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Old 03-24-2016, 06:23 PM
 
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These are not quite the stated results of George Borjas’ latest research into immigration, legal and illegal, but there’s two points that do flow from the work he’s done. The first is that legal immigrants don’t depress wages very much if at all (even Borjas’ own work only sees an effect on high school dropouts) but it appears that illegal ones do. Thus a useful policy would be one of making legal the illegal immigrants so as to remove their downward pressure on wage rates. The second flows from why illegals have a greater downward pressure on wages than legals: and this aids us in understanding that most of the welfare state is not actually a subsidy to employers at all, but it increases their costs by raising the reservation wage.

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Old 03-27-2016, 12:28 PM
 
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Once legal, the employers will simply hire the new illegals coming in. The legal immigrants would qualify for an array of public assistance, not just their anchors and they could throw away the illegal documents that they had been using to get public assistance. Illegals would continue to depress wages, have anchor babies for us to support and we would have the additional burden of those that now can dip generously into the public assistance coffers. It is not only illegal immigrants that are bleeding the taxpayers dry but also the legal immigrants. They have their hands out and do not compare in any way with those that came to build our country.

The few of us can't continue to carry these people. I said to my husband yesterday, "Most of the people working here are older and will retire within the next few years so won't be paying taxes anymore, who is going to support the illegals and our citizen dead weight then?" He doesn't know.

Employers that e-verify are now at a disadvantage and that must be rectified.
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Old 03-27-2016, 02:31 PM
 
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These are not quite the stated results of George Borjas’ latest research into immigration, legal and illegal, but there’s two points that do flow from the work he’s done. The first is that legal immigrants don’t depress wages very much if at all (even Borjas’ own work only sees an effect on high school dropouts) but it appears that illegal ones do. Thus a useful policy would be one of making legal the illegal immigrants so as to remove their downward pressure on wage rates. The second flows from why illegals have a greater downward pressure on wages than legals: and this aids us in understanding that most of the welfare state is not actually a subsidy to employers at all, but it increases their costs by raising the reservation wage.

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Ok; Forbes, I get it now: your despicable kind HATE Americans and want to see us down and out.
No. They broke the law and need to go back. We already have a high unemployment rate and it is much higher than what the government tells the public. A large percentage of legal and illegal immigrants soak up welfare. The illegals use our schools, hospitals, welfare, and clog our jails prisons and streets.
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Old 03-27-2016, 02:32 PM
 
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Once legal, the employers will simply hire the new illegals coming in. The legal immigrants would qualify for an array of public assistance, not just their anchors and they could throw away the illegal documents that they had been using to get public assistance. Illegals would continue to depress wages, have anchor babies for us to support and we would have the additional burden of those that now can dip generously into the public assistance coffers. It is not only illegal immigrants that are bleeding the taxpayers dry but also the legal immigrants. They have their hands out and do not compare in any way with those that came to build our country.

The few of us can't continue to carry these people. I said to my husband yesterday, "Most of the people working here are older and will retire within the next few years so won't be paying taxes anymore, who is going to support the illegals and our citizen dead weight then?" He doesn't know.

Employers that e-verify are now at a disadvantage and that must be rectified.
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