By Frosty Wooldridge
Take a look at these figures: NBC reported 26 million Americans unemployed or working half time because they cannot obtain a full time job. Countless millions lost their homes to foreclosures in the past three years. At the same time, 35 million Americans subsist on food stamps. Yes, you may check Google for that figure. Our national debt wallows at $12 trillion.
In the same breath, last month, our U.S. Congress injected around 200,000 to 238,000 legal and illegal immigrants into this country. Month in and month out! Year in and year out! They injected 2.4 million last year and they will inject another 2.4 million in 2010. Most go on welfare and many stay on the public dole.
Former Colorado Governor Lamm said, “Are we in dreamland? The United States has had zero net job growth since 2000, yet we imported more than 10 million permanent immigrants in the same period. Our real U.S. unemployment rate is 17.3 percent when we consider the discouraged workers, more than 20 million, and yet some in Congress along with Udall and Bennet, propose increasing legal immigration and giving amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, who themselves will be allowed to bring in their spouses, parents, children, brothers, sisters and spouses and children of brothers and sisters. America has its plate full putting our own workers back to work.”
Jack Barnes, Fort Collins, Colorado, said, “Why is allowing more than 12 million current illegal aliens to become citizens considered “immigration reform”? What will we call it when another 10 or 20 or 100 million citizens from other countries cross our borders in defiance of our laws and sovereignty and demand to become citizens? I see not positive outcome in sight following the current ‘reform’ logic.”
DOES ANY OF IT MAKE SENSE TO AMERICAN CITIZENS?
The answer? A resounding “NO!” None of it makes any sense whatsoever!
Last year, Roy Beck of www.numbersusa.com directed his team to visit all 535 U.S. Congressional offices with facts, graphs and figures on immigration’s impact. His staff showed every U.S. Senator and House critter the impacts of adding 100 million people to the USA within 25 years. His staff asked Congressional members to consider lowering legal immigration back down to pre-1965 levels of less than 200,000 annually.
Not one, solitary, zinc-hearted, stinkin’, friendless, soul-less, conniving, scheming, shrewd, sagacious and you take your pick of names--Senator or House member would sponsor a simple bill to reduce legal immigration! That shows you how many rats live under our nation’s capitol dome each day! Whomever they represent, it’s not U.S. citizens!
Does anyone understand that we suffer 20 to 26 million Americans out of work or full time employment? How about 35 million American citizens subsisting on food stamps because they cannot find a job? Does anyone understand that 1.5 million homeless Americans live on the streets? Over 13.4 million American children, according to Katie Couric, live below the poverty line and go to bed hungry every night?
In America? In the most advanced first world country in the world? In our own communities?
WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE?
California, loaded with five million illegal aliens and their children, presents a model of this human tragedy. California adds 1,700 legal and illegal immigrants daily! (Source: www.capsweb.org)
Last year, “San Bernardino County spent $64 million on welfare for illegal immigrants' American children” by Stephan Wall, http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_14217638, 1/18/10
Why? Because Governor Schwarzenegger would not enforce immigration laws, because ICE would not arrest illegal employers, because all those elected to uphold the U.S. Constitution would not follow their sworn oaths. Therefore, California taxpayers spent not just $64 million, but a total of over $10 billion on illegal aliens. Senators Boxer and Feinstein sat on their butts watching it happen as well as 37 California House members. Amazing!
U.S. taxpayers shelled out, according to the Edwin Rubenstein Report, www.thesocialcontract.com , $346 billion. They continue to shell it out year in and year out. That coincides with the fact that we add 200,000 to 240,000 immigrants every 30 days.
“Nationwide, one-in-three immigrant-headed households uses at least one major welfare program, compared to 19 percent of native households, according to the Center for Immigration Studies, a Washington D.C.-based think tank that advocates immigration reduction,” said Wall. “In California, 192,660 citizen children are getting welfare checks passed through their illegal immigrant parents. That costs $546 million a year in state, federal and county funds. Some lawmakers say it's an expense California can't afford as the state struggles to close nearly $20 billion budget gap.”
"We should never be giving benefits to people in this country illegally," said state Sen. Bob Dutton, R-Rancho Cucamonga.
“County officials provided data from August 2009 to show the funding and number of American-born children of illegal immigrants receiving aid and food stamp programs,” reported Wall. “Information for all of 2009 was not easily retrievable, officials said, but the August figures are an accurate reflection of a monthly total during the year. The maximum CalWORKs grant for a family of three in the county is $661 per month. The maximum amount of food stamp assistance that a family of three can get is $526 a month. In August, the county spent nearly $3.3 million for CalWORKs and about $2 million for food stamps for the American-born children of illegal immigrants. The two programs totaled nearly $64 million when multiplied over 12 months.”
Over 400,000 illegal mothers annually birth “anchor babies” in the USA at a cost of billions both in medical, food, housing and educational outlays for K-12.
“The welfare expenses don't count pregnancy-related services that were provided last year to about 2,350 illegal immigrant women in the county through Medi-Cal, a health-care program for low-income California residents,” reported Wall. “The welfare costs also don't include the roughly $11 billion the state spends annually for education, unreimbursed health care and incarceration of illegal immigrant criminals, said Ira Mehlman, spokesman for the Federation of American Immigration Reform, a Washington D.C.-based group that favors strict immigration limits.” www.fairus.org
"The American people are fed up with illegal aliens depleting our tax dollars by overrunning our schools, our hospitals and our welfare system," said Raymond Herrera, founder and president of We the People California's Crusader, a Claremont-based anti-illegal immigration group.
Yet, each month, your U.S. Senators and House members in your state will not lift a finger to stop legal and illegal immigration. Countless U.S. citizen employers hire illegals for work. Worse, most of you will vote them back into office while your own kids and this country race toward the bottom of the economic, social and cultural barrel. It makes no sense to me!
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Frosty Wooldridge has bicycled across six continents – from the Arctic to the South Pole – as well as six times across the USA, coast to coast and border to border. In 2005, he bicycled from the Arctic Circle, Norway to Athens, Greece. He presents “The Coming Population Crisis in America: and what you can do about it” to civic clubs, church groups, high schools and colleges. He works to bring about sensible world population balance at www.frostywooldridge.com He is the author of: America on the Brink: The Next Added 100 Million Americans. Copies available: 1 888 280 7715