In 2005, Hispanics bank-remitted nearly $15 Billion outside U.S. Yearly, illegal aliens cost U.S. taxpayers $113 billion in social services plus billions for “anchor baby” and chain migration welfare. Utah’s expenditure is $453 million yearly. Illegals often steal children’s IDs to steal jobs from our most vulnerable workers: youth, minority, vets, disabled: with higher rates of unemployment than the official rate.
Immigrant competition reduces average yearly wages for each native born worker by $1,700 (4%). These workers pay lower taxes to support needs for schools, roads, etc.
In 50-plus years of massive illegal immigration, Hispanics (the greatest proportion of illegal workers) have: highest high school dropout rate, three times the unmarried birth rate of whites (and growing), 3.45 times higher incarceration than whites. With 47 percent of Americans paying no income tax, can we afford to reward and welcome a demographic that is so negative to American values?
FAIR reports since Arizona passed their Legal Employment Ordinance (1070) in 2007 the state has experienced: 40,000 fewer families in poverty, (2009) yearly population increase has decreased by 150,000—including 90,000 illegal aliens yearly.
In 2010 Arizona had 13,500 fewer births than in 2007, paralleling drops in poverty families and illegal alien population. Fewer poverty families and fewer illegal aliens suggest savings in government medical payments.
Arizona saves $97 million annually by having 37,600 fewer students with English limited proficiency. This drop was 24.4 (national shift was down only 4 percent).
The FBI reports Arizona violent crime dropped by 14.4 percent (the national rate declined 10.4 percent). Arizona property crimes more than doubled the national drop ——down 21.4 percent compared to 10.7 percent.
A similar law in Alabama effected a drop in unemployment rate by 9.3 percent——3 percent higher than the decline nationally. More working citizens translate to more taxes paid to all levels of government.
Utah’s rewarding illegal workers (HB116) does a disservice to legal workers, betrays victims of illegal aliens, mutilates the rule of law, insults legal immigrants and undermines the law abiding foundations of America.
Repeal HB116 and require E-Verify for all workers with stiff penalties enforced including loss of business licenses.