The Federation for American Immigration Reform has released its latest report on how much illegal immigration costs the tax payers of Maryland—and its a whopping amount of your money!
From FAIR (hat tip: Jeff):
WASHINGTON, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A new study released by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) finds that providing education, health care, law enforcement, and social and government services to illegal aliens and their dependents costs Maryland taxpayers $1.86 billion. These costs amount to a $910 a year burden per Maryland household headed by a U.S. citizen.
The report, The Costs of Illegal Immigration to Marylanders, estimates that about 295,000 illegal aliens resided in the state as of 2010 – more than five times as many as lived there in 2000. In addition, there are some 68,000 U.S.-born children of illegal aliens living in Maryland who are eligible for all means-tested programs and benefits. Though these children are U.S. citizens, they would not be in the state if not for the fact that their parents violated U.S. immigration laws.
How can we serve you, let me count the ways!
Just as the FAIR press release reached my inbox, so did this story from the Hagerstown Herald Mail about how ‘Comunidad Latina de Washington County’ held a “forum” two days ago at Hagerstown Community College all about how we (through taxpayer-funded “services”) could serve the “Latin” community of Washington County better. Hey, what about serving the German community, or the NASCAR fans of Washington County community, or what about just the average American poor person community? Where are those groups looking for their “services?” Frankly, this identity c*** is getting to be too much!
Here is the story (hat tip: Greg):
Organizations ranging from the Hagerstown Police Department to St. Joseph Church were represented Thursday at the Comunidad Latina de Washington County Summit, designed to give service-oriented entities a chance to discuss issues facing the Latino community in Washington County.
“We want to share experiences and, hopefully, come up with some plans and new ideas,” said Tony Dahbura, president of the board of Comunidad Latina de Washington County, at the event held at Hagerstown Community College. “We really don’t have an agenda.” [Really—no agenda!—ed]
Besides the “services” the “Latin/Latino/Latina” community is looking for from you, you can bet all those “service” organization (aka government agency) representatives at the meeting weren’t there out of the goodness of their hearts and taking a vacation day to attend! I wonder how much the meeting itself cost the taxpayer?
LOL! For those of you who don’t speak Spanish yet, CLWC also has an English version of its name!
CLWC — also known as Latin Community of Washington County — is an organization established with the goal of assisting Latino members in Washington County with their needs, according to Dahbura.
The organizations represented included the Washington County Department of Social Services, Head Start of Washington County, HCC, the Washington County Free Library, the Washington County Health Department and Washington County Public Schools.
Now, brace yourself! Don’t fall off your chair laughing with this from the Catholic representative. When new aliens arrive in the area they first want to know how they can help Hagerstown—huh?
Luis Pena, representing St. Joseph Church, said it was important for his church to get involved with the summit because it deals with many Latino people moving into the area.
“When they first move here, they usually come to us to see how they can do something for the town,” he said. “They’ll look for how to enroll their kids in the school programs, how to find a job, and how to get their kids into the health programs.”
Stunning isn’t it!