The Real cost of immigration & Amnesty
January 05, 2010, 10:37 AM
Some say that illegal aliens do not cost us anything--in fact we "make" money from their taxes.
Yet more than HALF of all Federal prosecutions are of illegal aliens. In 2009, the U.S. Justice Department filed nearly 92,000 immigration-related criminal cases in the federal courts. The record-breaking trend accounted for more than half of all new federal prosecutions in the country, according to Justice Department data maintained at Syracuse University.."
How much does this cost us, how much does it cost to jail these criminals, how much is taken from honest citizens because of criminal illegal aliens (all are criminals, since they violate numerous laws--such as using phony and stolen ID's, use our welfare programs, crowd our schools, over crowd hospital emergency rooms and take up about one third of the California prisons (that one alone is valued at $8 billion according to a Federal court).
What is criminal are our elected and appointed officials who refuse to obey the law. For instance, California has a penal code that if you are caught driving without a license you can have your car impounded for up to 30 days. It would help if law enforcement did that. Go to almost any car wash, restaurant or hotel and you can find illegal aliens. Lancaster in LA County has a new law--hire illegal aliens and you lose your business license--great idea--then you will have to wash your own car or use an automated facility.
Time to get serious--we can no longer afford the lack of respect for the Rule of Law caused by illegal aliens--and we certainly can no longer afford the crime committed by them. We have enough legal citizens committing crimes, we don't have to import criminals.
The United States has lifted a 22-year ban preventing anyone with HIV or Aids from entering the country.
President Obama said the measure was not compatible with American ambitions of becoming a world leader in the fight against the disease.
(CNSNews.com) –The State Department has awarded 1,011 special “diversity visas” allowing Yemeni nationals to immigrate to the United States since 2000, the year 17 U.S. sailors were killed when the U.S.S. Cole was attacked by terrorists in the Yemeni port of Aden. The "diversity visas" are designed to encourage immigration from countries that do not otherwise send significant numbers of immigrants to the United States.
The State Department roster of all countries whose nationals have received "diversity visas" to immigrate to the United States in 2010, for example, shows that 2 of these immigrants will be from Luxembourg, 3 from the Solomon Islands, 4 from French Guiana, 5 from Reunion, 6 from Cape Verde, 7 from Malta, 8 from Guinea-Bissau, 9 from Comoros, 10 from Suriname--and 72 from Yemen.
That the U.S. would encourage immigration from Yemen during the past decade is of interest because of the terrorist problem in that country.
Yemen has long been a focus of U.S. security concerns because of terrorist activities there, including not only the 2000 bombing of the U.S.S. Cole but also a 2008 bombing attack on the U.S. embassy. Recently, the concerns about terrorism eminating from Yemen has intensified because Umar Farouk Abdulmuttalab, the Nigerian terrorist who attempted to detonate explosive underwear on a Delta Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas Day, reportedly joined an al Qaeda affiliate in Yemen and was groomed there for his would-be suicide attack.
In his Saturday radio address, President Obama himself specifically pointed to Yemen as the country of origin from Abdulmuttalab's terrorist plot, and on Sunday the State Department closed the U.S. embassy in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa for fear of a terrorist attack.
WASHINGTON (January 5, 2010) – The Obama Administration and Democrats in Congress have announced they will try to pass an amnesty for illegal aliens this year. Only the House version of their bill has so far been introduced: H.R. 4321. The Senate companion bill will be sponsored by Sen. Charles Schumer, who, while in the House, was a key player in passing the last big amnesty, the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA).
Lawmakers would be remiss if they did not examine the implementation of the IRCA amnesty, and consider its cautionary lessons. To assist that process, the Center for Immigration Studies has published a report that details the dysfunctional inner workings of the legalization program. “A Bailout for Illegal Immigrants? Lessons from the Implementation of the 1986 IRCA Amnesty” was prepared by Center Fellow and longtime immigration researcher David North, who spent nearly two years (funded by the Ford Foundation and a federal agency) examining the IRCA amnesty as it was being implemented.
Among the report's conclusions:
- The agency running the program, the old Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), far from being the tough law-enforcement agency the immigrants’ advocates feared, turned out to be a typical governmental agency with a strong case of client-itis, one that usually said “yes” to its applicants.
- Operating without many useful precedents, INS created a new and questionable decision-making process that severely hampered the detection of fraud.
- A great deal of money intended for the legalization program was diverted to other government programs.
- As a result, there was a tremendous amount of fraud, largely ignored by INS. A subsequent Center for Immigration Studies estimate, based on population estimates, found that fully one-quarter of those granted legal status had secured that status through fraud.
James Woods, interesting man. He should run for public office.
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