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midnightscum wrote:Mexico is under Satan. They represent the biggest threat to this country than any other country we are currently involved with. Good courageous people are being cut down for fighting this overwhelming and all encompassing evil.Why are we not helping them with covert assistance and overt military operations, on a bigger scale than we have done in Columbia.Every day the body count grows and it's not just soulless scvmbags dying.Lets Get Mideval on their azzes!
A study released by the Federation for American Immigration Reform
(FAIR) estimates that illegal immigration now costs federal and local
taxpayers $113 billion a year. The report, The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigration on U.S. Taxpayers,
is the most comprehensive analysis of how much the estimated 13 million
illegal aliens and their U.S.-born children cost federal, state and
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"Business interests however are short-term. Easy immediate access to
labour will always be preferred to the costs of training and capital
investment for the longer term. In the nature of economic cycles,
yesterday's essential labour can often become, as the defunct factories
and mills of Europe have shown, today's unemployed. Employers who
demanded immigrant labour are not held to account for this or required
to contribute to subsequent costs of their unemployed former workers.
Few things are more permanent that temporary worker from a poor country.
If business were made responsible for the lifetime costs of their
migrant labour in the same way as they must now deal with the lifetime
environmental costs of their products, perhaps enthusiasm for labour
migration might be moderated and make way for longer-term investment in
The economic and social consequences of illegal immigration across the 1,940 mile long America-Mexico border are staggering.
An average of 10,000 illegal aliens cross the border every day - over 3
million per year. A third will be caught and many of them immediately
will try again. About half of those remaining will become permanent
U.S. residents (3,500 per day).
Currently there are an estimated 9 to 11 million illegals in the U.S.,
double the 1994 level. A quarter-million illegal aliens from the
Middle-east currently live in the U.S, and a growing number are entering
by crossing the Mexican border.
suggests that "between 40 and 50 percent of wage-loss among low-skilled
Americans is due to the immigration of low-skilled workers. Some native
workers lose not just wages but their jobs through immigrant
competition. An estimated 1,880,000 American workers are displaced from
their jobs every year by immigration; the cost for providing welfare and
assistance to these Americans is over $15 billion a year."
The National Research Council, part of the National Academy of Sciences,
found in 1997 that the average immigrant without a high school
education imposes a net fiscal burden on public coffers of $89,000
during the course of his or her lifetime. The average immigrant with
only a high school education creates a lifetime fiscal burden of
80% of cocaine and 50% of heroin in the U.S. is smuggled across the
border by Mexican nationals.
Drug cartels spend a half-billion dollars per year bribing Mexico's
corrupt generals and police officials, and armed confrontations between
the Mexican army and U.S. Border Patrol agents are a real threat. There
have been 118 documented incursions by the Mexican military over the
last five years.
Illegal aliens have cost billions of taxpayer-funded dollars for medical
services. Dozens of hospitals in Texas, New Mexico Arizona, and
California, have been forced to close or face bankruptcy because of
federally-mandated programs requiring free emergency room services to
illegal aliens. Taxpayers pay half-a-billion dollars per year
incarcerating illegal alien criminals.
Immigration is a net drain on the economy; corporate interests reap the
benefits of cheap labor, while taxpayers pay the infrastructural cost. FAIR
research shows "the net annual cost of immigration has been estimated
at between $67 and $87 billion a year. The National Academy of Sciences
found that the net fiscal drain on American taxpayers is between $166
and $226 a year per native household. Even studies claiming some modest
overall gain for the economy from immigration ($1 to $10 billion a year)
have found that it is outweighed by the fiscal cost ($15 to $20 billion
a year) to native taxpayers."
"In the NAFTA era, a staggering 87 percent of Mexico's imports go to the
United States, while Mexicans living in the United States send home
more than $8 billion annually. Fox has said he considers his
constituency to include the 22 million to 24 million Mexicans and
Mexican-Americans in the United States. Mexican candidates now make
campaign stops in U.S. cities like Los Angeles, Phoenix and Fresno,
Calif." (Mexico's muddle, Ruben Navarrette Jr., March 26, 2003)
For more information, see The Washington Times article and series
Chaos along the border, October 6, 2002, the FAIR reports Immigration and the Economy, Immigration Lowers Wages for American Workers,
and the article Record amount of remittances sent from US to Mexico.
$60 billion dollars are earned by illegal aliens in the U.S. each year.
One of Mexico's largest revenue streams (after exports and oil sales)
consists of money sent home by legal immigrants and illegal aliens
working in the U.S. Economists say this will help Mexico reduce its $17.8 billion defecit and may bolster the peso.
$10 billion dollars (as of 2003) are sent back to Mexico annually, according to the Pew Hispanic Center, reported in an Associated Press article,
up $800 million from the previous year. ($9 billion dollars were
previously sent back annually, according to a September 25, 2002 NPR
report). That figure equals what Mexico earns annually from tourism. This is a massive transfer of wealth from America - essentially from America's displaced working poor - to Mexico.
A May 28, 2004 study by Bendixen & Associates6 found that
legal and illegal immigrants send a total of $30 billion to their home
countries on an annual basis. Mexico receives $13.3 billion a year. The
largest amount in remittances ($9.6 billion) is sent from California,
followed by New York ($3.6 billion), Texas ($3.2 billion) and Florida
($2.5 billion). Of those surveyed by the study, 24% were Latin
American-born U.S. citizens, 39% were legal residents, and 32% were
illegal aliens. Sixty-one per cent of those surveyed send remittances
overseas at least once a month. A typical remittance is between $150
(See this state-by-state map of remittances.)
The total K-12 school expenditure for illegal immigrants costs the
states $7.4 billion annually—enough to buy a computer for every junior
high student nationwide.9
For more information, see CAIR's education section.
The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads in part, "All persons
born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the
jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and the State
wherein they reside."
It's estimated there may be over 300,000 anchor babies born each year in
the U.S. Thus, illegal alien mothers now add more to U.S. population
each year than immigration from all sources in an average year before
1965. These babies are called anchor babies because they act as an anchor that pulls the illegal alien mother and a host of other relatives into permanent U.S. residency.
estimates "there are currently between 287,000 and 363,000 children
born to illegal aliens each year. This figure is based on the crude
birth rate of the total foreign-born population (33 births per 1000) and
the size of the illegal alien population (between 8.7 and 11 million).
In 1994, California paid for 74,987 deliveries to illegal alien mothers,
at a total cost of $215.2 million (an average of $2,842 per delivery).
Illegal alien mothers accounted for 36 percent of all Medi-Cal funded
births in California that year."
research shows that "the Urban Institute estimates that the cost of
educating illegal alien children in the nation's seven states with the
highest concentration of illegal aliens was $3.1 billion in 1993 (which,
with the growth of their population to 1.3 million, would be more like
$5 billion in 2000). This estimate does not take into account the
additional costs of bilingual education or other special educational
In a recent year in Colorado, the state's emergency Medicaid program
paid an estimated $30 million in hospital and physician delivery costs
for about 6,000 illegal immigrant mothers - average of $5,000 per baby.
Those 6,000 births to illegal aliens represent 40% of the births paid
for by Medicaid in Colorado. Those 6,000 babies immediately became U.S.
citizens and qualified for full Medicaid services, with a cost yet to be
An illegal alien mother only has to say she is "undocumented" in order
to receive immediate - and free - medical care. Denver Health is now
proposing that taxpayers approve a bond issue to pay for a bigger
obstetrics unit. The present unit was built for 1,600 births a year, yet
last year alone it handled 3,500.
For more information, see the Denver Post article Track 'anchor babies', by Al Knight, September 11, 2002,
the article Pretending Immigration Isn't an Issue, by Phyllis Schafly, September, 2002, and the FAIR article Anchor Babies: Is U.S. Citizenship Owed to Illegal Aliens' Children?
"Mexican ambulance drivers are driving their hospital patients who can't
pay for medical care in Mexico, to facilities in the United States.
They know that the federal Emergency Medical Act mandates that U.S.
hospitals with emergency-room services must treat anyone who requires
care, including illegal aliens.
Medical service for Americans in affected communities is being severely
damaged as hospitals absorb more than $200 million in unreimbursed
costs. Some emergency rooms have shut down because they cannot afford to
stay open. Local tax-paying Americans are either denied medical care or
have to wait in long lines for service as the illegals flood the
facilities. In California, the losses are calculated to be about $79
million, with $74 million in Texas, $31 million in Arizona, and $6
million in New Mexico."1
These costs are staggering. The Cochise County, Arizona Health
Department spends as much as 30 percent of its annual $9 million budget
on illegal aliens.3 The Copper Queen Hospital in Bisbee,
Arizona, has spent $200,000 in uncompensated services out of a net
operating budget of $300,000.3
The University Medical Center in Tucson may lose as much as $10 million
and the Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, also in Tucson, has lost
$1 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2002.3
As noted above, in a recent year in Colorado, the state's emergency
Medicaid program paid an estimated $30 million in hospital and physician
delivery costs for about 6,000 illegal immigrant mothers - average of
$5,000 per baby.
The Gwinnett, Georgia, Hospital System expects has established a $34
million reserve to cover its anticipated outlay for illegal aliens in
2003. Los Angeles Times columnist Ronald Brownstein wrote in his
December 30, 2003 column that the 'Health-Care Storm Brewing in
California Threatens to Swamp U.S... the impending Medicaid disaster is
not a problem the states can handle alone; their budget shortfalls are
"The General Accounting Office traveled to southern Arizona to study
the impact of illegal immigrants on Arizona and other border state
hospitals. In 2002, three hospitals located in Cochise County funded
more than $1 million in uncompensated health care costs... The Florida
Hospital Association surveyed 28 hospitals and found that health care
for illegal aliens totaled at least $40 million in 2002."2
A new Center for Immigration Studies report was released in August, 2004
that shows that illegal immigration cost $10 billion in 2002.4
Based on Census Bureau data, the study estimates that households headed
by illegal aliens used $10 billion more in government services than they
paid in taxes in 2002. These figures are only for the federal
government; costs at the state and local level are also likely to be
significant. The study also finds that if illegals were given amnesty,
the fiscal deficit at the federal level would grow to nearly $29
billion. Among the findings:
* Illegal alien households are estimated to use $2,700 a year more in
services than they pay in taxes, creating a total fiscal burden of
nearly $10.4 billion on the federal budget in 2002.
* Among the largest federal costs: Medicaid ($2.5 billion); treatment
for the uninsured ($2.2 billion); food assistance programs ($1.9
billion); the federal prison and court systems ($1.6 billion); and
federal aid to schools ($1.4 billion).
* If illegal aliens were legalized and began to pay taxes and use
services like legal immigrants with the same education levels, the
estimated annual fiscal deficit at the federal level would increase from
$2,700 per household to nearly $7,700, for a total federal deficit of
* Because many of the costs are due to their U.S.-born children, who are
awarded U.S. citizenship at birth, barring illegals themselves from
federal programs will not significantly reduce costs.
* Although they create a net drain on the federal government, the
average illegal household pays more than $4,200 a year in federal taxes,
for a total of nearly $16 billion.
* However, they impose annual costs of more than $26.3 billion, or about $6,950 per illegal household.
* About 43 percent, or $7 billion, of the federal taxes illegals pay go to Social Security and Medicare.
A 1997 report by the National Research Council (NRC) on the fiscal
impact of immigrants concluded that education levels and resulting
income is the primary determinant of tax payments and service use, which
is also a central finding of this report. The results of this study
closely match the findings of a 1998 Urban Institute study. Our
estimated average tax payment for illegal households in New York State
are almost identical to that of the Urban Institute, when adjusted for
inflation. The results of this study are also buttressed by an analysis
of illegal alien tax returns done by the Inspector General’s Office of
the Department of Treasury in 2004, which found that about half had no
federal income tax liability, very similar to the study's findings of 45
Two decades' growth in the supply of immigrant workers cost native-born
American men an average $1,700 in annual wages by the year 2000, a top
economist has concluded.5
Hispanic and black Americans were hurt most by the influx of
foreign-born workers, says a report by Harvard University's George
Borjas, considered a leading authority on the impact of immigration....
"What past immigration has done -- and what the temporary worker program
will continue to do on a potentially larger scale -- is to depress
wages and increase profits of the firms that employ the immigrants,"
Borjas said. "The reduction in earnings occurs regardless of whether the
immigrants are legal or illegal, permanent or temporary. It is the
presence of additional workers that reduces wages, not their legal
1The Mexican Fifth Column by Tom DeWeese
2Illegal Aliens: The Health Cost Dimension
by Joe Guzzardi, VDARE, January 25, 2003.
The Outrages of the Mexican Invasion,
by Tom DeWeese, American Policy Center, February 27, 2003
The High Cost of Cheap Labor - Illegal Immigration and the Federal Budget, By Steven A. Camarota, Center for Immigration Studies, August, 2004.
Immigration found to cut American workers' pay, San Francisco Chronicle, May 4, 2004.
Immigrants Drain $30 Billion in Cash Annually, by Joseph A. D'Agostino, Human Events Online, May 28, 2004. (
See FAIR news release $30 Billion in Remittances Sent Home by Immigrants - Only a Small Piece of the Cost of Mass Immigration,
May 17, 2004:
"According to a new survey by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB),
Mexican and Latin American immigrants living in the U.S. send $30
billion a year in remittances back to their native countries.")
Also see Remittances from the US to Latin America, 2004, Inter-American Development Bank, Bendixen & Associates. Includes state-by-state map of remittances.
Center for Immigration Studies report Immigration From Mexico - Assessing the Impact on the United States, subsection
Impact of Mexican
Immigration on Public Coffers.
Breaking the Piggy Bank: How Illegal Immigration is Sending Schools Into the Red, Federation for American Immigration Reform.
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One not need to be of any religious persuasion to acknowledge these
cartels openly embrace Satan, worship, build altars make sacrifices to
(HOUSTON CHRONICLE By DANE SCHILLER) — The elderly are killed. Young
women are raped. And able-bodied men are given hammers, machetes and
sticks and forced to fight to the death.
one of the most chilling revelations yet about the violence in Mexico, a
drug cartel-connected trafficker claims fellow gangsters have kidnapped
highway bus passengers and forced them into gladiator-like fights to
groom fresh assassins.
In an in-person interview arranged by
intermediaries on the condition that neither his name nor the location
of his Texas visit be published, the trafficker also admitted to helping
push cocaine worth $5 million to $10 million a month into the United
Law enforcement sources confirm he is a cartel operative but not a fugitive from pending charges.
His words are not those of a federal agent or drawn from a news conference or court papers.
he offers a voice from inside Mexico’s mayhem — a mafioso who mingles
among crime bosses and foot soldiers in a protracted war between drug
cartels as well as against the government.
If what he says is
true, gangsters who make commonplace beheadings, hangings and quartering
bodies have managed an even crueler twist to their barbarity.
of the Zetas cartel, he says, have pushed passengers into an ancient
Rome-like blood sport with a modern Mexico twist that they call, “Who is
going to be the next hit man?”
“They cut guys to pieces,” he said.
The victims are likely among the hundreds of people found in mass graves in recent months, he said.
the vicinity of the Mexican city of San Fernando, nearly 200 bodies
were unearthed from pits, and authorities said most appeared to have
died of blunt force head trauma.
Many are believed to have been
dragged off buses traveling through Mexico, but little has been said
about the circumstances of their deaths.
The trafficker said those
who survive are taken captive and eventually given suicide missions,
such as riding into a town controlled by rivals and shooting up the
The trafficker said he did not see the clashes, but his fellow criminals have boasted to him of their exploits.
Killing ‘for amusement’
and current federal law-enforcement officers in the U.S. said that
while they knew Mexican bus passengers had been targeted for violence,
they’d never before heard of forcing passengers into death matches.
given the level of violence in Mexico — nearly 40,000 killed in
gangland warfare over the past several years — they didn’t find it tough
Borderland Beat, a blog specializing in drug cartels,
reported an account in April of bus passengers brutalized by Zeta thugs
and taunted into fighting.
“The stuff you would not think
possible a few years ago is now commonplace,” said Peter Hanna, a
retired FBI agent who built his career focusing on Mexico’s cartels. “It
used to be you’d find dead bodies in drums with acid; now there are
Even so, Hanna noted, killing people this way would
be time-consuming and inefficient. “It would be more for amusement,” he
suggested. “I don’t see it as intimidation or a successful way to
Hidden behind designer sunglasses and a whisper
of a beard, the trafficker interviewed by the Houston Chronicle talked
at a restaurant’s back table. He had silver shopping bags filled at
Nordstrom, but seemed anything but a typical wealthy Mexican on a Texas
As a condition of the interview, he asked that he be referred to only as Juan.
has worked as a drug-trafficker in Northern Mexico for more than a
decade, he said, but has grown tired of gangsters running roughshod over
each other and innocent civilians.
Juan, who has worked with the
Zetas and the Gulf Cartel, the two major drug organizations that control
territory along the South Texas-Mexico border, said that back home, he
sleeps with a semiautomatic rifle by his bed and a handgun under his
“It is like the Wild West. You can carry a gun and you are
Superman,” he said of gangsters and killing at will. “Like everybody
says, it is out of control now. We have to put a stop to it.”
recent U.S. Senate report contends the Zetas are the most violent of
Mexico’s cartels. Its members are believed to be responsible for the
recent killing of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent who was
shot on a Mexican highway.
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Mexican drug lords are forcing kidnap victims to engage in fights to the death.
a chilling twist to the drugs violence that has so far claimed over
40,000 lives, men are given machetes and knives and ordered at gunpoint
to fight for their lives in gladiator-style contests.
winner is often 'rewarded' by being forced to go on a suicide mission
and kill rival cartel members by shooting up their town.
The idea of the contest is for cartel bosses to find new recruits who are willing to kill without mercy.
Barbaric: Forensic workers recover bodies from a
mass grave near Acapulco, Mexico. Drug cartels have been forcing kidnap
victims to fight to the death in 'gladiator' contests
Grim search: Army soldiers look for more bodies
after another mass grave was uncovered. There are fears the victims were
forced to take part in fights to the death
The horrific contests were revealed by a drug trafficker connected to the ultra violent Zetas cartel.
are believed to be behind the mass graves of hundreds of mutilated
victims that have been found in recent months in central Mexico.
Almost 200 bodies were found near the Mexican city of San Fernando with most having died from blunt force trauma.
Many are thought to be victims of the blood sport where cartel chiefs re-enact the gladiator contests.
The cartel member, who is not identified, said the victims were bus passengers who were hijacked while travelling across Mexico.
Virtual impunity: Drug cartels have been using 'narco tanks' like this one to transport their goods across Mexico
Bloodshed: Forensic investigators removed the
bodies of a police officer and his wife after they were gunned down by
drug cartel hitmen
They are given hammers, knives and machetes and ordered to fight each other to the death.
cartel member, who is identified by his first name of Juan, said the
killing for sport is called 'who is going to be the next hit man?'.
'They cut guys to pieces,' he told the Houston Chronicle.
said those who survive are taken captive and eventually given suicide
missions, such as riding into a town controlled by rivals and shooting
up the place.
Beat, a blog specialising in drug cartels, reported an account in April
of bus passengers brutalised by Zeta thugs and taunted into fighting.
Murder scene: More than 30,000 people have been killed in drug-related violence in Mexico in the last two years
'The stuff you would not think
possible a few years ago is now commonplace,' said Peter Hanna, a
retired FBI agent who built his career focusing on Mexico’s cartels.
'It used to be you’d find dead bodies in drums with acid; now there are beheadings.'
Hanna said the gladiator killings would be for 'amusement'.
A recent U.S. Senate report said the Zetas are the most violent of Mexico’s cartels.
They were formed by former special forces soldiers who deserted from the Mexican Army and joined the Gulf Cartel.
Since 2010 the Zetas have been rivals to the Gulf Cartel after splitting from them and running their own smuggling operations.
hangings and dismemberment of victims have become commonplace and the
violence among rival cartels has spiralled out of control.
violence in Mexico has claimed more than 40,000 lives since the
Government ordered a crackdown on the violent cartels who control the
Sep 26 11 3:15 AM
Apr 3 12 6:43 AM
The assassins killed everyone: the family matriarch and her
adult son; her daughter and son-in-law, and finally, her 22-month-old
The child was not killed by mistake. Preliminary forensics indicate
that the gunmen, unchallenged, pointed a pistol at Scarlett Ramirez and
In Mexico’s brutal drug war, children are increasingly
victims, innocents caught in the crossfire, shot dead alongside their
parents — and intentionally targeted.
The 'Santa Muerte' (Holy Death) cult in Mexico places great importance on the dead
Eight people have been arrested in
northern Mexico have over the killing of two 10-year-old boys and a
woman in what appears to be ritual sacrifices.
in Sonora, in the north-west of the country have accused the suspects
of belonging to the La Santa Muerte (Holy Death) cult.
victims' blood has been poured round an altar to the idol, which is
portrayed as a skeleton holding a scythe and clothed in flowing robes.
cult, which celebrates death, has been growing rapidly in Mexico in the
last 20 years, and now has up to two million followers.
Larrinaga, spokesman for Sonora state prosecutors, said the most recent
killing was earlier this month, while the other two were committed in
2009 and 2010.
May 5 12 7:46 AM
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