The Mexican government has opened 50 “legal aid centers” at its consulates across the United States to defend its citizens against the expected crackdown on illegal immigration.
Making the announcement, Mexican foreign minister Luis Videgaray asked the U.S. government to “respect the rights of Mexicans”—a surprising demand, given the massive financial and social burden which the illegal invasion of more than six million Mexicans has already inflicted upon America.
To add insult to injury, Videgaray also demanded that the U.S. “legalize the status” of the Mexican invaders in America—in other words, to make them U.S. residents and citizens.
The “defense centers” would not “promote illegality,” Videgaray said, and will provide “free legal assistance for Mexican citizens who feel that their rights in the U.S. are being threatened.”
According to a 2013 report from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), illegal immigration costs the U.S. at least $113 billion every year.
The vast majority of this amount—$84 billion—is paid by state and local governments. The report details federal expenses for education, medical treatment, law enforcement, public assistance, and general expenditures covering illegal invaders.
General expenses include “non-enumerated functions of government,” such as the cost of fire departments or of the legislature, the report said.
FAIR based its figures on an estimate of 13 million illegal invaders, and included at least 3.4 million minors who are U.S. citizens born to illegal invaders.
The report said that the annual outlay that illegal aliens cost U.S. taxpayers is an average amount per native-headed household of $1,117. The fiscal impact per household varies considerably because the greatest share of the burden falls on state and local taxpayers whose burden depends on the size of the illegal alien population in that locality.
Education for the children of illegal aliens constitutes the single largest cost to taxpayers, at an annual price tag of nearly $52 billion. Nearly all of those costs are “absorbed” by state and local governments.
The FAIR report also revealed as bogus claims by pro-invasion activists that the invaders “pay their way” and “contribute to the economy” through taxes.
The research revealed that at the federal level, only about one-third of outlays are matched by tax collections from illegal aliens. At the state and local level, an average of less than 5 percent of the public costs associated with illegal immigration is recouped through taxes collected from illegal aliens.
Most illegal aliens do not pay income taxes. Among those who do, much of the revenues collected are refunded to the illegal aliens when they file tax returns. Many are also claiming tax credits resulting in payments from the U.S. Treasury, the report said.