Tina Griego is a Free-Lance reporter for the Denver Post. She writes
some really good stuff and she is a strong advocate for LEGAL
Immigration; homework on issues is part of her make-up and fabric!
What if they left?
Not Democratic, not Republican, not liberal and not conservative. Just
the facts by a good reporter!
What if 20 Million Illegal Aliens Vacated America ? I, Tina Griego,
journalist for the Denver Rocky Mountain News wrote a column titled,
“Mexican Visitor’s Lament.”
I interviewed Mexican journalist Evangelina Hernandez while visiting
Denver last week. Hernandez said, “Illegal aliens pay rent, buy
groceries, buy clothes. What happens to your country’s economy if 20
million people go away?”
Hmmm, I thought, what would happen?
So I did my due diligence, buried my nose as a reporter into the FACTS
I found below. It’s a good question… it deserves an honest answer. Over 80% of
Americans demand secured borders. What would happen if all 20 million
or more vacated America ? This may surprise you!
In California , if 3.5 million illegal aliens moved back to Mexico ,
it would leave an extra $10.2 billion to spend on overloaded school
systems, bankrupt hospitals and overrun prisons. It would leave
highways cleaner, safer and less congested. Everyone could understand
one another as English became the dominant language again.
It means 12,000 gang members would vanish out of Denver alone.
Colorado would save more than $20 million in prison costs, and the
terror that those 7,300 alien criminals set upon local citizens.
Denver Officer Don Young and hundreds of Colorado victims would not
have suffered death, accidents, rapes and other crimes by illegals.
Denver Public Schools would not suffer a 67% dropout/flunk rate
because of thousands of illegal alien students speaking 41 different
languages. Denver ‘s 4% unemployment rate would vanish as our working
poor would gain jobs at a living wage.
In Chicago , Illinois , 2.1 million illegals would free up hospitals,
schools, prisons and highways for a safer, cleaner and more crime-free
If 20 million illegal aliens returned ‘home,’ the U.S. economy would
return to the rule of law. Employers would hire legal American
citizens at a living wage. Everyone would pay their fair share of
taxes because they wouldn’t be working off the books. That would
result in an additional $401 billion in IRS income taxes collected
annually, and an equal amount for local, state and city coffers.
No more confusion in American schools that now must contend with over
100 languages that degrade the educational system for American kids.
Our overcrowded schools would lose more than two million illegal alien
kids at a cost of billions in ESL and free breakfasts and lunches.
We would lose 500,000 illegal criminal alien inmates at a cost of more
than $1.6 billion annually. That includes 15,000 MS-13 gang members
who distribute $130 billion in drugs annually would vacate our
In cities like L.A. , 20,000 members of the ’18th Street Gang’ would
vanish from our nation. No more Mexican forgery gangs for ID theft
from Americans! No more foreign rapists and child molesters!
America’s economy is drained. Taxpayers are harmed. Employers get
rich. Over $80 billion annually wouldn’t return to the aliens’ home
countries by cash transfers. Illegal migrants earned half that money
untaxed, which further drains America ‘s economy which currently
suffers a $20 trillion debt. $20 trillion debt!!!
At least 400,000 anchor babies would not be born in our country,
costing us $109 billion per year per cycle. At least 86 hospitals in
California , Georgia and Florida would still be operating instead of
being bankrupt out of existence because illegals pay nothing via the
Americans wouldn’t suffer thousands of TB and hepatitis cases rampant
in our country – brought in by illegals unscreened at our borders.
Our cities would see 20 million less people driving, polluting and
grid locking our cities’ greenhouse gases.
Over one million of Mexico’s poorest citizens now live inside and
along our border from Brownsville, Texas, to San Diego, California, in
what the New York Times called, ‘colonias’ or new neighborhoods.
Trouble is, those living areas resemble Bombay and Calcutta where
grinding poverty, filth, diseases, drugs, crimes, no sanitation and
worse. They live without sewage, clean water, streets, roads,
electricity, or any kind of sanitation.
The New York Times reported them to be America ‘s new ‘ Third World ‘
inside our own country. Within 20 years, at their current growth rate,
they expect 20 million residents of those colonias. (I’ve seen them
personally in Texas and Arizona ; it’s sickening beyond anything you
We already invite a million people into our country legally/annually,
more than all other countries combined- with growing anarchy at our
It’s time to stand up for our country, our culture, our civilization
and our way of life. Interesting Statistics below!
Here are 13 reasons illegal aliens should vacate America, and I hope
they are forwarded over and over again until they are read so many
times that the reader gets sick of reading them:
1. $14 billion to $22 billion dollars are spent each year on welfare
to illegal aliens (that’s Billion with a ‘B’)
2. $7.5 billion dollars are spent each year on Medicaid for illegal aliens.
3. $12 billion dollars are spent each year on primary and secondary
school education for children here illegally and they still cannot
speak a word of English.
4. $27 billion dollars are spent each year for education for the
American-born children of illegal aliens, known as anchor babies.
5. $3 Million Dollars ‘PER DAY’ is spent to incarcerate illegal
aliens. That’s $1.2 Billion a year.
6. 28% percent of all federal prison inmates are illegal aliens.
7. $190 billion dollars are spent each year on illegal aliens for
welfare & social services by the American taxpayers.
8. $200 billion dollars per year in suppressed American wages are
caused by the illegal aliens.
9. The illegal aliens in the United States have a crime rate that’s
two and a half times that of white non-illegal aliens. In particular,
their children are going to make a huge additional crime problem in
the US .
10. During the year 2005, there were 8 to 10 MILLION illegal aliens
that crossed our southern border with as many as 19,500 illegal aliens
from other terrorist countries. Over 10,000 of those were
middle-eastern terrorists. Millions of pounds of drugs, cocaine, meth,
heroin, crack, guns, and marijuana crossed into the U.S. from the
11. The National Policy Institute estimates that the total cost of
mass deportation would be between $206 and $230 billion, or an average
cost of between $41 and $46 billion annually over a five year period.
12. In 2006, illegal aliens sent home $65 BILLION in remittances back
to their countries of origin, to their families and friends.
13. The dark side of illegal immigration: Nearly one million sex
crimes are committed by illegal immigrants in the United States !
Total cost a whopping $538.3 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR!