From the August 2006 Idaho Observer:
Secure the southern border
The U.S. population is almost 300 million now. Since the Bush administration announced its intent to grant amnesty to the estimated 7 million undocumented primarily Mexican aliens living illegally in the U.S., the numbers have swelled. Estimates of the numbers of illegals range from 11 million to 40 million. That fact alone—that estimates vary by 29 million—should be of some concern to the Bush administration and its department of Homeland Security. But instead, American airline passengers can no longer travel with their own water or toothpaste. Thousands pour in every day. While we must show compassion for many of those attempting to flee the country of their birth for better lives in America, we must realize that Bush administration immigration "policy" will play a huge role in whatever horrible scenario is planned for all of us. The evidence shows that politicians on both sides of the border have created this problem because they know the inevitable outcome of resultant cultural tensions is violence. Take a look at the story on pages 16-17. Those who are pulling our strings believe that wars are for poor people to die in so that rich people can get richer. Both Mexicans and Americans are being used.2006
The Minuteman Project
JIM GILCHRIST, FOUNDER, MINUTEMAN PROJECT: I’m not interested in words, rhetoric, promises, intentions. I want results and I’m speaking for tens of millions of Americans.
CONGRESSMAN TOM TANCREDO [R-CO]: I know that we can secure our borders. I am positive of it. Whether or not the president has the willpower or whether the Congress has the will to force him to do so... this is the question
Go to www.minutemanproject.com for the latest news on the campaign to secure the southern border. Also available: Books, DVDs, photographs and links to live border region camera feeds that show the unmistakable truth: Our nation is being invaded (our national security is being compromised)—with the full consent and approval of the Bush administration.
2006 (lst Qtr) INS/FBI Statistical Report on Undocumented Immigration
62% of all "undocumented immigrants" in the United States are working for cash and not paying taxes, predominantly illegal aliens, working without a green card.
95% of warrants for murder in Los Angeles are for illegal aliens.
83% of warrants for murder in Phoenix are for illegal aliens.
86% of warrants for murder in Albuquerque are for illegal aliens.
75% of people on the most wanted list in Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Albuquerque are illegal aliens.
More than 380,000 "anchor babies" born in the United States in 2005 were to parents who are illegal aliens; making those 380,000 babies automatically U.S. citizens. 97.2% of all costs incurred from those births were paid by the American taxpayer.
More than 66% of all births in California are to illegal alien Mexicans on Medi-Cal, whose births were paid for by taxpayers.
24.9% of all inmates in California detention centers are Mexican nationals here illegally.
40.1% of all inmates in Arizona detention centers are Mexican nationals here illegally.
48.2% of all inmates in New Mexico detention centers are Mexican nationals here illegally.
29% (630,000) of convicted illegal aliens in state and federal prisons—at a cost of $1.6 billion annually.
More than 300,000 illegal aliens in Los Angeles County are living in garages.
More than 53% of all investigated burglaries reported in California, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona, and Texas are perpetrated by illegal aliens.
More than half of all gang members in Los Angeles are illegal aliens from south of the border.
More than 43% of all Food Stamps issued are to illegal aliens.
More than 41% of all unemployment checks issued in the United States are to illegal aliens.
58% of all welfare payments in the United States are issued to illegal aliens.
Nearly 60% of all occupants of HUD properties in the United States are illegal aliens.
14 out of 31 TV stations in L.A. are Spanish-only.
16 out of 28 TV stations in Phoenix are Spanish only.
15 out of 24 TV stations in Albuquerque are Spanish-only.
21 radio stations in L.A. are Spanish only.
17 radio stations in Phoenix are Spanish only.
17 radio stations in Albuquerque are Spanish only.
More than 34% of Arizona students in grades 1-12 are illegal aliens.
More than 24% of Arizona students in grades 1-12 are non-English speaking.
More than 39% of California students in grades 1-12 are illegal aliens.
More than 42% of California students in grades 1-12 are non-English speaking.
In Los Angeles County, 5.1 million people speak English and 3.9 million speak Spanish.
More than 71% of all apprehended cars stolen in 2005 in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, and California were stolen by illegal aliens or transport "coyotes."
47% of cited/stopped drivers in California have no license, no insurance, and no registration for the vehicle. Of that 47%, 92% are illegal aliens.
63% of cited/stopped drivers in Arizona have no license, no insurance, and no registration for the vehicle. Of that 63%, 97% are illegal aliens.
66% of cited/stopped drivers in New Mexico have no license, no insurance, and no registration for the vehicle. Of that 66%, 98% are illegal aliens.
Less than 2% of illegal aliens in the United States are picking crops, but 41% are on welfare.
Over 70% of the United States annual population growth (and over 90% of California, Florida, and New York) results from immigration.
The cost of immigration to the American taxpayer in 1997 (after subtracting taxes immigrants pay) was a net $70 billion a year! [Professor Donald Huddle, Rice University] Can you imagine what it must be in 2006?
The estimated profit to U.S. corporations and businesses employing illegal aliens in 2005 was more than $2.36 trillion dollars!
The lifetime fiscal impact (taxes paid minus services used) for the average adult Mexican illegal alien on the average American taxpayer is $55,000 over a five-year span. You personally are giving $11,000 every year to illegal aliens.
~Susie Hawkes, Chairman
Additional stats from The LA Times
40% of all workers in L.A. County (L.A. County has 10 million people) are working for cash and not paying taxes. This was because they are predominantly illegal immigrants, working without a green card.
95% of warrants for murder in Los Angeles are for illegal aliens.
75% of people on the most wanted list in Los Angeles are illegal aliens.
Over 2/3 of all births in Los Angeles County are to illegal alien Mexicans on Medi-Cal, whose births were paid for by taxpayers.
Nearly 25% of all inmates in California detention centers are Mexican nationals here illegally.
The FBI reports half of all gang members in Los Angeles are most likely illegal aliens from south of the border.
Orange County, California is home to 275 gangs with 17,000 members; 98% of which are Mexican and Asian.
The cost of immigration to the American taxpayer in 1997 was, (after subtracting taxes immigrants pay), a NET $70 BILLION a year, [Professor Donald Huddle, Rice University]. The lifetime fiscal impact (taxes paid minus services used) for the average adult Mexican immigrant is a NEGATIVE number.
Evidence of policy: Texas border patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean were prosecuted and convicted for a variety of offenses linked to their role in attempting to apprehend a Mexican drug smuggler. They could go to prison for at least 20 years while the drug smuggler received immunity from prosecution for bringing nearly 800 pounds of Marijuana across the border. The U.S. seldom prosecutes/convicts agents for actions committed in the line of duty.
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