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Cost of illegal immigration to Washington State taxpayers

•  Each year $2.7 Billion of your taxes are now subsidizing the settlement of 275,000 illegal aliens + 104,000 progeny in Washington State. Download FAIR's 2012 research "The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Aliens on Washingtonians"(pdf). Your tax dollars not only profit these fully complicit illegal aliens, but also subsidize "look-the-other-way" employers, political party power brokers and nations like Mexico whose foreign policy formally includes the export of human bodies for purposes of foreign exchange accumulation, including U.S. dollars derived from drug running.
• In 2004 alone, $103 million of your tax dollars were spent for illegal alien healthcare services, according to State Auditor Brian Sonntag's report.  Details of the auditor's investigation are here, in an abridged report (see page 50). 
•  In March 2011, The Seattle Times reported that according to former State Senator Mary Margaret Haugen (D-Camano Island), Washington State now has 300,000 more driver's licenses than drivers (including illegals who visited Washington State for a "quickie" driver license and then exited the state).
• In July 2006, The Seattle Times reported that Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire had accused the Federal Government of shirking its responsibilty to pay its share of the $50 million cost to Washington State for housing 1,000 jailed criminal illegal aliens for 2 years. 
•  Washington State Patrol's Most Wanted page lists many for whom a location of birth cannot be determined by WSP's criminal investigation. This can be one indication of unlawful presence in the United States.  At the county level the county jail most often identifies "ICE Hold" or "Immigration Hold" among the inmate's charges.  Visit your county jail's website and take a look!
•  Increasing occurrences of wage theft have prompted the Seattle City Council to criminalize the practice (Seattle Times, 30 March 2011), but the problem is one of the council's own making!  They created the underground economy that fosters wage theft when they branded Seattle a "sanctuary city" for illegal aliens in 2003.  They have funneled over $200,000 to Casa Latina, an illegal alien employment agency. 
• Bear Stearns Research estimates that as of 2005, the number of illegal aliens in the U.S. may be as high as 20 million, rather than the 9 million estimated by the Census Bureau.  In their report, The Underground Labor Force is Rising to the Surface (pdf ), they discuss the underground economy created by illegal labor and its devastating impacts to the U.S. economy, including depressed wages and inflated housing costs. 

Local organizations speaking out on illegal immigation

   Washingtonians for Immigration Reform (WFIR)
  Oregonians for Immigration Reform

National organizations and groups speaking out on illegal immigation

      Judicial Watch
 American Legion Policy on Illegal Immigration (pdf)
 The Heritage Foundation
       •  The Fiscal Cost of Low-Skill Immigrants to State and Local Taxpayers
  •  SCHIP Bill Increases Illegal Immigrants' Access to Medicaid and Undermines Welfare Reform
  •  Amnesty and Continued Low Skill Immigration Will Substantially Raise Welfare Costs and Poverty
  •  No-Match Immigration Enforcement:  Time for Action
 Family Security Matters
       •  "Dangerously Wrong on E-verify" by Peter Gadiel of FamilySecurityMatters.org
  •  REAL ID Act does not create a national ID card
 Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)
       •  "The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Aliens on Washingtonians (2012) " (pdf)
 Immigration Reform Law Institute
 Americans for Legal Immigration
 Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
 Center for Immigration Studies
 The Social Contract
  •  Fiscal Impact of Immigration on every Federal Department
  • The Earned Income Tax Credit and Illegal Immigration
 OJJ Sanctuary City Index

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