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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20 Comments on Our Tax Dollars At Work

  1. Jim says:

    We need many, many more like Sheriff Joe out there caring for those ILLEGAL TRESPASSERS.
    Maybe those macho gang boys would love those girlie pink undies and uniforms.

  2. Joe says:

    We saw more Mexicans at a flea market in TN last month than we saw in Mexico last Dec.

    The drain they are putting on our economy is mind boggeling. One of these days people will wake up.

  3. Wanderin' says:

    Good for you, Nick. Keep them coming!

  4. Ken H says:

    Been screaming about the same thing for years. Catch and release, I always thought was for premium trout waters. Looks like I was wrong.
    What gives with the El Paso events of the other day. Seems this kid was throwing rocks at Border Patrol while they were arresting another interloper. Border Patrol shot and killed the 15 yr old. Then Mexico president screams for a full investigation of the event. They ran the kid through ID, found he was a well known drug smuggler, many arrests, including several felonies. Calderon is all upset because a career criminal was in our country, trying to injure our police while they were doing their job. Calderon needs to take care of his side of the border and shut the hell up about our side of the border.

  5. Paula says:

    How about the seniors go live at the detention centers and the illegals get sentenced to our nursing homes!

  6. Steve says:

    I hear a lot of griping and complaining. Heck, I do it myself. Anyone out there have an intelligent solution? I’m not talking about knee-jerk, simplistic responses that are unsustainable, unrealistic, or criminal. Fences don’t work. Racial hatred makes things worse.
    Education is the answer. We have it. Let’s share.
    -CA

  7. Don Damkaer says:

    Steve’s comment regarding education is a start. I have spent over 5 years in Mexico and helped many who wish to be educated, become educated. Many have the desire and do make it to the next level, but they individually must have that desire. The creeps who are coming into our country illegally for the most part are freeloaders and looking to exploit our opportunities for their less than desirable reasons. And by the way, many who are crossing our borders illegally are from countries south of Mexico, but say they are from Mexico so they do not get deported back to their homeland. As a first generation American I know what my parents went through to become true Americans. The illegal entries to our country can and should be stopped. The illegal entrants in our country need to be sent home. The smart “crats” in our government need to come up with a logical program to allow those that have and do jobs no one else wants to be able to come into our country, work, and go home when the job is over.

  8. Linda says:

    My question is: Why are we “detaining” them and taking them to nice hospitals and detainment centers? Why aren’t we marching them back across the border at gunpoint? Let them carry their fallen buddies back across with them. Other countries don’t make any bones about their strict immigration policies and neither should the US. Let other countries keep their trash, we have plenty of the home grown variety.

  9. Keith Walker says:

    Here’s an idea – how about we put all these illegal “detainees” down here on the Guld Coast helping to clean up BP’s mess? If they want to be a part of this country, let them first contribute something to it instead of just taking.

  10. Jerry Jones says:

    My mom lives in a “retirement” home that has less available to her than these criminals get! There is one worn out 19 inch TV in the rec room, with very basic cable. No plants, no bingo, no cooking classes, and it takes every penny of her retirement and social security. Yet wetbacks are getting coddled like this! I am so pissed off right now!

  11. Betty M says:

    How can this happen? Who allows this? Why do a bunch of illegals get pampered whle Americans get shafted? I’m from California, and no matter what the talking heads on TV and the media whores want you to believe, 99% of the people I know are just as fed up as people in Arizona.

  12. Lou Drisher says:

    I’m another Californian who is sick to death of the problems caused by illegal aliens. You folks who say there isn’t a real problem, or who say they are just good people who need an opportunity need to come to Chula Vista and have your home burglarized (twice in one year), and both times our security cameras showed they were Mexicans. They caught the first one leaving the house, and he had entered the US the day before illegally. The second one was caught a month later, and he had my son’s wallet and drivers license on him, which were stolen in the break in. He was also an illegal. My mother’s car was stolen and found stripped and the police said from the stuff left inside, it was almost certainly illegals. My boss’s son was shot by a stray bullet as he was driving down a major highway, and the shooter was an illegal and a gang banger who killed another illegal who he had a fight with. Try living behind barred doors and windows in your own home, try having to keep you car windows and house windows closed and locked on nice spring days, because if you don’t you’ll get ripped off. Then tell me all about those honest hard working people who just want to better themselves!

  13. Karen LeMatt says:

    Outrageous! Why do criminals who don’t even belong here get preferrential treatment tha tour own seniors can’t get?

  14. Dave B. says:

    I’m sorry to say that I haven’t been exposed to the problems of illegals like the people writing responses have been. It’s a real eye opener though. The news media doesn’t seem to paint the same picture. All I ever see on the news is all the people who think it is wrong to single out the Mexicans. I kind of figured there was another side to this story and reading this blog has educated me about the real issue. Thanks.

  15. Sue Reynolds says:

    Lou, we live in Moreno Valley, and our business was burglered by two illegal aliens who only stole about $200 worth of merchandise, but did over $5,000 damage to our building breaking in. Both were known gang members, and both were let out on bail instead of being deported. Of course, they never showed up for their trials.

    Last year we lost a dear friend who was killed when an “undocumented worker” with no drivers license and no insurance ran a red light and broadsided her in his bosses van. Guess what, the boss was also illegal and had no insurance! She left a loving husband, three teenage children, and many heartbroken family and friends.

  16. Richard Oppenshield says:

    I already hate paying income taxes because I know every penny is being wasted. Now I really hate it because it is being wasted on these scumbags. Just load them on a bus and drive them to the nearest border and march them back across at gunpoint!

  17. Howard K. says:

    Veterans and senior citizens can’t get the medical help they need, but we are treating these illegal aliens when they get in the desert and get in trouble, and the taxpayers are footing the bill? That is beyond disgusting.

  18. Kevin says:

    Immediate deportation. No ifs ands or buts. Many years ago I drove for Greyhound out of Abilene, TX. One of our charters was an immigration run, nonstop from Abilene to El Paso. The bus was full of illegals who had been rounded up in the northern part of the country and transported to the border.

    What frosted me was the guards on the bus were on fist name basis with many of the passengers because the illegals were repeat riders.

    Seems that the illegals would come in, work their way north until they were ready to go home. Then they “got caught” by INS and transported back to the border.

    When we reached El Paso, we went directly to the INS facility. During offloading I heard a number of them say good by to the guard who replied with a smile and see ya next time and their first name.

    We were providing a taxi service under the name of deportation. This was almost 30 years ago. Not much has changed….

  19. Allan says:

    The federal government is not doing its job of keeping illegal aliens out of the USA and it is costing our country plenty. More states need to follow Arizona in trying to deal with illegals. We do not need the federal government to declare amnesty for those in our country illegally. We might want to issue up to 6 months work visas to those with clean records that want to work but do it legally. Everyone in this country needs to follow the law, if you don’t you are a law breaker and don’t deserve special priviledges

  20. Cathy K says:

    How about for every illegal arrested/detained we deduct the cost of that person from the country’s foreign aide? If more than “X” number of illegals are detained all foreign aide is stopped until the illegal crossings are stopped. Oh…and of course, send those folks back home. ALSO, why do we continue to say some of these folks are doing work that “WE” don’t want to do? How spoiled are the people of this country? For heaven’s sake, we have a multitude of folks on gov’t subsistance (have been for generations). Why can’t we come up with a means by which folks have to work for their subsistance…those who are able bodied? Isn’t that what the CCC and other programs were all about in years past?

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