The dialogue in the public square for years now regarding America’s illegal immigration crisis, and all the repercussions we are experiencing from same, has become almost deafening, if not totally mind-numbing. Every conceivable viewpoint is endlessly debated and yet, at this point, the discourse has still rendered no mutually agreeable position to which a majority of Americans can subscribe.
Perhaps a brief, but serious, evaluation of a few unemotional statistics would bring some degree of rational thought to the conversation and maybe even reduce the politically correct nonsense running rampant at every level of American discourse. Our second president, John Adams, once said, “Facts are stubborn things.” Facts can neutralize conflict. Since “the facts of a case” are good enough for our 227-year-old justice system, they should certainly be adequate for honest and fair resolution to this debate on illegal immigration.
The latest terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California, where two attackers killed 14 and injured 21, including two police officers at a county employee meeting and Christmas party, brought to mind the following information I read in a recent column written by a friend of mine.
Richard Corbeil, a popular columnist for Florida newspaper The Apopka Chief, recently reported the following, attributed to freelance reporter Tina Griego. The information is, at the least, as the saying goes, “verrrry interesting.”
Here are the stats. You can reach your own conclusions:
1) Eighty percent of Americans demand secure borders and that illegal immigration be stopped.
2) In California, if the 3.5 million illegals were returned to Mexico, a savings of $10.2 billion could be spent on overloaded school systems, bankrupt hospitals and overrun prisons.
3) In Colorado, if a half-million illegals, plus their 300,000 kids and grandkids, would return to Mexico, it would save the state an estimated $2 billion a year (some experts say $7 billion) in schooling, medical, social service and prison costs.
By Ben Kinchlow for WND
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