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THE COST OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

 

By Lynn Stuter

May 20, 2008

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In her myriad of articles concerning the illegal alien criminal families of Reyes/Quiroz/Hernandez (hereafter known as the Reyes Gang), Lornet Turnbull of the Seattle Times has made various assertions concerning the illegal alien population in the United States. Two of those assertions are that illegal aliens are of greater benefit to the U.S. economy than detriment; and that the illegal alien population is roughly 12 million.

Both of these assertions are, to put it bluntly, outright lies asserted by an individual who supports the criminal illegal alien invasion of the United States. I shall address the second assertion first as it is rather straight-forward: In October 2007 the estimated number of illegal aliens residing in the United States was revised. The figure went from an estimated 12 million to an estimated 38 million. Yet six months after the initial release of these revised figures, Turnbull is still using the old figure; quite obviously to give the criminal illegal alien invasion of the United States a less threatening face, a less ominous presence.

Now to Turnbull’s assertion the illegal aliens benefit the U.S. economy.

As people have become more cognizant of the sheer number of illegal aliens residing in the United States, the question has been whether they are a benefit or a detriment to the U.S. economy. President George Bush, because he supports a completely open border policy (in complete contradiction of his claim that we must secure America against terrorists), claims they are a benefit; that they “do jobs Americans won’t do.”

The truth, however, is something quite different. Americans have watched as illegal aliens have taken jobs away from Americans in the construction industry, food processing industry, manufacturing, etc. These are not “jobs Americans won’t do;” these were high-paying jobs that Americans workers have watched the wages being depressed on because employers are hiring illegal aliens at a lower hourly wage while Americans are left at the curb unable to find work, watching their unemployment benefits run out with no job prospects in sight that will pay the bills. The repercussion is two fold: 1) wages are being depressed while American workers cannot make ends meet because the illegal aliens have taken over the job market; and 2) the price of the product resulting from the depressed wage isn’t being sold for less; it is being sold for the same price with the employer pocketing the profit. That profit, in part, then goes to buy politicians to keep the borders open and the flow of illegal aliens unimpeded.

The illegal alien work force, depressing American wages, is very much a part of pushing the United States into the third-world status of the very rich and very poor with no middle class; the feudal state—the goal of the global economy—must eradicate the middle class in America in order to achieve absolute power and control of the masses. That politicians like George Bush, John McCain, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton don’t want to remove the 38 million illegal alien criminals from this country is not because they do jobs Americans won’t do but because middle class America must be destroyed for the global third world economy to reach fruition.

And counter to the claims of Bush and Company, the cost of the 38,000,000 illegal alien criminals far exceeds any economic benefit. With the criminal illegal alien invasion has come crime (rape, murder, sodomy, dope, racketeering, gangs) and related costs; disease heretofore eradicated in America; degradation of entire neighborhoods; economic recession due, in part, to the depressed wage market; and the costs to educate, house, and address the health issues (including the costs of anchor babies) of the criminal illegal alien population at the expense of legal American taxpayers.

Yet these people do nothing to better society. The picture below, taken recently in Oceanside, California, is of an illegal alien zipping up after relieving himself on the sidewalk along a busy street in broad daylight. He was picked up by the Oceanside Police Department.[1] The following is not the exception in the illegal alien presence in the United States. For obvious reasons, the name of this writer is being withheld.

“…An example is how most Mexican illegal aliens urinate and defecate anywhere. In the buildings where they live, they throw the trash outside the trash bin, etc. I heard of one instance when they had live chickens in the apartment. They had the chickens nesting in the kitchen cabinets. They had removed the doors for the chickens to roost there![2]

“…When my husband had open heart surgery, he shared the room with a Mexican in the hospital. The Mexican's family visited 12 hours a day; in a small room there were from four to six people around the man's bed. They ate their tacos and tortillas there; the wife would lie down on the bed next to her husband and they all used the patient's bathroom which they made filthy instead of the guests' bathroom down the hall! I wanted to complain, but my husband begged me not to. He felt very vulnerable in that bed and he simply was afraid.

“…I used to go to the Spanish Horse Show in the Los Angeles Equestrian Center every year. It was a very elegant and beautiful event with mostly English speaking audience. I missed one show… The next year I went and was shocked to see all of Mexico there! Moreover, they were selling hard liquor and one could smell metabolized booze outdoors! When the Mexican flag was paraded there was a roar from the crowd and just a smattering of applause for the U.S. flag. I was scared that some gangs might start shooting. I swore never to go back. That was five years ago.”

All one need do, to realize the culture of these criminal illegal alien invaders, is to look at pictures of the trash strewn along the American side of the border with Mexico, where illegal aliens have crossed. According to Lornet Turnbull, these people are seeking a better life; yet they don’t seek to fit in anywhere they go; they expect Americans to accept their trashy third world way of life; exemplified by all the people living in Ana Reyes small apartment in Burien when she was picked up by ICE.

Edwin Rubenstein of ESR Research has produced a report, The Fiscal Impact of Immigration, in which he took a conservative look at the cost of immigration in fifteen areas:

Department of Homeland Security
Department of Defense
Department of Education
Department of Justice
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of State
The Social Security Administration
Department of Labor
Department of Commerce
Department of Treasury
Energy/Environmental Protection Agency
Department of Transportation
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Department of Interior
Department of Agriculture

For the purposes here, I am going to tally an approximate conservative estimate of the cost to the American taxpayers of the Reyes Gang of illegal alien criminals.

Ana Reyes’ husband walked across the border in 1988/1989; she followed him in 1990; their two sons in 1991. In 1998 her husband walked out and Reyes and her children moved in with Arturo Hernandez, also an illegal alien criminal. Altogether, the Reyes Gang comprises six illegal alien criminals: Ana Reyes, her husband (?) Quiroz, Christian Quiroz, Carlos Quiroz, Arturo Hernandez and Luis Hernandez. How long the Hernandez brothers have been in the United States illegally isn’t known.

According to Rubenstein’s report, the combined cost (in the 15 areas noted above) for one illegal alien for one year, is $9,139 in 2007 dollars. This amount represents the economic impact (cost exceeding benefit) of each illegal alien. The economic impact to American taxpayers of six illegal aliens for one year would be $54,834 (2007 dollars).

Ana Reyes and her husband have been here at least 17 years. Using a conservative annual inflation rate of 2%, the approximate conservative cost of just these two for 17 years would be $278,616. Their two illegal alien sons, Christian and Carlos, were in the United States illegally for 16 years; their conservative cost for those 16 years would be approximately $265,650. Because exactly how long Arturo Hernandez and his brother, Luis, have been in the United States illegally isn’t known, we will approximate that time at ten years for an approximate conservative cost for the two of them of $167,178. Just these costs total $711,444.

Rubenstein’s report also states, on page 18,

In a word, criminal aliens are not casual lawbreakers. Most are recidivists—that is, career criminals. The economic burden they impose on victims, including loss of income and property, uncompensated hospital bills, and emotional pain and suffering, has been estimated at $1.6 million per property and assault crime offender. (Source: Anne Morrison Piehl and John J. DiLulio, “Does Prison Pay?”)

Following is the conservative approximation of the number of crimes committed by the Reyes Gang (source: Washington Court Records):

Ana Reyes: 14 [3]

? Quiroz: 1 [4]

Christian Quiroz: [5]

Carlos Quiroz: [5]

Arturo Hernandez: 25 [5]

Luis Hernandez: 3 [6]

In total, the Reyes Gang has committed at least 53 crimes, most involving criminal traffic, non-payment of debts, and property loss or damage. Recidivist would be an understatement. At $1.6 million per property or assault crime offender, the Reyes Gang has racked up a conservative approximate cost to American taxpayers of $9.6 million just in criminal acts committed.

In the course of the last four years, Lornet Turnbull has written a myriad of articles for the Seattle Times concerning illegal aliens. Unfortunately, in not one of those articles has she made any effort to write the truth about the criminal illegal alien invasion of the United States. Her bent has been to portray these people as just poor, down-trodden, down-on-their-luck, underprivileged souls looking for a better way of life.

I have challenged Lornet Turnbull to write about …

1 - the crimes committed by the Reyes Gang;

2 - the cost to American taxpayers of the Reyes Gang being in the United States illegally;

3 - the effect on Ana Reyes’ two daughters of her living, out of wed-lock and in a state of adultery, with a man and bearing his illegitimate child.

I also challenged her to fill her home to capacity with these illegal alien criminals and support them, and to walk through the barrios of California where cops won’t even go. Not one of my challenges has been accepted. As is usual with people like Lornet Turnbull, putting her money, her home, and her financial security where her mouth is isn’t in the cards; she wants to keep what she considers hers but truly believes you should be gladly give up all that is yours to further her agenda! She talks the talk but she doesn’t walk the walk. In short, she’s a hypocrite!

Turnbull stated, in one of her articles, that Joe Kennard, benefactor to the Reyes Gang, has an “urge to give back.” Maybe he should start by paying the American taxpayers back all the money the Reyes Gang has cost the American taxpayers in the years they have lived in the United States illegally. That sum is, conservatively, $10.3 million. If the Reyes Gang re-enters the United States illegally, Kennard should be charged with aiding and abetting or complicity for moving them within walking distance of the U.S. border after they have made it very clear that they intend to re-enter the United States illegally.

The Seattle Times owns the Yakima Herald-Republic found in the Columbia Basin of Washington at Yakima, where a large contingent of criminal illegal aliens live. The Yakima Herald-Republic publishes a Spanish edition, El Sol de Yakima, which is distributed free of charge—at least free to the Spanish-speaking community; the cost obviously shifted to those who pay to receive the Yakima Herald-Republic. On January 4, 2008, the Yakima Herald-Republic announced job cuts, attributing the financial woes of the newspaper to increased competition from the Internet.

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On April 8, 2008, the Seattle Times announced layoffs, attributing the financial woes of the newspaper, once again, to increased competition from the Internet.

Could it be that the anti-Constitution and anti-Bill of Rights stance of the Seattle Times is catching up with it as Americans watch their country being invaded from the south; as they lose their jobs, homes and financial security to illegal alien invaders?

Will the next round of new hires at the Seattle Times undercut the wages of the current employees?

Footnotes:

1, Photo courtesy of Jeff Schwilk, founder of the San Diego Minutemen.
2, Some people may think this far-fetched but last year, in Seattle, a family of illegal aliens bypassed the septic tank, running a sewer pipe to an open ditch because their septic tank backed up and they didn’t want to fix it! They couldn’t understand why dumping raw sewage in a ditch intended to carry water run-off wasn’t acceptable!
3, The court records show 13 crimes; the felony crime of registering to vote is not listed.
4, If Reyes estranged husband committed no other crimes, he is still an illegal alien.
5, This is, at best, an approximation. The Washington Court records listed 198 crimes under the name Arturo Hernandez. Only those crimes committed in Yakima County from 1996 to 2001 and those committed in King and Pierce Counties from 2001 to 2007 for “Arturo Hernandez” were counted.
6, This is, at best, an approximation. The Washington Court records listed 200 crimes under the name of Luis Hernandez. Only those crimes committed in Yakima County from 1996 to 2001 and those committed in King and Pierce Counties from 2001 to 2007 for “Luis Hernandez” were counted.

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Activist and researcher, Stuter has spent the last fifteen years researching systems theory and systems philosophy with a particular emphasis on education as it pertains to achieving the sustainable global environment. She home schooled two daughters. She has worked with legislators, both state and federal, on issues pertaining to systems governance, the sustainable global environment and education reform. She networks nationwide with other researchers and a growing body of citizens concerned with the transformation of our nation from a Constitutional Republic to a participatory democracy. She has traveled the United States and lived overseas.

Web site: www.learn-usa.com

E-Mail: lmstuter@learn-usa.com


 

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As people have become more cognizant of the sheer number of illegal aliens residing in the United States, the question has been whether they are a benefit or a detriment to the U.S. economy.