Monday, July 12, 2010

The REAL Cost Of Illegal Immigration

Because I'm anal retentive and save emails and links and essay's for no apparent reason other than; maybe, who knows, couldn't hurt, and someday something or another might prove valuable/educational.

In that vein, I've been reading mails from the Center For Immigration Studies for quite a while, and here's an entry from August of 2004. Back when we were still letting George do it and hadn't gone bonkers as a nation and elected some street thug sans portfolio.

The High Cost of Cheap Labor: Illegal Immigration and the Federal Budget

  • Households headed by illegal aliens imposed more than $26.3 billion in costs on the federal government in 2002 and paid only $16 billion in taxes, creating a net fiscal deficit of almost $10.4 billion, or $2,700 per illegal household.

  • Among the largest costs are Medicaid ($2.5 billion); treatment for the uninsured ($2.2 billion); food assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches ($1.9 billion); the federal prison and court systems ($1.6 billion); and federal aid to schools ($1.4 billion).

  • With nearly two-thirds of illegal aliens lacking a high school degree, the primary reason they create a fiscal deficit is their low education levels and resulting low incomes and tax payments, not their legal status or heavy use of most social services.

  • On average, the costs that illegal households impose on federal coffers are less than half that of other households, but their tax payments are only one-fourth that of other households.

  • Many of the costs associated with illegals are due to their American-born children, who are awarded U.S. citizenship at birth. Thus, greater efforts at barring illegals from federal programs will not reduce costs because their citizen children can continue to access them.

  • If illegal aliens were given amnesty and began to pay taxes and use services like households headed by legal immigrants with the same education levels, the estimated annual net fiscal deficit would increase from $2,700 per household to nearly $7,700, for a total net cost of $29 billion.

  • Costs increase dramatically because unskilled immigrants with legal status -- what most illegal aliens would become -- can access government programs, but still tend to make very modest tax payments.

  • Although legalization would increase average tax payments by 77 percent, average costs would rise by 118 percent.

  • The fact that legal immigrants with few years of schooling are a large fiscal drain does not mean that legal immigrants overall are a net drain -- many legal immigrants are highly skilled.

  • The vast majority of illegals hold jobs. Thus the fiscal deficit they create for the federal government is not the result of an unwillingness to work.

  • The results of this study are consistent with a 1997 study by the National Research Council, which also found that immigrants' education level is a key determinant of their fiscal impact.
So yeah; there was copious information even in those darkest of days...ha, weren't we the idiots to think George was a nincompoop...that illegal immigrants drained far more from society than they contributed, but that's fer chrissake only common sense. But I was as guilty as the next guy when it came to seeking full frontal Pollyanna status while wearing rose colored glasses and sipping high tea, pinky all askew..

They, the criminals, do far more than ruin the summer jobs for kids programs. And chiefly because they tend to lean leftish, the democrats among us hid the real truth as long as they could, with hope that enough criminals could be instantaneously converted to bonafide Americans and elect even more democrats.

It's what ALL cults masquerading as religions do. CONVERT. Islam for example dictates that unless an infidel can be made to worship dirty old Mo and his flying horsies, said infidel is to be summarily dispatched, forthwith, even. While in the minority, islamic followers act all nice and friendly and enjoy the high tea too. Let them grab a strong enough foothold, and it's off to the races.

Conversion isn't an option, it's the PRIME DIRECTIVE. It's why lefty honest now, there really isn't any other kind so let's stop the bullswaddle...follow directions from on high to, regardless of the harm to America, lie, cheat, and steal in order to filter through as many criminals from Mexico and beyond as is humanly possible.

They vote democrat and help the cult to grow. 

Why are democrats so dumb? Why are islamists so dumb? Why do people continue to harm other people? Why is the sky blue, Daddy?

Cuz it is. Because we am what we am and that's all that we am. No unicorns shitting ice cream, no quadruple rainbows with pots of gold awaiting, and hugging a tree is stupid because the frickin tree could care less. Everyone with half a brain knows the world to be a dangerous place to play outside in. The rest need us to protect them. Problem arises when we've protected them SO WELL that they actually believe in the Easter Bunny.

The Mexican economy is in shambles, will forever BE in shambles, so lots and lots of Mexicans sneak on up to where they can steal from far richer folk. John Dillinger said the reason he robbed banks was because that's where they keep the money. Not a one of us should care when people enter the country legally and set about becoming productive American citizens. But the days of wine and roses regarding Mexicans isn't EVER coming unless Mexico as a whole gets off its burrito eating ass and acts as it should. We simply cannot continue to offer blanket amnesty for one wave of villains thieves and scoundrels after another.

And besides; who in their right mind would want 20 million more democrats. We can barely keep the ones we already have out of harms way.

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