Illegal Aliens Cost Taxpayers $340 Billion Each And Every Year
By Leo Coughlin
While American citizens may not be up in arms over the fact that their national government does not obey its own laws and, in fact, finds ways to break those laws, they might be disturbed by what illegal aliens take out of their pocketbooks.
Some samplings -
Anywhere from $11 billion to $20 billion a year is spent on welfare each year that goes to illegal aliens.
That does not include food assistance programs like food stamps, WIC and free school lunches for illegal aliens which costs on the order of $2.2 billion annually.
Another $2.5 billion is spent on Medicaid for illegal aliens.
Children of illegal aliens, who are illegals themselves in most cases, and who cannot speak English, are attending primary and secondary schools that cost taxpayers $12 billion a year that otherwise would not be spent.
"Anchor babies" are those children born in the United States of illegal aliens who are automatically American citizens because of a loophole you could drive an 18-wheeler through in the 14th Amendment to the Constitution.
Education for these children costs $17 billion annually.
Governments throughout the United States are paying $3 million a day ($1,095,000,000 annually) to incarcerate illegal aliens who have broken laws other than the law they broke by entering this country illegally.
Speaking of jails and prisons, 30 percent of those locked up in federal prisons are illegal aliens.
It's hard to pin down the flood of illegals coming across the American border from the south, but the estimate in 2005 is that 4 million to 10 million illegal aliens came in, bringing with them diseases and street drugs like cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin, according to a Homeland Security Report.
There is no question that most illegal aliens come to the United States for economic reasons. They want to work and many of them do. In fact, figures show they sent back to their home countries $45 billion in 2006.
If that has little meaning to you, that means $45 billion was sucked out of our economy - a sort of robbery. Money not spent here for goods and services, or put into savings or investments.
As has been pointed out, in the years 1942 to 1945 the U.S. government processed some 13 million people into the Armed Forces without the aid of computers or other high grade technology we have today.
All 15 million illegal aliens in this country should be rounded up and expelled. If not, our laws have no meaning.
With the sophisticated technology available over a period of time the United States could rid itself of illegals while at the same time working to keep the integrity of the border.
Of course, the politicians who have done nothing - emphasize nothing - about the problem would have to put aside considerations of kowtowing to businesses that want the cheap labor illegals provide or the vast voting bloc to be gained.
While illegal aliens cost American taxpayers about $340 billion a year, it is estimated that the cost of deporting them would cost up to $230 billion.
Do the math - is it worth saving more than $100 billion?
And the benefit is that the deportation may take some time, but it is, overall, a one-time cost.
The $340 billion to maintain, support, feed and coddle illegals each year goes on forever and inevitably increases in price.