Saturday, September 8, 2012

FAST and FURIOUS MEXICAN MURDERER CAUGHT - MEXICAN TERRORISM on OUR OPEN and UNDEFENDED BORDERS

Mexico detains man accused in "Fast and Furious" gun-running killing

Federal police detained Jesus Leonel Sanchez Meza on Thursday in Sonora state, which borders Arizona, where agent Brian Terry was shot dead in December 2010, the Public Security Ministry said. The Mexican Attorney General's Office plans to extradite Sanchez Meza to the United States, the ministry said in a statement.
Two guns found at the scene were traced to a botched U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) sting operation called "Fast and Furious" that allowed weapons to slip across the border. It was not clear, however, if those weapons fired the fatal shots.
Four others have been accused in the shooting, the ministry said. Officials did not say if they were also being detained.
Republicans have criticized U.S. President Barack Obama's administration for allowing the Fast and Furious program, which led to some calls for Attorney General Eric Holder to resign.
In June, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives found Holder, the nation's top law enforcement official, in contempt for withholding documents related to the failed gun-running probe.
Early this year Terry's family filed a $25 million wrongful-death claim against the U.S. government, saying he was killed because federal investigators allowed guns to fall into the hands of violent criminals.
The FBI has offered $250,000 for information leading to the capture of Terry's killer.
(Reporting by Herbert Lash; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)


FROM HIS FIRST DAYS IN OFFICE, OBAMA HAS HISPANDERED TO BUILD HIS PARTY BASE of ILLEGALS. HE FUNDS LA RAZA SUPREMACY WITH OUR TAX DOLLARS, AND HAS LA RAZA OPERATING OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE UNDER CECILIA MUNOZ.

WHILE OBAMA HAS SQUANDERED BILLIONS PROTECTING THE  BORDERS OF MUSLIM DICTATORS, HE HAS LEFT OUR BORDERS WITH NARCOMEX OPEN AND UNDEFENDED.

Lou Dobbs Tonight
Monday, September 28, 2009

And T.J. BONNER, president of the National Border Patrol Council, will weigh in on the federal government’s decision to pull nearly 400 agents from the U.S.-Mexican border.

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NEW YORK TIMES – MEX OWNED MOUTHPIECE FOR LA RAZA PROPAGANDA

 

 

September 7, 2012

Record Number of Foreigners Were Deported in 2011, Officials Say


Immigration enforcement authorities detained and deported record numbers of illegal immigrants in 2011 and are on track for similar figures this year, even as the numbers of migrants crossing the border illegally dropped to a 40-year low, according to data published Friday by the Department of Homeland Security.

Immigration agents deported 391,953 foreign-born people during the 2011 fiscal year, the department’s Office of Immigration Statistics reported. They included more than 188,000 people who had been convicted of crimes in the United States — an “all-time high” for such deportations, the report found.

Citizens of four Latin American countries — Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador — made up 93 percent of all people deported last year.

With just one month to go in the 2012 fiscal year, deportations were down slightly, with just over 366,000 people expelled through Aug. 31. But they include more than 191,000 convicted criminals, more than last year, according to figures from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, one of several agencies in the department.

The figures provide a backdrop to the administration’s political calculations on the thorny issue of immigration as President Obama heads into the last stretch before the November elections. Although Homeland Security Department officials have said they are focusing their efforts on criminals, the fast pace of deportations in the last two years was felt in many Latino immigrant communities, and caused growing disillusionment with Mr. Obama.

Pressure from Latino and immigrant groups helped persuade Mr. Obama to take a sweeping executive action in June to suspend deportations temporarily for as many as 1.7 million young illegal immigrants who came to this country as children. The program, which has been very popular among Latinos, began to accept applications on Aug. 15. Homeland Security Department officials have not yet reported that any applicants have been approved and their deportations deferred.

In spite of the sharp increases in deportations of criminals, Mr. Obama’s policies have not won him friends on the other side of the political divide. Republicans in Congress say the deferred deportations are a backdoor amnesty, and they accuse the administration of crippling enforcement by demanding that agents steer away from arresting illegal immigrants if they are not convicted criminals.

In addition to formal deportations, last year Homeland Security Department agents expelled about 324,000 foreigners back to their countries without formal court proceedings, according to the report. Most were illegal immigrants who agreed to leave voluntarily after they were detained, rather than be removed by the authorities.

According to the new figures, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which is known as ICE, detained about 429,000 immigrants last year, another record.

Homeland security authorities have increasingly concentrated their efforts at the border with Mexico, with the majority of detentions and expulsions coming there. In 2011, the Border Patrol captured about 335,000 migrants trying to cross illegally, the lowest number since 1971, and the figures are continuing to drop. High rates of unemployment here and intensified border enforcement have discouraged many migrants from Mexico and Central America from attempting illegal crossings, officials said.

The Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, has said his priority would be tougher border enforcement. He has not said if he would cancel the deferred deportations program.

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THE OBAMA IMMIGRATION POLICY:

 

NEUTER I.C.E., AND PUT AN OPEN BORDERS ADVOCATE TO HEAD IT.

 

STOP THE BUILDING OF THE WALL.

 

TAKE 600 BORDER GUARDS OFF THE BORDER, THEN PUT 1,200 IN DESK JOBS.

 

SUE LEGALS IN ARIZONA AS THE MEX DRUG CARTELS MAKE DOG FOOD OF OUR TERRORIZED BORDERS!

 

SABOTAGE E-VERIFY.

 

FILL THE ADMINISTRATION WITH LA RAZA PARTY MEMBERS, SUCH AS HILDA SOLIS.

 

HISPANDER FOR THE ILLEGALS’ ILLEGAL VOTES.

 

…. There’s nothing new to any of this. Obama’s “change” merely meant we faced the accelerated verison of BIT BY BIT AMNESTY under Bush, Hillary, Billary and Bush2.

 

 “BUT REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS SAID THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WAS MOVING TOWARD A DE FACTO LEGALIZATION PROGRAM BY ALLOWING SOME ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS TO REMAIN HERE DESPITE THEIR VIOLATIONS OF THE LAW!”


“…and was denounced by several Republicans as evidence that the Obama administration was weakening enforcement and making it easier for illegal immigrants to remain in the country.”

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HISPANDERING:

 

“The memo encourages ICE officers and lawyers to use their authority to dismiss those cases, canceling the deportation proceedings, if they determine that the immigrants have no criminal records and stand a strong chance of having their residence applications approved.”

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Rep. Barletta Seeks Answers from Attorney General over Backdoor Amnesty


Freshman Congressman Lou Barletta (R-PA) sent U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder a letter last Friday demanding answers regarding the Administration's use of prosecutorial discretion to grant backdoor amnesty to certain illegal aliens up to the age of thirty.  This policy was announced in Secretary Napolitano's June 15 memorandum ordering Department of Homeland Security personnel to grant deferred action to illegal aliens meeting criteria similar to that of the failed DREAM Act.

In his letter to the Attorney General, Rep. Barletta charged the Administration with usurping Congressional authority. Noting that Congress had repeatedly rejected the DREAM Act, Rep. Barletta wrote, "[W]hen similar measures that would implement these same policies were presented to Congress, Congress rejected them. The implementation of the new immigration policy that is contrary to the expressed will of the Congress violates the Constitution."

Rep. Barletta also asked Attorney General Holder whether he believed Secretary Napolitano's memorandum was constitutional. "As the most senior lawyer in our country, I would like to know your opinion about the constitutionality of Secretary Napolitano's actions." Barletta inquired. Holder's Justice Department has yet to comment on the Administration's use of prosecutorial discretion to grant deferred action to broad categories of illegal aliens. Stay tuned to FAIR for more details...

 


 

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CECILIA MUNOZ IS ONE OF OBAMA’S MANY LA RAZA SUPREMACIST OPERATING OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE. NO ADMINISTRATION IN HISTORY HAS BEEN SO INFESTED WITH A FOREIGN BASED POLITICAL PARTY AS OBAMA’S.

THE FASTEST GROWING POLITICAL PARTY IN AMERICAN IS THE MEXICAN FASCIST PARTY of LA RAZA – THE PARTY of ILLEGALS AND MEXICAN SUPREMACY. THEIR GOAL IS OBAMA AMNESTY OR CONTINUED NON-ENFORCEMENT, NO E-VERIFY, OPEN BORDERS AND DE FACTO CITIZENSHIPS WITH DRIVERS’ LICENSES!

VIVA LA RAZA! YOU ARE! OBAMA HAS SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED THE FUNDING TO EXPAND MEXICAN SUPREMACY IN OUR BORDERS!

On Thursday, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Cecilia Muñoz blogged that the Department of Homeland Security will review its entire deportation caseload - that's 300,000 cases - to "clear out low priority" cases and "make more room to deport people who have been convicted of crimes or pose a security risk."

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FAIRUS.org  - get on their e-news!

President Obama’s Record of Dismantling Immigration Enforcement

President Obama’s Record of Dismantling Immigration Enforcement


 Foreword

Click here to read the full report in PDF.

President Barack Obama came to office in 2009 and pledged that during his first year of office he would enact amnesty legislation for illegal aliens living in the United States. That, of course, did not happen — not because of any lack of ideological commitment on the part of the President, but because of pragmatic considerations. Only two years earlier, President Obama, then Senator Obama, watched as President George W. Bush tried to toss the American people into the boiling cauldron of comprehensive amnesty in 2007. It didn't work. Voters angrily crashed the Capitol switchboard on the day the Senate was set to vote and as a result, fourteen Democrats joined thirty-nine Republicans to vote down the amnesty legislation.1  The President concluded, correctly, that there just is not an appetite in Congress for another politically bruising fight over comprehensive amnesty.

Understanding that Members of Congress ultimately would not ignore the unequivocal objections of their constituents to amnesty, the Obama Administration opted to adopt a strategy of dismantling immigration enforcement in order to achieve the same ends.  The Administration hoped that while the American people were focused on unemployment, crashing real estate values, banking scandals, health care reform, foreign policy crises, and countless other issues, they would not notice just what was actually taking place.

This report details how the Obama Administration has carried out a policy of de facto amnesty for millions of illegal aliens through executive policy decisions. Since 2009, the Obama Administration has systematically gutted effective immigration enforcement policies, moved aggressively against state and local governments that attempt to enforce immigration laws, and stretched the concept of "prosecutorial discretion" to a point where it has rendered many immigration laws meaningless. Remarkably, the Administration has succeeded in doing all this with barely a peep of protest from Congress.

Thus, despite the fact that the U.S. Constitution grants Congress plenary authority over immigration policy, the Executive Branch is now making immigration policy unconstrained by constitutional checks and balances. This report chronologically highlights the process that has unfolded over the past three and half years. A review of the Obama Administration's record shows:

·         The Administration's conscious effort to end policies that effectively enforce and deter illegal immigration. This includes the cessation of meaningful worksite enforcement against employers who hire illegal aliens and the removal of the illegal workers. It also includes ending effective partnership programs with state and local governments, such as the 287(g) program, that provide a structure through which state and local agencies may enforce immigration laws.

·         The Administration's intimidation of state and local governments determined to enforce federal immigration laws. President Obama has turned the Department of Justice into the Administration's attack dog, filing lawsuits against states that pass their own immigration enforcement laws. When lawsuits fail, the Department's Civil Rights division launches meritless investigations designed to harass local governments and officials who attempt to enforce the law.

·         The Administration's dependence on illegal alien advocates to make U.S. immigration policy for the Executive Branch. President Obama has placed strident amnesty advocates in key positions throughout his Administration. These appointees have worked openly with advocacy groups to shape a series of policies that amount to backdoor amnesty.

·         Outright deception on the part of the Administration designed to convince the American public that immigration laws are being vigorously enforced. The Obama Administration repeatedly engages in efforts to inflate its record of deporting illegal aliens. These deceptive practices include the release of data that is later exposed to be inaccurate. The Departments of Justice and Homeland Security carefully select data to claim that our "borders are more secure than ever," even as violence along the southern border escalates to alarming proportions.

The Obama Administration's strategy is to count on the fact that the public and the media will not take notice of each individual and incremental step they are taking to undermine immigration enforcement and grant de facto amnesty to as many illegal aliens as possible. This report exposes the strategy and the policy objectives behind it.

 

July 2012

 

Obama's lowest priority: some deportation cases



Tuesday, August 23, 2011


President Obama is in a pickle. Immigration enforcement actually is working - or, at least, it was working.

Under the Obama administration, the government has removed almost 400,000 illegal immigrants annually. That's 4 percent of the 10 million illegal immigrants estimated to be living in America - and it sends a warning to those thinking of illegally entering the United States.

Thanks to the Secure Communities program, which requires local law enforcement to share arrestees' fingerprints with Washington, about half of those deported have criminal records. According to the administration, the vast majority of the rest either re-crossed the border after deportation or were recently caught.

So what did the White House announce last week? On Thursday, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Cecilia Muñoz blogged that the Department of Homeland Security will review its entire deportation caseload - that's 300,000 cases - to "clear out low priority" cases and "make more room to deport people who have been convicted of crimes or pose a security risk."

New High: 68% Would Vote To Replace Entire Congress - Rasmussen Reports™ - 98% of the Illegals in California Demand Expanded LA RAZA Supremacy, American Jobs, Welfare and NO ID Required to Vote for More

New High: 68% Would Vote To Replace Entire Congress - Rasmussen Reports™


 

NOT ONE LEGAL VOTED TO BE LOOTED BY MEXICO!

MEXICO HAS BANKRUPTED CALIFORNIA WHERE ALL THE JOB GO TO ILLEGALS, AND THESE SAME ILLEGALS ARE ELECTING STATE LEGISLATURES BY THE DROVE.

MEXICO SENDS FIVE LA RAZA SUPREMACIST TO CONGRESS. THEY ARE REPS. XAVIER BECERRA, JOE BACA, GRACE NAPOLITANO, AND THE INFAMOUS RACIST SISTERS REPS. LINDA and LORETTA SANCHEZ…. ALL ELECTED BY ILLEGALS!

WILL OBAMA SPREAD LA RAZA SUPREMACY TO ALL 49 OTHER STATES?

latimes.com

Opinion

 

California must stem the flow of illegal immigrants

The state should go after employers who hire them, curb taxpayer-funded benefits, deploy the National Guard to help the feds at the border and penalize 'sanctuary' cities.

 

Illegal immigration is another matter entirely. With the state budget in tatters, millions of residents out of work and a state prison system strained by massive overcrowding, California simply cannot continue to ignore the strain that illegal immigration puts on our budget and economy. Illegal aliens cost taxpayers in our state billions of dollars each year. As economist Philip J. Romero concluded in a 2007 study, "illegal immigrants impose a 'tax' on legal California residents in the tens of billions of dollars."



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California spending annually $22 billion to support illegals
Going To the Top!

By Susan Tully

I've been at the immigration reform and enforcement table for about 20 years. I've worked with activists during all those years. But last week, in Los Angeles, I had a first-time-ever experience at an activist brain storming session.

Gathered for an update on Stop AB131, the petition drive to gather signatures to force a ballot initiative as to whether the California taxpayers should fund college grants to illegal aliens, I asked the top activist leaders from Southern California how the signature drive was going.

They started updating me with the positive response from California residents who signed the petitions, but then admitted about 500,000 more signatures were still needed. When I said there was only a little more than three weeks to go to meet the January 5th deadline, suddenly their faces dropped at once, and the room went completely silent.

It was easy to read on each of their faces; the task was nearly impossible! Without big money to pay signature gatherers or a tsunami of petitions flooding in, the taxpayers of California will be forced to give grant money to illegal aliens for college, on top of the $22 billion they are spending annually in California to support the illegal alien population.

While all of our minds were racing and searching for suggestions as to how to accomplish this daunting task of gathering signatures, Lupe Moreno, long time Hispanic leader from Santa Ana, said "Can we have a prayer?" Everyone agreed to pray.

As the prayer went around the table, people expressed their sorrow for the lack of leadership in the State of California and in the nation to protect the interest of American citizens, and asked for divine guidance in helping them understand the harm their policies are inflicting on millions of innocent people in the state. In all the years I have worked on this issue, I had not witnessed the sort of sincere emotion that was expressed in that room.

(THE FASTEST GROWING POLITICAL PARTY IN AMERICA IS THE MEXICAN FASCIST PARTY of LA RAZA! AND WE ARE FORCED TO FUND IT!)

You see, the politicians in California are happy to give money the state doesn't have to illegal aliens to attend college, while they cut the budgets and slash programs for public safety, right and left. The American citizen's interests and safety are simply collateral damage for seeking and appealing to the illegal alien lobby.

These activists in California have already learned what the rest of the nation is about to learn. We the people. . . are the only ones looking out for the best interest of American citizens. With few exceptions, we have no national leadership on the issue of stopping the illegal migration flow into our nation.

American citizenship or the benefits thereof have become a commodity for politicians to pander and barter away. They will grant de facto citizenship through sanctuary policies, in-state tuition, non-compliance with Secure Communities, grants for college, etc., etc., etc. President Obama and most the Republican presidential hopefuls are peddling various versions of amnesty proposals if they are elected next year.

What do these politicians want in return? They are hoping to leverage enough votes in key states to put them over the top in 2012, no matter what it costs the American people. This is futures betting: The politicians are gambling the nation's future in hopes of winning the next election.

So while the state can't afford to pay its bills or provide decent services to citizens, these California activists watch their elected leaders lavish still more benefits for people who don't have a legal right to be in the country. And while their child might have to pay out-of-state tuition to go to college in another state, thousands of illegal aliens are going to college at in-state tuition rates in California that they are subsidizing.

In addition they know that millions of other illegal alien parents are receiving food stamps, Medicaid, housing assistance and dozens of other state and local benefits for their American-born children, while they have to decide which bills will be paid this month and which will have to wait.

It's not hard to understand why the activist of California need all the help they can get. Please go to www.stopAB131.com and lend a hand to our friends and family and the people of California to do what needs to be done for the good of our children first.



OBAMA’S WAR ON AMERICAN, OUR LAWS, BORDERS AND CULTURE AS HE HISPANDERS FOR THE ILLEGALS’ VOTES.

WHAT COULD BE MORE DANGEROUS TO THIS NATION THAN MEXICO VOTING IN OUR BORDERS TO EXPAND THE LA RAZA SUPREMACY WELFARE STATE???

The Obama administration is soft on border protection and resisting state efforts to fight voter fraud because to win, Democrats need to maximize the number of recent immigrants -- including illegal aliens -- participating in elections.

 

DECKER: Obama threatened by GOP governors

Better way forward shown by Republican reform in the states


The Washington Times

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

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The 2012 presidential election is a clash of ideologies. In this battle between big-government liberalism and market-based conservatism, the leftist media frequently criticizes Republican initiatives as risky and untried. Nothing could be further from the truth. Across the nation, there are conservative governors who have used statehouses as laboratories of democracy to successfully enact cutting-edge reform.

Union-busting: Wisconsin's public-sector unions took on the law, and the law won. Gov. Scott Walker's rewriting of collective-bargaining rules sets an example for the country that labor bosses and gold-plated retirement benefits for bureaucrats can't trump fiscal responsibility.

Welfare drug tests: Florida Gov. Rick Scott has pushed many creative ideas in the Sunshine State, but it was his brass knuckles in muscling through mandatory drug testing for welfare recipients that stands as his most popular accomplishment, enjoying 70-80 percent support. Preventing public assistance from subsidizing somebody's crack habit is a common-sense law every state should have.

Spending cuts: In this era of $16 trillion in federal debt, there's a lot to be said for good, old-fashioned green-eyeshade accounting, and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is an accountant and former Fortune 500 CEO. At the helm of one of the Rust Belt states hardest-hit by the Obama Great Recession, Mr. Snyder's budget cuts erased a $1.5 billion deficit, while business tax cuts led to reinvestment that has relieved massive unemployment from auto-industry downsizing. Ohio Gov. John Kasich, formerly chairman of the House Budget Committee in the heady days following the 1994 conservative takeover of Congress, closed an $8 billion hole to balance the Buckeye State's budget deficit.

Education: U.S. schools have gotten so bad that millions of high-school graduates don't even know who America's enemies were in World War II. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has done the unthinkable in public education by taking on the teacher unions to bust up a counterproductive tenure system that protected mediocrity and stifled creativity. U.S. students won't stop getting dumber until other districts are enabled to fire ineffective teachers like Mr. Christie has made possible in the Garden State.

Voter identification: Mitt Romney is winning the white vote, which is 75 percent of the electorate, including the white women's vote. The Obama administration is soft on border protection and resisting state efforts to fight voter fraud because to win, Democrats need to maximize the number of recent immigrants -- including illegal aliens -- participating in elections. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed a forward-thinking Voter ID law that protects the integrity of the ballot box.

This is just a taster's menu of the smorgasbord of reform being pushed by conservative governors committed to innovative, solutions-oriented legislation to address America's myriad ills. The deep bench of executive talent today is reminiscent of governors such as Michigan's John Engler, Wisconsin's Tommy Thompson, Florida's Jeb Bush and Virginia's Jim Gilmore and George Allen who led national reform from state capitals starting in the 1990s. Then and now, the governors' message is consistent: Government is more often the problem than the solution.

Brett M. Decker is editorial page editor of The Washington Times. He is coauthor of the new book "Bowing to Beijing" (Regnery, 2011).

© Copyright 2012 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprin

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“What's needed to discourage illegal immigration into the United States has been known for years: Enforce existing law.” ….. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

 

 

THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION:

WILL THE MEXICAN INVASION BANKRUPT AMERICA?

THE OBAMA AMNESTY BY STEALTH OR CONTINUED NON-ENFORCEMENT WOULD ADD 100 MILLION ILLEGALS! LOOK AROUND YOU! WHERE TO YOU SEE AN NON-HISPANIC, ENGLISH SPEAKING EMPLOYEE?


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THE MEXICAN CRIME TIDAL WAVE SPREADS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES

 

Everyday there are 12 Americans murdered by Mexicans and 8 children molested!

California Attorney Gen Kamala Harris announced that nearly HALF of all murders in Mex-occupied CA are by MEX GANGS!

 

http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2012/07/mexican-gangs-spread-across-nation.html

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“What's needed to discourage illegal immigration into the United States has been known for years: Enforce existing law.” ….. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

 

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ARTICLE BELOW:

The study, based on 2010 and 2011 census data, found that 43 percent of immigrants who have been in the U.S. at least 20 years were using welfare benefits, a rate that is nearly twice as high as native-born Americans and nearly 50 percent higher than recent immigrants.

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“The principal beneficiaries of our current immigration policy are affluent Americans who hire immigrants at substandard wages for low-end work. Harvard economist George Borjas estimates that American workers lose $190 billion annually in depressed wages caused by the constant flooding of the labor market at the low-wage end.”     Christian Science Monitor

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“Law enforcement and public safety have taken a back seat to attempts to satisfy immigrant advocacy groups,” Crane told the panel of congressmen.

“What we're seeing is our Congress and national leadership dismantling our laws by not enforcing them. Lawlessness becomes the norm, just like Third World corruption. Illegal aliens now have more rights and privileges than Americans. If you are an illegal alien, you can drive a car without a driver's license or insurance. You may obtain medical care without paying. You may work without paying taxes. Your children enjoy free education at the expense of taxpaying Americans.”

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Slow path to progress for U.S. immigrants

43% on welfare after 20 years

 

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Immigrants lag behind native-born Americans on most measures of economic well-being — even those who have been in the U.S. the longest, according to a report from the Center for Immigration Studies, which argues that full assimilation is a more complex task than overcoming language or cultural differences.

The study, which covers all immigrants, legal and illegal, and their U.S.-born children younger than 18, found that immigrants tend to make economic progress by most measures the longer they live in the U.S. but lag well behind native-born Americans on factors such as poverty, health insurance coverage and homeownership.

The study, based on 2010 and 2011 census data, found that 43 percent of immigrants who have been in the U.S. at least 20 years were using welfare benefits, a rate that is nearly twice as high as native-born Americans and nearly 50 percent higher than recent immigrants.

The report was released at a time when both major presidential candidates have backed policies that would make it easier to immigrate legally and would boost the numbers of people coming to the U.S.

Steven A. Camarota, the center’s research director and author of the 96-page study, said it shows that questions about the pros and cons of immigration extend well beyond the sheer numbers and touch on the broader consequences of assimilating a population defined by tougher socioeconomic challenges.

“Look, we know a lot of these folks are going to be poor, we get it. But don’t tell the public it’s all going great, which is the story line I think a lot of people want to sell,” Mr. Camarota said. “There is progress over time. Every measure shows improvement over time, but still, the situation does not look like we’d like it to look, particularly for the less-educated. They lag well behind natives even when they’ve been here for two decades, and that is very disconcerting.”

Federal law requires that the government deny immigrant visas to potential immigrants who are likely to be unable to support themselves and thereby become public charges.

On Tuesday, a handful of Republican senators wrote to the Homeland Security and State departments asking them to explain why they don’t consider whether potential immigrants would use many of the nearly 80 federal welfare programs when they evaluate visa applications.

Neither department responded to messages Tuesday seeking a response to the senators’ letter.

Expanding legal immigration is a contentious issue for voters, the vast majority of whom tell pollsters that they want the levels either retained or decreased.

But most politicians want legal immigration expanded.

During his time in the U.S. SenateBarack Obama backed bills that would have dramatically boosted legal immigration, potentially by hundreds of thousands a year. As president, he has called for the same thing.

(LA RAZA DEMS FEINSTEIN AND BOXER HAVE THREE (3) TIMES ATTEMPTED A “SPECIAL AMNESTY” FOR 1.5 MILLION “CHEAP” LABOR ILLEGAL FARM WORKERS. THEY DO THIS ON BEHALF OF THEIR FILTHY RICH BIG AG BIZ DONORS…. DESPITE THE FACT THAT ONE-THIRD OF ALL “CHEAP” FARM WORKERS WILL END UP ON WELFARE! – CA NOW PUTS OUT $22 BILLION PER YEAR IN SOCIAL SERVICES TO ILLEGALS!!! ON TOP OF THIS COUNTIES HAND OUT MORE, WITH LOS ANGELLES LEADING. L.A. COUNTY PAYS OUT $600 MILLION PER YEAR IN WELFARE FOR ILLEGALS, PRIMARILY ANCHOR BABY BREEDERS! NOT ONE AMERICAN (LEGAL) VOTED TO BE MEXICO’S WELFARE STATE! DEMS ARE THE PARTY of ILLEGALS!)

“We need to provide our farms a legal way to hire workers that they rely on, and a path for those workers to earn legal status. And our laws should respect families following the rules — reuniting them more quickly instead of splitting them apart,” Mr. Obama said in a major speech on the subject in El Paso, Texas, in 2011.

His presumed Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, in June called for increasing legal immigration for students who study in high-tech fields and admitting unlimited family members of those who hold green cards.

“Our immigration system should help promote strong families as well — not keep them apart. Our nation benefits when moms and dads and their kids are all living together under the same roof,” Mr. Romney told the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials.

Mr. Camarota’s report took a broad look at the immigrant population and found that immigrants are contributing to major changes in American society, including that one-fourth of public school students now speak languages other than English at home.

It also found that immigrants as a population lead complex economic lives that aren’t easily put into one category or another.

Immigrants made up more than half of all farmworkers, 41 percent of taxi drivers and 48 percent of maids and housecleaners, but they also represented about one-third of all computer programmers and 27 percent of doctors.

The statistics varied greatly by geography. In Massachusetts, native-led households averaged $89,000 in income while immigrant households averaged $66,000.

In Virginia, immigrant-led households averaged $93,000 in income, far outstripping native households’ $80,000 average. Likewise, immigrant families averaged a larger tax burden in Virginia — though they also had higher rates of use of welfare or Medicaid.

The center found that use of public benefits varied dramatically based on where immigrants originated.

Mexicans were most likely to use means-tested benefit programs, with 57 percent, while 6 percent of those from the United Kingdom did. The rate for native-born Americans is 23 percent.

Mr. Camarota said a key dividing line is educational attainment. Immigrants who have been in the U.S. 20 years and who have bachelor’s degrees or higher make slightly more than the average native-born American. But immigrants with only high school educations make less no matter how long they have been in the U.S.

“The fact is the less-educated in particular — they don’t do well over time,” he said. “It’s not reasonable to expect an immigrant who comes to America with only a high school education to close the gap with the native-born.”

Scholars debate whether the current wave of immigrants will assimilate differently from those in the 1800s and at the start of the 20th century.

George Borjas, a Harvard University professor, has argued that second-generation Americans — the children of today’s immigrants — will fall behind in wages by about 10 percent by 2030.

(THE BELOW STATS HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH ASSIMILATION! COME TO MEXIFORNIA WHERE 90% OF ALL SERVICE SECTOR AND CONSTRUCTION JOBS ARE HELD BY MEXICANS. YOU WON’T HEAR THEM SPEAKING ENGLISH!)

But in “Assimilation Tomorrow,” a report released in November, Dowell Myers and John Pitkin said immigrants of the 1990s eventually will attain high rates of homeownership and 71 percent will become U.S. citizens by 2030.

Those authors said immigrants were set back by the recent recession but were still on track to follow the same assimilation path as previous waves of immigrants.

(THE THING IS… MOST SOURCES PUT THE NUMBER OF ILLEGALS AT 40 MILLION AND BREEDING FAST! THERE ARE 12 MILLION OF THESE “11 MILLION” ILLEGALS IN SOUTHERN CA ALONE!)

They also said a program to legalize the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. would be critical to helping assimilation.

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LA RAZA DEMS BUILD THE "DREAM ACT" LIFE FOR LA RAZA OFF THE AMERICANS BACK! NOT ONE AMERICAN VOTED FOR ONE DREAM ACT HANDOUT!

http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2012/01/mexifornia-la-raza-supremacy-legals.html

 

A CASE STUDY OF WHAT BEING MEXICO’S “FREE” BIRTHING CENTER COSTS:

 

Jose Herria emigrated illegally from Mexico to Stockton, Calif., in 1997 to work as a fruit picker. He brought with him his wife, Felipa, and three children, 19, 12 and 8 – all illegals. When Felipa gave birth to her fourth child, daughter Flor, the family had what is referred to as an "anchor baby" – an American citizen by birth who provided the entire Silverio clan a ticket to remain in the U.S. permanently. But Flor was born premature, spent three months in the neonatal incubator and cost the San Joaquin Hospital more than $300,000. Meanwhile, oldest daughter Lourdes married an illegal alien gave birth to a daughter, too. Her name is Esmeralda. And Felipa had yet another child, Cristian. The two Silverio anchor babies generate $1,000 per month in public welfare funding for the family. Flor gets $600 a month for asthma. Healthy Cristian gets $400. While the Silverios earned $18,000 last year picking fruit, they picked up another $12,000 for their two "anchor babies." While President Bush says the U.S. needs more "cheap labor" from south of the border to do jobs Americans aren't willing to do, the case of the Silverios shows there are indeed uncalculated costs involved in the importation of such labor – public support and uninsured medical costs. In fact, the increasing number of illegal aliens coming into the United States is forcing the closure of hospitals, spreading previously vanquished diseases and threatening to destroy America's prized health-care system, says a report in the spring issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. "The influx of illegal aliens has serious hidden medical consequences," writes Madeleine Pelner Cosman, author of the report. "We judge reality primarily by what we see. But what we do not see can be more dangerous, more expensive, and more deadly than what is seen." According to her study, 84 California hospitals are closing their doors as a direct result of the rising number of illegal aliens and their non-reimbursed tax on the system. "Anchor babies," the author writes, "born to illegal aliens instantly qualify as Disability Income."citizens for welfare benefits and have caused enormous rises in Medicaid costs and stipends under Supplemental Security Income and

 

ACCORDING TO CA ATTORNEY GENERAL KAMALA HARRIS (LA RAZA DEM FOR AMNESTY), NEARLY HALF OF ALL MURDERS IN CA ARE BY MEX GANGS!

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California spending annually $22 billion to support illegals


Going To the Top!

By Susan Tully

I've been at the immigration reform and enforcement table for about 20 years. I've worked with activists during all those years. But last week, in Los Angeles, I had a first-time-ever experience at an activist brain storming session.

Gathered for an update on Stop AB131, the petition drive to gather signatures to force a ballot initiative as to whether the California taxpayers should fund college grants to illegal aliens, I asked the top activist leaders from Southern California how the signature drive was going.

They started updating me with the positive response from California residents who signed the petitions, but then admitted about 500,000 more signatures were still needed. When I said there was only a little more than three weeks to go to meet the January 5th deadline, suddenly their faces dropped at once, and the room went completely silent.

It was easy to read on each of their faces; the task was nearly impossible! Without big money to pay signature gatherers or a tsunami of petitions flooding in, the taxpayers of California will be forced to give grant money to illegal aliens for college, on top of the $22 billion they are spending annually in California to support the illegal alien population.

While all of our minds were racing and searching for suggestions as to how to accomplish this daunting task of gathering signatures, Lupe Moreno, long time Hispanic leader from Santa Ana, said "Can we have a prayer?" Everyone agreed to pray.

As the prayer went around the table, people expressed their sorrow for the lack of leadership in the State of California and in the nation to protect the interest of American citizens, and asked for divine guidance in helping them understand the harm their policies are inflicting on millions of innocent people in the state. In all the years I have worked on this issue, I had not witnessed the sort of sincere emotion that was expressed in that room.

(THE FASTEST GROWING POLITICAL PARTY IN AMERICA IS THE MEXICAN FASCIST PARTY of LA RAZA! AND WE ARE FORCED TO FUND IT!)

You see, the politicians in California are happy to give money the state doesn't have to illegal aliens to attend college, while they cut the budgets and slash programs for public safety, right and left. The American citizen's interests and safety are simply collateral damage for seeking and appealing to the illegal alien lobby.

These activists in California have already learned what the rest of the nation is about to learn. We the people. . . are the only ones looking out for the best interest of American citizens. With few exceptions, we have no national leadership on the issue of stopping the illegal migration flow into our nation.

American citizenship or the benefits thereof have become a commodity for politicians to pander and barter away. They will grant de facto citizenship through sanctuary policies, in-state tuition, non-compliance with Secure Communities, grants for college, etc., etc., etc. President Obama and most the Republican presidential hopefuls are peddling various versions of amnesty proposals if they are elected next year.

What do these politicians want in return? They are hoping to leverage enough votes in key states to put them over the top in 2012, no matter what it costs the American people. This is futures betting: The politicians are gambling the nation's future in hopes of winning the next election.

So while the state can't afford to pay its bills or provide decent services to citizens, these California activists watch their elected leaders lavish still more benefits for people who don't have a legal right to be in the country. And while their child might have to pay out-of-state tuition to go to college in another state, thousands of illegal aliens are going to college at in-state tuition rates in California that they are subsidizing.

In addition they know that millions of other illegal alien parents are receiving food stamps, Medicaid, housing assistance and dozens of other state and local benefits for their American-born children, while they have to decide which bills will be paid this month and which will have to wait.

It's not hard to understand why the activist of California need all the help they can get. Please go to www.stopAB131.com and lend a hand to our friends and family and the people of California to do what needs to be done for the good of our children first.

 

THESE FIGURES ON WELFARE FOR ILLEGALS IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY ARE DATED. IT NOW EXCEEDS $600 MILLION PER YEAR!!! (source: Los Angeles County & JUDICIAL WATCH)

 

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1949085/posts

 

THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION:

WILL THE MEXICAN INVASION BANKRUPT AMERICA?


 

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WELFARE FOR ILLEGALS IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY ALONE IS UP TO $600 MILLION PER YEAR… HOW MUCH OF THAT DOES MEXICO PAY US BACK ON?

 

JUDICIAL WATCH

SANCTUARY COUNTY LOS ANGELES SPENDS $600 MILLION ON WELFARE FOR ILLEGALS

County Spends $600 Mil On Welfare For Illegal Immigrants

Last Updated: Thu, 03/11/2010 - 3:14pm

For the second consecutive year taxpayers in a single U.S. county will dish out more than half a billion dollars just to cover the welfare and food-stamp costs of illegal immigrants.  

Los Angeles County, the nation’s most populous, may be in the midst of a dire financial crisis but somehow there are plenty of funds for illegal aliens. In January alone, anchor babies born to the county’s illegal immigrants collected more than $50 million in welfare benefits. At that rate the cash-strapped county will pay around $600 million this year to provide illegal aliens’ offspring with food stamps and other welfare perks.

The exorbitant figure, revealed this week by a county supervisor, doesn’t even include the enormous cost of educating, medically treating or incarcerating illegal aliens in the sprawling county of about 10 million residents. Los Angeles County annually spends more than $1 billion for those combined services, including $500 million for healthcare and $350 million for public safety. 

About a quarter of the county’s welfare and food stamp issuances go to parents who reside in the United States illegally and collect benefits for their anchor babies, according to the figures from the county’s Department of Social Services. In 2009 the tab ran $570 million and this year’s figure is expected to increase by several million dollars. 

Illegal immigration continues to have a “catastrophic impact on Los Angeles County taxpayers,” the veteran county supervisor (Michael Antonovich) who revealed the information has said. The former fifth-grade history teacher has repeatedly come under fire from his liberal counterparts for publicizing statistics that confirm the devastation illegal immigration has had on the region. Antonovich, who has served on the board for nearly three decades, represents a portion of the county that is roughly twice the size of Rhode Island and has about 2 million residents.

His district is simply a snippet of a larger crisis. Nationwide, Americans pay around $22 billion annually to provide illegal immigrants with welfare benefits that include food assistance programs such as free school lunches in public schools, food stamps and a nutritional program (known as WIC) for low-income women and their children. Tens of billions more are spent on other social services, medical care, public education and legal costs such as incarceration and public defenders. 

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THE BREEDERS – MEXICO “ANCHORS” THEIR OCCUPATION AND EXPANDS THE LA RAZA WELFARE STATE BY BREEDING IT AT OUR COST!

 

NEXT TO DRUGS AND CRIMINALS, MEXICO’S BIGGEST EXPORTS IS PREGNANT WOMEN!

 

 

“Through love of having children, we are going to take over.”  AUGUSTIN CEBADA, BROWN BERETS, THE LA RAZA FASCIST PARTY


Anchor Babies Grab One Quarter of Welfare Dollars in L.A. County


The anchor baby scam has proven lucrative for illegal aliens in Los Angeles County, at considerable cost to our own poor and downtrodden legal citizenry.

The numbers show that more than $50 million in CalWORKS benefits and food stamps for January went to children born in the United States whose parents are in the country without documentation. This represents approximately 23 percent of the total benefits under the state welfare and food stamp programs, Antonovich said.


"When you add this to $350 million for public safety and nearly $500 million for health care, the total cost for illegal immigrants to county taxpayers far exceeds $1 billion a year -- not including the millions of dollars for education," Antonovich said.


I love children and I'm all for compassion -- smart, teach-them-to-fish compassion. But when laws, the Constitution, and enforcement allow illegal aliens (the operative word here being "illegal") to insinuate themselves into our nation and bleed us of our precious financial resources, then laws, the Constitution and enforcement need to be changed.


 

ANCHOR BABIES BORN  IN OUR BORDERS ARE STILL CITIZENS OF MEXICO!



"Remember 187 -- the Proposition to deny taxpayer funds for services to
non-citizens -- was the last gasp of white America in California."
---Art Torres, Chairman of the California Democratic Party

Anchor Baby Power

La Voz de Aztlan has produced a video in honor of the millions of babies that have been born as US citizens to Mexican undocumented parents. These babies are destined to transform America. The nativist CNN reporter Lou Dobbs estimates that there are over 200,000 "Anchor Babies" born every year whereas George Putnam, a radio reporter, says the figure is closer to 300,000. La Voz de Aztlan believes that the number is approximately 500,000 "Anchor Babies" born every year.

The video below depicts the many faces of the "Anchor Baby Generation". The video includes a fascinating segment showing a group of elementary school children in Santa Ana, California confronting the Minutemen vigilantes. The video ends with a now famous statement by Professor Jose Angel Gutierrez of the University of Texas at Austin.




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JUDICIAL WATCH.org

 

County’s Monthly Welfare Tab For Illegal Aliens $52 Million

09/07/2010

 

As the mainstream media focuses on a study that reveals a sharp decline in the nation’s illegal immigrant population, monthly welfare payments to children of undocumented aliens increased to $52 million in one U.S. county alone.

The hoopla surrounding last week’s news that the annual flow of illegal immigrants into the U.S. dropped by two-thirds in the past decade overlooked an important matter; the cost of educating, incarcerating and medically treating illegal aliens hasn’t decreased along with it, but rather skyrocketed to the tune of tens of billions of dollars annually.

 

THIS FIGURE DOES NOT INCLUDE EXTRA MILLIONS PAID FOR ANCHOR BABIES

 

Those figures don’t even include the extra millions that local municipalities dish out on welfare payments to the U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants, commonly known as anchor babies. In Los Angeles County alone that figure increased by nearly $4 million in the last year, sticking taxpayers with a whopping $52 million tab to provide illegal immigrants’ offspring with food stamps and other welfare benefits for just one month.

That means the nation’s most populous county, in the midst of a dire financial crisis, will spend more than $600 million this year to provide families headed by illegal immigrants with welfare benefits. In each of the past two years Los Angeles County taxpayers have spent about half a billion dollars just to cover the welfare and food-stamp costs of illegal immigrants. Additionally, the county spends $550 million on public safety and nearly $500 million on healthcare for illegal aliens.

About a quarter of the county’s welfare and food stamp issuances go to parents who reside in the United States illegally and collect benefits for their anchor babies, according to the figures from L.A. County’s Department of Social Services. Nationwide, Americans pay around $22 billion annually to provide illegal immigrants with welfare perks that include food assistance programs such as free school lunches in public schools, food stamps and a nutritional program (known as WIC) for low-income women and their children.

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ILLEGALS COST CALIFORNIA BILLIONS – HOW “CHEAP” IS THE MEXICAN INVASION AND OCCUPATION.

ADD TO THIS THAT NEARLY HALF OF ALL MURDERS IN CA ARE BY MEXICAN GANGS!

 

By Jerry Seper

 THE WASHINGTON TIMES

 Published December 7, 2004

 

 (NOTE THESE FIGURE ARE FROM 2004. SINCE THEN THERE’S BEEN ANOTHER 10 MILLION ILLEGALS CLIMB OVER THE BORDERS. THE PEW REPORTS THAT APPROXIMATELY 40 MILLION !MORE! MEXICANS ARE PLANNING TO JOIN THEM FOR THE AMERICAN GRAVY TRAIN)

 Illegal immigration costs the taxpayers of California -- which has the highest number of illegal aliens nationwide -- $10.5 billion a year for education, health care and incarceration, according to a study released yesterday. A key finding of the report by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) said the state's already struggling kindergarten-through-12th-grade education system spends $7.7 billion a year on children of illegal aliens, who constitute 15 percent of the student body. The report also said the incarceration of convicted illegal aliens in state prisons and jails and uncompensated medical outlays for health care provided to illegal aliens each amounted to about $1.4 billion annually. The incarceration costs did not include judicial expenditures or the monetary costs of the crimes committed by illegal aliens that led to their incarceration. "California's addiction to 'cheap' illegal-alien labor is bankrupting the state and posing enormous burdens on the state's shrinking middle-class tax base," said FAIR President Dan Stein. "Most Californians, who have seen their taxes increase while public services deteriorate, already know the impact that mass illegal immigration is having on their communities, but even they may be shocked when they learn just how much of a drain illegal immigration has become," he said. California is estimated to be home to nearly 3 million illegal aliens. Mr. Stein noted that state and local taxes paid by the unauthorized immigrant population go toward offsetting these costs, but do not match expenses. The total of such payments was estimated in the report to be about $1.6 billion per year. He also said the total cost of illegal immigration to the state's taxpayers would be considerably higher if other cost areas, such as special English instruction, school meal programs or welfare benefits for American workers displaced by illegal-alien workers were added into the equation. Gerardo Gonzalez, director of the National Latino Research Center at California State at San Marcos, which compiles data on Hispanics, was critical of FAIR's report yesterday. He said FAIR's estimates did not measure some of the contributions that illegal aliens make to the state's economy. "Beyond taxes, these workers' production and spending contribute to California's economy, especially the agricultural sector," he said, adding that both legal and illegal aliens are the "backbone" of the state's $28 billion-a-year agricultural industry. In August, a similar study by the Center for Immigration Studies in Washington, said U.S. households headed by illegal aliens used $26.3 billion in government services during 2002, but paid $16 billion in taxes, an annual cost to taxpayers of $10 billion. The FAIR report focused on three specific program areas because those were the costs examined by researchers from the Urban Institute in 1994, Mr. Stein said. Looking at the costs of education, health care and incarceration for illegal aliens in 1994, the Urban Institute estimated that California was subsidizing illegal immigrants at about $1.1 billion a year. Mr. Stein said an enormous rise in the costs of illegal immigrants in 10 years is because of the rapid growth of the illegal population. He said it is reasonable to expect those costs to continue to soar if action is not taken to turn the tide. "1994 was the same year that California voters rebelled and overwhelmingly passed Proposition 187, which sought to limit liability for mass illegal immigration," he said. "Since then, state and local governments have blatantly ignored the wishes of the voters and continued to shell out publicly financed benefits on illegal aliens. "Predictably, the costs of illegal immigration have grown geometrically, while the state has spiraled into a fiscal crisis that has brought it near bankruptcy," he said. Mr. Stein said that the state must adopt measures to systematically collect information on illegal-alien use of taxpayer-funded services and on where they are employed, and that policies need to be pursued to hold employers financially accountable.

 

From the Los Angeles Times

CAPITOL JOURNAL

Illegal immigrants are a factor in California's budget math

George Skelton
Capitol Journal

February 2, 2009

From Sacramento — Based on my e-mail, a lot of folks think the solution to California's state budget deficit is to round up all the illegal immigrants and truck them down to Mexico.

Wrong. Even if it were logistically possible and the deportees didn't just climb off the truck and hitch another ride back up north, their absence from the state wouldn't come close to saving enough tax dollars to balance a budget that has a $42-billion hole projected over the next 17 months.

Painful cuts in education, healthcare and social service programs still would be needed. Sharp tax increases would be required.

That said, let's be honest: Illegal immigration does cost California taxpayers a substantial wad, undeniably into the billions.

But it hasn't been PC for officeholders to talk about this for years, ever since Gov. Pete Wilson broke his pick waging an aggressive campaign for Proposition 187. That 1994 ballot initiative sought to bar illegal immigrants from most public services, including education. Voters approved the measure overwhelmingly, but it was tossed out by the courts.

Wilson was demonized by Democrats within the Latino community. And many think the Republican Party never has recovered among this rapidly growing slice of the electorate.

So it's not a topic that comes easily to the tongues of politicians, even Republicans.

Besides, most of the policy issues are out of California's hands. The federal government has jurisdiction over the border. Federal law decrees that every child is entitled to attend public school, regardless of immigration status. And every person -- here illegally or not -- must be cared for in hospital emergency rooms.

But the state does add a few benefits that aren't required.

And as Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders dig into the books trying to find billions in savings, at least a brief look at what's being spent on illegal immigrants seems in order.

First, nobody seems to know exactly. Numbers vary widely, depending which side they come from in the ongoing angry debate over whether people who entered the country illegally to work should be allowed to stay or loaded on the southbound truck.

But here are some no-agenda numbers:

* There were 2.8 million illegal immigrants living in California in 2006, the last year for which there are relatively good figures, according to the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California. That represented about 8% of the state's population and roughly a quarter of the nation's illegal immigrants. About 90% of California's illegal immigrants were from Latin America; 65% from Mexico.

* There are roughly 19,000 illegal immigrants in state prisons, representing 11% of all inmates. That's costing $970 million during the current fiscal year. The feds kick in a measly $111 million, leaving the state with an $859 million tab.

* Schools are the toughest to calculate. Administrators don't ask kids about citizenship status. Anyway, many children of illegal immigrants were born in this country and automatically became U.S. citizens.

If you figure that the children of illegal immigrants attending K-12 schools approximates the proportion of illegal immigrants in the population, the bill currently comes to roughly $4 billion. Most is state money; some local property taxes.

* Illegal immigrants aren't entitled to welfare, called CalWORKs. But their citizen children are. Roughly 190,000 kids are receiving welfare checks that pass through their parents. The cost: about $500 million, according to the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office.

Schwarzenegger has proposed removing these children from the welfare rolls after five years. It's part of a broader proposal to also boot off, after five years, the children of U.S. citizens who aren't meeting federal work requirements. There'd be a combined savings of $522 million.

* The state is spending $775 million on Medi-Cal healthcare for illegal immigrants, according to the legislative analyst. Of that, $642 million goes into direct benefits. Practically all the rest is paid to counties to administer the program. The feds generally match the state dollar-for-dollar on mandatory programs.

So-called emergency services are the biggest state cost: $536 million. Prenatal care is $59 million. Not counted in the overall total is the cost of baby delivery -- $108 million -- because the newborns aren't illegal immigrants.

The state also pays $47 million for programs that Washington does not require: Non-emergency care (breast and cervical cancer treatment), $25 million; long-term nursing home care, $19 million; abortions, $3 million.

Schwarzenegger has proposed requiring illegal immigrants to requalify every month for Medi-Cal benefits, except pregnancy-related emergencies.

There also are other taxpayer costs -- especially through local governments -- but those are the biggies for the state. Add them all up and the state spends well over $5 billion a year on illegal immigrants and their families.

Of course, illegal immigrants do pay state taxes. But no way do they pay enough to replenish what they're drawing in services. Their main revenue contribution would be the sales tax, but they can't afford to be big consumers, and food and prescription drugs are exempt.

My view is this: These people are here illegally and shouldn't be, regardless of whether they're just looking for a better life. Do it the legal way. And enforce the law against hiring the undocumented.

On the other hand, they are here. We can't have uneducated kids and unhealthy people living with us. We have moral obligations and practical imperatives.

The Obama administration and Congress need to finally pass an immigration reform act that allows for an agriculture work program and a route to citizenship.

Meanwhile, California should be honest about the costs. Illegal immigrants are not the sole cause of the state's deficit. But they are a drain.

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EXPORTING POVERTY... we take MEXICO'S........ (where can we send AMERICA'S?????????????)

The Mexican Invasion................................................ 3 MILLION ILLEGALS HOP THE BORDER EVERY YEAR. ……..1.5 MILLION AMERICANS FALL INTO POVERTY..... AND UNLESS YOU’RE PART OF THE CORPORATE CLASS OF BILLIONAIRES, YOU’RE NOT DOING WELL EITHER. WHAT THIS CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR ARTICLE FAILS TO MENTION IS THAT THE NARCO-MEXICAN STATE ALSO EXPORTS THEIR CRIMINAL CLASS TO BE HOUSED IN OUR PRISONS AND JAILS. As well as 30 billion dollar drug trade with all the criminal elements still attached. ILLEGALS NOW MAKE UP ALMOST HALF THE COST OF THE US PRISON SYSTEM. ONE-THIRD OF ALL FEDERAL CRIMINAL COURT CASES ARE WITH ILLEGALS. However this article is not entirely fair. Mexico does manufacture and export approximately a half-billion dollars of counterfeit DVD’s stolen from the American economy besides their poor and criminal classes.

 

 from the March 30, 2006 edition - http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0330/p09s02-coop.html

 

 Mexico prefers to export its poor, not uplift them At this week's summit, failed reforms under Fox should be the issue, not US actions.

By George W. Grayson

WILLIAMSBURG, VA.

At the parleys this week with his US and Canadian counterparts in Cancún, Mexican President Vicente Fox will press for more opportunities for his countrymen north of the Rio Grande. Specifically, he will argue for additional visas for Mexicans to enter the United States and Canada, the expansion of guest-worker schemes, and the "regularization" of illegal immigrants who reside throughout the continent. In a recent interview with CNN, the Mexican chief executive excoriated as "undemocratic" the extension of a wall on the US-Mexico border and called for the "orderly, safe, and legal" northbound flow of Mexicans, many of whom come from his home state of Guanajuato. Mexican legislators share Mr. Fox's goals. Silvia Hernández Enriquez, head of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations for North America, recently emphasized that the solution to the "structural phenomenon" of unlawful migration lies not with "walls or militarization" but with "understanding, cooperation, and joint responsibility." Such rhetoric would be more convincing if Mexican officials were making a good faith effort to uplift the 50 percent of their 106 million people who live in poverty. To his credit, Fox's "Opportunities" initiative has improved slightly the plight of the poorest of the poor. Still, neither he nor Mexico's lawmakers have advanced measures that would spur sustained growth, improve the quality of the workforce, curb unemployment, and obviate the flight of Mexicans abroad. Indeed, Mexico's leaders have turned hypocrisy from an art form into an exact science as they shirk their obligations to fellow citizens, while decrying efforts by the US senators and representatives to crack down on illegal immigration at the border and the workplace. What are some examples of this failure of responsibility? • When oil revenues are excluded, Mexico raises the equivalent of only 9 percent of its gross domestic product in taxes - a figure roughly equivalent to that of Haiti and far below the level of major Latin American nations. Not only is Mexico's collection rate ridiculously low, its fiscal regime is riddled with loopholes and exemptions, giving rise to widespread evasion. Congress has rebuffed efforts to reform the system. Insufficient revenues mean that Mexico spends relatively little on two key elements of social mobility: Education commands just 5.3 percent of its GDP and healthcare only 6.10 percent, according to the World Bank's last comparative study. • A venal, "come-back-tomorrow" bureaucracy explains the 58 days it takes to open a business in Mexico compared with three days in Canada, five days in the US, nine days in Jamaica, and 27 days in Chile. Mexico's private sector estimates that 34 percent of the firms in the country made "extra official" payments to functionaries and legislators in 2004. These bribes totaled $11.2 billion and equaled 12 percent of GDP. • Transparency International, a nongovernmental organization, placed Mexico in a tie with Ghana, Panama, Peru, and Turkey for 65th among 158 countries surveyed for corruption. • Economic competition is constrained by the presence of inefficient, overstaffed state oil and electricity monopolies, as well as a small number of private corporations - closely linked to government big shots - that control telecommunications, television, food processing, transportation, construction, and cement. Politicians who talk about, much less propose, trust-busting measures are as rare as a snowfall in the Sonoran Desert. Geography, self-interests, and humanitarian concerns require North America's neighbors to cooperate on myriad issues, not the least of which is immigration. However, Mexico's power brokers have failed to make the difficult decisions necessary to use their nation's bountiful wealth to benefit the masses. Washington and Ottawa have every right to insist that Mexico's pampered elite act responsibly, rather than expecting US and Canadian taxpayers to shoulder burdens Mexico should assume.