Open Letter to Speaker Boehner: A Common Sense “Investment” in America

Speaker John Boehner
Office of the Speaker
H-232 The Capitol
Washington, DC 20515

Subject: A Common Sense “Investment” in America

Dear Speaker Boehner:

Given the unprecedented debt facing our nation, it is obvious that putting our financial house in order will require sacrifice from virtually all Americans. We understand that there are no simple, painless solutions.

Although spending cuts will impact scores of millions of American citizens, there is an outrageous expense that benefits foreign invaders, those with no legal or moral basis for being here.

I refer to many millions of illegal aliens who have ignored our borders and immigration laws.

As documented in Reference 1, illegal aliens cost American taxpayers $113 billion a year.

Again, illegal aliens, cost American taxpayers $113 billion a year.

As a taxpaying citizen, I wonder why politicians from both sides of the aisle refuse to target this wasteful expense, particularly when our nation is mired in deep financial crisis?

Surely, $113 billion a year cannot be too paltry an amount to summon the attention of those responsible for eradicating wasteful spending?

Clearly, the American people would benefit enormously if the federal government would simply enforce existing laws and take action, through deportations, to return illegal aliens to their nations of origin.

In the past, skeptics have argued that mass deportations would be too costly.

However, Department of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs, Nelson Peacock, responding to request from several U.S. Senators, recently (December 3, 2010) wrote the following:

“Our conservative estimate suggests that ICE would require a budget of more than $135 billion to apprehend, detain and remove the nation’s entire illegal immigrant population.”

See reference 2 for the complete statement.

Thus, an investment of $135 billion dollars would yield a savings of $113 billion a year.

Over a period of ten years, that would result in more than $1 trillion dollars for American citizens.

In addition, millions of jobs now filled by illegals would be available for unemployed America citizens, and homeland security would be strengthened by removing individuals about whom little or nothing is known, including possible ties to terrorists.

I know that you are committed to eliminating wasteful spending, reducing the federal deficit, creating jobs for Americans, and assuring that our homeland is safe and secure.

Therefore, I respectfully request that you apply your influence and power to require that illegal aliens be deported, thereby freeing America from the extreme financial, employment, and security dangers attendant with a huge population of illegals.

Thank you for your consideration.


John W. Lillpop
San Jose, CA

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