A report showed that the number of illegal aliens living in the U.S. is greater than the entire population of most states. Maybe those on the left who have been crying foul and seeking to put a moratorium on deportation should look at these numbers.
Here are some fast facts regarding state population numbers. Some of the states with the fewest population numbers are Wyoming, Vermont, Alaska, North Dakota, and South Dakota, each checking in with population totals of less than one million persons.
Now, do you know what California, Florida, Texas and New York all have in common? These are the four states that have more than 14 million residents. There is also according to our aforementioned report, more than 14 million people living in the state of illegal immigrant status within the United States.
In other words, the number of illegals living in the country exceeds the total population of all but four states. This isn’t 100,000 extra mouths to feed. This isn’t 1 million additional souls to house, care for, and worry about this is more than 14 million individuals with 14 million individual needs.
These are also the 14 million-plus people that some are suggesting we care for, take in, and protect. Based on our report, those 14 million illegal immigrants also cost the U.S. $132 billion each year. Surprisingly, despite the President’s immigration reform plan, those numbers have grown substantially over the past two years.
As the story explained, many reasons are being cited for this continued influx of illegal immigrants. Based on the numbers provided by FAIR (Federation for American Immigration Reform) some of those causes are “…an unsecured southern border, growing sanctuary city policies, widespread available U.S. jobs with no nationwide E-Verify mandate, an increase in social welfare programs, exploitable asylum laws, and the ongoing promise of amnesty by GOP and Democrat lawmakers.”
In practical terms, 14 million additional people are akin to adding another New York, Florida or California to the country or any dozen smaller states! That number, 14 million is also a conservative estimate in comparison to other studies. Yale and MIT researchers have suggested numbers as high as 22 million!
Analysts speaking on behalf of FAIR stated in the report that “unless the federal government takes meaningful action to eliminate the incentives that fuel illegal immigration, the total number of illegal aliens residing in the United States could surge to over 21 million by 2025, at a cost of nearly $200 million, annually… .” But don’t tell this to bleeding-heart liberals who haven’t quite hopped on board Trump’s putting America first methodology.
This isn’t only about dollars and cents either, although surviving as a country relies on economic viability, there are also real safety issues at hand. The numbers of crimes committed by illegals that have entered the country have been well-documented and these are crimes far more serious than entering a country illegally.
It has been reiterated by President Trump on many occasions that immigrants are always welcome here but that there is a necessary due process and that must be followed. These systems and processes are designed to keep out those who are criminals while protecting those with hopes of a better life. It is also how he is focused on putting America and Americans first.
The immigration issue is a safety issue and a matter of expense but it is also an issue of keeping our economy and infrastructure strong and healthy. As our report went on to share, “extensive research by economist George Borjas and analyst Steven Camarota reveals that the country’s current mass legal immigration system burdens working and middle-class Americans while redistributing about $500 billion in wealth every year to major employers and newly arrived immigrants. Similarly, immigration keeps wages low for employers and stagnant for employees.”
Our President is building walls, searching for the most dangerous illegal residents and demanding that every immigrant come in legally. The United States offers the promise of new life, of hope and dreams to so many but there are 14 million reasons why we must do it the right way.