Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Controlling illegal immigration: What a state can do

A new report says states – the "laboratories of democracy" – must do more to help the federal government combat illegal immigration.

The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, found that states and localities can take more actions to control their jurisdictions. Congress should help them, not by legalizing immigrants here without authorization, but by amending the statutory provisions that limit the actions they can take and by increasing the legal avenues for foreigners to come to the United States to work.

"The only way to end or significantly slow illegal immigration in America is to create a mosaic of laws across the country that increase the cost of illegal immigration to a point that the supply dwindles to a trickle as the demand is filled by legal workers."

Read the report here.

The Heritage report says the federal government can’t combat illegal immigration alone. Six thousand U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are not enough to address the 12 million illegal immigrants estimated to be in the United States.


Anonymous said...

Why is this even a column anymore?

The goal of those, you, wishing to open the flood gates to illegals by constantly bringing up the issue, in an attempt to render placation, and tolerance through repetitive exposure is failing.

The people who care about this country will just continue to call you an idiot, and blast the notion of illegals like they always have and always will.

So whats your point with all of this?

Anonymous said...

I 2nd that response!

Anonymous said...

If you want to stop Illegal immigration fine or arrest the people that hire them. If you are not for prosecution of employers who hire illegals you are wasting your time. Illegal migration is down this year because they cannot find work in this economy. The answer is simple.

Anonymous said...

Eisenhower did it with 1075 agents:

Anonymous said...

Don't you love it?

Operation "Wetback".

From a time when being correct politically was more important
than being politically correct.

Vicente Duque said...

Four states were majority-minority in 2008: Hawaii (75 percent), New Mexico (58 percent), California (58 percent) and Texas (53 percent). The District of Columbia was 67 percent minority. No other state had more than a 43 percent minority population.

MAY 14, 2009
Census Bureau Releases State and County Data

Depicting Nation’s Population Ahead of 2010 Census

Some excerpts :


California had the largest Hispanic population of any state in July 2008 (13.5 million), as well as the largest numeric increase within the Hispanic population since July 2007 (313,000). New Mexico had the highest percentage of Hispanics at 45 percent.

Los Angeles County, Calif., had the largest Hispanic population of any county (4.7 million) in 2008 and the largest numeric increase since 2007 (67,000).


New York had the largest black population of any state as of July 1, 2008 (3.5 million); Georgia had the largest numeric increase since July 1, 2007 (67,000). The District of Columbia had the highest percentage of blacks (56 percent), followed by Mississippi (38 percent).


California had both the largest Asian population of any state (5.1 million) in July 2008 and the largest numeric increase of Asians since July 2007 (105,000). Hawaii is our nation’s only majority-Asian state, with people of this group comprising 54 percent of the total population.
Los Angeles County, Calif., had the largest Asian population of any county (1.4 million) in July 2008.

American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIAN)

California had the largest American Indian and Alaska Native population of any state in July 2008 (739,000); Texas had the largest numeric increase since July 2007 (13,000). Alaska had the highest percentage of AIAN (18 percent).

More Statistics, Data and Demographies :

Vicente Duque

Fed Up said...

Vincent, what IS your point?

Anonymous said...

You can't control or enforce a GD thing! In east Charlotte the Mexicans are mostly all here illegally, but there is no enforcement against them. You could come to the Eastway Walmart ANYTIME. They are having children as quickly as they can, then the children become immediate American citizens because they were born here. Naturally, we have to pay for their food and care most of their lives however.

zeezil said...

Let's put some numbers to the illegal alien problem in North Carolina:

A recent study by FAIR at states it costs NC $1.3 billion annually for just incarceration - emergency medical care - education services to illegal immigrants ($975 million for education alone). That figure does not include English instruction, law enforcement/courts, translators, assistance for public housing, food stamps, welfare payments, etc. Other factors not considered in the reports are job losses by citizens to illegal aliens and the depression of wages in the construction, landscaping, assembly, food processing and service sectors that most illegal aliens are employed in.

Additionally, $1.2 billion annually in remittances is sent from North Carolina to Mexico by illegals. Nationwide, $26 billion in remittances is transferred from the U.S. to Mexico. This is money that is permanently transferred from our economy to a foreign country due to the lack of border control and non-enforcement of hiring laws.

Furthermore, FAIR points out that the cost of educating a public school student in NC is $8,150 per year which translates into an annual expenditure of $975 million for illegal aliens and the U.S. born children of illegal aliens in our state. Is this alone not an outrage? Just think, using that $8,150 cost and multiplying it by 13 (K – 12 school years) produces a cost of $105,950 over the term of the illegal alien child!!! That is money forfeited by taxpayers to educate them and now our North Carolina Community College System wants to welcome illegal aliens in with open arms!!!

J said...

I agree..thank you for posting