Immigrants cost taxpayers |

Immigrants cost taxpayers

Marty Lich

Dear Editor,

In response to Marc Richardson and “Immigrants really do dominate the valley job market.”

Yes, they do. Colorado is rapidly galloping down the same path as California. In 1990, Colorado had an illegal alien population of a little over 30,000. We have now a population of 144,000 illegal aliens (U.S. Census Bureau) competing for our jobs, driving our taxpayer-funded roads and using our tax paid schools.

In California, the cost to taxpayers for education of these border-crashers is $2.1 billion a year. In Colorado, the cost to taxpayers for education of illegal students is now at $141 million a year.

Now Gov. Davis has signed a bill allowing illegal aliens to drive California’s roads. Estimated cost to taxpayers will be $64 million dollars. Second District Congressman Udall is also actively promoting licensing illegal alien drivers.

What do you think we could all learn from California? I think we should be learning that history repeats itself, and we aren’t immune. It only feels like an oasis here from the rest of the nation, but it isn’t.

Contact Tom Tancredo at, and call the White House at (202) 456-1111 and voice your concerns for our children’s futures, as well as our own.


Marty Lich


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