Well, Georgie Soros, and Barry, and Hillary, and a healthy contingent of Hollywood are further up in arms as Trump issued an executive order. Trump just told the Department of Homeland Security to dig around in the bottom of their piggy bank and find some funds to start building the wall.
Trump also issued fair warning to America's sanctuary cities that he plans to pull the federal tit from those municipals who choose to harbor illegals.
So, on one of the message boards this morning some sad liberal resurrected the old "head of lettuce" argument. "Do you really want to pay $2 bucks a head for lettuce?", he cried.
And my answer is "yes, I do". First of all, let's dispense with the fallacy that illegals are only here to pick our fruits and veggies. More than half of our construction workers come from the pool of illegal workers....driving down the salaries of American workers who might actually be earning a living wage without illegal exploitation. The latest figures show that 75% of illegals are working in non farm jobs.
Secondly, let's face it; that head of lettuce is costing us a lot more than a buck a head. That .99 cent lettuce is costing us the $13 billion a year in Child Tax Credits the IRS issues to illegal aliens each year. And, all the while we're paying for cheap labor we're paying the medical bills for illegals...to birth anchor babies in the children's wards, for WIC benefits when they walk out, for honest to goodness welfare checks in that anchor baby's name, and in the emergency wards when the anchor baby hits his teen years, is shot by a fellow gang member, and ends up on the front steps of our Hospital Emergency Entrances.
That .99 cent lettuce costs us more in automobile insurance premiums as car theft and hit and run drivers send our rates soaring. It costs us more to hire more police, to build more prisons, and our property tax rates soar so that we can build more schools to educate more illegal kids....and ignore our own...forcing them to stand by in the classroom while the teacher gets the non English speaking kids up to snuff before she can move on to reading, writing and arithmetic.
Don't be fooled by that tired old .99 cent lettuce analogy, America. It's costing us a hell of a lot more than .99 cents.
Please send the illegals home and charge me $2.00 for that lettuce. I'll gladly pay it...and consider it a bargain.