Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Illegal immigration

While we're on the subject of illegal immigration from the replies of the last post, I'd like to point out a few statistics:
  • At the United States/Mexico border there is just a little bit of fence, but it is mostly patrolled by border agents. For those who think the fence is a crazy idea, we have found that in places where we built the fence along southwest has worked. One of the top areas for illegal immigration was the San Diego – Tijuana border. After the installment of the triple fence, illegal immigration in that area decreased by 90%. Even the crime rate in the San Diego, California area dropped by 53%.
  • Just in 2005, 155,000 people were caught crossing that border, who were not from Mexico, but from other faraway countries like China, North Korea, and Iran. People know how easy it is to both get to Mexico and slip through the Mexico-U.S. border. Why should we invest so much money in airport security if it is so easy to slip through the Mexican and American border?
  • The cost socials services to these illegal immigrants has 1996 will soon reach 400 billion dollars. These is all paid by taxes of citizens here in the United States. People who are here illegally do not pay taxes. A lot of this happens through anchor babies and education.
  • Mexico's biggest import is the American dollar (according to RC-0722)
This is why we need to secure our borders and stop illegal immigration.

6 comments:

RC-0722 said...

You left out one statistic: Mexico's biggest import is the American dollar.

Diligent Terrier said...

Added that statistic.

therequiembellishere said...

There's probably a whole lot more reasons why we should invest in fencing.

Diligent Terrier said...

Like what?

therequiembellishere said...

Well, I don't know. I'm just sure there are more.

Diligent Terrier said...

Well, the thing is that the fence works, and investing in a fence will be the better choice long term than letting illegal immigrants take over the country.