The scary truth is that no one knows how many illegal aliens are in the United States. We don't know who they are, where they came from, what their intentions are. This is something that everyone agrees on, both pro and con. We just don't know ...
What we do know is that there has been a lot of talk and not much action toward protecting our borders. We also know:
“This month the U.S. Senate refused to approve the funds necessary to construct the same border fence that it authorized in May".
“One out of every ten births in the United States is to an illegal immigrant,”
“The federal government and the states pay out billions each year in social programs to the 30 million illegal aliens in the country. Welfare benefits coupled with open borders have created an enormous underclass of cheap labor for farmers and businesses, but it's come at an enormous expense to U.S. taxpayers.”
... the Census Bureau is forbidden to ask whether someone is here illegally, a fact which they say is another example of political correctness endangering the nation’s economic and national security.
... other ways in which open borders are putting the financial well-being and even the safety of Americans at risk:
- The IRS has paid out $10 billion in refunds to illegal aliens who used fraudulent Social Security numbers, and it has no intention of going after those who made fraudulent claims.
- Over 3,000 illegal aliens suspected of murdering Americans have fled to Mexico, where they often live openly and without fear of arrest.
- Over 75,000 illegal aliens cross into the United States from Mexico every week, only to disappear into our cities unimpeded by the Border Patrol and law enforcement. source
While federal government officials insist that only 11-12 million illegal immigrants currently live in the United States, a controversial new book asserts that the true number is closer to 30 million. “Minutemen: The Battle to Secure America's Borders” (World Ahead Publishing, hardcover, $25.95, ISBN 0977898415) -- written by Minuteman Project founder Jim Gilchrist and Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D. -- documents the flaws in the federal government's estimates and offers a revised count of illegals on U.S. soil.
Their book “Minutemen” reveals that when the government's flawed assumptions are corrected, and when groups such as the children of illegal immigrants and recipients of past amnesty programs are included in the count, the estimated number of people residing in the United States due to illegal immigration soars to approximately 30 million, or one-tenth of the entire U.S. population. source
Morning Coffee, "Forum on illegal immigration Focuses on crime"
From the Tennessean.com
FRANKLIN — At a town-hall meeting billed as “The Criminal Face of Illegal Immigration” Thursday, host Phil Valentine said, “People are saying that all immigrants are hardworking and come here to do jobs that Americans won’t do …. And a lot of them are.” (go read it all)
Red Hot Cuppa Politics, " Masses Roil to "Defend Democracy"
In Mexico City Well, "Presidente" Obrador continues to mobilize popular support to demand a total recount. Hundreds of thousands of protestors filled the streets of Mexico City yesterday. (read it all)
Blue Crab Boulevard in "Down Mexico Way" has updates of Red Hot Cuppa Politics' article. Go read it.
Amboy Times, "The Border, Drugs, And Violence"
Strategy Page tells us about the growing problem of violence on the border.
Drug violence has harmed the city of Nuevo Laredo. (go read it all)
It seems the illegal immigrant population in this nation can’t wait to take to the streets of our cities once again to parade their illegal presence.
From the Whittier Daily News:
Organizers of the Los Angeles pro-immigration march that drew half a million people and attracted international attention have plans for more street demonstrations in September to urge Congress to pass an immigration reform bill.
Pursuing Holiness has open trackbacks on illegal immigration
My Country - My View is cross posting today.
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