Reference, facts and research on mass immigration

The US-Mexico border is 1,940 miles long. Up to 10,000 illegal aliens cross the border every day - over 3 million per year. One third will be caught and many will try again. About half of those remaining will become permanent U.S. residents (3,500 per day).

There are an estimated 11 million to 40 million illegal aliens in the U.S. A quarter-million illegal aliens from the Middle-east currently live in the U.S, and a growing number are entering via the Mexican border.

80% of cocaine and 50% of heroin in the U.S. is smuggled across the border by Mexican nationals. Drug cartels spend a half-billion dollars per year bribing Mexico's corrupt generals and police officials, and armed confrontations between the Mexican army and U.S. Border Patrol agents are a real threat. There have been over 118 documented incursions by the Mexican military in the last decade.

Illegal aliens have cost billions of taxpayer-funded dollars for medical services. Dozens of hospitals in Texas, New Mexico Arizona, and California, have been forced to close or face bankruptcy because of federally-mandated programs requiring free emergency room services to illegal aliens. Taxpayers pay a half-billion dollars per year incarcerating illegal alien criminals.

$60 billion dollars are earned by illegal aliens in the U.S. each year, and one of Mexico's largest revenue streams consists of remittances sent home by illegal aliens working in the U.S.

(Based on the Washington Times article and series, "Chaos along the border", October 6, 2002.)