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Old 06-06-2009, 04:58 AM
 
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It Is Not an Economic Stimulus. Despite the claims that legalization would be an economic stimulus, the reality is that such a decision would be very costly to the United States. While it is true that immigrants generally add to the economy, there has been a flood of low-skill, low-educated migrants, most of whom have come to the country illegally and many of whom bring with them similarly educated and skilled family members. These migrants use public services, health care facilities, and schools while paying few of the taxes that support these public sector activities--at a very high price tag.
Overall, households headed by immigrants without a high school diploma (or low-skill immigrant households) received an average of $30,160 per household in direct benefits, means-tested benefits, education, and population-based services in FY 2004. This cost would far exceed the economic benefits of legalization.

Amnesty as an Economic Stimulus: Not the Answer to the Illegal Immigration Problem
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Old 06-06-2009, 06:47 AM
 
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Overall, households headed by immigrants without a high school diploma (or low-skill immigrant households) received an average of $30,160 per household in direct benefits, means-tested benefits, education, and population-based services in FY 2004. This cost would far exceed the economic benefits of legalization.
It Erodes Rule of Law. Rewarding those who came into the U.S. illegally would encourage others to engage in same behavior.
It Threatens Immigrant Safety. Amnesty would encourage more people to cross the border illegally in hopes of staying in the United States without repercussion. Crossing the southern border, however, is highly dangerous--there are many hazards, including border smugglers who often rape and murder those they pretend to help. The U.S. should not provide an incentive for more people to take this dangerous journey.
All of which those of us against illegal immigration and amnesty have repeatedly stated on this forum. It's really not rocket science. Very few, if any of the poverty stricken, illiterate masses in this country illegally are capable of learning English, assimilating or adapting to our rule of law and civilized society in general. They come from a place where laws are virtually ignored and more likely than not their current offspring will remain a financial liability and burden to the American taxpayers their entire life span.

It is common knowledge and a fact that the vast majority of illegals are from mexico. If they were of any value to any society, specifically their own country why are they being pushed across the border with maps and invasion instructions in hand? Even more telling is the anger and disappointment of the mexican oligarchies when their nationals are returned.
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Old 06-06-2009, 07:46 AM
 
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It is common knowledge and a fact that the vast majority of illegals are from mexico. If they were of any value to any society, specifically their own country why are they being pushed across the border with maps and invasion instructions in hand? Even more telling is the anger and disappointment of the mexican oligarchies when their nationals are returned.
Over 50% of Mexico's poverty is self inflicted through high birth rates. No economy on earth can create jobs fast enough when people are having children as early as 15 y/o which is common in parts of rural Mexico. I am tired of being Latin America's overpopulation relief valve.
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