A Manassas resident remarks that discouraging the unlawful presence of illegal aliens results in taxpayer savings in a letter to the editor to the Manassas News & Messenger, prompting the open borders crowd to go on the attack. Unfortunately for the open borders crowd, they had no idea who they were dealing with.
Here’s the opening salvo:
The topic not covered by the recent survey by U.Va. about illegal aliens was the amount saved by Prince William County when the illegals left.
The school lunch program saved a bundle in that they did not have to feed breakfast and lunch to the illegals’ children in the schools, the cost of hiring bilingual teachers to communicate with these children dropped, Title 8, and housing subsidies also dropped, food stamps were cut back, and hospital emergency rooms could now treat emergencies instead of treating the illegals and their families for any and all ailments that are normally treated by the family doctor.
The cost of free or subsidized transportation dropped, the cost of childbirth by illegals dropped, the cost of housing illegal criminals in jails and prisons in the county and state dropped. I am only scratching the surface. I am sure there are a lot more ways we have saved money by booting out the illegals.
Of course the local open borders lobby has to respond with precious little gems of intellectual superiority such as this:
I was wondering when the beating up on illegal immigrants would resume.
Can anyone of the illegal bashers give me a specific incident when his/her life was negativly (sic) impacted by an illegal (latino) immigrant and how did you know that particular person was actually illegal.
The letter writer claims PWC saved a lot of money by the exodus of illegals.
How much money would PWC make if all the illegals would have work permits and would pay proper taxes, have jobs and why not - health insurance?
Would they want to set up house and buy appliances, furniture, cars, food, clothing and toys for their kids? Wouldn’t the immigrant children actually pay enough into social security to garantee the program for many years?
I find this hatred for hispanic immigrants, illegal or not, very near-sighted and foolish. People who could be super consumers are forced into the underground.
Little people - little minds - no foresight - no solutions.
This prompts a fascinating response that once again demonstrates just how pathetic the mindless race-hustling drumbeat of the left really is.
I thank you for putting my comments in the Voices section; however, I would like to address a few comments made by my detractors [“Immigration savings?” Dec. 10]:
(1) My knowledge of illegal aliens: With 31 years as a U.S. immigration officer, which included the Border Patrol Academy, and being an inspection officer and then criminal investigator in both senior status and supervisory status, I think I have a pretty good grasp of the problem. In my experience, the illegals never paid taxes or, if they were forced to, they then claimed 15 dependents to avoid any payment. They used phony Social Security numbers so again they did not pay. And most empty houses are the problem of the banks giving the mortgage. Hence, no tax money lost.
(2) I never stated that we should boot the Latinos or the Hispanics. I said boot them all: man, woman and child. They can be Russian, Chinese, German, I don’t care. If they are illegal, boot them out, and we will save money.
(3) As for my life being in jeopardy due to an illegal, I have had guns shoved in my face by illegals and been threatened with death if I did not back down. I am still here, and the illegal is either six feet under in South Texas, or safely back in his or her country, and I am still here. So guess who backed down.
In closing, I must say I did expect some backlash when you printed my comments, and I knew that the Illegal Lovers would want my scalp. All I can say is: Get in line.
Kudos to Milton Brech, a patriot who risked his life to defend this nation but still has to suffer fools who pathetically equate any effort to enforce our laws with racism and bigotry because they haven’t the wherewithal to debate the facts. For the life of me I can’t understand why the open borders lobby is so utterly determined to dismiss the demonstrated impacts of illegal immigration and say that the experience of so many of us who have felt these impacts is invalid. We’ve lived this, we’ve been subject to problems no American should ever be forced to endure, and we acted within the political and legal systems to lawfully defend our communities and the future of our children. But now we’re villains for doing so?
Denying our experience with illegal immigration doesn’t make those experiences go away, and it only enrages us that open borders advocates won’t recognize what we’ve been through. For them to even go further and attack those who bore these trials they did not deserve is utterly despicable.
If solving problems related to illegal immigration using state and local law enforcement personnel is such a bad idea, I guess that’s why Arizona Governor Jan Brewer and Hazleton, PA Mayor Lou Barletta (running for Congress) lost their elections. Oh, no, wait a minute. They won. By huge margins. As did Chris Kobach (who helped draft Arizona’s SB 1070) in Kansas.
Seems like there’s a lot of folks who recognize the negative impacts of illegal immigration all across the country, but in Manassas there are still a few open borders holdouts who want to attack America’s heroes for securing our borders. That probably says more about the open borders crowd than anyone else.
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