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Enormous Cost of Illegal Criminal Aliens: Sucking Tax Dollars Out of Your Wallet

By Frosty Wooldridge

President Bush brags, “They do the jobs that American citizens won’t do.” 

He neglects to say, “Oh, and by the way, for slave wages, social security fraud, identity theft, drunk driving, trashing our schools, hospitals and, oh, I shouldn’t leave out—crime!”

Illegal alien migration into the United States costs American taxpayers $346 billion annually as reported by the National Research Council.  While employers of illegal aliens rake-in billions of dollars, the US citizens subsidize what might be called organized “Slavery in 21st Century America.”

Edwin Rubenstein exposes the gargantuan costs of illegal aliens in the National Research Council’s new book: “The New Americans: Economic, Demographics and Fiscal Effects of Immigration.”  The Social Contract Winter 2007-08.

Rubenstein said, “Illegal criminal aliens play an increasingly large role in the Department of Justice’s workload and budgetary needs.  Criminal aliens are an increasing burden on U.S. prisons.  In 1980, federal and state facilities housed 9,000 criminal aliens. By 2004 federal, state and local jails held:

46,000 in federal prisons 74,000 in state prisons 147,000 in local jails

“Between 27 and 29 percent of all prisoners in federal prisons are criminal aliens.  More than 60 percent arrive from Mexico while the rest hail from 164 different countries.”

Cost to you?  In 2008, Bureau of Prisons calls for $5.4  billion.  Because of budget shortfall, 100,000 illegal alien convicts still walk the streets. They prove that crime pays!

Rubenstein said, “The Government Accounting Office recently analyzed the rap sheets of more than 55,000 illegal convicted felons held in prisons. It found:

       *   The average criminal alien was arrested for 13 prior offenses.

12 percent were for murder, robbery, assault, and sexually related crimes. Only 21 percent were immigration offenses; the rest were felonies. 81 percent of their arrests occurred after 1990.

“In a word, criminal aliens are not casual lawbreakers.  Most are recidivists or career criminals.” 

“Doing the jobs that Americans won’t do,” Bush said.

“An overhaul of the FBI’s IT capability is essential for border security,” Rubenstein said. “In 2008, the FBI requested $90.5 million to improve its capabilities for providing identification services for federal immigration and law enforcement agencies.”

Although rarely discussed, human trafficking expands into America like an unfettered virus.   Trafficking supports modern-day slavery. 

“An estimated 800,000 human beings are trafficked across international borders  each year, “Rubenstein said.  “More than 17,500 victims are trafficked into the United States annually.  A huge 80 percent of them are forced into sexual servitude.”

The DOJ spends $4.8 million and carries 34 positions in the Civil Rights Division’s human trafficking initiative.  Your tax dollars at work for something that shouldn’t be going on in the first place if Bush and Congress enforced our immigration laws!

Yet another aspect of this criminal world stems from visa overstay absconders.  Federal judges expelled 460,000 illegal aliens via deportation, yet allowed them to go free without follow-up.  They remain in country enjoying 30 American cities with ‘sanctuary policy’ that protects them from deportation.  We have met the enemy and they are our mayors, governors, president and Congress!

Not mentioned in the report, but mentioned by Newsweek last year, 15,000 MS-13 gang members now operate in 33 states.  What do they sell?  They provide $130 billion in drugs to our kids and citizens annually.  How much do we spend to stop the drug trade?  According to co-founder and retired police officer Howard Wooldridge, American taxpayers spend $6 billion per month on the War on Drugs with little to zero results in the past 37 years.  Drugs remain ample, pure and cheaper than in 1971 when the Drug War started under Nixon.

What remains most troubling about this incredible expenditure of our tax dollars?  George Bush knows exactly what continues down at the border, but refuses to spend any time or money that would once and for all—stop illegal immigration.  George Bush refuses to arrest, prosecute and jail employers of illegal aliens from big companies like Hormel, Tyson, Swift, McDonalds and other fast food companies, roofing contractors and big construction job contractors.

Therefore, our kids, our wives, daughters and we remain at the mercy of criminal aliens roaming our country untouched by un-enforced laws.

As you read this, Bush and Congress provide one of the biggest frauds on the U.S. taxpayer in the 21st century. Does it jolt you?  If our leadership watched the financial bottom line of the U.S. like an optimally run business, this criminal invasion would be stopped. 

Instead, our three presidential candidates argue back and forth about whose wearing a flag lapel pin while the other tells us we fear immigrants not like us so we turn to guns and religion.

Meanwhile, George Bush says, “They do the jobs that Americans won’t do.” 

To view report: Vol. XVIII, No. 2, winter 2007-08

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Final note:  I am looking for thinkers, writers and advocates to add to my monthly “Master Mind Think Tank.”   In reality, our politicians create the problems that they campaign to solve.  They never solve them; thus we spiral into deeper national chaos.   I need new ideas and new creative thinkers to help me bring our most pressing issues onto the front burner: overpopulation in America caused by ceaseless legal and illegal immigration.  As you know, the recent PEW report shows immigration adding 100 million people to our country in 30 years.  We need to stop it and we need to stop it now.  Join me in saving our civilization.



Additionally: I am working on a book about loss of friendship.  Have you lost a best friend?  How did you feel?  How did it happen?  What caused the loss of your best friend?  How did it affect your life?  How did you heal from the emotional pain?  If you would like to write two to five type-written pages, your story will be included in this forthcoming book with attribution or keep your name private.  Please state that you give permission for me to use your story in this book: “Losing Your Best Friend: Missing Pieces”.  Today, in America, our communities and friendships shatter because of misunderstandings, jealousies and high speed living.  This book will help others who have suffered the loss of a best friend.


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Frosty Wooldridge has bicycled across six continents – from the Arctic to the South Pole – as well as six times across the USA, coast to coast and border to border.  In 2005, he bicycled from the Arctic Circle, Norway to Athens, Greece.  He presents “The Coming Population Crisis in America: and what you can do about it” to civic clubs, church groups, high schools and colleges.  He works to bring about sensible world population balance at his website

Listen to Frosty Wooldridge on Tuesdays and Thursdays as he interviews top national leaders on his radio show “Connecting the Dots” at at 6:00 PM Mountain Time.  Adjust tuning in to your time zone. 






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