Thursday, May 27, 2010

Illegal Immigration By the Numbers

240,000: the number of illegal immigrant sex offenders in the United States, a "conservative" estimate according to a study by the Violent Crime Institute. Over the 88-month study, illegal aliens were responsible for an estimated 960,000 violent sex crimes in the U.S.

4-10,000,000: the number of illegal aliens who crossed into the United States in 2005, bringing with them 5.6 to 11.2 million pounds of cocaine and 34.3 to 68.6 million pounds of marijuana. As many as 19,500 aliens originated in countries identified as state sponsors of terror, according to the Department of Homeland Security. This figure includes members of Hezbollah who have already entered the United States across the southwest border; and agents of Venezuela, which is providing falsified documentation for entry into the U.S. illegally.

$2,200,000,000: the amount spent on food assistance programs for illegal aliens including food stamps, WIC, free school lunches, etc. each year.

$2,500,000,000: the amount spent on Medicaid for illegal aliens annually.

$3,000,000,000: the approximate annual federal spending to house non-U.S. citizens in federal prisons, which represents roughly 30% of the prison population according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Most of non-citizen prison population is comprised of illegal aliens.

$12,000,000,000: the amount spent each year on primary and secondary public education for children in the U.S. illegally, many of whom cannot speak English.

$17,000,000,000: the amount spent each year on primary and secondary public education for American-born children of illegal aliens, known as 'anchor babies'.

$11-22,000,000,000: the amount spent on welfare for illegal aliens by state governments each year.

$50,000,000,000: the amount spent annually on providing welfare and social services to illegal aliens by federal taxpayers.

$200,000,000,000: the amount of "suppressed American wages" caused by illegal immigration and lax policies such as H-1B programs.

What are the true costs of illegal immigration to American citizens? In hard dollar terms, it's hundreds of billions -- all of which could be better used elsewhere, especially in these tough economic times.


robot said...

Robo-Love: Memorial Day Weekend Edition

Whitehall said...

Would choking off marijuana imports from Mexico be considered "protectionist" by the WTO?

After all, it surpresses the price of Humboldt home-grown.

Takuan Seiyo said...

The number of 4-10 million illegals in one year, 2005, seems much too high and could be shot down easily. Source for this and the other estimates, pls?

Without anchoring in credible, authoritative sources, the numbers cannot be used to fight the supporters of the enveloping tide.

directorblue said...

@Takuan Seiyo - notice that each item is hyperlinked to its source. Run your mouse over each paragraph if you can't see the differences between text and links.

Takuan Seiyo said...

Thanks for the tip, but it doesn’t work for me. First, the 4-10 million illegal aliens item has no link. Second, when a link is provided, it is set not at the point of the quoted data by at the point of a quoted concept. For instance, I’d like to verify quickly the source for the $12 billion quoted as the amount spent annually on K-12 education of illegals. But the link is not over the number $12 billion, but over the phrase “children in the U.S. illegally, many of whom cannot speak English.” I then have to wade through several thousand words of a Lou Dobbs interview to find out whether I’ll find support for the assertion that many illegal alien K-12 students can’t speak English, or support for the quoted figure of $12 billion.

Doug Ross had done a great service with this compilation, as with so much else of his work. I am just suggesting how to make it more wieldy.

steve said...

Really? Shouldn't you put more zeros behinds the numbers to make it look more menacing. Maybe bigger bolder and the font look distressed and blinking. All those aliens make me and my family scared!

directorblue said...


Tell you what buddy. I'll buy your tent and you can camp out on the Arizona border just south of Bisbee for a weekend.

Then report back here with your new found education.