ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION - FLORIDA FACTS
Updated Estimate of the Number of Illegal Aliens in Florida
The illegal alien
population in Florida is now 950,000 persons. This represents 7.3 percent of
the national total illegal alien population, and it is the nationís fourth
largest concentration of illegal aliens after California, Texas and New York.
It is also about 5.2 percent of Floridaís overall population.
Costs of Illegal Immigration to Floridians
billion a year to educate illegal immigrant children and the U.S. born
children of illegal immigrants.
million a year on unreimbursed health care for illegal aliens.
million a year to incarcerate criminal illegal aliens.
total represents an annual cost to each of
native-born headed households of $678.
Zogby Poll finds that:
71.3% of Florida voters say illegal immigration has a negative impact on the
state. Only 14.4% believe it has a positive impact on
83.5% of Florida voters believe illegal aliens have a negative impact on the
state budget, versus only 7.9% who believe their impact is positive.
57.5% believe illegal immigration should be reduced through better enforcement
of immigration laws. Only 36% of
voters favor amnesty or legalization for current illegal aliens.
68.6% of Florida voters want worksite immigration enforcement to continue.
Only 21.1% support the Obama administrationís decision to curtail worksite
Legislature is facing a budget deficit of about $3 billion next year, even
after using federal stimulus money.
of February 2009 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 860,700
Floridians are without work.
Florida Communities are very hard hit, including:
Lauderdale & Pompano metro area 8.2% unemployment rate
metro-area 9.2% unemployment rate
metro-area 9.7% unemployment rate
Tampa/St. Petersburg 10.2% unemployment rate
Myers 12% unemployment rate
We Believe and Want
Voters in Florida want their elected officials in
and Tallahassee to
protect their interests, their jobs, and their tax dollars from the impact of
mass illegal immigration. At a time when the Obama administration is intent on
systematically dismantling immigration enforcement, and congressional leaders
are considering a new round of amnesty legislation, voters are saying
unequivocally that it is time political leaders stopped pandering to the
illegal immigration lobby, and started enforcing laws that serve the interests
of ordinary Americans.