What is the liberal narrative on immigration, and what is the real objective? One step further, what will be the outcome if the liberal narrative becomes the law of the land? As an example, take a look at the illegal immigrants’ impact upon the county of Los Angeles. Look how much it is costing every taxpayer in the United States.
As Written By Allen B. West for allenbewest.com:
It never ceases to amaze me how the progressive socialist left in America dismisses facts and quickly moves to their comfortable position of irrational emotional response, vitriol, and identity politics. What’s disconcerting is the number of people who actually follow this mantra.
You see, if you address the issue of Islamic jihadism factually, you’re demonized as an Islamophobe. If you principally, based on your values and beliefs, believe marriage is between a man and a woman, or recognize that transgenderism is, factually, diagnosed as a mental condition called gender dysphoria, you’re denigrated as a homophobe. And there are even those like Colorado multi-millionaire, Tim Gill, who believes you should be punished as a “wicked person” just for being a Christian. And there’s no doubt that sharing this factual story with y’all will end up with me being disparaged — and you as well — as a xenophobe, or for some, racist.
As reported by Fox News, “Illegal immigrant families received nearly $1.3 billion in Los Angeles County welfare money during 2015 and 2016, nearly one- quarter of the amount spent on the county’s entire needy population, according to data obtained by Fox News.
The data was obtained from the county Department of Public Social Services — which is responsible for doling out the benefits — and gives a snapshot of the financial costs associated with sanctuary and related policies. The sanctuary county of Los Angeles is an illegal immigration epicenter, with the largest concentration of any county in the nation, according to a study from the Migration Policy Institute. The county also allows illegal immigrant parents with children born in the United States to seek welfare and food stamp benefits.
Robert Rector, a Heritage Foundation senior fellow who has written extensive studies on poverty and illegal immigration, said the costs represent “the tip of the iceberg.” He said the costs of education, police and fire, medical, and subsidized housing can total $24,000 per year in government spending per family, much more than would be paid in taxes. “They get $3 in benefits for every $1 they spend,” Rector said.
The Trump presidency’s hardline immigration policies, though, may be playing some role in curtailing the population seeking welfare payments in recent months. The same stats show Los Angeles County is expected to dole out $200 million less this year than in 2016, and several thousand fewer families are collecting benefits. “The number of entrants nationwide is going down. The population is static if not shrinking,” Rector said.”
I love it when folks say illegal immigrants don’t receive welfare. Or when we’re told those here illegally provide an immense economic contribution to our nation.
No one debates that we need a reformed legal immigration system, and that we should have a process for those who seek to come to America, assimilate, and contribute to our economic growth, prosperity, and enjoy the American dream. However, this must be done legally, not illegally.
And to castigate folks negatively who agree with the rule of law, and state the facts, as racist, xenophobic, or other denigrating monikers is delusional — but that’s the progressive socialist way.
The real issue is the disregard by the liberal progressive left of the rule of law, all for their insidious ideological agenda that puts American citizens in harm’s way and costs them taxpayer funds. And yes, sanctuary cities and states are not in keeping with the law in the United States. An open border philosophy is not a viable solution to our immigration issues in America. What’s happening in California is the canary in the coal mine, and what the left wants all over our country.
Imagine if we had a President Hillary Clinton and what would be happening with our borders? I doubt we’d have a crackdown on criminal illegal aliens, especially MS-13. I doubt the numbers for illegal immigration would be going down. And Obama’s “deportation” numbers were inflated because they included folks turned around at the border.
We finally have an atmosphere where our Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, along with our US Customs and Border Patrol enforcement officers can do their job…and we’re seeing the results. But, it’s time we crack down on these progressive socialist elected officials who want to carve out their little illegal alien fiefdoms, at the expense of the law abiding, legal, American citizens.
“The welfare benefit data from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services shows……..
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