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10 Illegal Alien Fakes

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aka I’m Totally a Racist But I Pretend I’m Not!

1. More than 43% of all Food Stamps are given to illegals.
2. 95% of warrants for murder in Los Angeles for illegals.
3. Less than 2% of illegals are picking crops, but 41% are on welfare.
4. More than 66% of all births in California illegals on Medi-Cal, paid by the US TAXPAYER.
5. Neraly 60% of all occupants of HUD properties in U.S. are illegals.
6. More than 39% of California students grades 1-12 are illegals.
7. 75% of LA’s Most Wanted are illegals.
8. More than half of all gang members are illegals.
9. US companies using illegals in 2005 profited over 2.36 TRILLION dollars.
10. US Taxpayers are footing the bill for ALL illegals.

Well. Isn’t that charming.

I’m going to tell you two things right away: (1) If there are no sources cited then it’s likely these facts are fakes; and (2) referring to people as “illegals” totally exposes your racism.

1. More than 43% of all Food Stamps are given to illegals.

First, it is against the law for illegal immigrants to receive food stamps.1

Second, according to the data for the most recent month available (November 2012), 47 million people received SNAP (food stamps).2 43% of that is a bit over 20 million people. According to the Pew Hispanic Center there is an illegal immigrant population of approximately 11.2 million in the U.S.3 Even assuming error, as it is naturally hard to track illegal residents, that number still does not match up to the 20 million people described. Math: it’s amazing!4

2. 95% of warrants for murder in Los Angeles for illegals.

According to Hector Tobar of the LA Times (to which some of these facts were first falsely attributed), via the LAPD, this is simply not true.5

3. Less than 2% of illegals are picking crops, but 41% are on welfare.

According to PolitiFact4 estimates for agriculture occupations by illegal immigrants are between 3 and 4 percent. So the first part of this is close. As to why it matters how many illegal immigrants are picking crops, I have no idea.

Federal law states that only citizens and legal immigrants qualify for “welfare” (aka SNAP, TANF, food stamps, and Medicaid) and states are required to confirm citizenship and immigrant status before approving benefits.6 Note: Illegal immigrants may live in households with citizens or legal immigrants who do receive benefits.

4. More than 66% of all births in California illegals on Medi-Cal, paid by the US TAXPAYER.

Immigrants in California do qualify for “restricted or emergency” Medi-Cal, which covers pregnancy-related care. 7

The population of California in 2012 was 38,041,4308 Approximately 2,550,000 of those residents (or 7%) are illegal immigrants.3 There were 502,118 live births in California in 2011.9 A 2006 AP article stated that more than 100,000 “undocumented women” give birth with their expenses paid by Medi-Cal each year.10 Assuming that’s true (there were no sources given), that would be 20% of the 2011 births.

(Interestingly, in 2001 when this first surfaced it was restricted to LA County and said 2/3 instead of 66%. The percentage of live births to mothers of Hispanic origin at that time was 67%. See Snopes.)

5. Nearly 60% of all occupants of HUD properties in U.S. are illegals.

Applicants for federally funded or subsidized housing must be citizens or legal immigrants.11 According to Brian Sullivan, a HUD spokesperson interviewed by PolitiFact12 “undocumented immigrants are allowed to live in subsidized housing if at least one member of the household is in the country legally.” However, in these cases, HUD reduces the subsidy for each undocumented person in the unit.13

An AP article from 2009 agrees that there are illegal immigrants living in public housing, but gives that number as approximately 15,000 people, or 0.2% of all those in federally funded housing.14

6. More than 39% of California students grades 1-12 are illegals.

Plyler v. Doe – 457 U.S. 202 (1982) held that states cannot deny K-12 education to children based on immigration status.15

A Center for Immigration Studies report (2011) gives the percentage of school age “illegal and U.S. born children of illegals” in California as 14%.16 The math on this one just does not hold up.

7. 75% of LA’s Most Wanted are illegals.

According to Hector Tobar of the LA Times (to which some of these facts were first falsely attributed), via the LAPD, this is simply not true.5

8. More than half of all gang members are illegals.

When this piece of hatred first began circulating, this read “The FBI reports half of all gang members in Los Angeles are most likely illegal aliens from south of the border” and the “fact” was derived from a 2004 op-ed by Heather Mac Donald.5

Interestingly, in 1999 (right before this first surfaced) Hispanics accounted for nearly half the gang members across the U.S.17 I see what you did there.

9. US companies using illegals in 2005 profited over 2.36 TRILLION dollars.

I actually don’t know what this “fact” is saying. Which companies? Were these their total profits or just profits based off the work of said “illegals?” How does this fact-maker know the citizenship of the workers? Also, I point you toward the I-9 and remind you that legally companies are supposed to verify employment eligibility.

10. US Taxpayers are footing the bill for ALL illegals.

At this point I feel as if I am footing the bill for people who spread this racist nonsense. Look, you pay your taxes so we can all have things like roads and schools. Whether or not you personally use them (I don’t have and have never had children but I’m still paying for schools through my tax dollars) you still pay because that’s part of living in and supporting this country.

When you follow this meme back to its original form–all about California and tied to the Heather Mac Donald statements–the true racism surfaces. You have made-up statistics and statistics that insist all Hispanics are illegal immigrants, and you also have flat-out lies. It’s vile. You’re vile for wanting to believe it.

Fact Check Me!
1http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/government/pdf/Non-Citizen_Guidance_063011.pdf
2http://www.fns.usda.gov/pd/34SNAPmonthly.htm
3http://www.pewhispanic.org/2011/02/01/unauthorized-immigrant-population-brnational-and-state-trends-2010/
4http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2012/jun/20/ten-illegal-alien-facts-truth-o-meter/
5http://articles.latimes.com/2009/sep/07/local/me-tobar7
6http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/civilrights/resources/specialtopics/tanf/triagencyletter.html
7http://healthconsumer.org/Medi-CalOverview2008Ch14.pdf
8http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06000.html
9http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr61/nvsr61_05.pdf
10http://archives.smdailyjournal.com/article_preview_print.php?id=68664
11http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/topics/rental_assistance/phprog
12http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2012/jun/21/facebook-posts/facebook-post-60-percent-public-housing/
13http://www.hud.gov/offices/adm/hudclips/guidebooks/7465.7G/74657gc11GUID.pdf
14http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/world/2009-01-01-public-housing_N.htm
15http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plyler_v._Doe
16http://www.cis.org/node/3877
17http://people.missouristate.edu/MichaelCarlie/what_I_learned_about/gangs/racial_composition.htm

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Written by tldegray

March 8, 2013 at 7:13 am

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