Governor Perry’s decision to put National Guard on the border has sparked an official whine from the Mexican government that Texas isn’t being a good neighbor by wanting to enforce America’s immigration laws. America should be willing to share in the responsibility for the failures of Mexico’s government.
No one knows for sure just how many illegals are in this country but a Texas State Senator claims that every week the Border Patrol catches about 10,000 but that is only the tip of the ice berg if you believe law enforcement officials who say that only one in five, or maybe one in ten, that cross the border illegally are actually caught.
The left tells us not to worry, we need immigrants, legal and illegal, to boost the U.S. economy. If we send all the illegals home, our economy would collapse.
Tina Griego, a journalist for the Denver Rocky Mountain News, asks what would happen if 20 million illegals vacated America? She dug up the answer! America would save a whopping $538.3 billion dollars a year.
In California, if the 3.5 million illegals moved back to Mexico, it would leave an extra $10.2 billion in taxpayer money to finance an overloaded school system, bankrupt hospitals and overrun prisons. It would leave highways cleaner, safer and less congested.
In Colorado, if the 500,000 illegals went home, the state would save an estimated $2 billion annually in taxes that now pay for schooling, medical, social-services and incarceration costs. It would mean that 12,000 gang members would vanish out of Denver alone. The Denver school system would not suffer a 67% dropout/flunk rate and the unemployment rate would vanish as the working poor could gain jobs at a living wage.
If the 20 million illegals left America our economy would return to the rule of law. Employers would hire Americans at a decent wage and everyone would pay their fair share of taxes because they wouldn’t be working off the books, resulting in an additional $401 billion annually in taxes paid to the IRS and state and local governments.
No longer would we be subjected to 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 education system for American kids and the billions they are now forced to pay out for children of illegals.
America would lose 500,000 illegals now in prison that include 15,000 MS-13 gang members who distribute $130 billion in drugs annually, 20,000 members of the 18th Street Gang, forgery gangs for ID theft; rapists and child molesters, at a cost savings of $1.6 billion annually.
America’s economy would no longer be drained of over $80 billion annually that illegals send to their countries of origin by cash transfers, one-half of which is earned ‘under the table’ and never taxed. At least 400,000 anchor babies would not be born in America at a cost to taxpayers of $109 billion a year. At least 86 hospitals in California, Georgia, and Florida would not be bankrupted by treating illegals that pay nothing for their care.
Americans would no longer suffer thousands of TB and hepatitis cases brought in by illegals that are unscreened at our borders. We would also see an immediate decrease of 11% in greenhouse gas pollution.
During the year 2005, there were 8 to 10 million illegals that crossed our southern border with as many as 19,500 of those from terrorist countries, 10,000 of which were from the Middle-East. In addition, millions of pounds of drugs – cocaine, meth, heroin, crack, and marijuana – crossed our southern border, along with military style weapons.
Over 1 million of Mexico’s poorest citizens now live inside and along our border from Brownsville, Texas, to San Diego, California, in areas that resemble Bombay and Calcutta, where poverty, filth, diseases, drugs, and crime are rampant.
We already invite a million legal immigrants annually into our country, more than all other countries combined. We can no longer afford to allow anarchy at our borders, anarchy inside our borders and lawlessness at every level in our nation.
Helping the poor is one thing. Aiding and Abetting an illegal invasion is another.