18 Facts That Prove Illegal Immigration Is A Nightmare For The U.S. Economy

Barack Obama has declared that “immigration reform is an economic imperative“, and is promising to do his best to get an immigration bill pushed through Congress this year.  But will “legalizing” all of the illegal immigration that has taken place over the last several decades improve the struggling U.S. economy or will it actually make our economic problems worse?  One of the favorite tricks of top politicians is to promise that the economy is going to improve if we just support what it is that they are currently pushing.  Hopefully the Americans people will not buy the nonsense that Obama is spewing.

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The truth is that Barack Obama is wrong about the economic impact of illegal immigration.  Illegal immigrants don’t do jobs that Americans “don’t want” to do.  A million Americans recently showed up to apply for a job at McDonald’s.  That is how desperate Americans are for work these days.  Please don’t try to tell me that there aren’t millions of Americans out there that would not pick fruit for minimum wage.  The millions upon millions of illegal immigrants in this country are stealing jobs, they are depressing wages in a whole host of industries and they are a huge factor in the erosion of the middle class.  Millions of middle class American families can’t afford to provide for their families anymore and are losing their homes, drowning in debt or going bankrupt.  Rather than what Barack Obama is proposing (which is to essentially “legalize” illegal immigration), we need an immigration policy that makes sense and that protects American jobs.


The reason I went into all that is because of the way politics is played in America in 2011.  The moment that anyone suggests that there might be a problem with illegal immigration they are immediately branded with all kinds of horrible labels.  To put a horrible label on someone that is completely and totally untrue just to score political points is absolutely despicable.

The funny thing is that some of the organizations that denounce others the loudest should actually be examining themselves.  For example, one of the largest pro-illegal immigration organizations is called “La Raza”, which literally means “The Race” (as if we all couldn’t figure it out).  Perhaps it is time for them to come up with a new name.

Look, we all have to start learning to love each other.  If not, our society is going to continue to break down.

A majority of the American people (yes, that is what the polls show) are not against illegal immigration because they “hate” another group of people.  Rather, they just want all immigrants to go through the “front door” and they want the government to be sensitive to changing economic conditions.

The sad truth is that the U.S. government has absolutely refused to secure the U.S. border with Mexico for decades, and this has allowed millions upon millions of criminals, drug dealers and gang members to cross freely into the United States.  In addition, by refusing to secure the border we have allowed new diseases to spread unchecked into this country.

Meanwhile, the law abiding people that would like to get into this country legally are put through absolute hell.  I used to practice law and I have filled out immigration forms.  The process is a complete and total nightmare.

So we have been making it really easy for law breakers to sneak in the back door of our country and we have been making it really hard for law abiding people to get in the front door.

What in the world could be wrong about wanting to fix that?

Once many illegal immigrants arrive in the United States they either try to make a living legally (by directly competing with blue collar American workers  for jobs and driving their wages down) or illegally by selling drugs or being involved in other kinds of criminal activity.

Apparently Barack Obama believes that this kind of behavior should be rewarded with a “path to citizenship”.

The vast majority of illegal immigrants pay absolutely no federal or state income taxes and they never intend to.  At the same time, they seem more than happy to take advantage of the free social services and benefits offered to them.  In fact, stories of how “good” life in America is just encourages more and more immigrants to come to the United States illegally.

We need an immigration policy that insists that everyone come in through the front door.

Is there anyone out there that cannot agree with that?

We also need to set immigration levels that our economy can handle.

Right now our economy is struggling.  Millions upon millions of Americans are out of work.  44 million Americans are on food stamps.  47 million Americans are living in poverty.  We just can’t take in a whole lot of extra workers right now.

You would think that would just be common sense.

But instead, Barack Obama wants to grant amnesty to all of the illegal immigrants that are already here and put them on a path to citizenship.

Wow – do you think that might embolden millions more illegal immigrants to come flooding in?

Barack Obama is against a border fence.  He says we don’t need it.

Meanwhile, thousands more illegal immigrants pour into this country every single day.

Barack Obama supports all of the “sanctuary cities” that have openly declared that they are not going to enforce our immigration laws.

So where do you think illegal immigrants are going to flock to?  The truth is that word about these “sanctuary cities” gets around really fast.  If you live in one of these cities, then you probably know all about it.

If Barack Obama gets his way, nobody will be breaking our immigration laws because essentially there will not be any more immigration laws.

Not that George W. Bush was any better.  He was an absolute disaster on immigration as well.

The truth is that our immigration policy has been slowly eroding the U.S. middle class for many decades.

But according to Barack Obama, we desperately need to implement his “immigration reform” plan for the good of the middle class….

“One way to strengthen the middle class in America is to reform the immigration system, so that there is no longer a massive underground economy that exploits a cheap source of labor while depressing wages for everybody else.”

What a joke.  The reality is that illegal immigration hurts that U.S. middle class and it is severely damaging to the U.S. economy.  Because of illegal immigration, every single day wages are lost, taxes don’t get collected, hospitals provide “free health care” for which they are never paid, huge criminal gangs of foreigners are roaming our streets and the cost of providing social services to illegal aliens is slowly bankrupting state and local governments.

The following are 18 facts which prove that illegal immigration is an absolute nightmare for the U.S. economy….

  1. Illegal immigrants take jobs away from American citizens. According to a review of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Census Bureau data, legal and illegal immigrants gained over a million additional jobs between 2008 and 2010 even as millions of American citizens were losing their jobs during that same time period.
  2. The majority of our immigrants now sneak in through the “back door” that the federal government purposely leaves open.  Thanks to the negligence of the federal government, far more people than come in through the legal immigration process.  This has got to change.
  3. Illegal immigrants generally don’t pay taxes.  The vast majority of illegal aliens would never even dream of paying income taxes, but Mexicans living in America send billions upon billions of dollars out of the United States and back to Mexico every single year.
  4. Although illegal aliens pay next to nothing in taxes, they have no problem receiving tens of billions of dollars worth of free education benefits, free health care benefits, free housing assistance and free food stamp benefits.  Many communities in the United States now openly advertise that they will help illegal aliens with these things.
  5. The cost of educating the children of illegal immigrants is staggering. It is estimated that U.S. taxpayers spend on primary and secondary school education for the children of illegal immigrants.
  6. Thanks to illegal immigration, California’s overstretched health care system is on the verge of collapse.  Dozens of California hospitals and emergency rooms have shut down over the last decade because they could not afford to stay open after being endlessly swamped by illegal immigrants who were simply not able to pay for the services that they were receiving.  As a result, the remainder of the health care system in the state of California is now beyond overloaded.  This had led to brutally long waits, diverted ambulances and even unnecessary patient deaths.  Sadly, the state of California now ranks dead last out of all 50 states in the number of emergency rooms per million people.
  7. It was estimated that there were approximately 7.7 million illegal aliens employed by U.S. employers during 2008.  How much better would our economy look if all of those jobs were being filled by American workers?
  8. The region along the U.S./Mexico border is now an open war zone. Just across the U.S. border, the city of Juarez, Mexico is considered to be one of the most dangerous cities on the entire planet because of the brutal drug war being waged there. In fact, Juarez has now become the murder capital of the western hemisphere.  Much of that violence has begun to spill over into areas of the southwestern United States.
    For example, a while back NPR described one incident in the Juarez Valley that involved American citizens….

    A couple of weeks ago, gunmen in the Juarez Valley killed the Mexican relative of a Fort Hancock high school student. When the student’s family in Fort Hancock heard about it, they crossed the border at 10 a.m. to see the body, and took the student with them.

    “By 10:30, they had stabbed the relatives that went with him, which included his grandparents, with an ice pick,” says school superintendent Jose Franco. “My understanding is that the gentleman is like 90 years old, and they poked his eyes out with an ice pick. I believe those people are still in intensive care here in a hospital in the U.S.”

  9. A substantial percentage of young illegal immigrants end up in gangs.  U.S. authorities say that there are now over 1 million members of criminal gangs operating inside the United States. According to federal statistics, these 1 million gang members are responsible for up to 80% of the violent crimes committed in the U.S. each year.  Latino gangs made up primarily of illegal aliens are responsible for much of this violence.
    According to the Center for Immigration Studies, some of the most notorious gangs in the country are made up almost entirely of illegal immigrants….

    “Gang investigators in Virginia estimate that 90% of the members of MS-13, the most notorious immigrant gang, are illegal immigrants.”

  10. The “18th Street Gang” is certainly giving MS-13 a run for their money.  It is believed that the 18th Street Gang has thousands of members in the city of Los Angeles alone. In fact, the gang has become so notorious that there are even rumors that some police officers in Los Angeles simply will not venture into the areas most heavily controlled by the 18th Street gang.
    The following is what Wikipedia says about the 18th Street Gang….

    A US Justice Department report from 2009 estimates that the 18th Street gang has a membership of some 30,000 to 50,000 with 80% of them being illegal aliens from Mexico and Central America and is active in 44 cities in 20 states. Its main source of income is street-level distribution of cocaine and marijuana and, to a lesser extent, heroin and methamphetamine. Gang members also commit assault, auto theft, carjacking, drive-by shootings, extortion, homicide, identification fraud, and robbery.

  11. The “drug war” in northern Mexico is one gigantic bloodbath. The Mexican government says that as many as 28,000 people have been slaughtered by the drug cartels since 2007.  A very significant percentage of those deaths have happened in areas right along the U.S. border, and yet our federal government still sees no reason to get serious about border security.
  12. It is an open secret that Mexican drug cartels are openly conducting military operations inside the United States.  The handful of border patrol agents that we have guarding the border are massively outgunned and out-manned.

    One agent who patrols the border and who asked to remain anonymous told Fox News the following….

    “To say that this area is out of control is an understatement.”

    A different federal agent put it this way in an email to Fox News….

    “Every night we’re getting beaten like a pinata at a birthday party by drug, alien smugglers.”

  13. Federal border officials say that Mexican drug cartels have not only set up shop on U.S. soil, but they are actually maintaining lookout bases in strategic locations in the hills of southern Arizona.  If you go to Arizona today, there are actually signs that have been put up by the federal government warning American citizens not to venture into certain wilderness routes that are used by Mexican drug cartels to bring in drugs.
  14. The drug war being waged on both sides of the border is so violent that it is almost unimaginable.  For example, one very prominent Mexican assassin known as “the soupmaker” has confessed that he made approximately 300 bodies disappear by dissolving them in acid baths.  But right now there is essentially nothing that is preventing the next “soupmaker” from crossing the U.S. border and moving into your neighborhood.
  15. Arizona police are being openly warned by the Mexican drug cartels that if they try to interfere with the drug traffic in their area that they will be “taken out” by drug cartel snipers.
  16. While the U.S. military endlessly hunts for “members of al-Qaeda” in the caves of Afghanistan and on the streets of Iraqi cities, a very real threat has been building just south of the border.  Over the past 15 to 20 years, Hezbollah has set up operations all over Mexico, Central America and South America.  Hezbollah is reportedly making a lot of money in the drug trade and in trafficking illegal aliens.  Sadly, our government is largely ignoring this.
  17. Each year, it costs the states billions of dollars to incarcerate illegal immigrant criminals that should have never been allowed into the country in the first place. It is estimated that illegal aliens make up of the population in federal, state and local prisons and that the total cost of incarcerating them is more than $1.6 billion annually.
  18. The drug cartels and the gangs always seem to be a couple steps ahead of our agents along the border. Approximately 75 tunnels along the U.S. border with Mexico have been discovered by law enforcement authorities in the last four years alone.

How much do you think all of this crime, gang violence and drug cartel activity is costing our economy?

Why won’t the federal government do what the Constitution requires and secure the border?

Oh, but Barack Obama says that he has a plan.

He says that he is going to save the day.

The following is how Barack Obama describes his plan…

“We are not going to ship back 12 million people, we’re not going to do it as a practical matter. We would have to take all our law enforcement that we have available and we would have to use it and put people on buses, and rip families apart, and that’s not who we are, that’s not what America is about. So what I’ve proposed… is you say we’re going to bring these folks out of the shadows. We’re going to make them pay a fine, they are going to have to learn English, they are going to have to go to the back of the line…but they will have a pathway to citizenship over the course of 10 years.”

So how many illegal immigrants do you think are going to step forward to pay a fine?

One percent?

How many of them do you think are going to show up for English classes?

Who is going to make them do it?


Are we going to have law enforcement officials running around trying to collect fines from illegal immigrants and trying to get them to attend their English lessons?

According to Obama, the millions upon millions of illegal immigrants that are in this country are going to be glad to willingly do the following….

1) Admit they broke the law

2) Pay back taxes and a fine

3) Learn English

4) Be willing to undergo background checks before starting the legalization process

Those four points are taken directly from Obama’s plan.

So what are illegal immigrants going to do when this plan is passed?

99 percent of them are going to laugh and they are just going to keep on doing what they have been doing.

Large numbers of illegal immigrants are already enjoying the “high life” in the dozens of “sanctuary cities” across the United States.

The following is how the Ohio Jobs & Justice PAC defines sanctuary cities….

Generally, sanctuary policies instruct city employees not to notify the federal government of the presence of illegal aliens living in their communities. The policies also end the distinction between legal resident aliens and illegal aliens–so illegal aliens often benefit from taxpayer funded government services and programs too.

Sounds like a good deal to me.

Can I sign up for that plan?

After all, who wouldn’t want to earn all income tax-free and yet enjoy unlimited government services?

Today we are being told that we need to make life as comfortable as possible for the waves of illegal immigrants that are coming in.  In fact, Barack Obama says that all of us need to make sure that our kids are learning how to speak Spanish….

“I don’t understand when people are going around worrying about, we need to have English only. They want to pass a law, we just, we want English only…Now, I agree that immigrants should learn English, I agree with this. But understand this, instead of worrying about whether immigrants can learn English, they’ll learn English, you need to make sure your child can speak Spanish.”

All of this is utter insanity.

The cold, hard reality of the matter is that we have tightly secured the border between South Korea and North Korea for over 50 years and we could secure our own borders if we really wanted to.

But instead, we continue to leave our border with Mexico completely wide open. Thousands of criminals, gang members and drug pushers continue to come in completely unchecked every single day.

Meanwhile, the rest of us have to subject ourselves to some of the most humiliating “security measures” imaginable before we are even allowed to get on to an airplane.

It doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, does it?

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  1. Jim West says:

    Succumbing to invasion = Loving your brother

  2. Jim West says:

    Regarding passage:

    "Before we go any further, it is important for me to make a few points. It is not a bad thing that people want to come to this nation from another country. A lot of people that want to come to the United States are really hard working and have really solid character. This nation has a long tradition of immigrants arriving to build a better life here. At different times this country will need different levels of immigration, but we will always need new immigrants. People on one side of a border are not more “valuable” than people on another side of a border. There is a reason why our founding fathers believed that “all men are created equal”. In every nation on earth there are really wonderful people. We should love all men, women and children no matter where they were born and no matter what they look like. God created us all and He loves us all dearly."

    To A3p:
    Did A3p want to withdrawal this statement and misinterpretation of God's word? I figured I would give you the opportunity to do so before withdrawing suppport. I can get this kind of drivel from any party.

    • American3P says:

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  3. oldatlantic says:

    I want to hear that the Founding Stock Americans and those closely related to us from Europe who came after are a unique people and can't be replaced. I want to hear that we are now our own old sack and that there will be no more new wine. Immigration implies as a mathematical theorem, the Wright Island Model, complete genetic replacement not a mixture of old and new as an asymptotic state. Isn't A3P suppose to tell the mathematical and scientific truth that immigration is bad? Not some boilerplate written by immigration lawyers for H-1b, guest worker, student visa, etc?

    • Nurse40 says:

      I agree, but the magic word is "LEGAL" immigration. If you want to live here and have our freedoms, then go through the front door, like the rest of us, don't sneak through the back, hoping to collect welfare, free medical, free housing, free food stamps and a free education. I left California just for this reason. I tired of working two jobs. One for my children and one for the wetback here illegally.

  4. oldatlantic says:

    "At different times this country will need different levels of immigration, but we will always need new immigrants. People on one side of a border are not more “valuable” than people on another side of a border. " These two sentences are among the worst. If you want to be our leaders you should think and say people on our side of the border are more valuable to you as our leaders. That means not taking their future and increasingly present by allowing immigration.

    This is more like Libertarian boilerplate. People are interchangeable parts. This is like you go to a large company meeting to hear some rah rah and the management says they are the company and we are just components that can be replaced. This is what a multinational company says not an ethnopatriot party.

  5. Ernest says:

    'Reverse-racist'? What exactly is a reverse racist?

  6. Big Tim says:

    If the tidal wave of illegal immigrants was from eastern Europe, then Obama and all the other reverse-racists would have zero sympathy for them.

  7. RICHARD says:

    I think we should put our military on the border. Any illegal border crossing should be viewed as an act of aggression. They should be SHOT on sight!

  8. mikey says:

    Enough immigrants PERIOD! Both, legal and illegal! The boat is full.

    • American3P says:

      We should have a 10-year moratorium on all immigration until the mess we are in is cleaned up.

  9. tma_sierrahills says:

    It is difficult to see how an American president seeking to legalize a mass foreign invasion of the United States is not committing treason.
    - – - –
    Border Enforcement + Immigration Moratorium = Job, Crime and Eco Sanity

  10. missouri gal says:

    "…16.While the U.S. military endlessly hunts for “members of al-Qaeda” in the caves of Afghanistan and on the streets of Iraqi cities, a very real threat has been building just south of the border. Over the past 15 to 20 years, Hezbollah has set up operations all over Mexico, Central America and South America. Hezbollah is reportedly making a lot of money in the drug trade and in trafficking illegal aliens. Sadly, our government is largely ignoring this."

    THIS LIE can be directly attributed to racist/zionists who are the proponents of open borders to facilitate traffic in drugs which THEY get from war (Afganistan the source of opium which is sold to fill racist/zionist coffers while our military are dying to protect from the anti-drug Taliban).


  11. Bon of Babble says:

    Bon of Babble · 1 minute ago
    This comment has been deleted by the administrator.

    Why was my comment deleted?

    If you expect me to support your organization, I would like to know why my post, which did not contain obscenities, name calling or attacks was deleted. This is the same exact thing I post at OQ and AmRen and have NEVER been deleted by a site admin there.

    • American3P says:

      What comment? Can you repost please?

      • Bon of Babble says:

        I wrote an extended comment expounding on why I do not agree that legal immigration should be continued — all legal and illegal immigration, the refugee racket, family reunification programs and H-1B schemes should be halted immediately. They are being used to systematically to destroy White America via race replacement and government theft of White homelands and wealth to pay for this evil subterfuge.

        Well, that's the gist of it.

        When I posted my comment, the following appeared instantly: This comment has been deleted by the administrator.

        I assumed a moderator was reading my comment as I was writing it, waited for me to post and then deleted it. I have never had this happen anywhere, ever, and it didn't leave me very happy.

        Maybe there is another explanation?

        • American3P says:

          We ask that any comments be several paragraphs. If you have more to say submit the writing as an article. We can't guarantee everything we receive will be posted. BB, do not interpret this as a personal slight to you.

  12. Bon of Babble says:

    It doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, does it?

    Yes, it does if the goal is to destroy native White homelands and Native Born Americans.

  13. akingu says:

    They are called ILLEGALS for a reason. They are American-hating, job-stealing, disease-spreading, socio-parasites. they should all be **** on sight.

  14. Jim says:

    You say illegal immigrants don't pay income taxes. That's simply not true. If they're working any job that deducts taxes from their paychecks they are most certainly contributing to Federal and state coffers. You seem obsessed with drug trafficking. Illegal immigrants are not the problem there at all.

    • American3P says:

      Jim, there are many illegal immigrants who simply work "under the table" to avoid paying taxes and avoid detection. Many undocumented immigrants offer their services as day laborers and get paid by the day. Some immigrants circumvent e-verify with Identity Theft by using false SSN's or stolen SSN's.

      Not all drug traffickers are illegal aliens true. But there are quite a few drug traffickers that are illegal immigrants. There are drug couriers who simply walk across our souther border to transport drugs. In the past 4 months there have been 75 tunnels found crossing our southern border into the United States. You don't see that as a problem?

      And if illegal immigration is not a problem then why don't undocumented immigrants simply knock on our front door instead of climbing over the fence? And I hope you don't think undocumented drug traffickers are going to apply for citizenship. Wake up soon.

    • Crystal says:

      If they are illegal, are they allowed to have Social Security numbers?

      If not, then this means that the taxes paid are under someone else's name.

      If an illegal alien has a social security number, more than likely it was stolen or fraudulently purchased by the illegal.

      • James_in_SoCal says:

        Indeed, there has even demands by Illegal aliens using stolen SSNs, claiming the givernment owes them that money that they fraudulently worked for. I kid you not!

    • Liquidmicro says:

      If they're working any job that deducts taxes from their paychecks they are most certainly contributing to Federal and state coffers

      Payroll deductions is not paying taxes. Don't forget they use ITIN numbers at years end to have those deductions refunded to them to include tax credits they qualify for, in which case they actually get more back then they paid in. If they had SS deducted from their paycheck they have 2 options, they can use it through their own nations system if there is an agreement between that nation and the USA or they can have it refunded through the 1040 form. Otherwise it sits in an Electronic Trust fund until it is matched with the SS number and confirmed. They do contribute to State coffers simply by paying sales tax for items purchased, but they also take from those coffers by way of welfare programs. Overall they are a net drain to the State and Federal Government, every economist will tell you exactly that.