Illegal aliens drain American resources
I would like to thank Brigit Polston for her letter published Sept. 6. She clearly shows how she and other liberal Democrats are dedicated to the protection of illegal aliens who have been streaming into our country.
While she may be entitled to her own opinion, facts are another matter. And the simple fact is that these scoff laws are draining our tax dollars at both the federal and state level.
Estimates vary from President Donald Trump’s claim that it is more than $200 billion each year to the Sept. 27, 2017, FAIR study from the Immigration Reform Law Institute which puts the estimate at $116 billion.
While illegal aliens supposedly are ineligible for welfare benefits that goes out the window once an “anchor baby” shows up and there are more than 4 million of them. The cost of services such as medical care, education and law enforcement still come out of the taxpayers’ pockets, mainly at the state and local level.
What is the pay off for the Democratic Party? How about having hordes of new potential voters dependent on government handouts to swing future elections?
Just think, if the upcoming state elections go as liberal Democrats would like Gov. Andy “Open Borders” Beshear would be putting out the welcome mat. Attorney General Greg Stumbo would be going to his favorite judge in Frankfort to sue to allow these illegals to get Kentucky driver licenses. And armed with these, Secretary of State Heather Henry French would beckon them to register to vote with her beauty pageant winning smile and hand wave. Is this what you want?
Patrick M. McElvaney