“Illegal” Immigrants Should Go Back!
Destructive Costs are Incurred by Society
Illegal Aliens and EMTALA
NewsWithViews.com, March 23, 2005
Free medical care has degraded and closed some of America’s finest emergency medical facilities and caused hospital bankruptcies: 84 California hospital are closing their doors forever. Under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act of 1985 (EMTALA), any patient requesting emergency care must be screened and treated until stabilized for discharge or transfer, whether or not insured or “documented” (i.e., legally present in the United States). For example, a woman in labor must remain to deliver her child.
Babies born to illegal aliens are called “Anchor Babies” for once they are born, like anchors dropped to keep boats safely in harbor, they pull their illegal alien parents and siblings into lucrative residency. The babies instantly qualify as citizens for welfare benefits, resulting in skyrocketing Medicaid costs and stipends under Supplemental Security Income and Disability Income. Cities such as Los Angeles with large illegal alien populations, high crime, and powerful immigrant gangs are losing their hospitals to the ravages of un-reimbursed care under EMTALA. In Los Angeles, 95% of outstanding homicide warrants are for illegal aliens, likewise for 66% of fugitive felony warrants.
L.A. Emergency Rooms Full of Illegal Immigrants
Fox News, March 18, 2005
Los Angeles County’s emergency rooms are overburdened by the uninsured and overwhelmed by illegal immigration. Sixty percent of the county's uninsured patients are not U.S. citizens, and more than half are here illegally. With about 2 million undocumented aliens in Los Angeles County alone, patients in the County’s overcrowded emergency rooms can wait days for a hospital bed for necessary surgeries. In 2004, Los Angeles County spent $340 million to treat the uninsured – roughly $1,000 for every taxpayer – while illegal immigrants receive medical treatment for free.
Border States Grapple With Alien Criminals
Fox News, March 17, 2005
Many police officials are fed up with the number of illegal aliens populating American prisons, many of them incarcerated for violent crimes such as murder, rape and robbery. Criminal aliens, who by law should be deported, are instead incarcerated in the U.S. Because of federal bureaucracy and an overburdened system, only the most dangerous felons are actually sent home. Statistics tell the story: About 60 percent of deportation orders are ignored. In Los Angeles, 95 percent of all outstanding homicide warrants and 60 percent of outstanding felony warrants are for illegal aliens. American taxpayers are paying for the crimes of the 8,000 convicted aliens not yet caught and the incarceration costs of those who have been, estimated to add up to more than $1 billion a year — in just the states that border Mexico.
Mexico, U.S. ignore illegal immigration
Los Angeles Daily News, December 25, 2004
Over 28,000 foreigners in detained in California prisons, costing taxpayers a staggering $500 million to $800 million a year. One-half of these prisoners are illegal aliens from Mexico. Nevertheless, in the state capital in Sacramento, it rare to hear the term "illegal aliens." In an example of what George Orwell called newspeak, California politicians believe that if they don't publicly name this contributing cause of the State’s ongoing fiscal crisis, it will vanish. According to the California Board of Prison Terms, "all other nations accept all of their prisoners for transfer" – except Mexico. Our biased media hates placing even a smidgen of blame on Mexico for illegal immigration. But in fact, most solutions won't be found in Sacramento or Washington. The lasting fixes must come from Mexico's legislature, courts and President Vicente Fox.
Who Left the Door Open?
Time Magazine, September 20, 2004
A “must read,” this comprehensive Time Magazine report (unusually truthful and honest for the mainstream media), looks at the damage and dangers from illegal immigration, and the reasons the U.S. fails to protect itself.
• Enforcement: Illegals crossing U.S. borders are not subjected to any of the searches and background checks airports visitors are. Before long, many obtain phony identification papers to mask their unlawful presence. The highest levels of the U.S. and Mexican governments have orchestrated a perverse reality as Mexico sends its poor north to take jobs illegally, and the U.S. arrests just enough to create the illusion that it is enforcing immigration laws, while allowing most to get through. Many illegals even have their jobs lined up before they leave Mexico. Corporate managers place orders with smugglers for a specific number of illegal workers, and are rarely, if ever, punished for it. Thanks to significant resistance from politicians, corporations and special interest groups, the government’s employer-sanctions program has all but disappeared. From 1992 to 2002, arrests on job sites declined 94%, and fines for immigration law violations plunged 99%.
• Borders / Terrorism: An estimated 3 million illegal aliens will come into the U.S. in 2004 – roughly 3 times the number of legal immigrants. An estimated 190,000 illegals have come from countries other than Mexico and have melted into the U.S. population so far in 2004, including from Middle East nations with large populations hostile to the U.S. Law-enforcement authorities believe the mass movement of illegals offers the perfect cover for terrorists seeking to enter the U.S., especially since tighter controls have been imposed at airports.
• Politicians: Politicians dodge the issue, even though public-opinion polls show that Americans overwhelmingly favor a crackdown on illegal immigration. Many big companies aggressively fend off the enforcement of laws that would shut down their supply of illegal workers. Politicians of both parties rely heavily on the donations from big businesses, which unfortunately favors cheap illegal labor.
• Costs / Crime: Illegal immigration holds down the pay of American workers, rewards illegals and the businesses hiring them, and breeds resentment among citizens who can't understand why illegal aliens receive government-funded health care, education benefits and subsidized housing. Community hospitals might be forced to shut down due to growing deficits from treating increasing numbers of illegal aliens. Smugglers use fleets of stolen cars, resulting in Arizona ranking first nationwide in cars stolen per capita. Local police explain the financial ripple effect from illegals under arrest – they can't make bond and thus spend more time in jail, they get a public defender, and are entitled to treatment for health problems, all at taxpayer expense.
Open borders allow illegals to come into the country, commit crimes and return home with little fear of arrest or punishment. The U.S. Border Patrol stops literally thousands crossing into the country illegally with U.S. criminal records, whom returned to Mexico and were trying to re-enter the U.S. Of 400,000 illegal aliens ordered to be deported, 80,000 have criminal records. Unfortunately, the Homeland Security Dept. does not know their whereabouts, including those from countries that support terrorism.
• Guestworker Plans: Announcements of President Bush’s proposed “guestworker” plan were widely interpreted in Mexico to mean that once Mexican citizens cross illegally into the U.S., they would be able to stay and eventually gain permanent residence, causing a massive increase in new border crossings.
• IDs: Mexico has actively pushed U.S. businesses and city and state governments to accept Mexican “matricula consular” cards as legal identification, allowing illegals to secure driver's licenses and other identification, and open bank accounts. Because of the exploding illegal population in the U.S., Mexicans sent a record $13 billion back home in 2003, the 3rd largest source of revenue in Mexico's economy.
• Environment: Near the border, migrants discard backpacks, plastic bags, trash and soiled clothes, and leave behind revolting mounds of personal refuse. They cut fences intended to hold in cattle and horses, and many cows that eat the plastic bags left behind die. The immigrants also steal vehicles and saddles, and poison dogs to quiet them. The illegal traffic is so heavy that some ranchers, because of the disruptions and noise, get very little sleep at night.
• Wages / Unemployment: Evidence suggests that it is low wage rates, not the type of job, that American workers reject. Managers testify that that they hired illegals because their corporations refused to pay wages that would let them attract American workers.
The Costs of Illegal Immigration
Center for Immigration Studies, August 25, 2004
A new study from the Center for Immigration Studies is one of the first to estimate the impact of illegal immigration on the federal budget. Based on Census Bureau data, the study estimates that households headed by illegal aliens used $10 billion more in government services than they paid in taxes in 2002. These figures are only for the federal government; costs at the state and local level are also likely to be significant. Among the largest federal costs: Medicaid ($2.5 billion); treatment for the uninsured ($2.2 billion); food assistance programs ($1.9 billion); the federal prison and court systems ($1.6 billion); and federal aid to schools ($1.4 billion). The study also finds that if illegals were given amnesty, the fiscal deficit at the federal level would grow to nearly $29 billion.
Illegal Aliens Cause 84 California Hospitals to Close!
Obama has promised to give these criminals driver's licenses!
"Take away the heritage of a people and they are easily persuaded." — Karl Marx