- - Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The main problems caused by illegal immigration are lost jobs, lower wages, stolen taxpayer resources and increased crime and domestic terrorism. Each of these problems harms Americans in many ways.

Millions of American citizens are out of work or unable to find a job because we have 12 million to 20 million illegal aliens in America as a result of politicians such as President Obama supporting illegal immigration instead of protecting Americans. Americans for Legal Immigration PAC estimates that illegal immigrants are stealing more than $125 billion worth of American taxpayer resources each year. Illegal immigrants are in our country against the wishes of American citizens. They are breaking our laws and, yet, as taxpayers we are forced to pay for their education, their health care needs, increased infrastructure to handle their presence in our land and increased costs in our courts and prisons. When American citizens need these taxpayer resources, we find illegal aliens filling our emergency rooms, classrooms and courthouses, demanding that we speak their language and provide free interpreters for them.

All across America, our suffering citizens are standing in lines in grocery stores trying to make ends meet and barely able to feed their children while watching illegal immigrants use food stamps and welfare to benefit their families ahead of us. The Sept. 11, 2001, hijackers broke our immigration laws and were in America illegally, and they received their student visas from our government after they had already attacked us. One of the “D.C. snipers” that killed so many people in Washington and Virginia was an illegal immigrant whom immigration agents had picked up from local police and then let go.

Another big problem with illegal immigration that the media won’t talk about is how many illegal aliens are voting in U.S. elections, stealing votes from Americans. ALIPAC thinks so many illegal aliens voted in Las Vegas in 2010 that they were able to save the campaign of Sen. Harry Reid from Tea Party challenger Sharron Angle.

Shut down the borders already. We are spending millions of dollars a week to house and feed and pay officers to watch over the illegals who are already here. Take those millions and seal the borders.

MARK GRABOWSKI

Clark, N.J.