Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the dumbest North American nation of them all? Despite the documented statistics presented below by Virginia Abernethy on February 7/08, on behalf of my countrymen I must step in to claim the idiot prize for a country subsidizing the suppression of its own workers’ wages and the displacement of their jobs. Of course we can’t match America’s $338.3 billion a year in sucker money. But give us a break. We are only a nation of 33 million and the United States is a nation of what, 304 million (officially). So on a per capita basis how does it look?
Forget Rubenstein and forget Robert Rector who calculated that each illegal family cost American taxpayers some $22, 000 per year, or the equivalent of a new Ford convertible Mustang, if memory serves me correctly. $338.3 billion divided by 304 million citizens works out to $1112 each.
The definitive Canadian study was done by Professor Herbert Grubel of Simon Fraser University on behalf of the Fraser Institute. It analyzed immigration in its most flattering light---legal immigration, over the twelve period from 1990 to 2002. Its central conclusion? Immigration cost Canadian taxpayers more in taxes than it recovered in revenues. In 2002 alone the difference was $18 billion. On a per capita basis, that would be about $545. One can only imagine what the per capita costs of illegal---oops---our “undocumented” fellow human beings are. But their numbers are not nearly so imposing as America’s ---yet. So far, though, there are guesstimated to be between 200,000 and 600,000 illegal migrants here. Roughly approaching our legal intake or two to times that. So take the $545 and double or triple it.
Then there is the wild card, refugees, the great sacred cow of Canadian discourse. They belong to a separate category altogether and are like ghosts. Even iconic environmentalists apparently believe that the intake of refugees in their tens of millions would somehow have no footprint, and when the world sees and believes Michael Moore’s film about our health care, half of them will be here to test it, and join our two year waiting list that is oh-so universal. Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board is much like Will Rogers, it apparently never met a refugee claimant it didn’t like, or at least believe.
While Norway rejects 97% of refugee applications, Canada’s 80-100,000 dollar per year 180 or so board members accept 58%, and the rest often go into hiding to await amnesty. Norway prefers to direct its relatively meager resources to the truly genuine refugees in the Spartan camps of the world, while Canada on the other hand, chooses to squander its massive expenditures on the 70% of claimants who originate from safe countries. With or without the help of a smuggling agents who charge up to $50,000 a head, by virtue of simply stepping on Canadian soil these “desperate” people have an “Open Sesame” to our unlocked candy store, difficult to discredit, but once discredited and rejected, near impossible to expel.
According to the former Executive Director of the Canadian Immigration Service, James Bissett, refugee processing cost taxpayers $150 million in 2001 alone, exclusive of the far greater costs of welfare, housing and medical care, which he estimates to be $10,000 to $12,000 per claimant. That would be about $440-528 million at last count. But then he states that the Total Bill for the whole refugee system is anywhere between $2-3 billion. What the 36,000 rejected (therefore illegal and fraudulent) refugee claimants evading arrest warrants do for sustenance is any police officer’s guess.1 The collection of ethnic crime statistics are forbidden by law in Canada because, just as we believe outlawing guns will foreclose gun crime, we also believe that if you throw away the thermometer (statistics, free speech) you cure the fever. No ethnic crime reporting, no ethnic crime.
Not part of the tabulations are the environmental costs that one day become economic costs. The 60,000 precious acres of premium farmland that is lost every year in Ontario alone because of immigrant-driven population growth. Sorry Sierra Club, research shows that “sprawl” can’t wear the goat horns for your willful blindness to the blatantly obvious. And immigration is contributing 10 million metric tonnes of Green House Gasses or the equivalent of a entire Alberta tar sands project every four years. Biodiversity is also taking a big hit, with 536 species on the ropes. Oddly, immigration is not even in the Green vocabulary nor that of the labour movement. Welcome to Alice in Wonderland North.
The race toward the finish line of immigration-induced fiscal ruin appears like a dead heat, after phony refugees are counted as illegal immigrants. But ah shucks, I am a biased patriot, I admit, so the decision goes to…..
Canada! The inaugural Winner of The Stupid Trophy.
Or shall we call it “ The Michael Moore Award”, in honour of the filmmaker whose documentary fiction about the greener pastures of the gentle giant to the north have many believing that free lunches can be made available to all who come to eat them at our expense.
1. Cf. Two articles by James Bissett. “A Defence of the Safe Country Concept (2002) and “Stop Bogus Refugees Before They Get In”. (Sept. 2007)
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THE DOCUMENTED COSTS OF ILLEGAL ALIENS TO THE U.S :
1. $11 Billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal aliens each year. http:< http://tinyurl.com/zob77> 2. $2.2 Billion dollars a year is spent on food assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches for illegal aliens. http://www.cis.org/articles/2004/fiscalexec.html 3. $2.5 Billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid for illegal aliens. http://www.cis.org/articles/2004/fiscalexec.html 4. $12 Billion dollars a year is spent on primary and secondary school education for children here illegally and they cannot speak a word of English! http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.0.html 5. $17 Billion dollars a year is spent for education for the American-born children of illegal aliens, known as anchor babies. http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.01.html 6. $3 Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens. http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.01.html 7. 30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens. http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.01.html 8. $90 Billion Dollars a year is spent on illegal aliens for Welfare & social services by the American taxpayers. http://premium.cnn.com/TRANSCIPTS/0610/29/ldt.01.html 9. $200 Billion Dollars a year in suppressed American wages are caused by the illegal aliens. http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.01.html 10. The illegal aliens in the United States have a crime rate that's two and a half times that of white non-illegal aliens. In particular, their children are going to make a huge additional crime problem in the US http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0606/12/ldt.01.html 11. During the year of 2005 there were 4 to 10 MILLION illegal aliens that crossed our Southern Border also, as many as 19,500 illegal aliens from Terrorist Countries. Millions of pounds of drugs, cocaine, meth, heroine and marijuana, crossed into the U. S from the Southern border. Homeland Security Report: http://tinyurl.com/t9sht < http://tinyurl.com/t9sht > 12. The National Policy Institute "estimated that the total cost of mass deportation would be between $206 and $230 billion or an average cost of between $41 and $46 billion annually over a five year period." http://www.nationalpolicyinstitute.org/pdf/deportation.pdf 13. In 2006 illegal aliens sent home $45 BILLION in remittances back to their countries of origin. http://www.rense.com/general75/niht.htm 14. "The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration: Nearly One Million Sex Crimes Committed by Illegal Immigrants In The United States ". http://www.drdsk.com/articleshtml The total cost is a whopping $ 338.3 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR. Are we THAT stupid???