoods, the sky high rates of single mothers, and the disrespect common in the black community towards authority figures like cops and teachers.

    Ask any teacher black or white and they will tell you that blacks are far more disruptive, but nothing is done because we have to have some “quota” where no more blacks than whites can be suspended. The standards in the black community have really fallen. Their heroes have gone from a hard working seamstress like Rosa Parks to thugs and criminals who try to assault cops and take their guns away.

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      This is eye opening!!

      What if they left
      Somebody really did their homework on this one.
      Best on the subject to present date.

      What if 20 Million Illegal Aliens Vacated America?

      I, Tina Griego, journalist for the Denver Rocky Mountain News wrote a
      column titled, “Mexican Visitor’s Lament”.
      I interviewed Mexican journalist Evangelina Hernandez while visiting
      Denver last week. Hernandez said, “illegal aliens pay rent, buy
      groceries, buy clothes. What Happens to your country’s economy if 20
      million people go away?” Hmmm, I thought, what would happen?

      So I did my due diligence, buried my nose as a reporter into the
      FACTS I found below.

      It’s a good question it deserves an honest answer. Over 80% of
      Americans demand secured borders and illegal migration stopped. But
      what would happen if all 20 million or more vacated America ? The
      answers I found may surprise you!

      In California , if 3.5 million illegal aliens moved back to Mexico,it
      would leave an extra $10.2 billion to spend on overloaded school
      systems, bankrupt hospitals and overrun prisons. It would leave
      highways cleaner, safer and less congested. Everyone could understand
      one another as English became the dominant language again.

      In Colorado , 500,000 illegal migrants, plus their 300,000 kids and
      grandchilds would move back ‘home’, mostly to Mexico . That would
      save Colorado an estimated $2 billion (other experts say $7 billion)
      annually in taxes that pay for schooling, medical, social-services
      and incarceration costs. It means 12,000 gang members would vanish
      out of Denver alone.

      Colorado would save more than $20 million in prison costs, and the
      terror that those 7,300 alien criminals set upon local citizens.
      Denver Officer Don Young and hundreds of Colorado victims would not
      have suffered death, accidents, rapes and other crimes by illegals.

      Denver Public Schools would not suffer a 67% dropout/flunk rate
      because of thousands of illegal alien students speaking 41 different
      languages At least 200,000 vehicles would vanish from our grid locked
      cities in Colorado . Denver ‘s 4% unemployment rate would vanish as
      our working poor would gain jobs at a living wage.

      In Florida , 1.5 million illegals would return the Sunshine State
      back to America , the rule of law, and English.

      In Chicago, Illinois , 2.1 million illegals would free up hospitals,
      schools, prisons and highways for a safer, cleaner and more
      crime-free experience.

      If 20 million illegal aliens returned ‘home’, the U.S. Economy would
      return to the rule of law.Employers would hire legal American
      citizens at a living wage. Everyone would pay their fair share of
      taxes because they wouldn’t be working off the books. That would
      result in an additional $401 Billion in IRS income taxes collected
      annually, and an equal amount for local, state and city coffers.

      No more push ‘1’ for Spanish or ‘2’ for English. No more confusion in
      American schools that now must contend with over 100 languages that
      degrade the educational system for American kids. Our overcrowded
      schools would lose more than two million illegal alien kids at a cost
      of billions in ESL and free breakfasts and lunches.

      We would lose 500,000 illegal criminal alien inmates at a cost of
      more than $1.6 billion annually. That includes 15,000 MS-13 gang
      members who distribute $130 billion in drugs annually would vacate
      our country.

      In cities like L.A. , 20,000 members of the ‘ 18th Street Gang’
      would vanish from our nation. No more Mexican forgery gangs for ID theft
      from Americans! No more foreign rapists and child molesters!

      Losing more than 20 million people would clear up our crowded
      highways and gridlock. Cleaner air and less drinking and driving
      American deaths by illegal aliens!

      America ‘s economy is drained. Taxpayers are harmed. Employers get
      rich. Over $80 billion annually wouldn’t return to the aliens’ home
      countries by cash transfers.. Illegal migrants earned half that money
      untaxed, which further drains America ‘s economy which currently
      suffers an $8.7 trillion debt. $8.7 trillion debt !!

      At least 400,000 anchor babies would not be born in our country,
      costing us $109 billion per year per cycle. At least 86 hospitals in
      California , Georgia and Florida would still be operating instead of
      being bankrupt out of existence because illegals pay nothing via the
      EMTOLA Act.

      Americans wouldn’t suffer thousands of TB and hepatitis cases rampant
      in our country-brought in by illegals unscreened at our borders.

      Our cities would see 20 million less people driving, polluting and
      grid locking our cities. It would also put the ‘progressives’ on the
      horns of a dilemma; illegal aliens and their families cause11% of our
      greenhouse gases.

      Over one million of Mexico’s poorest citizens now live inside and
      along our border from Brownsville, Texas to San Diego, California in
      what the New York Times called, ‘colonias’ or new neighborhoods.
      Trouble is, those living areas resemble Bombay and Calcutta where
      grinding poverty, filth, diseases, drugs, crimes, no sanitation and
      worse. They live without sewage, clean water, streets, roads,
      electricity, or any kind of sanitation.

      The New York Times reported them to be America’s new ‘ Third World ‘
      inside our own country. Within 20 years, at their current growth
      rate, they expect 20 million residents of those colonias. (I’ve seen
      them personally in Texas and Arizona ; it’s sickening beyond anything
      you can imagine.)

      By enforcing our laws, we could repatriate them back to Mexico .
      We should invite 20 million aliens to go home, fix their own
      countries and/or make a better life in Mexico . We already invite a
      million people into our country legally more than all other countries
      combined annually. We cannot and must not allow anarchy at our
      borders, more anarchy within our borders and growing lawlessness at
      every level in our nation.

      It’s time to stand up for our country, our culture, our civilization
      and our way of life.

      Interesting Statistics !

      Here are 14 reasons illegal aliens should vacate America, and I hope
      they are forwarded over and over again until they are read so many
      times that the reader gets sick of reading them:

      1. $14 billion to $22 billion dollars are spent each year on welfare
      to illegal aliens. (that’s Billion with a ‘B’)

      3.. $7.5 billion dollars are spent each year on Medicaid for illegal

      4. $12 billion dollars are spent each year on primary and secondary
      school education for children here illegally and they still cannot
      speak a word of

      5. $27 billion dollars are spent each year for education for the
      American-born children of illegal aliens, known as anchor babies.

      6. $3 Million Dollars ‘PER DAY’ is spent to incarcerate illegal
      aliens. That’s $12 Billion a

      7. 28% percent of all federal prison inmates are illegal aliens.


      8. $190 billion dollars are spent each year on illegal aliens for
      welfare & social services by the American taxpayers.

      9. $200 billion dollars per year in suppressed American wages are
      caused by the illegal

      10. The illegal aliens in the United States have a crime rate that’s
      two and a half times that of white non-illegal aliens. In particular,
      their children, are going to make a huge additional crime problem in
      the US .

      11. During the year 2005, there were 8 to 10 MILLION illegal aliens
      that crossed our southern border with as many as 19,500 illegal
      aliens from other terrorist countries. Over 10,000 of those were
      middle-eastern terrorists Millions of pounds of drugs, cocaine, meth,
      heroin, crack, Guns, and marijuana crossed into the U.S.from the
      southern border. http://tinyurl.com/t9sht

      12. The National Policy Institute, estimates that the total cost of
      mass deportation would be between $206 and $230 billion, or an
      average cost of between $41 and $46 billion annually over a five year
      period and nbsp;

      13. In 2006, illegal aliens sent home $65 BILLION in remittances back
      to their countries of origin, to their families and friends.

      14. The dark side of illegal immigration: Nearly one million sex
      crimes are committed by illegal immigrants in the United States !

      Total cost a whopping $538.3 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR!

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        Funny how our economy was able to get along so well during the middle of the 20th century when the middle and working classes did spectacularly well and the population of illegals was miniscule compared to now. Apparently illegals are the cure for any country’s economy so I’m sure Mexico is happy to allow illegals from the countries to their south to stay. Oh, they don’t?

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      Our local police department was just informed by the doj that the department does not have enough black officers, for their percentage of local population.
      Police Chief said they will work on remedies.
      Obummers doj is causing problems, this wasnt investigated on a complaint, just the doj being nosey.
      Now qualified whites will be turned down for less qualified blacks.
      Reverse discrimination.
      Its more common than mmany think.
      Thanks FAIR for the info aand fighting to save America before its too late.

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        Most departments can’t even get enough blacks to apply because it’s seen as cooperating with the man.

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        Not Politically Correct on

        Affirmative Action run amok. This program needs to be scrapped. I would want to be hired based on my qualifications not my race or sex.