An open letter from Lillpop
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen:
Given the unprecedented debt facing our nation, it is obvious that putting our financial house in order will require sacrifice from virtually all Americans.
We understand that there are no simple, painless solutions.
As Super Committee appointees, each of you has a vital role in determining the future of the American economy.
Your actions will help answer the question: Will we prosper or perish?
America’s economic problems are rooted in many ways in foolish, imprudent decisions with respect to spending.
An outrageous example is an expense that benefits foreign invaders, those with no legal or moral basis for being here.
I refer to many millions of illegal aliens who have ignored America’s borders and immigration laws.
As documented, illegal aliens cost American taxpayers $113 billion a year.
Again, illegal aliens, cost American taxpayers $113 billion a year.
As a taxpaying citizen, I wonder why politicians from both sides of the aisle refuse to target this wasteful expense?
Surely, $113 billion a year cannot be too paltry an amount to summon the attention of those responsible for eradicating wasteful spending?
Clearly, the American people would benefit enormously if the federal government would simply enforce existing laws and take action, through deportations, to return illegal aliens to their nations of origin.
In the past, skeptics have argued that mass deportations would be too costly.
However, Department of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs, Nelson Peacock, responding to request from several U.S. Senators, recently (December 3, 2010) wrote the following:
“Our conservative estimate suggests that ICE would require a budget of more than $135 billion to apprehend, detain and remove the nation’s entire illegal immigrant population.”
See the complete statement.
Thus, an investment of $135 billion dollars would yield a savings of $113 billion a year.
Over a period of ten years, that would result in more than $1 trillion dollars for American citizens!
In addition, millions of jobs now filled by illegals would be available for unemployed America citizens, and homeland security would be strengthened by removing individuals about whom little or nothing is known, including possible ties to terrorists.
I know that each of you is committed to eliminating wasteful spending, reducing the federal deficit, creating jobs for Americans, and assuring that our homeland is safe and secure.
Therefore, I respectfully request that you apply your influence and power to require that illegal aliens be deported, thereby freeing America from the extreme financial, employment, and security dangers attendant with a huge population of illegals.
Thank you for your consideration.
John W. Lillpop
San Jose, CA
John W. Lillpop is a Capitol Hill Coffee House staff writer.