Are you an American that doesn’t think illegal immigrants should be allowed to stay here after invading the nation, often with the help of the vicious cartels that traffic deadly drugs like fentanyl into America?
Well, too bad. Brandon is just gonna let them go, using “catch and release” to let them rush past the border and into the heartland.
But, even if he does decide to try to deport a few, you’re the one who has to pay for their lawyers. That’s right; you have to pay to provide free legal representation to the very criminals that shouldn’t even be in America in the first place!
News on that comes from Breitbart, which reported on the massive cost to US taxpayers in a recent article, saying:
The Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) reviewed expenditures for cities that have implemented a deportation defense program that provides illegal aliens and foreign nationals with free legal representation to fight their deportations from the United States.
“Under U.S. law, illegal aliens and other non-citizens facing deportation orders do not have a right to legal representation because immigration law is a civil matter, not a criminal one,” IRLI investigators note.
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The costs, as a result, are falling on American taxpayers. For Fiscal Year 2022, IRLI investigators estimate that taxpayers in 22 cities that have deportation defense programs will be charged at least $5.2 million to provide illegal aliens with free lawyers.
Five million dollars. In the context of government spending, where trillions are thrown around like dollar bills in a strip club, it might not sound like much.
But, when you remember that the average American pays about $18,368 in taxes, that $5.2 million number represents the combined tax bills of about 283 Americans; hundreds of Americans worked for a year to pay the legal bills of illegal immigrants.
Further, that might be a low estimate of the real cost to taxpayers of these free lawyers for illegals programs. Again according to Breitbart:
IRLI investigators said this estimate is conservative and does not include many other localities that have similar in-house deportation defense programs.
“These programs are an insult to every law-abiding American citizen and legal resident,” IRLI Executive Director Dale Wilcox told Breitbart News. “Our laws clearly state that non-citizens charged with civil offenses do not have a right to legal representation. Yet we have radical anti-borders groups starting these programs and sticking unknowing citizens with the bill. It’s outrageous.”
In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for example, city officials revealed to IRLI investigators that they do not provide any oversight over their deportation defense program despite using hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund it.
so, not only do the illegals bring drugs and crime with them, push down wages, and push up housing costs, but you have to pay their legal bills.