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Border Insecurity: Armed Mexican Smugglers Still Crossing the U.S. Border, NBC Reports (Videos)

Posted by FactReal on February 18, 2013

Hidden cameras reveal Mexican drug and immigrant smugglers (some of them heavily armed) are still crossing the U.S. border and traveling miles north into the U.S., NBC reported yesterday.

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NBC’s Nightly News aired yesterday this report by Mark Potter.

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In Arizona, ranchers say rural border not secure.

NBC anchor Lester Steven Holt: As you just heard, one of the big issues in the immigration debate is border security. Despite progress claimed by the Federal government, Nbc’s Mark Potter found that for some Americans who live near Mexico, the border is anything but secure.

Reporter: In the rugged terrain south of Tucson, Arizona, advocates concerned about border security took matters into their own hands and placed motion-sensitive hidden cameras on known smuggling trails and this is their video, revealing wave after wave of Mexican drug and immigrant smugglers, some of them heavily armed who cross the border and travel miles north inside the United States.

Rancher David Beckham: A trail coming in.

Reporter: It’s why rancher David Beckham made the painful decision to move his family off his land, 12 miles north of the Mexican border, because of all the armed smugglers crossing his property, threatening his home.

Rancher Beckham: It was unsafe. I couldn’t — I couldn’t see raising our children — you know, I was afraid to let the kids go out even in the day.

Reporter: Residents here in this rugged desert say in the daytime it is relatively quiet but all of that changes as night falls and the land comes alive. Recently, neighboring rancher Jim Chilton found a Mexican drug smuggler’s camp on his land, ten miles north of the border. The next day there, he found an active smugglers’ trail littered with water bottles.

Rancher Jim Chilton: It’s like living in a no man’s land. The border patrol doesn’t really protect us. They try to arrest people north of us mainly.

Rancher Sue Chilton: I feel that the U.S. has made a decision not to guard the border where they should. We should guard the border at the border .

Reporter: The U.S. border patrol concedes that a forward operating base, designed to house agents right on the border at nearby Sasabee, Arizona, is currently not staffed because of budget shortages, but customs officials say the border patrol still works hard to protect the ranchers. And with increased manpower and technology, has dramatically reduced illegal border crossings.

US Customs Agent: The fact of the matter is that substantial gains have been made. We need to make additional gains. Do we want them to feel safe in their homes? Absolutely.

Reporter: But ranchers say they still feel unprotected on their own land, along a border they insist is not secure. Mark porter, NBC news, Arivaca, Arizona.

More armed drug smugglers in Southern Arizona
AZBorderDefenders uploaded this YouTube video on Dec 18, 2012, and noted:
“Video from a trail camera placed by the AZ Border Defenders of 4 drug smugglers (one armed with an AK-47) 30 miles north of the United States border with Mexico near Tucson AZ. Obviously gun control doesn’t work for these guys, Why should American citizens give up their rights?”
About AZBorderDefenders: “AZ Border Defenders is a non profit volunteer border watch organization dedicated to informing the American public about the dangers of our illegal immigration crisis. We conduct border watches as well as search and rescue missions where we observe and report any suspected illegal aliens or drug smugglers to law enforcement.”

Porous Border December 2012
SecureBorderIntel uploaded this YouTube video on Dec. 8, 2012, and noted:
“Several groups of drug smugglers, some armed openly, and people being trafficked move north from the U.S./Mexico border on the same trails used by the Mexican bandits who killed a federal Agent there two years ago. Residents of this part of Arizona have seen security deteriorate to the point some are choosing to move away abandoning their homes and ranches.”
About www.SecureBorderIntel.org: “Documenting smuggling activity along the porous US/Mexico border. Despite claims from Government agencies and political figures; the border with Mexico is still under the operational control of drug and alien smugglers. Fencing, patrol roads, camera/radar systems, sensors, and increased patrol strength are necessary to solve the problem.”
SOURCES
●http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nightly-news/50842924#50842924
●http://www.nbc.com/news-sports/msnbc-video/2013/02/in-arizona-americans-taking-border-security-into-their-own-hands/
●AZBorderDefenders.org
●SecureBorderIntel.org

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Dictionary: ILLEGAL ALIEN = A Foreigner who has Entered a Country Unlawfully

Posted by FactReal on February 6, 2013

THE TERM ‘ILLEGAL ALIEN’ DOES NOT CONNOTE RACISM
According to Dictionary.com:

illegal alien
noun
1. a foreigner who has entered or resides in a country unlawfully or without the country’s authorization.

2. a foreigner who enters the U.S. without an entry or immigrant visa, especially a person who crosses the border by avoiding inspection or who overstays the period of time allowed as a visitor, tourist, or businessperson. Compare resident alien.

Also called illegal immigrant.

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Definition of Illegal Alien = A Foreigner who has Entered a Country Unlawfully
NONSENSICAL
Democrat Rep. John Conyers: Please don’t use the term ‘illegal immigrants’ — say ‘out of status’ or ‘new Americans’

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Illegal Aliens Intimidate GOP at House Immigration Hearing Chanting ‘Undocumented And Unafraid’ (Video)

Posted by FactReal on February 5, 2013

LEFTISTS BULLYING GOP INTO SUBMISSION
When Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) was given a chance to speak, a group of illegal aliens interrupted a House Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration Tuesday by standing up and shouting “undocumented and unafraid.”
Other video source: C-SPAN.org (video mark 01:02:11), or here.
GOP Rep. Issa was their target
The left-wing site ThinkProgress confirms that the “protesters targeted Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), one of the 160 Republicans who voted against the DREAM Act in 2010, which would create a pathway to citizenship for undocumented youth.”

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●http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/02/05/1543951/dreamers-target-gop-chant-undocumented-and-unafraid-at-immigration-hearing/?mobile=nc
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Illegal Immigration Costs $113 Billion to US; Illegals Pay only $13 Billion in Taxes

Posted by FactReal on February 4, 2013

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS A NET FISCAL BURDEN ON U.S. TAXPAYERS
A 2010 study found that:
1) Illegal aliens get more in government services than they pay in taxes
Illegal aliens impose more than $113 billion per year in costs on the U.S. government at all levels — federal, state, and local — and pay only $13.4 billion in taxes, creating an annual net fiscal deficit of almost $100 billion, which have to be paid by the U.S. taxpayers. (Scroll down for table.)

2) Illegal aliens file tax returns to get free money from the IRS
As we previously reported, illegal aliens file income tax returns to get “refunds” from the IRS thanks to tax credits like the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC). At the federal level, their tax credits exceed what little income taxes they owe. E.g., illegal aliens owe $1.6 billion in taxes, but are able to deduct $3.9 billion as tax credits, resulting in a net refund of $2.3 billion from the IRS to the illegal aliens. (Scroll down for table.)

These tax benefits are the main reason why some illegal aliens file tax returns — not because they suddenly care about the U.S. laws … laws they broke when they entered this country illegally, when they decided to work without authorization and use fake or stolen identities.

TOTAL COST OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION (In Million US dollars)
EXPENDITURES
on Illegal Aliens
TAXES
COLLECTED
from Illegal Alliens
NET FISCAL
BURDEN
on U.S. Taxpayers
FEDERAL $28,795 $9,457 $19,339
STATE/LOCAL $84,211 $3,955 $80,255
TOTAL $113,006 $13,412 $99,594
See Table 19 (Page 79)
Federal Expenditures on Illegal Aliens
EDUCATION
Supplemental for poor children of illegal aliens (Title I) $1,332,900,000
Education programs for migrant students (Title I, Part C) $236,900,000
Supplemental for Limited English Proficient (LEP) students (Title III Program) $538,000,000
Post-Secondary Education
(In 2009, children born to illegal aliens received $19.4 billion in Pell Grants.)
N/A
Education Subtotal $2,107,800,000
MEDICAL
Emergency Medical Care $250,000,000
Fraudulent Use of Medicaid $1,235,000,000
Medicaid Cost of Childbirth $1,238,100,000
Medicaid for Children $1,626,800,000
Other Medical Outlays $1,600,000,000
Medical Subtotal $5,949,900,000
LAW ENFORCEMENT
State Criminal Alien Assistance (SCAAP) $330,000,000
Criminal Aliens in Federal Prisons $678,400,000
Byrne Grants $24,300,000
Detention and Removal $2,545,000,000
Project Safe Neighborhoods $39,500,000
Residual ICE Functions $2,824,000,000
Exec. Office of Immigration Review $222,500,000
Southwest Border Prosecution $33,000,000
National Guard $642,000,000
Coast Guard $500,000,000
Law Enforcement Subtotal $7,838,700,000
PUBLIC ASSISTANCE (WELFARE)
Free and Reduced Meal Program $2,264,600,000
Cash Assistance of Needy Families $1,030,000,000
Housing Assistance Programs $787,000,000
Child Care & Development Fund $633,000,000
Public Assistance Subtotal $4,714,600,000
GENERAL EXPENDITURES
General Expenditures Subtotal $8,184,400,000
TOTAL $28,795,400,000
See Tables 1-5 (Pages 12-31)
State and Local Government Outlays on Illegal Aliens ($M)
Education for the children of illegal aliens constitutes the single largest cost to taxpayers, at
an annual price tag of nearly $50 billion.
K-12 LEP** UNIV. MEDICAID SCHIP+ JUSTICE WELFARE+ GENERAL* TOTAL($M)
Alabama $159.2 $27.7 $26.3 $6.1 $18.7 $21.4 $38.3 $298
Alaska $62.4 $12.6 $7.8 $2.4 $6.8 $16.7 $29.9 $139
Arizona $1,390.5 $279.6 $259.8 $60.5 $339.7 $85.5 $153.0 $2,569
Arkansas $129.9 $26.1 $19.4 $4.2 $17.9 $16.7 $29.9 $244
California $9,226.9 $1,855.5 $87.9 $2,486.8 $434.4 $3,169.8 $1,611.0 $2,883.7 $21,756
Colorado $805.3 $161.9 $198.6 $53.0 $146.9 $30.4 $54.4 $1,451
Connecticut $456.1 $91.7 $72.8 $30.8 $61.0 $87.6 $156.8 $957
D.C. $153.2 $32.9 $12.6 $6.0 $31.1 $27.3 $48.9 $312
Delaware $140.5 $19.3 $24.1 $6.4 $20.3 $33.9 $60.8 $305
Florida $2,780.1 $559.1 $530.6 $129.2 $578.9 $317.1 $567.6 $5,463
Georgia $1,453.5 $217.8 $265.5 $52.0 $194.6 $77.1 $138.0 $2,399
Hawaii $70.8 $14.2 $13.3 $3.0 $11.1 $15.3 $27.3 $155
Idaho $93.6 $18.8 $18.7 $4.3 $23.1 $10.5 $18.7 $188
Illinois $2,046.7 $430.3 $93.2 $570.8 $154.4 $379.7 $328.7 $588.3 $4,592
Indiana $310.5 $62.4 $56.4 $15.2 $37.6 $45.3 $81.1 $608
Iowa $147.6 $29.7 $28.0 $8.6 $23.3 $40.3 $72.2 $350
Kansas $215.8 $43.4 $1.5 $41.9 $11.6 $31.6 $34.4 $61.6 $442
Kentucky $124.3 $25.0 $18.5 $5.5 $22.1 $46.9 $83.9 $326
Louisiana $109.5 $22.0 $17.5 $4.2 $19.2 $18.4 $32.9 $224
Maine $18.7 $3.8 $2.0 $0.9 $3.5 $13.2 $23.7 $66
Maryland $921.4 $295.7 $174.2 $62.1 $137.7 $47.7 $85.5 $1,724
Massachusetts $839.3 $168.8 $144.0 $71.1 $152.1 $174.5 $312.4 $1,862
Michigan $314.1 $63.2 $62.4 $25.2 $66.0 $142.6 $255.3 $929
Minnesota $305.3 $61.4 $70.7 $28.7 $62.8 $77.2 $138.1 $744
Mississippi $59.9 $10.4 $9.4 $2.1 $7.8 $6.1 $10.8 $106
Missouri $133.6 $26.9 $25.6 $8.3 $21.2 $44.0 $78.8 $338
Montana $16.0 $3.2 $2.0 $0.7 $2.6 $2.6 $4.7 $32
Nebraska $126.0 $25.3 $0.2 $24.8 $7.6 $26.4 $18.4 $33.0 $262
Nevada $691.1 $139.0 $149.7 $32.8 $152.0 $9.5 $17.0 $1,191
New Hampshire $54.6 $11.1 $8.8 $3.9 $7.8 $15.5 $27.7 $129
New Jersey $2,209.8 $228.3 $334.4 $174.9 $335.7 $69.7 $124.8 $3,478
New Mexico $345.1 $69.4 $0.7 $41.7 $22.5 $67.8 $21.8 $39.0 $608
New York $4,879.4 $946.3 $22.2 $675.2 $281.6 $865.3 $648.2 $1,160.3 $9,479
North Carolina $1,032.4 $207.6 $190.5 $59.5 $155.4 $149.7 $267.9 $2,063
North Dakota $15.4 $3.1 $2.5 $0.9 $1.9 $3.3 $6.0 $33
Ohio $211.4 $42.5 $41.7 $14.6 $51.8 $144.5 $258.7 $765
Oklahoma $204.1 $41.1 $0.6 $43.4 $9.8 $37.2 $46.3 $82.8 $465
Oregon $354.2 $71.2 $60.7 $19.0 $110.8 $31.9 $57.1 $705
Pennsylvania $450.5 $125.4 $78.1 $33.0 $74.3 $221.0 $395.6 $1,378
Rhode Island $158.7 $27.4 $23.8 $14.8 $21.9 $11.3 $20.3 $278
South Carolina $221.6 $44.6 $30.2 $7.2 $28.0 $21.2 $37.9 $391
South Dakota $13.5 $2.7 $2.8 $0.7 $3.9 $5.5 $9.8 $39
Tennessee $231.8 $49.8 $53.5 $14.2 $41.4 $55.9 $100.1 $547
Texas $5,089.0 $1,023.4 $25.9 $1,167.5 $250.7 $727.9 $212.9 $381.2 $8,878
Utah $239.2 $48.1 $2.9 $57.7 $9.9 $53.8 $14.8 $26.5 $453
Vermont $18.4 $3.7 $2.2 $0.7 $2.0 $12.9 $23.0 $63
Virginia $882.7 $401.7 $205.0 $60.4 $132.6 $79.8 $142.9 $1,905
Washington $639.3 $128.6 $7.7 $146.2 $46.0 $127.2 $148.9 $266.5 $1,510
West Virginia $14.7 $3.0 $1.6 $0.5 $1.3 $17.9 $32.0 $71
Wisconsin $288.9 $58.1 $1.3 $48.2 $13.5 $68.1 $145.1 $259.7 $883
Wyoming $26.3 $5.3 $3.4 $0.9 $5.5 $6.4 $11.4 $59
TOTAL $40,883.0 $8,269.9 $244.1 $8,553.1 $2,270.4 $8,687.2 $5,484.9 $9,817.9 $84,211
* Free and subsidized school meal costs are included with General outlays.
**LEP = Limited English Proficient
See Table 15 (Pages 70-71)
Federal Taxes Collected from Illegal Aliens
Income Tax $1,635,000,000
Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) for Illegal Aliens ($1,777,800,000)
Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) ($2,160,000,000)
Net Income Taxes Collected ($2,302,800,000)
Net Income Taxes Collected ($2,302,800,000)
Social Security Tax $7,000,000,000
Medicare Tax $1,637,100,000
Excise and Miscellaneous Taxes $2,489,700,000
Employer Taxes (FUTA & Income) $632,600,000
TOTAL $9,456,600,000
See pages 33-41, and Table 6 (Page 41).
State and Local Taxes Collected from Illegal Aliens
Property Tax $1,378,400,000
Sales Tax $2,332,600,000
Income Tax $244,200,000
TOTAL $3,955,200,000
See Table 17 (Page 76) for breakdown by state.
SOURCE
– Martin, Jack and Eric A. Ruark, “Burden of Illegal Immigration on United States Taxpayers,”
Federation for American Immigration Reform, Washington, DC, July 2010. (PDF)

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