National Public Radio reports that the Mexican government, through its 50 consulates in the United States, is footing the bill to help illegal immigrants file for protection under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
The program protects illegal aliens from deportation and allows them to work in the United States.
The reason why Mexico would pay to keep its citizens in the U.S. is obvious. Mexican illegal aliens send home millions of dollars via bank and wire transfers every pay day.
Every illegal alien from Mexico who comes to El Norte is free money for the Mexican economy.
We’re being invaded. More than 60 thousand illegals caught while sneaking over the border in the past year alone.
But we’re also being plundered with the assistance of our own banks and money transfer services.
In 2013, it’s estimated that illegal aliens from Mexico sent $21.6 billion back home, according to the Bank of Mexico.
Inter-American Development Bank figures show that all of Latin America received $69.2 billion from the U.S. in 2009 alone.
Further, the Center for Immigration Studies in June released a devastating report that showed that the net increase of jobs over the past 14 years all went to immigrants, rather than natural-born citizens.
The report said that in 2000, people born in the United States held 114.8 million jobs, and by 2014, that number had decreased to 114.7 million jobs held by people born in the U.S.
Over the same period, jobs held by immigrants, both legal and illegal, rose by 5.7 million.
The argument for giving amnesty and allowing more immigration usually includes the assertion that there is some sort of labor shortage, but the figures plainly show that there is not. Further, they bolster the widely known observation that too much immigration takes jobs from citizens.
Other studies have found that illegal immigrants also lower wages for legal workers because of their willingness to work for low pay and their wide availability.
The Mexican government is just draining blood from American workers, and has been for years. Never mind all the criminal “benefits” illegal aliens bring with them.
The only reason it’s been allowed to continue is that the U.S. government benefits too, to the tune of between $90 billion and $140 billion annually. Throw in the untold millions under the table paid by drug cartels to assorted officials, and the gates are wide open and are going to stay that way.
Meanwhile, the people who really get to pay the price for all this graft are you and me.