which has a large number of illegal aliens, funding for K-12 education for children who are themselves illegal aliens and for the citizen children of illegal aliens accounted for the largest share of the cost to taxpayers at $14.4 billion in the last fiscal year. These services include public school education and supplemental English language instruction. Despite federal funding, the average per pupil expenditure is $10,450 each year, per student.
Justice and law enforcement costs associated with illegal aliens soared to more than $4.4 billion.
Medical services cost taxpayers approximately $4 billion, including $388 million associated with 68,000 births to illegal alien mothers.
Public assistance — low-cost meal programs, free immunizations, etc. — are available to residents regardless of legal status. The $792 million price tag for these services is borne by California taxpayers.
The report found that taxes collected from illegal aliens amount to about $3.5 billion annually — hardly making a dent in the $25.3 billion in expenses incurred by citizens and legal residents.
To put it more succinctly, over 23% of California’s $108 billion budget will cover the fiscal burdens of illegal immigration.
Twenty-five billion dollars a year in costs associated with illegal immigration represents a fiscal crisis that affects California’s ability to meet its basic obligations to citizens and legal residents, said Dan Stein, president of FAIR. “While clearly the Federal government bears responsibility for its failure, or refusal, to enforce our immigration laws, in California’s case many of the burdens of illegal immigration are self-induced.
“Despite overwhelming evidence that illegal immigration represents an unsustainable fiscal burden to the state, the California Legislature and local governments across the state continue to provide new benefits, new services, and new privileges to illegal aliens, even as the state neglects the needs and concerns of other Californians. The costs will continue to grow so long as the state continues to reward illegal immigration and impedes immigration enforcement. California taxpayers will continue to be the losers in this unhappy scenario.”
In spite of the costs, not just the financial costs, but the overcrowded, overburdened school and judicial system, during a recent introduction of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, who said America is “the other Mexico,” Governor Jerry Brown “spoke about the interwoven histories of Mexico and California.” He “nodded to the immigrants in the room, saying it didn’t matter if they had permission to be in the United States.” “You’re all welcome in California,” Brown reportedly said.
California is not the only state that has been negatively affected to this degree, Arizona is reporting a spike in crime due to the large numbers of illegal aliens from Central America.
Amid a looming showdown between Congress and President Obama over what to do with illegal immigrants, an Arizona sheriff is warning residents of his community about increasing criminal activity at a shelter for Central American teenagers who entered the country illegally this summer.
Sheriff Paul Babeu of Pinal County, Arizona, released records this week showing an uptick in emergency 9-1-1 calls from the Sycamore Canyon Academy near the small town of Oracle. The facility has been providing free housing, food, medical care and education to about 40 Central American youths since late July when they came across the Southern border illegally.
The records show 13 calls between Aug. 1 and Oct. 10, up from eight calls in the same period the previous year. And the nature of the calls is trending toward more violence.
Eight of the 13 calls “were directly connected to acts of violence,” Babeu said, including five assaults on staff members and students. The sheriff’s records also show one report of a missing person and one incidence of marijuana possession at the facility since the young Central Americans, most of them between the ages of 12 and 17, showed up as wards of the federal government.
Nightwatchman clubbed with sack of soap
In one case, a 74-year-old night watchman at the facility was beaten on Oct. 8 by a 13-year-old boy from Columbia. The boy created a weapon by placing three bars of soap into a tube sock and then used it to strike the man in the back of the head.
Paramedics arrived and treated the elderly man for severe bruises. The boy, Cristian Dakin, was taken to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Oracle Substation for questioning. But Dakin, just 13, was savvy enough to refuse to answer any questions or make any statements without a lawyer present. He was charged with aggravated assault and transferred to a juvenile detention center.
The sheriff attributes the spike in 9-1-1 calls from Sycamore Canyon Academy to the arrival of unaccompanied alien children or UACs, who were dumped there by the federal government on July 30.
In another incident, a teacher at the facility had reportedly been attacked by three boys trying to steal her car keys. She has since quit her job at the academy, sources in the community tell WND.
Oracle was the scene of organized protests for and against the arrival of the Central Americans this summer. One group vowed to block any buses bringing in the illegals, taking their cue from protesters who successfully turned away busloads of illegals in Murrieta, California.
Illegals shipped in under cover of darkness
Oracle is a small town nestled in the mountains of southern Arizona. Its population is less than 3,900.
“Back when they were bringing the illegal Central Americans to Murrieta, we organized a protest just like they did and got 200 to 300 people to block the buses and they never showed up here,” said Ron Thompson, a retired law enforcement officer who helped organize the protest.
But the victory for the protesters was short lived. They found out later they had been snookered.
“The word we were hearing was they weren’t bringing the buses because they didn’t want a confrontation,” Thompson said. “That went on for about a week or so and we finally gave up (the protests) because we thought they gave up, but then they snuck them in about three weeks later in the dead of night when everybody had gone home and nobody was watching.”
Thompson said after the children were delivered to Oracle against the wishes of a large portion of the local residents, he decided to form a community watch group that would keep an eye on all activity at the remote facility where they are being housed. As a former cop, he was particularly worried about gang activity.
“It all started last summer when we were concerned about MS-13 types of kids coming in. I said, why not set up a neighborhood watch? And from there it just jumped out of the box. We had 18 to 19 people sign up, and it’s growing from there,” Thompson said.
Stonewalling Law Enforcement
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said he tried to get information from the federal government on who was being transferred into his community and how many had criminal records or involvement in gangs. He received no response.
“Common sense. Who are these kids? What countries are they from? Do they have a criminal history? As the top law enforcement official of this county, those are obvious questions I’m going to ask, and I got absolute silence,” Babeu told Fox 10 KSAZ-TV in Phoenix on Nov. 11. “I was refused this information, still to this day.”
The question is, does Obama’s plan solve the problem of the hundreds of thousands of new illegal aliens, will they be deported, will the border be secure? Does this ‘deferred’ deportation, work permit plan discourage an influx of more illegal aliens? Because if the answer is No, then we need to be calling, e-mailing and faxing our representatives to stand up to President Obama and protect the citizens.
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