To the editor:

The following is found on Center for Immigration Studies web.

Its been said that they, (illegal aliens) pay rent, buy groceries, clothes and harvest crops that Americans won’t ... so, what would happen to our economy if 20 million illegals went away?

A good question deserves a good answer. Over 80 percent of Americans want a secure border and illegal immigration stopped. What would happen if 20 million vacated America?

If California’s 3.5 million moved, an extra $10 billion is available to spend on overloaded school systems, bankrupted hospitals and overrun prisons. Highways are cleaner, safer and less congested. We all understand each other because English is the dominant language.

Colorado with their 1.5 million illegals along with their 325,000 kids and grandkids moving back to Mexico saves Coloradoans over $2 billion in taxes to pay for schooling, social services and incarceration costs. Thousands of gang members in Denver — gone!

All states wouldn’t suffer the dropout/flunking rates due to illegal students speaking in various languages. Thousands of vehicles in gridlock in American cities-Gone! Free lunch and breakfast — gone!

In Florida, over 1.5 illegals would return the Sunshine State back to America where we have a rule of law and English. Chicago, the same but with 2.1 million returning.

Removing the 20 million illegal’s would force employers to hire legal American citizens at a living wage, then everyone pays their fair share of taxes and stops working off the books. (The IRS would love that).

No more “press ‘1’ for Spanish or ‘2’ for English.”

The half million anchor babies born here would save $109 billion per year per cycle.

In L.A. the 20,000 strong 18th Street Gang — gone!

The Mexican forgery gangs for ID theft — gone!

Over $80 billion annually wouldn’t return to their home country by cash transfers ... half of it not even taxed.

Illegals pay nothing for services, etc. rendered because of the EMTOLA act. Disease and drugs are brought here by illegal’s who are unscreened at our borders.

So, its time to repatriate illegal’s to their birth country by enforcing our laws. That means you as Americans should petition you elected representatives to do their jobs and do something about it.

I invite those 20 million illegal’s to go home, fix their country and make a better life there. Do you realize that America invites a million people into our country legally? That’s more than all other countries combined annually? It’s time to stand up for our way of life because we cannot allow anarchy at or within our borders. Stand up for our language, laws and culture before their lost in the apathy sweeping across our country regarding illegal aliens. (They are not immigrants!)

Joseph W. James III

St Charles

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