Aztlan is the mythical ancestral homeland of the Aztecs and the declared objective of Chicano nationalists.
The fiscal burden of illegal immigration on U.S. taxpayers is substantial.
According to the Federation for American Immigration Reform, the average U.S. household is forced to pay over $1,000 a year to cover the educational, medical, prison, and welfare costs of “undocumented aliens” and their “anchor babies“. (1 out of 12 babies in the United States are born to illegal aliens!) That figure includes all of the tax revenues collected from illegals. Even after the taxes are tallied, illegal immigrants cost the United States over $100 billion a year.
In a time when so many Americans have difficulty making ends meet (the official jobless rate is 9.1%) and our national debt is over $14 trillion, we can even less afford this burden.
Mexico is the source for the bulk of America’s illegal
immigrants trespassers. In fact, as many as 4 out of every 5 illegal immigrants in America are from south of the border. But the government of Mexico has the gall to sue the state of Georgia for a new law that only aims to enforce immigration laws that the Obama federal government refuses to enforce.
On May 13, 2011, Georgia’s Republican Governor Nathan Deal signed HB87, the Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011. The new law:
- Bars illegal aliens from receiving public (welfare) benefits.
- Permits police on a criminal investigation, including traffic stops, to inquire into a suspect’s immigration status in cases where the suspect fails to provide personal identification.
- But in so doing, the police “shall not consider race, color, or national origin.”
Georgia’s HB 87 is modeled after Arizona’s oft-maligned SB 1070. But Georgia’s law will potentially affect more people, because the state has more illegal immigrants than Arizona.
After Gov. signed HB 87 into law, Mexico and 10 other Central and South American countries promptly filed legal papers against Georgia, claiming that HB 87 “substantially and inappropriately burdens the consistent country to country relations between Mexico and the United States of America…interfering with the strategic diplomatic interests of the two countries and encouraging an imminent threat of state-sanctioned bias or discrimination.”
This is the same government of Mexico that:
- Has a draconian policy on illegal immigrants, who when caught are immediately deported.
- In 2005, distributed 1.5 million copies of a pamphlet instructing Mexicans how to stay safe while swimming across rivers and walking across deserts to enter the USA. (A Spanish-language PDF of that manual is here.)
Read more about Mexico’s immigration policy by an American living in Mexico, here.
Oh, by the way, Mexico (as well as the Obama administration) also has a lawsuit against Arizona.
H/t Jim Goad, “Mexico Sues Georgia for making it a Crime to be Illegal,” June 20, 2011.