In this final entry of this series on Anchor Babies in America, we shall investigate the unbelievable but verifiable costs to American citizens. Additionally, we will explore ancillary problems created by illegal alien children within our classrooms across the country.
Do we blame the children? No! Do we blame their parents? No!
Who do we blame? Simple! Our U.S. Congress and U.S. presidents from Bush 41, Clinton, Bush 43 and today, Obama! They must take responsibility for this fiscal/educational and linguistic fiasco. They failed to enforce our laws in the past 20 years, and Obama fails to enforce our immigration and labor laws in 2009. Thus, they allowed countless tens of thousands of employers within the United States to subvert our laws as to employment of unlawful immigrants. Our Congress allowed a new 21st century slave class to establish itself in excess of 20 million unlawful aliens—inside this country.
The rich benefit and the rest of us subsidize and suffer from it. While those 20 million enjoy employment, housing, welfare, food and medical care on U.S. taxpayer dollars, 15 million Americans cannot find a job. An astounding 32.2 million Americans subsist on food stamps. Our working poor and minorities languish in the streets and 13 million American children live below the poverty level.
Those 400,000 anchor babies cost taxpayers big time! At $6,000.00 per delivery in our hospitals where those pregnant alien mothers take themselves to birth their children X’s 400,000 annually: $2.4 billion annually. Year after year after year! If the child suffers from autism, Down’s Syndrome, myocardial septal defect (hole in heart), deformity, premature birth in ICU or other problems—the costs may hit $1 million and more.
Remember also, that the mother becomes a ward of the welfare rolls in assisted housing, food stamps, medical care, welfare payments—all on the taxpayer’s dollar. Instead of 400,000 dependents, the actual number doubles to 900,000. Additionally, as that mother births more children, the costs rise dramatically.
Once the child reaches age five, it begins a 13 year educational journey that costs taxpayers on average $9,644.00 annually depending on school districts within the United States.
When you add in ‘free’ breakfasts and lunches for those disadvantaged children, the costs rise into the billions of dollars. Finally, English as a Second Language costs taxpayers according to economist Edwin Rubenstein:
“The total additional per pupil costs for language assistance instruction was estimated to be in the range of $200 to $700 in 1981 dollars—equivalent to $460 to $1,600 in 2007 dollars. Using the average of the latter two amounts—$1,030—as our estimate of per pupil cost, the total cost of providing English Language Learning instruction to the 3.8 million students enrolled in those programs would equal about $3.9 billion. ($1,030 × 3.8 million.).” (Source: www.thesocialcontract.com, Department of Education – Immigration Fiscal Impact Statement, By Edwin S. Rubenstein – Volume 18, Number 2 (Winter 2007-2008) Issue theme: "What price mass immigration?"
With those figures of 3.8 million illegal immigrant children and children born as anchor babies X’s a minimum figure of $5.00 for ‘free’ breakfasts and lunches X’s 180 school days equals: $5.42 billion annually.
Talk about throwing U.S. taxpayer dollars down a rat hole, NBC’s Brian Williams reported last June that high school graduation rates around the country suffered tremendously.
Detroit public schools, loaded with Middle Eastern legal and illegal immigrants along with unlawful Mexican migrant children tallied an astounding 76 percent dropout/flunkout rate among potential graduating seniors. Other cities like L.A., Chicago and Houston hovered around 50 to 60 percent dropout rates. Brian Williams reported that 1.2 million ‘American’ teens hit the streets annually “functionally illiterate.”
In my city of Denver, 67 percent of the graduating class dropped out or flunked out before age eighteen. (Source: Rocky Mountain News, “What Happened?”)
Dan Stein at www.fairus.org published a report titled: “Breaking the Piggy Bank: How Illegal Immigration is Sending Schools into the Red”. Estimated costs of educating illegal migrant children and anchor babies: $7.5 billion annually.
The report said, in California, the $2.2 billion spent educating illegal alien immigrants for one year could: Pay the salaries for 41,764 teachers.
CA schools are threatened with a $1.5 billion cut next year. Eliminating illegals would pay for all needs.
Pay for CA’s class sizes to remain capped at 20 students for a year, with $300 million to spare.
Buy books and computers to equip 346,689 classrooms or 79 percent of classrooms in California. Fully fund the state’s free lunch program for poor American students for two years.
Instead, California dropped from the top five top school systems in the United States to the bottom five states. Teaches struggle teaching with 113 different languages in their classrooms. As a teacher, I can tell you that more than one language in a classroom causes educational tension, ethnic tension from lack of ability to communicate and racial separation.
Students become angry, stubborn and overwhelmed as they ‘drop out’ from sheer frustration and inability to perform academically. Violence ensues or complete withdrawal! Thousands join gangs for their identity.
Finally, what about U.S. children? What about the quality of their educations? What about their well-being? What about our own poverty-stricken students and special needs across the country?
Today, one-third of all students graduating from high schools heavily impacted by mass immigration must take remedial courses in universities to bring their minds up to speed for college work. In thousands of schools, gangs, foreign languages and strange customs usurp the educational experience for U.S. students.
At some point, and soon, we must stop ‘birthright citizenship’ as all other countries, including Ireland and New Zealand, have done.
This year, House member Nathan Deal introduced HR 1868: reintroduced his Birthright Citizenship bill that would eliminate automatic citizenship for children born in the United States to illegal aliens. The Birthright Citizenship Act of 2009 (H.R.1868) would amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to make it more difficult for children born in the U.S. to gain citizenship. Under the proposed legislation, a person born in the United States, in order to gain citizenship, must have at least one parent who is:
a U.S. citizen or national;
a lawful permanent resident alien whose residence is in the United States; or
an alien performing active service in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Additionally, when those kids reach 18, they can chain migrate their entire families into the USA—causing a horrific overload of our infrastructure, carrying capacity and quality of life. Not to mention we are displacing Americans out of their own culture, language and way of life!