Thursday, May 24, 2007

Immigration Stats From the L.A. Times

1. 40% of all workers in L.A. County (L.A. County has 10.2 million people) are working for cash and not paying taxes. This is because they are predominantly illegal immigrants working without a green card.

2. 95% of warrants for murder in Los Angeles are for illegal aliens.

3. 75% of people on the most wanted list in Los Angeles are illegal aliens

4. Over 2/3 (66%) of all births in Los Angeles County are to illegal alien Mexicans on Medi-Cal, whose births were paid for by taxpayers.

5. Nearly 35% of all inmates in California detention centers are Mexican nationals here illegally.

6. Over 300,000 illegal aliens in Los Angeles County are living in garages.

7. The FBI reports half of all gang members in Los Angeles are most likely illegal aliens from south of the border.

8. Nearly 60% of all occupants of HUD properties are illegal.

9. 21 radio stations in L.A. are Spanish speaking.

10. In L.A. County 5.1 million people speak English, 3.9 million speak Spanish. (There are 10.2 million people in L.A. County).

(All of the above are from the Los Angeles Times)

Less than 2% of illegal aliens are picking our crops, but 29% are on welfare.

Over 70% of the United States's annual population growth (and over 90% of California, Florida, and New York) results from immigration.

29% of inmates in federal prisons are illegal aliens.

Now, from me: I didn't compile the above statistics so I can't verify their accuracy. Nor can I verify that they are even from the LA Times. However, if they are true, these numbers are troubling, at the least.

Whether the stats are true or not, the fact remains that we have to get illegal immigration under control. I once again want to state that I have no problem with immigration; I welcome all those who come to this country legally. I do have a problem with those who are here illegally. They are criminals and are not deserving of the rights and benefits of the citizenship they are demanding to receive.

Remember: calling an illegal alien an undocumented worker is like calling a drug dealer an undocumented pharmacist.

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