2003: DHS estimated that 8 million to 12 million illegal aliens were living in the United States and that 700,000 new illegals could be expected to enter and stay each year.
2004: U.S. Border Patrol apprehension statistics showed that almost 4 million illegal aliens entered the U.S. illegally in 2002. FOUR MILLION. Not 700,000! Most of these evaded capture and deportation.
2005: The Colorado Alliance for Immigration Reform published a study based on Border Patrol apprehensions. Their analysis, linked below, says it is likely that more than 20 million illegal aliens were living in the United States in 2005, with roughly 12,000 additional illegal aliens entering every day.
2009: Approximately 122 million Americans paid federal income tax.
2014: The government is still passing around the ridiculous non-fact that “8 million to 12 million illegal aliens are living in the United States.” Based on an extrapolation of the Colorado study, the real number is between 40 and 60 million!
9 years x 365 days = 3285 x 12,000 per day = 39.42 million NEW illegals on top of the 20 million who were already here in 2005.
Note: These figures do not include aliens who entered legally on temporary visas, but did not leave when their visas expired. Nor do they include the numbers who died, were deported, or went back home voluntarily. Maybe those two groups balance each other out. I couldn’t say.
Illegal aliens take jobs from unemployed Americans, of which we have a record high number. In addition, they receive significant benefits and are demanding even more. How are Americans supposed to pay for all this?! Ted Cruz was right.
And never even mind the money. What about the danger?! Some of these illegals are violent criminals, preying on American citizens, and some are Muslim terrorists waiting for the word to set off Armageddon.