Say, What About The Environmental Cost Of Illegal Immigration?

This is not the first time that it has been noted that illegal aliens leave tons of trash along the border and the remote areas they attempt to cross. One would think the environmentals would have an issue with this

Trash at the Border Highlights the Environmental Cost of Illegal Immigration

Several weeks ago, various members of the media attacked Tucker Carlson for saying, “I hate litter, which is one of the reasons I’m so against illegal immigration.” Some journalists jumped to vilify Carlson, suggesting that he was referring to the illegal aliens themselves as human “litter”. These journalists are perhaps unaware of the environmental problems presented by the garbage left on our southern border.

Indeed, one of the most direct environmental impacts of illegal immigration is one that’s clearly observable to anyone who lives at the southwest border — the thousands of pounds of trash that are discarded and left behind by aliens and their hired human smugglers.

Perhaps the state hardest hit by trash at the border is Arizona, which shares 370 miles of border with Mexico. Behind only the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, Tucson, Ariz., is consistently the sector of the border with the highest number of Border Patrol apprehensions.

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) estimates that over 2,000 tons of trash are discarded at the Arizona border every year. As a consequence, the department established a website entitled “Arizona Border Trash” in 2012 to coordinate and keep track of the state’s trash cleanup operations. According to ADEQ, each ton of trash requires landfill fees of $37 to $49, which are footed by Arizona taxpayers. That does not include fees for materials, transportation, or labor. ADEQ further estimates that each border-crosser leaves an average of six to eight pounds of trash behind.

Of course, the left wing enviroweenies would just say “let’s let all these people in without hassling them, let’s have open borders so they don’t have to sneak in.” Because they’re nuts.

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One Response to “Say, What About The Environmental Cost Of Illegal Immigration?”

  1. JGlanton says:

    So if each illegal immigrant drops 1 pound of trash at the AZ border, that would me 4 million illegal immigrants per year. They’re probably dropping trash elsewhere on their journey as well.

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