LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Illegal immigrants cost billions

Published 3:01 pm Friday, April 5, 2019

We are being told by Democrats that a wall is not important. I believe that any logical person with a little common sense would see things a little differently.

Let’s look at a few verifiable facts.

Fact 1: In 2016 we spent $22 billion on food assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC,and free school lunches just for illegal immigrants.

Fact 2: $2.5 billion is spent on Medicaid for illegal immigrants.

Fact 3: Between $11 billion and $20 billion is spent on welfare to illegals each year by state governments.

Fact 4: $12 billion a year is spent on primary and secondary school education for children here illegally who cannot speak a word of English.

Fact 5: We spend $3 million a day to incarcerate illegal immigrants.

Fact 6: The above figures and several others added together add up to $338.3 billion a year just on illegal immigrants.

Now let’s put this in perspective and simplify it to the fact we only have around 135 million taxpayers in the United States, which means you and I pay approximately $2,500 of our tax dollars to fund illegal immigrants.

With more immigrants headed toward our borders, the Democrats still say there is no national emergency and we don’t need any wall.

Ever wonder why no Democrats have ever take an illegal immigrant home with them, even for one weekend?

For as little as $10 billion, we can build the wall and within two years we could recoup the money back on what we save by not funding nearly as much give away to illegals as is currently being spent.

I know California and all of the other sanctuary states and cities would not get as much government funding to play with and they would not be able to obtain all of the illegal votes the Democrat Party not only want, but needs to win in 2020.

Don Abernathy