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Old 12-11-2007, 05:46 AM
 
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http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/87xx/doc8...mmigration.pdf

The Congressional Budget Office, in the above referenced report dated December 2007, concludes:

State and local governments incur costs for providing services to unauthorized immigrants and have limited options for avoiding or minimizing those costs.

The tax revenues that unauthorized immigrants generate for state and local governments do not offset the total cost of services provided to those immigrants.

Federal aid programs offer resources to state and local governments that provide services to unauthorized immigrants, but those funds do not fully cover the costs incurred by those governments.

Download the report. Take it to your legislators and beat them over the head with it.
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Old 12-11-2007, 07:21 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Ozark-Baby View Post
http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/87xx/doc8...mmigration.pdf

The Congressional Budget Office, in the above referenced report dated December 2007, concludes:

State and local governments incur costs for providing services to unauthorized immigrants and have limited options for avoiding or minimizing those costs.

The tax revenues that unauthorized immigrants generate for state and local governments do not offset the total cost of services provided to those immigrants.

Federal aid programs offer resources to state and local governments that provide services to unauthorized immigrants, but those funds do not fully cover the costs incurred by those governments.

Download the report. Take it to your legislators and beat them over the head with it.
Hey, what a shocker. I wonder how much money they spent on that report. Common sense would tell most reasonable people that illegals drain our state and local budgets. It's a no brainer.
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:30 AM
 
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This might be needed to show the illegal supporters in hard data.
This is very sad indeed.
Good Job Ozark-baby!
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:56 AM
 
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Default Undocumenteds help the US government

“Americans believe that undocumented immigrants are exploiting the United States economy. 1 The widespread belief is that “illegal aliens” 2 cost more in government services than they contribute to the economy. 3 This belief is undeniably false. “[E]very empirical study of illegals’ economic impact demonstrates the opposite . . . : undocumenteds actually contribute more to public coffers in taxes than they cost in social services.” 4 Moreover, undocumented immigrants contribute to the U.S. economy through their investments and consumption of goods and services; 5 filling millions of “essential worker” positions resulting in subsidiary job creation, increased productivity, and lower costs of goods and services; 6 and unrequited contributions to Social Security, Medicare and unemployment insurance programs. 7 Seventy-four percent of economists surveyed have concluded that undocumented immigrants have had a positive impact and 11% have concluded that undocumented immigrants have a neutral impact on the U.S. economy.”
Tax Lawyer, Spring, 2006
ABA Section of Taxation: The Tax Lawyer (http://www.abanet.org/tax/pubs/ttl/593sp06/immigrants.html - broken link)
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Old 12-11-2007, 12:01 PM
 
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Now they're calling them "unauthorized"!

Yeah - I'm unauthorized to have my representatives represent ME!
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Old 12-11-2007, 12:15 PM
 
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“Americans believe that undocumented immigrants are exploiting the United States economy. 1 The widespread belief is that “illegal aliens” 2 cost more in government services than they contribute to the economy. 3 This belief is undeniably false. “[E]very empirical study of illegals’ economic impact demonstrates the opposite . . . : undocumenteds actually contribute more to public coffers in taxes than they cost in social services.” 4 Moreover, undocumented immigrants contribute to the U.S. economy through their investments and consumption of goods and services; 5 filling millions of “essential worker” positions resulting in subsidiary job creation, increased productivity, and lower costs of goods and services; 6 and unrequited contributions to Social Security, Medicare and unemployment insurance programs. 7 Seventy-four percent of economists surveyed have concluded that undocumented immigrants have had a positive impact and 11% have concluded that undocumented immigrants have a neutral impact on the U.S. economy.”
Tax Lawyer, Spring, 2006
ABA Section of Taxation: The Tax Lawyer (http://www.abanet.org/tax/pubs/ttl/593sp06/immigrants.html - broken link)
I don't get it - are you trying to refute the findings of the U.S. Congress dated December 2007, with a propoganda/opinion piece written by a law professor over a year ago? Economists "surveyed" and "concluded" means bupkiss to me.
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Old 12-11-2007, 01:37 PM
 
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In order to see what the illegals are doing to this country, we just have to ask the people in the border states, and from what I've heard, it ain't pretty.
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Old 12-11-2007, 01:41 PM
 
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If this professer were a high school teacher, he/she might very well be out of a job if not fluent in Spanish.
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Old 12-11-2007, 02:40 PM
 
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Default Economic Impact

From the White House website:

"Our review of economic research finds immigrants not only help fuel the Nation's economic growth, but also have an overall positive effect on the income of native-born workers."
-Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Edward P. Lazear

Immigration’s Economic Impact

The previously posted quote was from the introduction to the following article, and you can see the credentials of the author:

TAXING UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS:
SEPARATE, UNEQUAL, AND WITHOUT REPRESENTATION
Francine J. Lipman
Associate Professor of Law, Chapman University School of Law; University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A. 1981; San Diego State University, M.B.A. 1989; University of California, Davis, J.D. 1993; New York University, LL.M. 1994.

Now which is more subject to political pressures and political posturing, the Congressional Budget Office or a legal scholar?
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Old 12-11-2007, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Now they're calling them "unauthorized"!

Yeah - I'm unauthorized to have my representatives represent ME!
Yeah, no joke. Thank goodness my congressional representative is Pete Sessions, who has a good anti-illegal record. Woot woot Pete! Keep it up!
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