I have a question for all the supporters of illegal immigration. If you want to show America how much we need illegal aliens, instead of protesting, why don't all you return to Mexico for a week or two? A month? Six months?
Go ahead, show us ! Bring us to our knees! Have us beg for you to return to free welfare gimmes.
What are the costs of illegal aliens? The individual States pay a increasing tax burden for providing illegals with schools and hospital care, and increased costs for police and prisons. In Harris County, Texas, 20% of the prison population were illegal aliens.
In 2002 our taxes also supported welfare costs for illegals through 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).
In the State of California the burden to the taxpayer for illegal (insert "criminal" at this point) immigration is estimated at over $10 billion annually. Other estimates are even higher.
This is insane. Massachusetts was even considering a law that would grant the children of illegal aliens free college tuition! And they don't even want to learn English!
On a more sinister note, US House of Representatives Ted Poe, Texas 2nd District, states, "In Michigan, 23 criminal cases were filed alleging that pregnant women from Syria, Lebanon and Yemen flew into the United States, falsified information on Medicaid forms to cover those costs of delivering their babies, and then returned to their native countries within a few months. Americans paid for all of this criminal activity."
What he didn't say is that their children (who are US citizens) are now being raised in hotbeds of Islamic terrorism. If they indoctrinate these kids with virulent anti-American hatred and love of death, we cannot stop them from returning to the US.