If you think that illegal aliens are only a problem for border states like Arizona and Texas, think again. If you pay taxes, you are paying for the costs of dealing with these illegal trespassers in our country too!
While states and the federal government are cutting back on basic services, laying off schoolteachers, closing state parks, and even roadside rest areas, and the federal deficit grows dally, here is how the illegal alien problem is sucking our tax dollars down the drain. You will also note that several of those arrested are not simple working people looking for a better life, but rather criminals with violent pasts. This report from the Tucson Sector of the Border Patrol covers activities from just last weekend.
Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien Friday who admitted to being a member of the Sureno 13 gang. When his fingerprints were entered into a database, agents discovered he had arrests alleging aggravated assault with a weapon, possession of a firearm, and harassment.
Agents arrested an illegal alien Saturday who admitted that he was a member of the Latin Kings gang.
Agents assigned to the Casa Grande station arrested an illegal alien Saturday who claimed he was a member of the Sureno 13 gang. Records generated through fingerprint testing showed that the man had prior arrests alleging theft, burglary, and narcotics violations.
Agents assigned to the Nogales station arrested an illegal alien Sunday who admitted to being an active member in the Sureno 13 gang. Fingerprint testing revealed that the man had several charges for narcotics violations and for carrying a concealed gun.
Border Patrol agents assigned to the Tucson Station rescued an illegal alien Sunday who had consumed contaminated water. The man was transported to a local hospital for further treatment.
Agents assigned to the Border Patrol Search, Trauma, and Rescue Unit (BORSTAR) rescued two illegal aliens Sunday who were suffering from dehydration.
Agents assigned to BORSTAR rescued an illegal alien Sunday who could no longer walk and was experiencing dehydration. The woman was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
Border Patrol agents assigned to the Tucson station apprehended two illegal aliens Sunday, who said they had left behind a man that had collapsed and possibly died. Agents located the man, already deceased, and turned the scene over to the Pima County Sheriff’s Department.
Agents assigned to BORSTAR located an illegal alien requesting assistance to help recover his deceased travel companion. The illegal immigrant identified the deceased as his brother-in-law.
This is just a report from one weekend and one Border Patrol sector! How many gang members and other criminals slipped through? Whose tax dollars do you think pays for those Border Patrol agents, and pays for their rescue efforts, and pays to process and detain those arrested. Whose tax dollars pays the hospital bills for those who had to be treated after being rescued? And again, how many more slipped through?
Now, if that doesn’t get your blood boiling, think about this. A Houston Chronicle news story released this week reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials are making changes at privately owned immigration detention centers that include “softening the look of the facility” with hanging plants, reducing and eliminating pat-down searches, free movement of low-risk detainees, expanded visiting hours, providing unmonitored phone lines, and eliminating lockdowns and lights-out for low-risk detainees.
But wait, there’s more! Dining hall menus will have more variety, and have self-serve beverage and fresh vegetable bars. Officials plan to offer movie nights, bingo, arts and crafts, dance and cooking classes, tutoring, and computer training. Detainees also will be allowed four hours or more of recreation “in a natural setting, allowing for robust aerobic exercise.” And of course, all of this is on the taxpayer’s’ dime. Can you afford movie nights, dancing classes, bingo, and computer training?
Hell, I’m going to park my motorhome and pretend to be an illegal alien for my next vacation! I can’t afford a resort with those kinds of amenities!
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