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Old 10-23-2009, 08:24 AM
 
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Remittances—illegals sending money home to family—are good for America. The dollars crossing the Rio Grande are only pieces of paper. You can’t eat them, or wear them, or make houses out of them. When a dollar bill leaves the U.S. we lose a scrap of paper. But our economy gains the labor value from the illegal alien who earned that dollar bill. So let's hope that more illegals send greenbacks home from the U.S.

 
Old 10-23-2009, 08:26 AM
 
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Here is a NY Times article about remittances:
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For the nation as a whole, the flow of money has become a torrent. According to the study, sponsored by the Multilateral Investment Fund of the 47-nation Inter-American Development Bank, remittances from the United States to Latin America this year will total more than $45 billion. That is 51 percent higher than they were only two years ago.
 
Old 10-23-2009, 08:32 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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My god, are you really that clueless about economics??

Seriously!

Did you step out of the line, when they were giving out common sense and most importantly, brains?
Lets use our brains and think about that as our dollar tanks.
I'll post one reason why your thinking, is flawed. Then you and the other posters can add one to convince us, the users of this forum, how you came to that conclusion.

1.) When dollars leave our borders, that is less dollars spent in America, to keep America going and prospering.

Next.
 
Old 10-23-2009, 08:37 AM
 
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1.) When dollars leave our borders, that is less dollars spent in America, to keep America going and prospering.
When a $10 bill leaves our border we lose a scrap of paper with green ink on it. But the benefit of the hour it took the illegal alien to earn that dollar stays within our borders. Does it not?
 
Old 10-23-2009, 08:42 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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3.) If an American was paid that, it would 99.9% of the time, be spent here in America, at an Anerican business. Instead of building another nations wealth.
 
Old 10-23-2009, 08:44 AM
 
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When a $10 bill leaves our border we lose a scrap of paper with green ink on it. But the benefit of the hour it took the illegal alien to earn that dollar stays within our borders. Does it not?
The illegal alien should use that $10 to pay part of the hospital bill for his anchor baby instead of sending it to Mexico.
 
Old 10-23-2009, 08:44 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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When a $10 bill leaves our border we lose a scrap of paper with green ink on it. But the benefit of the hour it took the illegal alien to earn that dollar stays within our borders. Does it not?

5.) See what the flood of illegals has done to our public education. It goes way beyond that $10 crossing borders!
 
Old 10-23-2009, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Cali
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Here is a NY Times article about remittances:
Thats 45 billion dollars that NEVER comes back into the US economy too!
 
Old 10-23-2009, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Arizona High Desert
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So, wow ! Let's import 53 million illegals from India,, Darfur, etc. They can send their money to their homeland !!! Anyone have a problem with that ? If you do, you are heartless, and totally un American. !!! So what if some of them get hurt on the job, and are laid up for months, and want to bring over the whole clan to take care of them. We can handle it, right ? Just think ! They can all get saved by jesus, and go to KFC. Picture them in their cute baseball hats, and sarongs !
 
Old 10-23-2009, 09:40 AM
 
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3.) If an American was paid that, it would 99.9% of the time, be spent here in America, at an Anerican business.
This is true. But the paper maoney that leaves our borders does not hurt our ecomony, right? It just doesn't get reinvested. And our economy gains the benefit of the illegal's labor that went into earning that piece of paper, right?

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Instead of building another nations wealth.
If we can help out another nation's economy by giving them a bunch of scaps of paper, then all the better. Further, if their economy becomes sufficiently strong then their won't be so many illegals streaming across our borders. So it you want to stop illegal immigration maybe you should be in favor of doing what we can do to increase remittances.
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