I lived in the Mesa-Phoenix area of Arizona for over 36 years. I have seen the number of illegal aliens increase over the years. I’ve also seen how they have impacted entire communities and areas.
An acquaintance has a rather large cattle ranch close to the border with Mexico. During the Obama administration, things got so bad with the number or illegal aliens and drug traffickers crossing his land that it directly impacted his business and family. He has found numerous livestock killed. Some have been butchered and others just killed and left. Ranching on desert land is not reap a huge profit and losing so many livestock has been a financial drain on him.
He has encountered a number of well-armed drug traffickers, some of which shot at him. He tried contacting federal officials in the Obama administration and no one did anything to help him. The situation got so dangerous that he sent his wife and daughter live with relative further north in the state. He now has a security system with outside lights, trained guard dogs and he sleeps with two loaded guns, one under his pillow and one next to him on the night stand.
My neighborhood in Mesa was a family friendly neighborhood. My daughters walked the mile to high school. We didn’t worry if they played in the front yard or went across the street to a friend’s house. Then illegal aliens began to move in. Today, the entire neighborhood looks like a Mexican ghetto, which has driven property values much lower than what happened in the recession. The crime rate has skyrocketed and I’ve been told by contacts that it’s not even safe to drive through that neighborhood in the daytime.
Then we have heard of numerous incidents where illegal aliens have attacked American citizens. Americans have been robbed, beaten, assaulted, stabbed, raped and killed by illegal aliens.
This causes me to ask Democrats why they work so hard to help and protect illegal aliens instead of working hard to help and protect American citizens? That’s a question that every patriotic and loyal American needs to be asking these illegal alien loving Democrats.
If al that isn’t reason enough to close the borders, prevent any more illegals from entering the border, then consider that a couple years ago, I reported that illegal aliens are costing US taxpayers $100 billion a year and that amount increases every year. Those costs include education needs, medical treatment (ask why illegals get free or cheaper medical care than American citizens), welfare and law enforcement and more.
Now consider this recent report:
“A majority of ‘non-citizens,’ including those with legal green card rights, are tapping into welfare programs set up to help poor and ailing Americans, a Census Bureau finding that bolsters President Trump’s concern about immigrants costing the nation.”
“In a new analysis of the latest numbers, from 2014, 63 percent of non-citizens are using a welfare program, and it grows to 70 percent for those here 10 years or more, confirming another concern that once immigrants tap into welfare, they don’t get off it.“
“The Center for Immigration Studies said in its report that the numbers give support for Trump’s plan to cut non-citizens off welfare from the “public charge’ if they want a green card that allows them to legally work in the United States.”
If illegal aliens are costing us over $100 billion a year, then how much more are the many legal non-citizen households on welfare costing us? When the nation’s debt continues to climb, America needs to start taking drastic action to start cutting costs, similar to how a surgeon has to cut away bad tissue to save the life of a patient.
Americans are tired of working hard to pay for the laziness of others or for so many illegal aliens. We are also tired of being the victims of illegal aliens.
Mr. President and members of Congress – SHUT THE BORDERS NOW! The American people demand it!
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