Tuesday, February 21, 2012
The Effects of Illegal Immigration on Modern Society
Illegal immigration has become an increasing dilemma throughout the United States over
the course of the last few decades. Not only do illegal aliens costs billions of taxpayer-funded dollars per year, but research has shown that between forty to fifty percent of wage loss among low-skilled Americans is due to the illegal immigration of low-skilled workers. The annual cost of immigration has been estimated at 67 to 87 billion per year. FAIR (Federation for American Immigration Reform) research shows that illegal immigrants cost the state of Alabama billions of dollars per year, affecting even our local economy.
On average, around 10,000 illegal aliens cross the United States border every day. That’s over 3 million per year. According to studies, 1/3 will be caught and 1/2 will eventually become permanent U.S. residents. In 2009, there were around 9 to 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States. An estimated 1,880,000 American workers are displaced yearly due to immigration, and the cost of providing welfare and assistance to these Americans is over 15 billion. 80 percent of cocaine and 50 percent of heroin in the United States is smuggled across our border by Mexican nations.
Our drug investigators spend around a half million dollars per year to bribe Mexico’s corrupt generals and police officials. Illegal aliens cost billions of taxpayers’ money for medical services and assistance. Dozens of hospitals in the United States have closed or faced bankruptcy because of free emergency room services to illegal aliens. Taxpayers also spend a half billion dollars per year incarcerating illegal criminals. Corporate interests are benefiting from it, while taxpayers pay the costs. The annual cost of immigration has been estimated at 67 to 87 billion per year. This cost each taxpayer’s household between 166 and 226 dollars per year. 60 billion... [continues]
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