High Cost of Illegal Immigration

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Below are some statistics from the Los Angeles Times, published as the State of California tries to close a $42 billion budget shortfall. It seems that illegal immigration has become the third rail of politics. No one wants to face that fact that it is costing states billions.

From the L. A. Times:

40% of all workers in L. A. County (L. A. County has 10.2 million people) are working for cash and not paying taxes. This is because they are predominantly illegal immigrants working without a green card.

95% of warrants for murder in Los Angeles are for illegal aliens.

75% of people on the most wanted list in Los Angeles are illegal aliens.

Over 2/3 of all births in Los Angeles County are to illegal alien Mexicans on Medi-Cal, whose births were paid for by taxpayers.

Nearly 35% of all inmates in California detention centers are Mexican nationals here illegally

Over 300,000 illegal aliens in Los Angeles County are living in garages.

The FBI reports half of all gang members in Los Angeles are most likely illegal aliens from south of the border.

Nearly 60% of all occupants of HUD properties are illegal.

21 radio stations in L. A. are Spanish speaking.
In L. A. County 5.1 million people speak English, 3.9 million speak Spanish. (There are 10.2 million people in L. A. County. )

(All of the above are from the Los Angeles Times)

Less than 2% of illegal aliens are picking our crops, but 29% are on welfare. Over 70% of the United States ' annual population growth (and over 90% of California, Florida, and New York) results from immigration. 29% of inmates in federal prisons are illegal aliens.

While Washington politicians fiddle over an economic stimulus package, states are burning cash they don’t have by not addressing the critical economic problems created by illegal immigration.

Do you mind paying for health care and education for illegal immigrants while the states are broke?