- Politics and Social Issues
Birth Right or Birth Plight??
Crossing the boarder illegally!
The real numbers of illegal aliens are?
It is estimated that there are about 11 million illegal aliens living in the United States today. However many researchers and scholars that study this subject tirelessly put the estimate at closer to 40 million. Fred Elbel, of The Colorado Alliance for Immigration Reform, devoted an entire study to the topic in 2007, titled the 'The Social Contract'. In 2005, which was 9 years ago, the Border Patrol Local 2544, put the number of Illegal Aliens at 15 to 20 million. The disparity in figures, indicates one thing, that trying to get a fair and accurate number of people that are engaging in illegal activities, is probably impossible. The reality is that a earnest number regarding illegal aliens, is impossible to gather. They are not here illegally, and do not willingly make their presence known to any entity.
One issue that is not in dispute by any individual or entity is the fact that when a person is born in the United States, they are an American citizen, regardless of the legal status of their parents. In some corners, the babies born to illegal immigrants are called "anchor babies". It basically means that the child born, can never be deported, and has the full rights afforded to any American under the US Constitution. Many wonder, at what costs are these babies afforded those rights? On a recent visit, to a county social service office in Ventura County, indicated that the waiting room had over 150 people that were seated and had numbers. The numbers indicated the person was waiting to talk to a social worker about food stamps and or general relief, which is welfare payments. The announcements that were heard on the loudspeaker were said first in Spanish then in English.
An informal survey of the room counted 130 Hispanic adults and children in the room waiting for their numbers to be called. Many of the children seated in the room were accompanied by adults that could not speak a word of English! During this same random survey, over 40 woman waiting in the room were visibly pregnant. All of the 40 had at least one young child with them, several had more then one.
If only half of 25 million illegal aliens have only two children, that makes 25 million 'anchor babies' being born at any one given time. The figure of 25 million is extremely conservative as is, two children being born, many illegal aliens are known to have at least 5 children. People that are not in the United States legally are not entitled to food stamps, or general relief payments, but the children are born in the United States, they are entitled to food stamps, welfare, Medical/Medicaid, and whatever it is they need.
California, the most populated state with 40 million people, probably shoulders most of the illegal aliens and anchor babies in the country. However California can't absorb the entire burden. A trip to any urban and not so urban city all across the United States, will reveal the numbers of illegal aliens are migrating east in record numbers. Are these numbers a true burden? Even with marginal reason and logic, the most liberal die hard idealist would if being honest concur, that it is in fact a huge burden. A burden to the tax payers, that shoulders most of the cost of these 'anchor babies' born to mostly poor migrant farm workers, that not here in the country legally.
These children are being raised by illegal aliens that are being exploited in the fields all across the nation for 3 to 5 dollars an hour. They work long hours, sometimes as many as 16 a day. They aren't here legally, they have no rights, regarding working conditions, wages etc. The age old argument is that the people that employ them, are equal criminals, and should be justly punished. They should be, but they aren't. The illegal aliens continue to work, and their children are almost 80% more likely to be involved in illegal activities such as gang activities then their Hispanic peers that have parents that are here legally.
A trip to any social service agency in Southern California, on any given day will reveal a large number of illegal aliens, accompanying their children who are born here and are legal citizens, and whose food stamps and welfare, supplement the migrant farm workers meager salary. It's another day in the land of eternal sunshine, where long food lines all over Los Angeles and Ventura and other counties in the Southland, usually yields more illegal aliens then any other group.
Perhaps it's time to evaluate the rights of babies born to illegal aliens? A right that is clearly and flagrantly being abused every second of every single day. It's probably prudent to release some of the water before the dam breaks, or is it better to just wait for the break, and try to mop up the damage? Sound off below, what do you think?