By The Brussels Journal
Created 2007-08-22 16:33
Benefit claims by Eastern Europeans [in Britain] have almost trebled in the past year, official figures show. The cost of the payouts – to almost 112,000 migrants – is put at £125million a year. The Home Office figures mean that one in six of an estimated 683,000 Eastern European incomers is living off the state to some extent. A year ago, only 42,620 were claiming benefits. […]
Once a migrant has been working here for 12 months, they are entitled to the same level of support as any British citizen. Many Poles are drawn by generous handouts for parents who, in some cases, can claim benefits for children who remain in their homeland.
In the second quarter of this year, the number of asylum applicants removed because they were not considered legitimate refugees declined by more than a third compared to the same period last year. There were 3,280 deported compared with 5,260 in the same period last year – and many of those went voluntarily with financial help.
It means that a ”priority” Government target to remove more failed asylum seekers than there are new applicants has been missed. The Home Office blamed the fall on the diversion of officials to the deportation of foreign criminals rather than would-be refugees.
However, recent figures showed that just one fifth of the 1,000 foreign national prisoners who were released without being considered for deportation have been thrown out of the country.
Only last month Gordon Brown insisted that all foreign criminals “will be deported”. Yet under EU law, the Government has known for three years that it has no such powers. […] As the Home Office solicitor complained at the hearing, so long as the criminal has lived in this country for five years or more – whether or not at Her Majesty’s Pleasure – Britain “could never deport a lifer who had been released from prison and was an EU citizen”.
Taxpayer-Funded Border Crashers
By Tom Fitton
FrontPageMagazine.com | 8/7/2007
Judicial Watch continues to fight for the enforcement of our nation’s immigration laws, leading a nationwide legal campaign against so-called “sanctuary policies” for illegal aliens. Judicial Watch has battled against taxpayer-funded day labor sites for illegals in Herndon, Virginia, Laguna Beach, California, Gaithersburg, Maryland, Westchester, New York, and Southampton, New York. Now you can add Thousand Oaks, California, to that growing list.
Last Tuesday, I sent a letter to the Mayor of Thousand Oaks, California, warning him about the legality of the city’s taxpayer-funded day labor site for illegal aliens. Judicial Watch had previously uncovered documents through the California Public Records Act indicating that the City of Thousand Oaks spent more than $133,000 in taxpayer funds between 2001 and 2007 to subsidize the day labor site, which serves illegal aliens. My can be read in its entirety on our Internet site www.judicialwatch.org .
“For the City to use taxpayer resources in this manner is akin to a city operating it’s own ‘red light’ district or illegal drug market to enable persons who participate in such activities to have a safe, orderly, well-regulated environment in which to engage in their illicit transactions. We trust that taxpayer resources will not continue to be misused for the operation of a day laborer site. Kindly confirm that you will cease immediately expending citizen taxpayer dollars and resources for the day laborer site.”
I realize that the federal government has dropped the ball in terms of securing the border. What I fail to understand, however, is why local officials continue to implement “solutions” to the problem that are not only illegal, but nonsensical.
Federal law prohibits the hiring of an illegal alien if it is known that the alien is not authorized to work in the United States. Studies conducted around the country confirm that the vast majority of day laborers lack the proper documentation to work in the United States. Clearly, the citizens of Thousand Oaks are being forced to subsidize illegal activity with their tax dollars.
Moreover, how do local officials expect to curb the illegal immigration crisis by providing the number one incentive that causes illegals to cross the border in the first place – jobs?
(By the way, I was a guest this week on the Glenn Beck television program, which is broadcast on CNN’s Headline News, talking about the recent court decision striking down two illegal immigration laws in Hazleton, Pennsylvania. You can view the interview here. Unlike Thousand Oaks, the Mayor of Hazleton, Lou Barletta, actually tried do the right thing by implementing laws designed to deter illegal immigration. Judicial Watch filed an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief on behalf of the City of Hazleton.)
A Somali man arrives in Minneapolis as a new immigrant to the United States . He stops the first person he sees walking down the street and says, “Thank you Mr. American for letting me in this country, giving me
housing, food stamps, free medical care, and free education!”
The passerby says, “You are mistaken, I am Mexican.”
The man goes on and encounters another passerby. “Thank you for having such a beautiful country here in America !” The person says, “I not American, I Vietnamese.”
The new arrival walks further, and the next person he sees he stops, shakes his hand and says, “Thank you for the wonderful America !” That person puts up his hand and says, “I am from Middle East , I am not
He finally sees a nice lady and asks, “Are you an American ?” She says, “No, I am from Africa !”
Puzzled, he asks her, “Where are all the Americans?”
The African lady checks her watch and says…”Probably at work.”
ILLEGALS WAKE UP NUMBERS……(you may never sleep again with this Wake UP Call)
WHEN ANYONE TELLS YOU THE ILLEGALS IN THIS COUNTRY ARE CONTRIBUTING TO THE COUNTRY, GIVE THEM A COPY OF THE FOLLOWING, assuming immigrationCounters.com numbers are correct.
Numbers and facts
So often, we get caught up in a debate over political semantics and end up ignoring the hard-shell realities of what we’re talking about.
According to immigrationCounters.com,
Here are some of the realities that Flake-Gutierrez Bill would airbrush out of the picture:
Number of Illegal Aliens in the Country
Money Wired to Mexico City since January, 2006
Cost of Social Security Services for Illegal Aliens since 1996
Number of Children of Illegal Aliens in Public Schools
Cost of Illegal Aliens in K-12 Since 1996:
Number of Illegal Aliens Incarcerated
Cost of Incarcerations Since 2001
Number of Illegal Aliens Fugitives
Skilled Jobs Taken by Illegal Aliens
Figures can trick your eyes.
Take particular note that items 2,3,5, and 7 reflect BILLION not millions of dollars —
and that item 3 exceeds one-third of a TRILLION dollars.
Can you imagine how much it will cost taxpayers if we triple the number of Illegals entering this country!!
So, What’s in a Billion?…….
Granted…………….. this is from the US!
The next time you hear a politician use the word “billion” in a casual manner, think about whether you want the “politicians” spending your tax money.
A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but one advertising agency did a good job of putting that figure into so me perspective in one of its releases.
A. A billion seconds ago it was 1959.
B. A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.
C. A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age.
D. A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.
E. A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and 20 minutes, at the rate our government is spending it.
While this thought is still fresh in our brain, let’s take a look at New Orleans.. It’s amazing what you can learn with some simple division . . .
Louisiana Se nator, Mary Landrieu (D), is presently asking the Congress for $250 BILLION to rebuild New Orleans. Interesting number, what does it mean?
a. Well, if you are one of 484,674 residents of New Orleans (every man, woman, child), you each get $516,528.
b. Or, if you have one of the 188,251 homes in New Orleans, your home gets $1,329,787.
c. Or, if you are a family of four, your family gets $2,066,012.
Washington, DC. …. HELLO!!! … Are all your calculators broken??
This is too true………And these numbers don’t lie………and, it’s not funny!!!
WHAT AN EYE-OPENER!