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The Incredible Cost of Illegal Immigration

By Greg L | 28 September 2010 | Illegal Aliens | 22 Comments

From Congressman Randy Forbes, who definitely gets it that we can’t bear the financial burden of illegal immigration.

I want to share some statistics with you from a recently released report detailing the actual cost to Virginians for subsidizing illegal immigration, a grand total of $1.9 billion.

Breakdown of Cost to Virginians

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  • $1.28 billion a year to educate the children of illegal aliens
  • $265 million a year on unreimbursed health care for illegal aliens
  • $133 million a year on criminal justice activities for illegal aliens
  • $79.8 million a year on welfare for illegal aliens
  • $143 million a year for additional state/local operating costs
  • $721 annual cost to each of Virginia’s native-borne headed households

I believe American taxpayers should not have to foot the bill for illegal immigrants. Read more about my work to put an end to illegal immigration in our country, secure our border, protect American workers, and oppose amnesty by clicking here.

You just have to wonder what we’d be able to do with public education in the Commonwealth if we could free up the $1.28 Billion dollars we’re currently using to educate, rather expensively I might add, people who shouldn’t be in the country anyways.  I don’t expect to hear the education lobby ever mention how this huge drain on public education could be used to lower class sizes, reduce school overcrowding, and provide services to American citizens who are currently going without them because of budgetary constraints.

How many American citizens could have their access to healthcare improved if we weren’t spending a quarter of a billion dollars a year spending that money instead on illegal aliens?  How many programs could be diverting at-risk youth from gangs if we could use the more than $100 million we spend annually dealing with crimes committed by illegal aliens?  Are we so extravagantly wealthy we can afford to lavish services on foreign nationals?  Not now, at least.

And what would your family do with the $721 a year of your taxes if it weren’t being taken by local, state and federal government to support the unlawful presence of illegal aliens in our communities, or to deal with the negative impacts caused by their presence?  That’s your money.

Wouldn’t it be better used providing for your family?  What have you gone without this past year because of family budget issues that you could have enjoyed if government wasn’t taking this money from you?



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22 Comments

  1. Robert L. Duecaster said on 28 Sep 2010 at 4:21 pm:
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    Unfortunately, Congressman Forbes does not represent any portion of Prince William County. It is equally as unfortunate that Congressman Frank R. Wolf does represent most of PWC, because he is one Congressman that does NOT “get it.” What’s he done for us lately? Written another letter? Efforts by congressmen like Mr. Forbes and Heath Shuler fall by the wayside because of the faint praise and support from fellow Republicans like Wolf. He’s done more for Sudanese Darfuris and Chinese dissidents than he’s done for the legal residents of Westgate and Bull Run who watched the value of their fine middleclass neighborhoods destroyed with the invasion of illegal aliens. Where was Wolf when the legal residents of PWC tried, on their own, to repel the invasion of their neighborhoods by appealing to their local government? He was standing on the sidelines with a wet finger up to the political winds. There were no words of encouragement from him or his office, no support, no parallel action at the federal level, not even a public speech from him taking sides in the matter.

    My recommendation is for residents of PWC to go into the voting booths this November and write in the name of anyone they think would represent their interests better than Mr. Wolf has done. There are a lot of names in the phone book they could choose from that would meet that criterion.

  2. Anonymous said on 28 Sep 2010 at 6:24 pm:
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    In unrdlated news, Arlington opted out of 287 (g) under pressure from illegal alien advocates. I hope they all flood there.

  3. Disgusted said on 28 Sep 2010 at 7:54 pm:
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    It will not be a one for one dollar savings. we are going to have ‘invade” Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California border regions with the military to stop the flow, and that ain’t going to be cheap!

  4. USA said on 28 Sep 2010 at 9:08 pm:
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    Where are the candidates who wear the American flag on their sleeves and mewl about how important “our” values are?

    Seems that the only values at stake are their own.

    Seems to me that if these folks sincerely shared our values - they would vote our values.

    But like an earlier post verified - when push comes to shove - they vote for the scum who make the most by hiring illegal.

    To those who disagree? Prove me wrong.

  5. Jade said on 28 Sep 2010 at 9:23 pm:
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    Not all people are good,.Not all people are bad,..we dont always agree on things,.and sometimes never,.but one should never lose respect and dignity for each other when we disagree,..whether we be in the right,or in the wrong,.we at least maintain the little humanity we have left by doing so.

  6. Sapphire said on 29 Sep 2010 at 8:51 am:
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    Word up, Jade!

  7. Doug Brown said on 29 Sep 2010 at 10:08 am:
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    @Robert L. Duecaster

    I’ve been wondering what would be the response to your post and assessment of Wolf, which reflects many of my own thoughts on Congressman Wolf.

    His one man crusades around the world, while admirable, begs the question what about attending to the needs of his continuents who were overwhelmed when the “world’ decided to show up in his district while he was out attending to the world’s problems.

    He could have used his strong ties and support of the FBI as a means to address the immigration issue but more on that at another time.

  8. Just the Facts said on 29 Sep 2010 at 10:41 am:
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    Another important aspect of the cost of illegal immigration is the cost of lost jobs and income for Americans. Illegal immigration exists primarily because of pressure from business interests who pay off politicians and bureaucrats to look the other way. Jobs that would have gone to Americans go to illegals. Many jobs that Americans do get now pay substantially less in wages and benefits because of the presence of illegals who are willing to work off-the-books.

    There is no job that Americans won’t do. There are only jobs Americans won’t do for poverty-level wages with no benefits. If Obama wants more employer-provided healthcare insurance, let him put an end to illegal immigration. Then, Americans would be in a much stronger position to demand reasonable wages and benefits, including health insurance from employers.

    Add up all of these costs of jobs lost to Americans that are going to illegals, and reduced wages and benefits for Americans because of employers hiring cheap, illegal labor, and the costs cited above skyrocket even farther. Dry up the jobs and illegals will mostly self-deport.

    Also, beware of hypocritical politicians seeking votes. A specific example is Corey Stewart. He gives us plenty of rhetoric on illegal immigration but proposes nothing effective. His sham “Virginia Rule of Law” campaign contains absolutely nothing to crack down on illegal employers causing the problems I described above. Arizona’s law is strong and direct on illegal employers, and no judge has ruled against any of those provisions. Corey Stewart won’t pursue them, however, because of objections from the developer and other business interests that are financing his campaign for higher office.

  9. Robert L. Duecaster said on 29 Sep 2010 at 1:07 pm:
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    @ Doug Brown:

    I doubt that anyone is going to take issue with my diatribe on the Wolfster. Republicans in this District are just thankful to have a Republican (even one in name only) occupying the seat, even if it’s someone as lackluster and unresponsive to their needs as he is. His campaigns to save the diggers of blood diamonds in Sierra Leone and the Christians in China are thinly-veiled excuses for himself and his staff to boondoggle around the world. He earns kudos from the naive for those efforts while their neighborhoods deteriorate around them. He gets no frequent flier miles for walking through Westgate, and there are no exotic trinkets to bring back and decorate his home with after a visit to Bull Run. Consequently, his face is unknown in those areas. Yellow-dog Republicans defend him as being, “such a nice guy,” and “the perfect gentleman” as if they want a butler representing them in Congress. Personally, I’d prefer a pit bull representing my interests in that den of iniquity. Nice guys not only finish last there, they get laughed at and their constituents get short-changed. Maybe that’s why traffic has gotten about 10 times worse here during his tenure. The 10th District gets no respect with him as its representative.

  10. Ted Baker said on 29 Sep 2010 at 4:32 pm:
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    First time hearing about this website/blogsite, but how did you folks come up with the idea of using Bruce Lee’s name for this website?

    I think Bruce Lee would be appalled at the content of this website and am sure he would have voted for Barack Obama!!!

    Associating his name here is an insult to his name and legacy and contradictory to his philosophies.

    I hope the Bruce Lee Foundation catches wind of this blasphemy!!!

    TB

  11. Fed Up said on 29 Sep 2010 at 4:54 pm:
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    Ted Baker: Bruce Lee does not equal Bruce Li. Barrack Hussein Obama = Sadam Hussein under that simplistic reasoning.

  12. Greg L said on 29 Sep 2010 at 5:23 pm:
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    “Blasphemy?” Darn, did I stumble upon some sort of religion?

    Please fill me in on the manner of required sacrifices so I can consider seeking atonement in the proper manner. I have a leftover tuna casserole that might make a wonderful burnt offering.

  13. Anonymous said on 30 Sep 2010 at 1:21 am:
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    Why do you allow to your government to destabilizes others countries ?
    Look out what you are doing into Irak, Afganistan, Pakistan, tomorrow Iran after all this, you will have
    Inmigrants from East Middle, like us, the latinoamerican people, our countries has been attacked by your government, under differents falses reasons, Panama, Noriega, drugs, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Salvador, united states, created civil war, leftwing against wright wing, both, created and supported by
    Your government, for multinational enterprises profits, YES, you and us we pay de war, taxpayers, but the benfits are for privates enterprises, it s seems to me, that you are in according with this, NO TO SMART for choiced people like you.
    At Salvador, Edgar Chacon, political analyst, was killed by FMLN leftwing Salvador plus, C I A, cause
    He denounced usa projects of destruction of infrastructural salvadorean economy hereby the +CIVIL WAR+ and that it is main reason why salvadoreans were force to inmigrate
    Whar are you doing for stopping your government for stop this attacks to other countries?
    When you cry terrorists, you must to think little bit, YOU CRY AGAINST YOURSELF
    It is not fiction, you can check out to John Perkins, CONFESSION OF AN ECONOMICAL HIT MAN.
    It is written in English first.
    Also,may be, you are working for unknown goals or /and entities, creating chaos, with different
    Pretexts, religious, racial, economical, in other words, YOU ARE LOOKING FOR the UNITED STATES
    DESTRUCTION, simulating to protect that country USA, I don’t know if your compatriots could to think
    A little bit about this, about me, i am sure THAT IS YOUR GAME, AND I AM SURE YOU ARE PAYED FOR!!

  14. Ted Baker said on 30 Sep 2010 at 12:51 pm:
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    Hey Fed Up! This site didn’t want to use the real name of Bruce Lee as they would be sued for unauthorized use of his name. You will see on other parts of this site that the name Bruce Lee is being used. Nuff said. And yes, Bruce Lee would have supported Barack Obama no doubt!

  15. Ted Baker said on 30 Sep 2010 at 1:00 pm:
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    Hey Greg L! Bruce Lee is actually better known and respected than your venerable Saint Ronnie!

    Martial arts icon, father of mixed martial arts, pioneering film star, philosopher, teacher, writer, artist, true renaissance man and most importantly, a trailblazer for Chinese-Americans. The only Asian-American to make Time Magazine’s 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century!

    And of course, no doubt would have been a staunch Barack Obama supporter today if he were alive!

    Still wondering why such a website would be utilizing his name. And come on now, we know that Bruce Li conjures up the image of Bruce Lee in everyone’s mind.

  16. Jack said on 30 Sep 2010 at 1:51 pm:
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    If they were going to, they would have sued Bruce Li, a.k.a. Ho Chung Tao, years ago.

  17. Greg L said on 30 Sep 2010 at 2:13 pm:
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    Hey Ted Baker,

    Fed Up may know more about why this blog is named as it is than even I, and you’re trying to lecture that person? How rich! Apparently you didn’t even bother to read the About BVBL page, which should at least give you some idea about what you’re ignorantly babbling on about.

    All I know us that Bruce Li manages to somehow conjure up images of power and invincibility in your mind, and you’re frightened enough about it to start trying to defend your worldview all the way from Long Beach Honda, where you apparently like to surf Virginia blogs during working hours rather than earn the money your ill-advised employer is paying you.

    Hey, isn’t there another tire to patch up in the service bay?

  18. park'd said on 30 Sep 2010 at 4:04 pm:
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    Robert as usual: Hear! Hear! when it comes to yours and my observations about our illustrious Mr. Wolf. That old fart just needs to retire anyway. What business does a 70-odd year old man have running for Congress again anyway! Jackson Miller should throw his name in the hat in 2012. With any luck most of the people here and in NoVa in general will have figured out by then that ALL incumbents need to go. That’s assuming there is anything left to govern by then at the rate this country is imploding.

  19. Ted Baker said on 30 Sep 2010 at 6:24 pm:
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    Greg L:

    Thanks for the info. I guess there were legal issues in the past associated with this site in regard to using Bruce Lee’s name.

    I guess I should take it as a compliment that you people use “Bruce Li” as it conjures up images of power and invincibility in your minds.

    Just defending someone who isn’t here with us to defend himself. And that he would have done masterfully.

    And once again, he would have voted for Barack Obama!

  20. Dave in PWC said on 30 Sep 2010 at 11:23 pm:
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    Which Long Beach? Cali? I’d like to call them

  21. Robert L. Duecaster said on 1 Oct 2010 at 2:12 pm:
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    Why is that every time I bring up the incompetence of Congressman Wolf and his conspicuous absence from the illegal alien problem, the thread mysteriously turns to some innocuous drivel?

    Greg, are you covering for this poor excuse of a Congressman just because he’s a RINO?

  22. Jade shi rah hugee gonzalez said on 14 Oct 2010 at 1:36 pm:
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    I do agree that economically illegal aliens do cost our goverment millions or billions of dollars but latinos are not the only illegal aliens. I myself am an american citizen but latina. I was born in a foreign latin country but i have an american birth certificate.I work very hard and attend college in florida i have no debt to my name and my father is american. yet i have seen many beggers here in florida primarily caucasian; any latino will try to work and as a last resort to welfare. Their main purpose is to improve their lifestyles and that of their childen.Many african americans as well as caucasian beg or make a living off of welfare generation after generations yet people do not complain as much about them as forigner.Would it be better if we where european or pehaphs.

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