Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Illegals: Costing Us a Pretty Penny. . .and More

Read this article. Pretty please?

Ok, now you understand--if you didn't already--why I'm always harping about illegal immigration.

They're costing us over $10 billion in services, annually.

The research, conducted by the Center for Immigration Studies, used Census Bureau data from 2002 to find the fiscal impact of illegal aliens. The $10 billion figure was determined by subtracting taxes paid by illegals from the value of services they enjoy.

CIS noted the study did not include the impact of illegals on state and local governments.

The think tank estimates that if illegal aliens were extended amnesty, as President Bush has proposed, the impact to the federal budget would grow to nearly $29 billion.

Of course, this doesn't even address the ease of terrorists sneaking into a nation with unguarded borders:

". . .Give me your scum, your trash,
Your huddled zealots yearning to kill me,
The wretched flotsam of your putrid shores.
Send these, the fascists, tempest-tost to me,
I stand--fully armed--beside the golden door!"

With deepest apologies to Emma Lazarus.

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