Americans are not told the truth about illegal immigrants, the number that enters our country and the exorbitant cost to support them. The flood of Hispanic illegal aliens across the United States’ southern border does wanton, violent, continuous and unchecked damage to our country.

That is the truth. There is no “alternate” truth.

Well, unless you think as many as 6.5 million illegal aliens coming across our southern border each and every year is OK!

We’ve all heard President Obama’s line that about 5 million illegal immigrants live in the United States. The real truth is there are 50 million-plus!

As far back as 2003, Georgia state Sen. Sam Zamarippa (the first Hispanic senator in that state) told the Georgia state Senate that there were 20 million illegals in the U.S. at that time. Those 20 million then amounted to more than 6 percent of the U.S. population (296 million in mid-2005) and was larger than the population of most states.

The border patrol says that for every one illegal caught, five more make it into our country. Last year they apprehended more than 1 million illegals trying to cross into the United States. If my math is correct, that equals 5 million illegals last year alone that entered our country!

Now let’s figure the amount for the last 15 years. That gets us to 50 million illegal aliens crossing our southern border — on top of those that are already here.

But let’s assume the above figures are incorrect, and we go by those given by the Federation for American Immigration Reform. Just one day before Gov. Jerry Brown signed California’s $108 billion budget for the coming fiscal year, FAIR released a report finding that illegal immigration costs California taxpayers $25.3 billion per year.

Providing education, health care, law enforcement and social and government services to illegal aliens and their dependents, according to FAIR’s report, (the state’s 3 million illegal aliens and their 1.1 million U.S.–born children) cost the average California household — headed by a U.S. citizen — $2,370 annually.

What’s more, many of the illegals that are apprehended get to stay in the United States anyway.

Within the past year, the vast majority of some 50,000 unaccompanied youths and children who illegally crossed the Texas border have been successfully delivered by federal agencies to relatives living in the United States, according to a New York Times article. A second Times report revealed that officials have caught an additional 240,000 Central American migrants since April 2013, and have transported many of them to destinations throughout the United States.

Experts say the Obama administration has failed to close legal loopholes and is unlikely to deport more than a small percentage of the illegals, despite high unemployment rates among American Latino, African American and white youths, in the strapped budgets of many cities and towns!

THE MILITARY SOLUTION

Due to our present administration’s refusal to close the borders, there might be a way to secure our borders by our military. We have Army, Air Force and Marine Corps bases in the deserts of all our southwestern states. Instead of spending millions of dollars to build, rebuild or refurbish military bases throughout the entire United States, we could build new bases along our southern borders. That would stop illegals, criminals and terrorists from entering our country.

We could start this process immediately just by bivouacking our troops along the borders in training procedures that already are used in our deserts.

This solution might make too much sense, especially if allocated monies were out of the reach of our politicians who mightn’t be able to steal these allocated dollars from the pork barrels they now have access to. How long will it take before these politicians love our country more than their cronies or their own pockets?

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