Thursday, January 01, 2015

You won't believe the latest lie Mr. Obama told the poor souls listening to National Government Radio

His assertions are ever more brazen and ever more outlandish, but no less untruthful.

President Barack Obama claimed that illegal immigrants do not burden taxpayers and are not a drain on public resources... In an interview with National Public Radio (NPR), Obama also slammed and dismissed those who are concerned about the negative impact that illegal immigration often has on American workers (U.S.-born and legal immigrants) as “nativists.”

“If you’re concerned that somehow illegal immigrants are a drain on resources and forcing, you know, Americans to pay for services for these folks, well, every study shows that’s just not the case,” Obama claimed. “Generally, these folks don’t use a lot of services, and my executive action specifically is crafted so that they’re not a drain on taxpayers; instead, they’re going to be paying taxes, and we can make sure that they are.”

That, of course, is a blatant and unconscionable deception.

In July 2010, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) released the results of a study which examined the costs of illegal immigration at the federal, state and local levels. The study found that U.S. state and local governments shell out $84.2 billion annually in various services (law enforcement, schools, social services, etc.), with California taxpayers alone, spending $21 billion on illegal aliens every year... The same study found that $29 billion is spent every year in federal funds on illegal aliens.

Therefore, in 2010 alone, illegal aliens cost the American taxpayer more than $110 billion. That figure is certainly much higher now.

In fact, in December of 2012, Obama's own Department of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs, a man with the unlikely name of Nelson Peacock, answered a question from Senate Republicans regarding the costs of deporting all illegal aliens in the United States.

“Our conservative estimate suggests that ICE would require a budget of more than $135 billion to apprehend, detain and remove the nation’s entire illegal immigrant population.”

As Dave Gibson notes, this mass deportation "would pay for itself in a little over a year".

Hat tip: BadBlue News.


Anonymous said...

In 2011, 70% of illegal aliens in Texas were on welfare. I'm sure it's much higher now. Deport them all!

Anonymous said...

That $110 Billion is just the tip of the iceberg in the costs of illegal aliens. Its just what they're getting in entitlements.

Add to that the cost to educate all their illegal children, most of whom don't speak English.

Then, there's the fact that 27% of the federal prison population currently consists of illegal aliens. These are the ones imprisoned for serious felonies: rape most often, assault, murder, armed robbery, etc. How much does that cost?

How much does it cost our economy in lost growth due to the victims of illegal alien's crimes? How many workers leave the workforce due to being murdered, raped or assaulted by illegal aliens? How much is lost in spending on security guards that otherwise would be spent on other things that would lead to economic growth instead?

What's the cost to state, county and municipal governments for all of the illegal aliens that are filling their prisons?? Its not just the federal prison system being overrun with illegals.

Several studies have shown that ALL net new jobs over the past decade or so have gone to illegal aliens. What's the cost in entitlements currently being paid to unemployed US citizens that are out of work because companies prefer to hire illegals, underpay them and provide no benefits? All of those unemployed citizens are collecting a variety of entitlements to support themselves rather than having jobs and contributing to society.

One could go on and on and on.

At $135 Billion to deport all illegals, you'd recover that cost in well less than a year, not a bit over a year.