Statistics don’t lie
Dear Editor:I would like to reply to Mr. Canitrot (Aspen Times, June 30) regarding governmental statistics and data in Aspen.I do drive an SUV and I used to clean offices until illegal aliens were hired, cash under the table, by the cheating companies. They worked cheaper than I could. I paid taxes on my income. Cash payments allow illegal immigrant employees to continue receiving free WIC groceries paid for courtesy of the Colorado taxpayers, allows them to stay on TANF (welfare) with their citizen babies, allows them to receive Colorado taxpayer-subsidized health care and housing, and also allows them to Western Union out $1,000 in U.S. cash bi-monthly, while we taxpayers purchase their groceries. See, I became the night manager at our grocery store following my office job “displacement” and aided them weekly with the above-mentioned.As far as this statement by you goes, 90 percent of the line cooks, dishwashers and preps are Latinos, while 50 percent of the wait staff at any restaurant is non-American. That is a very reassuring statement. I have issues with tuberculosis, I was exposed to that by an illegal alien who coughed near me and it required medical treatment. Remind me that eating out isn’t worth the souvenir of hepatitis A either, refer to Chi-Chi’s restaurant and the resulting U.S. deaths for a refresher course in diseases. Hepatitis A is also spread by hand and mouth contact. And something all illegal aliens are not screened for. Another “pesky” fact and “stats” factor here.So as much as Fernando Canitrot does not like statistics, statistics do not lie. All Mr. Canitrot has done is show people in Aspen how many unscreened illegal aliens are being sheltered there.The citizens in America can sue, and have sued successfully for monetary damages under RICO (Racketeer-Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) regarding job displacement and for personal financial impacts. All illegal aliens are guilty of a federal crime: 1911 8 U.S.C. 1325 – Unlawful Entry, Failure to Depart, and the employers, nonprofit organizations and you local officials are liable for the following: Section 274 felonies under the federal Immigration and Nationality Act, INA 274A(a)(1)(A).And remember, no one is exempted from prosecution because of their personal beliefs or convictions – a quote directly from the federal law.Marty LichGypsum
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