Border at breaking point...It's a Nat'l emergency


The devastating social and economic impact of illegal immigration

Let us take a look at the destructive social and economic consequences in just one county in California inflicted upon its citizens in 1995 when this massive invasion of our borders began to accelerate. CLICK HERE and scroll to page 93 for testimony given by JOAN ZINSER before the COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY, U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DECEMBER 13, 1995

Good morning Chairman Smith and other honorable members of the Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims. I am Joan Zinser, Deputy Director of the San Diego County Department of Social Services. I direct the department’s Income Maintenance Bureau, which has responsibility for AFDC, Food Stamps and Medicaid eligibility determinations. I am here today to tell you about the effects of illegal immigration on the County’s assistance programs, and to present information regarding impacts on other county-funded services.

Impacts on San Diego County

In 1993, illegal aliens in San Diego County were estimated to be 7.9% of the population, or a total of almost 220,000 illegal aliens in a county with a population of slightly over 2 1/2 million. A 1993 Calffornia State Senate report estimated that the State, local governments - primarily the County - and schools incurred $304 million in costs to provide services to illegal aliens. These costs were offset by only $60 million in taxes generated by illegal aliens - leaving a net impact of $244 million.

Welfare Costs.

When a child is a US citizen, AFDC can be granted for the child but not the parent, if the parent is an undocumented immigrant. In 1992 there were 6,414 children born to undocumented immigrant parents in San Diego County hospitals. Each year, the illegal alien parents of nearly 2000 citizen children apply for and receive AFDC in San Diego County. The cumulative total of these citizen child cases continues to rise each year.

Public assistance is intended to support the citizen child, but is paid to the illegal alien parent and is, no doubt, used by the parent to support the entire family. Costs for providing AFDC to citizen children cases in San Diego totaled $37 million in 1993 for approximately 5430 AFDC cases.

Additional costs are incurred in Child Welfare Services. Combining costs for Out-of-Home and Family Maintenance services to families of illegal aliens results in an additional cost of $1.7 million.

Medicaid and Other Health-Related- Costs.

Medicaid services are an increasingly large portion of the costs involved in illegal immigration. In 1992, Medicaid paid for 6,414 births illegal alien mothers. Although studies have shown that illegal aliens use fewer Medicaid services than do the age-equivalent members of the general population, significant costs remain. Delivery costs are greater for babies with mothers lacking adequate prenatal care and many medical conditions are treated more cost-effectively in their early stages. Infectious diseases are also a major concern of the County. San Diego County has historically carried large costs because of illegal aliens with these problems. Costs associated with providing emergency and pregnancy related needs to illegal aliens are paid for under restricted Medi-Cal benefits. During the 1992 calendar year, an estimated $37 million was paid for restricted Medi-Cal benefits. Other costs, including uncompensated care in hospitals, community clinics, and other health services elevated the 1993 total costs to over $50 million.

Criminal justice.

A recent 90-day pilot project involved having INS Agents present in the county jails to interview those suspected of being an undocumented immigrant. Approximately 20% of the persons booked into the jails during that pilot were identified as being illegal aliens. With annual bookings of approximatel 105,000 persons a year, it is estimated that up to 21,000 were illegal aliens.

According to the San Diego County District Attorney, 8,521 felony crimes were committed by illegal aliens between 1987 and 1992. Illegal aliens commit an estimated 22% of felony crimes committed in the county. The number of misdemeanors committed during the same period in San Diego County by illegal aliens is estimated to be 17,000. In 1993, approximately 15. 1 % of the costs -accrued in dealing with crimes were spent on illegal aliens. Costs for illegal aliens to the legal system totaled $151 million in the County of San Diego for 1993.


Recently, a video of students crossing the border and getting on a school bus in San Diego County in order to receive free education was shown nationwide. Locally, we have worked to make sure that this situation does not recur, but education of the children of illegal aliens is also a significant CDSt. It is estimated that $60 million was spent in San Diego County in 1993 for education of illegal aliens.

And, more recently see:

Illegal aliens cost California billions


”Illegal immigration costs the taxpayers of California — which has the highest number of illegal aliens nationwide — $10.5 billion a year for education, health care and incarceration, according to a study released yesterday.”

Also see: Testimony 51 Florida Hospitals in trouble due to illegal aliens expenses:

Jun 10, 2008

”No need to editorialize. Here is a sampling of the sort of facts the politicians and pro-illegal lobby want you to ignore, yet expect you to continue to bear the burden of. Is it any wonder scores of hospitals in border states and elsewhere have shut down or closed their ER units!!!”

Then take a look at Texas Faces Rising Cost For Illegal Immigrant Care

Aug 19, 2010

Texas spent at least $250 million in the past year for medical care and imprisonment of illegal immigrants and other non-citizens.

And how about this: The Fiscal Cost of Unlawful Immigrants and Amnesty to the U.S. Taxpayer

May 6, 2013

”In 2010, the average unlawful immigrant household received around $24,721 in government benefits and services while paying some $10,334 in taxes. This generated an average annual fiscal deficit (benefits received minus taxes paid) of around $14,387 per household. This cost had to be borne by U.S. taxpayers. Amnesty would provide unlawful households with access to over 80 means-tested welfare programs, Obamacare, Social Security, and Medicare. The fiscal deficit for each household would soar.”

And how about the tens of thousands of criminal aliens released into our nation’s population? See: Judicial Watch: 165,900 Criminal Aliens into US Population Through April 2014

Mar 2015

”Nearly 166,000 convicted criminal illegal aliens were released by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as of April, 2014. This is the analysis of 76 pages of DHS documents obtained by Judicial Watch via Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. The criminal illegal aliens include rapists, murderers and kidnappers.”

There comes a time when the evidence concerning the general welfare of the United States can no longer be ignored, at least not by those who are deeply concerned about the well being of the United States.


Illegal immigration is now costing American citizens over $18 billion a year in healthcare costs alone! Far more than the measly $5.7 billion asked for to build a wall! LINK


Would you care to expound on that?


Your invasion point was magnified by Congressman Clay Higgins (R-Louisiana) in the hearing with Kristen Neilson yesterday.

Higgins said, “Perhaps the most famous invasion in the history of the world D-Day. 73,000 American troops landed in the D-Day invasion. We have 76,103 according to my numbers, apprehensions along our southern border last month. We have D-Day every month on our southern border. Just to put this in context for America.”

If we assume the Honorable Gentleman from the Great State of Louisiana has it right and this is an invasion, here are my questions:

  1. The troops who landed in Normandy were greeted warmly in France. I hope we can show the same generosity towards these Latin American invaders
  2. The American, British, Canadian troops who invaded Normandy in June 1944 came with the goal of liberating western Europe from the dictatorial Nazi government in Berlin. Shall we assume that the Latin American invaders are comparable liberators come to free us from the dictatorial Trump regime in DC?

I am grateful to Congressman Higgins for explaining that it is D-Day once again. Sometimes it takes a Republican to set us all straight.


You might have a point if there was only one way that Trump sucks. Each of the thousands of ways he sucks deserves the chance to be discussed. :grinning:


Is exhibited in the text of our Constitution.


The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion ; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.


See: DHS Defends Emergency Declaration: Agents Expect to Encounter ‘Close to 1 Million Illegal Aliens’ at Border in 2019

“Make no mistake, this chain of human misery is getting worse. Yesterday, we announced that the numbers of apprehension at our southern border have spiked again substantially,” Nielsen said. “Since late last year, we have been seeing 50,000 to 60,000 migrants arrive at our southern border each month. But in February, we saw a 30 percent jump over the previous month, with agents apprehending or encountering nearly 75,000 aliens. This is an 80 percent increase over the same time last year.”

Nielsen, citing forecasts from Customs and Border Protection, noted more migrants are expected at the southern border as the weather warms up, which “will overwhelm the system entirely.”

Make no mistake. There is a very real war taking place on American soil and it is being won by socialists and communists in Congress, who have successfully obstructed the American People from securing the border of their country for 35 years!


There is no surer way to weaken, subdue, demoralize and then conquer a prosperous and freedom loving people than by allowing and encouraging the poverty stricken, poorly educated, low-skilled, criminal and diseased populations of other countries to invade that country, and make the country’s existing citizens tax-slaves to support the economic needs of said invaders.



It doesn’t matter how much stuff you copy/paste from Infowars or Brietbart, there is no invasion and there is no national emergency at the border (unless, of course you want to talk about Trump’s administration violating the Constitutional rights of US citizens at the border based on their professions.


There is an invasion.


Nah…at least not one as described by Trump and Co. If you have information regarding a REAL invasion, might I suggest you report it to your local authorities.


76,000 is an invasion. 22 million is an invasion.




Yeah, it is. By any standard.


Nah…not really.


When one considers the devastating social and economic impact of illegal immigration, and the astounding surge in border crossings, especially by poverty stricken foreigners and their offspring, which suck the blood of our nation like ticks and fleas, you bet there is a dangerous invasion taking place at our southern border.


Make no mistake. There is a very real war taking place on American soil and it is being won by socialists , communists and anarchists , who have successfully obstructed the American People from securing the border of their country.



Plus, if you guys were really serious about putting an actual dent in illegal immigration, you’d be telling Trump to quit wasting his efforts on that stupid waste of money wall and to use that time and energy in going after the people who employ illegals. Take away the jobs, you take away the motivation for coming here.

Then again, since Trump is one of the people that has been consistently supplying jobs to illegals, I could see the internal conflict this action might give you.


Who was President in 2017?

What qualifies you as an expert on securing linear lines of advance?


Whoopee! A company was fined. Meanwhile, thousands more continue to hire illegals, including Trump owned businesses. What meaningful legislation with teeth has the Trump administration pushed for to make sure companies are utilizing e-verify?

If that’s what you think is happening you’re farther down the rabbit hole than you realize.


Just think what we could have accomplished at the border if people on both side had helped Trump instead of fighting him.

Open borders cause death of children in the deserts and is increasing slavery once again in America. And just like last time the reps are trying to end slavery with grassroots efforts and and the dem leadership is not…


You said you couldn’t wait till the first shot is taken.

I was agreeing with you. I bet you are just giddy with excitement just waiting for that to happen.


It is what i said, so you confirming said statement must have a connotation, so again I ask, what is your point?