ANCHOR BABIES: ENORMOUS TAXPAYER COSTS
By Frosty Wooldridge
August 20, 2009
Average Americans fail to understand the enormous ramifications of 400,000 anchor babies born within the United States annually. They swamp our hospitals, ER wards and school systems. They cost taxpayers billions for ‘free’ breakfasts and lunches along with English as a Second Language classes. Most of them flunk out of high schools, at which point, they either become pregnant themselves or join gangs. As they turn to the dark side, they fill our prison systems.
Unlawful immigrants and their children make up 29 percent of our local, state and federal prisons at a cost of $2.2 billion annually. (Source: www.cis.org)
The mind-bending costs, according to Edwin Rubenstein, National Research Center, 2008 report, showed unlawful immigration costing American taxpayers $346 billion annually across 15 federal agencies.
A reader said, “Great article about anchor babies becoming instant US citizens. I live in New York City...the amount of Mexicans having babies here is CRAZY! When I pick up my children at school I see Mexican mothers pregnant over and over, again and again, year after year. That's our city, state and federal government at work! But wait! The Chinese are number two after the Mexicans! It's unstoppable!”
Another reader said, “This event is easily prevented. The child's birth initiates this question to the mother: WHO HAS CUSTODY OF THIS CHILD? If the Mother answers that she has custody, then the Mother and child are sent to her home nation. If the Mother denies custody, the State takes custody of the child and sends the Mother to her home nation. The Citizen rights of the child are not invoked until age 21years of age. Results: No anchor baby, no family attachment, no flood of future births in the US, problem solved. Our Government has flimflammed this nation into accepting these 3rd world immigrants to enhance thoughtless voters.”
A third reader said, “Could it be that our congressman refuse to address the anchor baby problem because they are afraid of mass race rioting and boycotts? The Latino population is quite possibly the most ethnocentric of all the ethnicities. Most of them want what they perceive is best for Latinos; regardless of the consequences for all ethnicities, and regardless of what is best for America. I am afraid that our politicians are afraid to feel their wrath, and to avoid bloodshed in the streets, and massive boycotts of products and services, they do nothing. Or, as I have stated before, maybe Americans simply admire Latinos, and are willing to sacrifice everything as long as they are assured Latinos will take over America.”
In 1994, 74,987 anchor babies in maternity units cost taxpayers $215 million in Stockton, California. In 2003, 70 percent of the 2,300 babies born in San Joaquin General maternity ward were from illegal aliens. That number has exploded today with over four million illegal aliens residing in California. Nine out of ten babies born in Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas stem from unlawful immigrant mothers. The figures for Chicago, New York City, Miami, Houston, Atlanta and other great cities run the same.
The French economist Frederic Bastiat said, “The unseen is more expensive than the seen.” In Stockton, California, the Silverio Family was featured in the Wall Street Journal in 2003. They were fruit pickers who arrived illegally from Oxtotilan, Mexico in 1997. The wife, Felipa had three kids, but popped an anchor baby named Flor. The child was premature and spent three months in a neonatal incubator at a cost to the San Joaquin Hospital of over $300,000.00. They conceived another, Christian. The second baby made them eligible for $1,000 per month welfare. Because Flor is disabled, she receives $600.00 monthly for asthma. Although the illegal aliens made $18,000.00 annually picking fruit, they collected $12,000.00 of your tax dollars for their anchor babies. One night the father, Cristobal crashed his van. He had no license or insurance. Taxpayers paid for all hospital bills. That’s why 77 hospitals in Border States were going bankrupt in 2003, but Senator John McCain wrote a rider into the Medicaid Bill for $1.4 billion of your tax dollars. It passed.
Not to finish the spending spree on these anchor babies, the children attend California schools at a cost of $7,000.00 per year over and above what their parents pay in taxes. The cost for all five of their children for one school year exceeds $35,000.00 times 18 years for a grand taxpayer total of $630,000.00. This is only one family. No wonder California is $26 billion in debt.
Additional costs for illegal alien children stem from translators, advocates and middlemen. Medi-Cal in 2003 sponsored 760,000 illegal aliens. Supplemental Security Income is a non-means-treated federal grant of money and food stamps. Be assured that scams and fraud run rampant. Over 500,000 ‘mentally disabled kids’ are on drugs for ADHD and ODD. One lady, Linda Torres was arrested in Bakersfield with $8,500.00 in small bills in her pocket. It was her SSI lump award for her disability, which was heroin addiction.
Just so Americans across the country don’t feel left out, let’s move to Georgia. Net Fiscal Costs of Illegal Immigration for Georgia:
of illegal aliens in Georgia cost to taxpayers:
2000-- 5,133 births cost: $13 million
2001-- 9,528 births cost: $23 million
2002—11,188 births cost: $27 million
Additionally, receiving public assistance in 2002 for 25,000 children of illegal aliens cost Georgia taxpayers $42 million annually. Health care costs to Georgia taxpayers for illegal aliens in 2002 featured 64,000 doctor visits which ran Grady Health System into a $63 million deficit.
What is it in your state? This picture is a small window into the massive fraud being perpetrated on your wallet by your congressional leaders. What is your senator or congressman doing about it? The simple answer fulfills French economist Bisbiat’s rule of the unseen. Your congressional reps assist this fraud! They encourage it every day by doing nothing about 2,200 illegal aliens crossing our borders and they have done nothing since 9/11 to deport the estimated 13 million that are already here.
With over three million illegal aliens arriving annually, they birth 300,000 anchor babies in California alone and you pay the maximum. When those legal ‘American’ babies grow to 18, they can ‘chain migrate’ their kin into our country. We’re talking about a crisis SO huge, your children and this country will not survive it.
Support Congressman Nathan Deal’s bill H.B. 1868 to stop anchor babies from tapping into your wallet.
Part III: Ireland and other countries changing their laws to stop anchor babies.
Anchor Babies by Allan Wall, Frontpagemag.com, April 26, 2001
2- Closing the Loopholes to Easy US Citizenship, Robin Blumner, Tribune Media Services, 9/13/02
3- Ireland Can Deport Immigrant Parents by Shawn Pogatchnik, Associated Press Writer , January 23, 2003
4- The Center for American Unity
5- Center for Immigration Studies in Washington DC. Mark Krikorian and Dr. Steve Camarata
6- with Dan Stein, director.
Stephany Gabbard, RN, CLNC, ([email protected]), is a Registered Nurse and Certified Legal Nurse Consultant specializing in disease prevention. She has worked in several County Jail Health Systems, witnessing first hand the effects of disease in the jail population.
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