Cross posted from The Uncooperative Blogger:
This Backgrounder provides a detailed picture of the number and socio-economic status of the nation’s immigrant or foreign-born population, both legal and illegal. The data was collected by the Census Bureau in March 2007.
Among the report’s findings:
Immigrants account for one in eight U.S. residents, the highest level in 80 years. In 1970 it was one in 21; in 1980 it was one in 16; and in 1990 it was one in 13.
Overall, nearly one in three immigrants is an illegal alien. Half of Mexican and Central American immigrants and one-third of South American immigrants are illegal.
The proportion of immigrant-headed households using at least one major welfare program is 33 percent, compared to 19 percent for native households.
The poverty rate for immigrants and their U.S.-born children (under 18) is 17 percent, nearly 50 percent higher than the rate for natives and their children.
Immigrants make significant progress over time. But even those who have been here for 20 years are more likely to be in poverty, lack insurance, or use welfare than are natives.
The primary reason for the high rates of immigrant poverty, lack of health insurance, and welfare use is their low education levels, not their legal status or an unwillingness to work.
Their legal status, this is why I call the people that are pro illegal alien, slave traders. Illegal aliens are the slaves of our time and people that say they do the jobs Americans do not want to do are slavers.
There is a worker present in 78 percent of immigrant households using at least one welfare program.
78% of immigrant households WITH WORKERS use welfare. But people are always telling me that illegal aliens cannot get welfare, WRONG. The average illegal alien family costs the American tax payer 22,000.00/yr over and above what they pay in taxes.
Immigration accounts for virtually all of the national increase in public school enrollment over the last two decades. In 2007, there were 10.8 million school-age children from immigrant families in the United States.
That is right, they are also over crowding our public schools. illegal aliens are stealing our children’s future by over crowding schools in many areas increasing the teacher to student ratio, using up resources and taking up seats. We have got to seaal the border and make life for illegal aliens unattractive.
Here is my “Comprehensive” Immigration Reform:
- Secure the border by any means necessary. This includes the Military.
- Stiff penalties for employers, which are actually enforced.
- No taxpayer funded programs for illegals or their families. (including school for children of illegals and non-emergency medical care for any illegal)
- No “Anchor Babies” (no automatic citizenship for children of illegals born in the US)
- No path to Citizenship in any name or form for those here illegally.
- No Guest worker program until the above measures are put in place and the need can be PROVEN
- English only education and the official language of the USA
**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email brianbonner90-at-gmail-dot-com and let us know at what level you would like to participate.