The following e-mail was sent from Bel Air Tea Party organizer Tony Passaro to local officials, including Harford County Executive David Craig, all members of the Harford County Council and selected members of the Harford Delegation. A copy was provided to The Dagger for publication:
I thought you would like to know what is taking place in Harford County regarding our tax payer dollars to Illegal Aliens in our communities. I think this is something you might want to look at further and do something about.. This kind of waste is very disheartening to our Tax Payer especially during a recession.
I know we have electronic check off (thank you D. Craig) but we need more.
This is very upsetting to the taxpayers..
Therfore the TEA PARTY ASKS, NO DEMANDS to know What is the County Leadership doing to eliminate the cost of illegal’s in our County???
Go to this link to see estimates of what it costs other counties:
Illegal Immigration Costs Harford County Residents millions. Can we really afford this????
Help Save Maryland (HSM) calculates that the cost of illegal immigration to Harford County taxpayers will be over 60 Million dollars. The cost of a new school every year…….
This amount is the cost of public education, emergency healthcare and incarceration for illegal aliens. HSM bases its calculations on recent information provided by the Maryland Department of Planning and the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).
“Our citizens should be outraged,” said Tony Passaro a strong supporter of HSM for Harford County. “Given the difficult economic situation many Harford County taxpayers find themselves in, what household can afford to pay $790.00 each year to support people who are living here illegally?”
HSM’s calculations do not include the cost of other social services provided by the County, like day laborer centers and non-emergency health clinics. Nor do they include the value of state and county grants and contracts paid to organizations that serve a predominantly illegal clientele, such as CASA de Maryland, Identity Inc., Catholic Charities, Centro Familia and the Latino Economic Development Corporation.
“And we didn’t even begin to try to estimate the economic losses, and pain and suffering that will be inflicted upon Harford County residents next year due to the growing crime, gang violence, housing code violations and traffic accidents caused by illegal aliens,” said Brad Botwin, Director of Help Save Maryland. “If we had, the cost would be much, much higher.”
Help Save Maryland is a grass-roots, multi-ethnic, non-partisan citizens’ organization opposed to the use of tax dollars on programs and services for illegal aliens in Maryland. It has members in 23 counties & Baltimore City.
For more information, visit www.helpsavemaryland.com
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