Silly Statistics Signifying Very Little

Let’s just say that the Republicans get their wish, and we all bend our backs to the task of sending every illegal immigrant home.  Let’s also say that, in an effort to be extraordinarily generous, we guestimate the population of illegals in this country as way overblown at 10 million (the actual estimated number), and say that there are only 8 million in this country.

Well, there are only about 1.6 million Americans in the armed services.  The U.S. Census for some reason groups firefighters and cops together, so again to be generous, let us consider all 1.5 million Americans employed in those two industries.  That makes a total of 3.1 million Americans in either of those two or three professions.

Ignoring for a moment that not all people employed in either law enforcement or fire fighting or the armed services are cops, firefighters or soldiers, but that in fact many are office workers who support said –  ignoring the extreme absurdity of the proposal – if we took every single one of those people off their current assignments and put them to the task of removing illegal immigrants from this country, they would each have to personally escort 2.3 illegals across the border.  At least. Immig

And I do mean “personally,” because of course there would be no support staff to facilitate any other method of deportation. Maybe it’s time we thought of a different strategy?

By Tommy Belknap

Owner, developer, editor of DragonFlyEye.Net, Tom Belknap is also a freelance journalist for The 585 lifestyle magazine. He lives in the Rochester area with his wife and son.