Many hailed the overturning of Prop 187 in 1999. The bill for that action came due in 2010. Not the bill for all the welfare and free public schooling, school lunches, and health care immigrants receive, but the cost for immigrants making so much money in California that they can send $20 to $25 billion each year back home to South America rather than spend or invest it here. Advocates of California Prop 187 were right but for different reasons than they contended. It is not that California taxpayers were stingy but that immigrants are stingy. Read below:
California Governor signs bill to lessen $24 billion of state
budget deficit – read here:
Victor Davis Hanson: 50 billion a year sent back to Latin America; perhaps $20-25 billion sent from California alone, mostly from illegal aliens.
California Proposition 187 (also known as the Save Our State initiative) was a 1994 ballot initiative designed to prohibit illegal immigrants from using social services, health care, and public education in the U.S. State of California. It was initially passed by 59% of the voters but later found unconstitutional by a federal court on the dubious grounds that schools and social service agencies were not immigration law enforcement agencies (although they enforce and comply with civil rights laws, attendance laws, etc.), with former Governor Gray Davis refusing to continue legal appeals in 1999.