A Real "Day Without Gringos"

Yesterday, thousands of Mexicans in Mexico and Mexicans and other immigrants and supporters in America celebrated a “Day Without Gringos”. But, is that really what these protesters want?

This may not be in their best interest considering recent information from the Center for Immigration Studies that shows how much is spent to assist illegal immigrants.

Households headed by illegal aliens imposed more than $26.3 billion in costs on the federal government in 2002 and paid only $16 billion in taxes, creating a net fiscal deficit of almost $10.4 billion, or $2,700 per illegal household.

* Among the largest costs are Medicaid ($2.5 billion);

* Treatment for the uninsured ($2.2 billion);

* Food assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches ($1.9 billion);

Not to mention that…
* The federal prison and court systems ($1.6 billion); and federal aid to schools ($1.4 billion).

In 2000 a study done on California immigration costs:

* Concludes that the cost to Californians is $10.5 billion per year.

* The state’s already struggling K-12 education system spends approximately $7.7 billion a year to school the children of illegal aliens who now constitute 15 percent of the student body.

* Another $1.4 billion of the taxpayers’ money goes toward providing health care to illegal aliens and their families, the same amount that is spent incarcerating illegal aliens criminals.

And what about American assistance in Mexico?

* A quarter of Mexico’s formal private-sector jobs with regular pay are provided by U.S. firms

* Walmex, the Mexican Wal-Mart subsidiary that is the nation’s biggest private employer with 140,000 workers. Delphi Corp., the U.S. auto parts maker, is second with 70,000 workers.

And, guess who’s supporting the illegal immigrants?

Here’s a good post on supporting legal workers.

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Jim Hoft is the founder and editor of The Gateway Pundit, one of the top conservative news outlets in America. Jim was awarded the Reed Irvine Accuracy in Media Award in 2013 and is the proud recipient of the Breitbart Award for Excellence in Online Journalism from the Americans for Prosperity Foundation in May 2016. In 2023, The Gateway Pundit received the Most Trusted Print Media Award at the American Liberty Awards.

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