America is suffering for the lack of comprehensive border and immigration policies. Many current U.S. laws regarding immigration and border policy are either outmoded or ineffective, and go unenforced. By current estimates, between 4,000 and 10,000 illegal immigrants arrive in this country every day. This human tide puts a tremendous burden on society in a many ways:
- Terrorism - Although the open borders crowd take great pains to tell us that Mexicans are not terrorists, they forget to mention that the very same routes the illegal aliens from Mexico and other Latin American countries travel are now being used by terrorists. The same illegal documents that are sold in every city to Mexicans are now being sold to terrorists. Unless and until these routes are shut down and the criminals who sell fraudulent IDs, Social Security cards and license are put behind bars, America will continue to be vulnerable to more terrorist attacks.
- Health care - Since illegal immigrants do not receive health inspections, new and virulent strains of diseases have been introduced into this country. Scourges such as tuberculosis, which had been nearly eradicated, are now back and killing Americans. Additionally, many hospital emergency rooms are being overwhelmed by illegal immigrants seeking medical attention. More than sixty-six percent of the babies born in Los Angeles County, for example, are born to women who have entered this country illegally.
- Crime – Having had no formal introduction to our society or our laws and with few marketable skills, many illegal immigrants support themselves and their families by turning to crime. Approximately 25% of all inmates in U.S. prisons are in this country illegally. The costs of feeding and housing these inmates is staggering, and the cost of their crimes is incalculable.
- Welfare fraud – Through the use of fraudulent identification documents, illegal immigrants are able to obtain federal benefits such as Social Security, subsidized housing, other welfare payments and public education in their native languages.
The Social Security Administration estimates that it will be paying $8 billion a year to illegal immigrants by the year 2026. Illegal immigrants occupy 56% of all public housing in Los Angeles. Dade County, Florida spent $21 million to educate undocumented children in one year.
Clearly, illegal immigration is at crisis proportions. Unfortunately, there are those who benefit from this situation. Shortsighted politicians, eager to attract new immigrants voters, have relaxed immigration standards instead of strengthening them..
Immigrants rights groups are fighting to help would-be illegal immigrants circumvent our laws in an effort to increase their constituency and the power of their organizations. We believe those who conspire to allow illegal immigrants to continue to stream across our borders are doing great harm to our economy, to the environment, and to the very social fabric of our nation.
Our mission is to see to it that America establishes a comprehensive border and immigration policy in order to control the illegal immigration which has caused so many problems and is chiefly responsible for animosity against all immigrants in this country.
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