Monday letters: Young immigrants will cost U.S.

08/11/2014 12:00 AM

08/08/2014 4:57 PM

This year, 100,000 or more new illegal aliens will come into the United States.

A 2012 Pew Research Center survey showed that South Carolina had a 153 percent increase in illegal alien residents since 2000, the highest rate of growth of any southeastern state.

On July 24, federal data indicated 350 kids were sent to South Carolina. Gov. Nikki Haley said the feds won’t give her office any information about their ages or whereabouts. Recently, our congressional delegation wrote to Health and Human Services and Homeland Security asking for more information about the initial delivery of kids and requesting notification of future groups being sent up from the border. But the federal government claims it invades their right to privacy to release any information about the thousands of illegal aliens invading the United States.

It has been reported that most illegals will be assimilated into already-established conclaves throughout the country. So, it is reasonable to anticipate sharp growth in our burgeoning illegal-alien population. They are transported by the feds, and they receive federal aid to buy clothing and food. But eventually costs will be added to our state’s public services, schools, law enforcement and health care.

I hope the children can at least be identified as they arrive here so they can be medically screened before entering school. This will help calm residents nervous about claims of diseases spreading among children in public school in other states that have received large groups of unscreened illegal immigrants.

Jane Kenny

Bluffton

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