Californians migrating to Texas

The surfboards are being replaced with the longhorns.
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Ted Cruz: Why Mainstream Media & Washington Hates Him

Yesterday, mainstream media attacked Ted Cruz personally. It officially made it a great sign for his campaign. Sound confusing?
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Study: People Are Leaving High-Tax States

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Washington Times and Stephen Moore put together a piece showing migration out of high tax states and migration into low tax states.

The least “regressive” tax states had average population growth from 2003 to 2013 that lagged below the national trend. The 10 most highly “regressive” tax states, including nine with no state income tax, had population growth on average 4 percent above the U.S. average. Why was that? Because states without income taxes have twice the job growth of states with high tax rates. Unlike the experts at the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, most Americans think that fairness means having a job.

Read the rest here.

Cost To Recover Dead Illegal Immigrant Bodies in Texas

Illegals crossing the border and entering into American society is still happening even though media doesn’t talk about it. American politicians on all levels are very accepting of people coming into this country with no reprecussions. This is a real political philosophy being acted out. Here are some recent headlines in the news….

Illegal alien who has been deported numerous times kills American

California drivers license for illegal immigrants more than doubles expectations

The Blaze.com brings a story from Brooks County, Texas and their story of how many bodies of illegal immigrants they have cleaned up and total cost the county has asorbed doing this task.

    Martinez said many of the people who try to dodge the checkpoint don’t make it. He said more than 400 bodies have been found in the last six and a half years. “We estimate that we recover less than half of all those who perish,” he said. “From 2008 to 2014 the Brooks County has spent almost $700,000 for body recoveries.”


The financial cost is big but the human cost of finding all these bodies is astonishing to me in the sense of where Brooks County, Texas is located.

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This isn’t just right on the border where it can be brushed away as something trivial. This is 70 miles inside the United States with an expectation the body count actually being double. Along with the job of cleaning up bodies, deputies are reporting gunfire at them from Mexican drug cartels who are more aggressive.

This is all happening 70 miles INSIDE the United States…….

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Criminal Convictions of Legal & Illegal Immigrants in Texas

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JustFactsDaily.com (link here) put out another question pertaining to crimes committed by non-U.S. residents in Texas. Here is the question and answer:

Over the course of their criminal careers, how many crimes have the 145,000 non-U.S. citizens booked into local Texas jails between June 1, 2011 and December 31, 2014 been convicted of thus far?

Correct Answer
More than 100,000

Just Facts obtained this information from the Texas Department of Public Safety (link here). Here is the breakdown of the criminal offenses and how serious of individuals law enforcement are dealing with.

According DHS status indicators, over 145,000 criminal aliens have been booked into local Texas jails between June 1, 2011 and December 31, 2014. During their criminal careers, these criminal aliens were charged with more than 389,000 criminal offenses. Those arrests include 795 homicide charges; 45,641 assault charges; 12,029 burglary charges; 45,608 drug charges; 496 kidnapping charges; 28,507 theft charges; 31,266 obstructing police charges; 2,648 robbery charges; 4,039 sexual assault charges; and 5,952 weapons charges. Of the total criminal aliens arrested in that timeframe, over 96,000 or 53% were identified by DHS status as being in the US illegally at the time of their last arrest.

According to DPS criminal history records, those criminal charges have thus far resulted in over 181,000 convictions including 336 homicide convictions; 17,382 assault convictions; 5,513 burglary convictions; 23,920 drug convictions; 172 kidnapping convictions; 13,097 theft convictions; 16,128 obstructing police convictions; 1,159 robbery convictions; 1,913 sexual assault convictions; and 2,638 weapons convictions.

Of the criminal aliens associated with these arrest and convictions, over 95,000 or 66% were identified by DHS status as being in the US illegally at the time of arrest.

Illegal Immigrants Trashing Border

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An unspoken sin not addressed by pro immigrant advocates is the yearly waste and destruction illegals leave behind in the form of trash and human waste. The taxpayers in Southern states and on federal level get the bill for the cleanup according to Judicial Watch:

Each year illegal immigrants leave behind an estimated 2,000 tons of trash—including soiled diapers, plastic bottles and abandoned vehicles—in public Arizona lands along the border.
Getting cleanup crews and equipment to these increasingly remote portions of the desert is, not only tough, but also hazardous. Camp sites set up by illegal immigrants and drug smugglers are the most difficult to clean up.

How much does it cost to clean up?

This so-called “landfill fee” ranges from $37 to $49 per ton in southern Arizona and that doesn’t even include costs for materials, equipment, labor and transportation.

2007 financial report for the state of Arizona titled “The Southern Arizona Project To Mitigate Damages Resulting from Illegal Immigration”. In the report, clean up costs over a span of 5 years totaled $4.4 Million. Damage caused by illegals each year is just not trash but also infrastructure and national monuments in parks located on these corridors they travel on.
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U-Haul Truck Rental Prices Shows Basic Economics

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Economist Mark J. Perry frequently gives updates on U-Haul “One Way” truck rental prices as a form of an economic indicator of where people are moving too. U-Haul truck rental prices show how prices are affected by demand. Here is an example that he posted in May of this year:

Check out the Amazing Price Differentials for One-Way U-Haul 26-Foot Truck Rentals:

Chicago to Houston: $2,588
Houston to Chicago: $473
Ratio: 5.5 to 1

Chicago to Dallas: $2,460
Dallas to Chicago: $636
Ratio: 3.9 to 1

Obvisously there is greater demand in people wanting to move out of Chicago then moving to it along with the fact that trucks leaving Chicago is massive. He also addresses “perfect price parity” for doubters of this economic data.

Here’s an example of almost perfect price parity, suggesting almost a perfect balance in one-way U-Haul 26-foot truck rentals in each direction.

Los Angeles to Chicago: $3,878
Chicago to Los Angeles: $3,869

Mark Perry can be followed at his website and Twitter page.