$15 billion southbound dollars — much of it from illegals — forms one of Mexico’s largest sources of “legitimate” revenue
According to the Inter-American Development Bank, more than $30.1 billion is remitted to countries south of the border by Latino immigrants in the U.S. If even half of this money is destined for Mexico (it’s likely far more), this $15-plus billion yearly revenue stream rivals Mexico’s largest single source of revenue — oil, at roughly $21 billion in 2004 (IEA estimates). Immigrants’ dollars sent home blow away tourism’s $10 billion in Mexican revenues. There’s another source of cash that’s even bigger, but nobody’s talking about it…
Â· Revenues from crimes perpetrated by illegals likely funnels another $20 billion or more into Mexico every year — off the books
According to Wikipedia, as much as 25% of Mexico’s GDP comes from crime. Depending on how you calculate GDP, that totals up to between $175-250 billion. Drug trafficking is, by far, the largest single source of criminal revenue, and of course, a large percentage of these drugs are destined for the United States. Using even conservative numbers ($200 billion in crime-related Mexican GDP, 50% from drugs, with only 60% of sales coming from the United States), it’s still no great stretch to conclude that at least $60 billion in American cash is making its way into Mexico per year from illicit drug sales. Exactly how much of this cash flow is facilitated by illegals would be hard to pin down. But since they’re surely used as border-runners, drug mules, dealers, or enforcers more often than legal Latino immigrants, it’s safe to estimate that illegals must facilitate at least $20 billion worth of the Mexico/U.S. drug trade every year. And it’s probably far more…
Keep in mind that all of that American dinero is propping up Mexico’s economy, enabling (relative) prosperity without a single additional penny being expended by the Mexican government for business assistance, infrastructure development, social programs, or aggressive re-engineering of the commercial climate toward production and profitability — ostensibly the goals of NAFTA and other trade policies. In short, every U.S. dollar that flows into Mexico without being in exchange for a good, service, or commodity weakens our economy, while doing nothing to spur our southern neighbor’s advancement into the First World and ultimately into a position where more substantial and meaningful trade agreements might be forged (especially for oil).
Is it possible that, rather than assimilating, the hordes of illegals poring over our border will continue to balkenize, continue to refuse to learn English or to give allegiance to the United States? Is it possible that they will continue to demand “their rights” to stay and to government services and will do so through economic and physical intimidation and perhaps violence? Will that create competition between them and American unskilled labor that will threaten our very country?
As the American people continue to rouse themselves from their good natured tolerance, will they take note of this competition and try to assert themselves by voicing opinions and insisting that their leaders do something?
And then, just as has happened in Great Britain, Canada, Australia and Italy, will our leaders impose upon us anarcho-tyranny? In other words, will they continue to refuse to control the criminal, allowing anarchy among the illegals, and, instead control and tyrannize the innocent?
Finally, what happens if the housing industry where a huge percentage of the illegals work has a significant downturn? What happens if that ripples through the economy? What happens if our economy goes to hell and we have these huge enclaves of unassimilated, unskilled labor?
Will Americans then become tax slaves to fund the survival of illegal aliens and their families back in Mexico?
For an example of anarcho-tyranny, go to Aussie News & Views. The immigrants there have taken over the streets of Sydney, the innocent bear the brunt. And in Australia as noted above, those who speak out are prosecuted. Here’s an even better example from the same site. Australia breaks up a terror plot, and an Iman wants the government there to come down on the “rednecks”. Scroll down and get a load of the anarchy those people have unleashed on the streets of Victoria.