Just How Many Illegal Aliens Are Here, and Who the Hell Are They?

By John W. Lillpop

As the Republican party continues to abandon the American people by morphing into a far-left wing of the Democrat Party on issues like immigration, many important questions about illegals are not being asked, to the potential detriment of American citizens.

For example, conventional wisdom(?) is that there are 11 million illegals in America.  That number has been bandied about for years, with little or no substantiation.

However, if the government’s ability to estimate is anything as pathetic as we have seen with Obamacare, one can reasonably expect that there are many, many more illegals here than the Democrats are claiming.

Thus, the fiscal, social, and cultural impact of amnesty may very well be several times more damaging that is being stated.

Then, the question not being asked is: Who in the hell are these people?

Migrating to America (legally) is, and should be, a long, drawn-out procedure meant to protect the interests of American citizens. It involves more than simply jumping a fence and heading north in pursuit of free health care, education, food stamps and other handouts paid for by US taxpayers.

Legal immigration means enduring rigorous hurdles like background checks to detect a criminal background or possible ties to terrorists.

It means medical examinations to detect diseases still prevalent in third-world nations, but long since eradicated here, and

It means proof of financial solvency so as to prevent newcomers from becoming a burden on U.S. taxpayers.

Those who have jumped the fence into America in order to avoid our immigration checks are not immigrants, and are not deserving of amnesty..

In truth, people who come here illegally leave America vulnerable to undetected crime, terrorism, disease, and financial devastation. And they have no legal or moral justification for being here.

Bottom Line: Before even considering amnesty, our government needs to determine how many illegals are here and what medical, criminal, financial, and social questions must be answered before anyone is allowed to bypass the rule of law.