Victims' Rights Caucus

Speeches

Mr. Speaker, illegal entry into our homeland negatively affects our economic security. Illegals are driving up the costs for health care, education, Social Security and other Social Services. Americans pick up the tab for these bills because illegals do not pay their way.

Tim and Susan Jacob of Groves, Texas speak out on this fact. They say, ``It should be evident more than ever that the U.S. does not have the infrastructure for 12 to 20 million illegals. This summer we are seeing rolling blackouts, complete power outages, gasoline above $3 a gallon, Houston streets are overloaded with automobiles and illegals driving without insurance. We have hospital closings and poor performance of the public school system. Shut down the borders, enforce the existing laws and prosecute employers who hire illegals.''

Mr. Speaker, common sense rings true again. We cannot ignore the negative impact of illegal entry. It is morally wrong to make Americans pay the costs for foreigners illegally in our Nation.

And that's just the way it is.