States Claim Illegal Immigrants Will Apply for Concealed Gun Permits and Unemployment Benefits in a Bid to Overturn Obama’s Amnesty

States Claim Illegal Immigrants Will Apply for Concealed Gun Permits and Unemployment Benefits in a Bid to Overturn Obama’s Amnesty

Like a typical liberal, Obama wants to institute change for the sake of change, without any thought or care as to how it will actually affect the country. Case in point? The millions upon millions of dollars Obama’s genius amnesty idea will cost the country, which 24 states are trying to overturn.

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Texas and 23 other states trying to block President Barack Obama’s recently announced immigration orders are holding up the costs of providing unemployment insurance, education, health care, driver’s licenses and other programs to illegals as evidence that the directives will cause them ‘irreparable damage’ if allowed to take effect.

The states made the case in a filing submitted to a Texas court ahead of a hearing on Thursday at which they hope to obtain a preliminary injunction barring the Obama administration from proceeding with its plans to give more than 4 million illegal immigrants work permits.

Wisconsin is also claiming that illegal immigrants residing in The Badger State will be able to get concealed carry permits as a result of Obama’s unilateral action.

‘States will have to pay millions of dollars to remediate the problems created by the Directive,’ the brief states. ‘It will be difficult or impossible to recover those costs from the federal government.’

Driver’s licenses alone will cost millions, states participating in the legal challenge argued.

Using Texas’ population of 1.6 million illegal immigrants as an example, the brief claims that the state would face a net loss of $174.73 per license if a third of its immigrant population sought IDs.

If just two percent applied, it would still cost Texas taxpayers close to $131 per license.

In just the last two years Texas says it has spent $1.313 billion on administering medical care to illegal immigrants and $303 million in Emergency Medicaid money.

The costs of educating illegal immigrant children in Texas are nearly $9,500 a pupil, annually, the briefing asserted.

‘Texas is not unique,’ it goes on to explain.

Also listed as plaintiffs in the Texas suit are: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, South Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

Obama’s amnesty directive won’t go into effect until this spring. That means that if Republicans can find their collective spine and do what they were voted into office to do, there’s still plenty of time for them to stop it — but we probably shouldn’t hold our breath.

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