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Reports Present Conflicting Findings On Likely Impact Of Immigration Reform

March 18, 2010 by  

Reports present conflicting findings on likely impact of immigration reform While Washington continues to debate the merits of a comprehensive immigration reform, a pair of recent studies has shown that while legalizing the status of those working in the United States illegally could help the economy, the road is paved with institutional dangers.

A joint study released by the Center for American Progress (CAP) and Immigration Policy Center—entitled Raising the Floor for American Workers: The Economic Benefits of Comprehensive Immigration Reform—found that bringing the approximately 12 million unauthorized immigrants into the “official” economy would add some $1.5 trillion to the GDP over 10 years.

In the short term (three years) it would generate $4.5 billion to $5.4 billion in additional tax revenue and consumer spending sufficient to support 750,000 to 900,000 jobs, the research also found.

Angela M. Kelley, vice president for immigration policy and advocacy at CAP, said lawmakers should keep these numbers in mind. “It would be to their peril to be short-sighted and not pass comprehensive immigration reform legislation that will reverberate across the economy and help all Americans.”

However, a report published by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) highlighted the problems with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act legalization program, which it says provides a cautionary tale.

According to CIS, the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) did not act as a law-enforcement agency but a “typical” governmental agency and usually approved applicants’ petitions.

The organization also stressed that the INS failed to establish a credible decision-making process that severely hampered the detection of fraud.
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  • scott

    we need immigration laws to stop immigration.the white man is already the minority in this country and theres not enough room.were not the world savior.were not suppose to be treating immigrants better than ourselves while we struggle to keep a roof over our head,and the politicians take away more and more of our rights and money.theres no where else in the world a person can go to become a citisen but here.were the only idiots dumb enough too.i should say the politicians are.we have to put a stop to immigration now.

    • jomama

      We’re screwed.

    • marvin

      if all the illegal loving all for the children pelosie people in the united states love mexicans so much why don,t they just move to mexico and take care of them i try to live by the laws of this country and it is a crime to be here undocumented and the victums are the working american citizens that can not find work and the health care we have to pay for them to have kids i love kids and have grand kids that i could be give more to if i [we] were not having to feed and house and school kids that have no right to be here along with there moms most have no dad at home because the girls want to get knocked up and have a so called birthright child and they are here for life i say arrest detain deport and send there kids with them

    • Joe H.

      Scott,
      I don’t know about the white man being a minority, but the U.S. American is!!!! God help us if this flood isn’t choked off!!!

  • ROBERT

    REPORTS INDICATE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ARE COSTING THE AMERICAN ECONOMY $335 BILLION A YEAR. PROPONENTS ERRONEOUSLY REPORT EARNINGS FROM ILLEGALS COULD BRING IN $4-5 BILLION A YEAR IF LEGALIZED. YOU DO THE MATH. THERE ARE NOW MORE PEOPLE TAKING OUT OF THE ECONOMY IN THE FORM OF ENTITLEMENTS THAN ARE PUTTING IN. WE’VE REACHED CRITICAL MASS; HOWEVER, LIBERALS WILL NOT CUT THESE ENTITLEMENTS BUT WILL SIMPLY RAISE TAXES TO COMPENSATE. LEGALIZING IMMIGRANTS WILL ALSO GIVE LIBERALS A HUGE BOOST IN VOTERS AS THESE PEOPLE WILL LIKELY VOTE FOR THE ONES WHO WILL GIVE THEM THE MOST, AND THOSE ARE—DEMOCRATS. WE MUST VOTE OUT DEMOCRATS AND REIN IN ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION BEFORE WE GO UNDER WITH THE CURRENT “LEADERSHIP” BLIND TO THE COMING ECONOMIC COLLAPSE.

    • Ideal Mom

      Thanks, Robert, for your insight. Nobody is mentioning all the money that illegal aliens (and legal one also) ship out of here to their relatives in Mexico. This is money that is not spent here and thusly, does nothing to help our economy. Also, no one is mentioning the crime perpetrated by these people; ask the people in southern California what their prisons look like (or for that matter, how difficult it is to educate youngsters where no one at home speaks English). I’m all for helping people to immigrate to our country, but it should be done legally, and we should insist newcomers to our shores assimilate into our culture and learn our language. You are Spot On when you mention the real reason for this reform, i.e., it’s a ploy to get votes.

      • Joe H.

        Ideal Mom,
        while I agree with you on the Illegals, what a legal citizen does with their money as long as it’s legal is their own business!!! how would you like it if somebody said you couldn’t go on a vacation outside of this country because you would be taking money that you earned as a legal citizen???? If they go through the proper channels and come here LEGALLY then I will shake their hand and welcome them!!!

    • jomama

      Robert – we’re screwed – like I told Scott.

    • marvin

      robert they are not blind just brain dead liberalism is a brain malfunction that get in the way of good thinking like honest fair play and love thy neighbor not just to want to screw his wife but to want to help them when you have a pelosie saying that you are unamerican if you don,t love illegals and mark lioyd[fcc] saying whith men need to step down so miniority and gays can take there jobs and nepolitano head of home land sec telling the sen that it is not illegal to be here undocumented and obama saying if you don,t agree with him he will get in your face i say wake up people and vote them out and tht goes for any one that wants to give amnesty no mater what party reid pelosie mccane linsey befor you vote check on there voting recorded and check out[[ Numberusa]] a great anti amnesty illegal group THAT FIGHT HARD FOR YOUR RIGHTS

  • s c

    While we’re on the topic (again), please don’t forget that what’s-his-name (that guy from Massachusetts) was SUPPOSEDLY working on ‘immigration reform” over 35 years ago. Somehow, he NEVER got around to fixing it. We still have the problem, but that yahoo from Massachusetts is no longer around to help ‘fix’ that problem.
    My friends tell me that Washington isn’t interested in solving the problem. Could that be TRUE? If it is, then maybe we should tell Washington to take a perpetual hike. If Washington refuses to do its job, then (according to the Constitution), it becomes a matter for the STATES to SOLVE the problem.
    Oh, that guy from Massachusetts went and did a sneaky thing. He made a career out of saying this and doing that.
    Perhaps the real SOLUTION is to keep people like him OUT of Washngton – and everyone who thinks like him or acts like him or who has been in Washington for a long time and NEVER ACCOMPLISHES ANYTHING THAT MAKES AMERICA BETTER.
    And some people say that immigration reform is too complex. Who’s kidding whom?
    America, you know what the solution is. DO IT!

    • jomama

      SC – are you speaking of Scott Brown or do you mean Teddy Kennedy?? I’m from Massachusetts & Teddy Kennedy did more damage to this country than anyone. I haven’t heard a thing from “the great Scott Brown” (except he was doing a book deal – like everyone else) as far as stopping ANY of this nonsense. They are all full of shit. ALL OF THEM!!!

      • s c

        Kennedy, jomama. Once in a while, the usual suspects (ultraliberal progressives) who infest this website have to be reminded that damned few of their icons are worth knowing – let alone worth a career in Washington.
        TK did worse than a lousy job when it came to immigration, yet most ultraliberal progressives think the guy walked on water (long on booze, short on character and an overpaid, useful idiot for people who want to destroy America).

    • marvin

      YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT THE LIFE GUARD KENNADY a great man got drunk and run of in the bay and got out went home and let mary jo drown yep he sure was a great man a drunk a womanizer a brain dead liberal but john kerry wants to spend 12 million for tribute to him

      • jomama

        He (John Kerry) is ALSO insane.

    • Meteorlady

      You are exactly right the politicians don’t want to do anything about this problem. They will loose the Latino vote if they do. Mexicans coming here illegally bring crime, drop our wage scale, over-run our hospital emergency rooms, stop our school system from giving citizen children a good education by eating up dollar resources for non-english classes, they take our identities, commit crimes in our communities, generally have more children then they can afford and don’t care that we have to pay for them – they expect it.

      In 1986 we legalized some 2 million. The arguments used then to support this action are exactly the same as they are today. They will get an education, pay taxes and general better themselves and we will SECURE THE BORDERS. Most used fraud to gain legal status because there were not enough people to investigate the claims and false document they presented. 10 years later they had brought more than double the amount of people because they were now bringing their family members in.

      As for the numbers provided by the government – there are 1.25 million illegal and legal migrants that enter this country EACH YEAR! If that trend continues we will have increased our population 56%. During their lifetime and immigrant without high-school imposed a net fiscal drain (taxes paid minus services used) of $89,000 per year. For those with a high-school degree it was a $31,000 drain. In the ten year study very few bettered themselves and, instead applied for any type of government assistance they were eligible for. The Heritage Foundation study indicates in their 2007 study that immigrant households (legal and illegal) headed by person without a high-school diploma created $30,160 in costs each year and only paid $10,573 in taxes, for a net fiscal drain of $19,587. So the net lifetime fiscal drain of each unskilled immigrant household would be 1.2 million dollars.

      Can you really afford to keep letting people into this country and sucking up our tax dollars? If we do, we will turn into the very third world country they migrated from.

  • Warrior

    If you’re here illegally, get out! NOTHING is added to our economy by having illegals here period. Whoever shows up at this march on washington this weekend should be rounded up, put back on the bus and driven directly to the nearest border and dumped.

    • jomama

      I’m with the warrior on this.

      • Jana

        I”m all for it too.

    • Joe H.

      Warrior,
      110% correct, and I will drive the bus for them free of charge!!!!

    • Meteorlady

      We don’t have any politicians with the balls to round up and deport them. It would be the perfect time to start the deportation proceedings, but it won’t happen. I cannot believe that my country has gone so far downhill that illegals can gain access to our government by openly showing up to protest their rights. They have not rights – they are not citizens of this country and have broken our laws by coming here. I don’t care that they can’t economically make it in Mexico – stay and change your government. It’s corrupt and always has been – so are the police and the politicians there. So we believe these people who have grown up in that society are good for our? Get a clue people! We will look just like Mexico, Venezuela or Argentina if this continues.

  • thefedupamerican

    Dems don’t want real reform. They like creating another entitlement class…it worked really well for one group (the one who elected Obama en-mass.) Why not another….then they have more entitlement voters who vote for Democrats to spread the wealth of American citizens to the ‘less fortunate.’ http://www.thefedupamerican.com

  • Paul Z

    Did the study figure in the COSTS of 20 Million Illegal trespassers in regards to using our schools, hospitals, criminal system, loss of jobs, etc. the costs of Illegals far exceed any benefits, not to mention overpopulation, divided country, language and non-assimilation, etc…..

  • FERDINAND

    I AM NOT THE BRIGHTEST BULB ON THEM CHRISTMAS TREE BUT IT IS AND HAS BEEN ALL ALONG THAT NO ONE IN WASHINGTON WANTS TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION. IN MY TOWN THE SCHOOLS ARE ALMOST 80 % HISPANIC. THEY HAVE DAY CARE FOR THE KID’S KID’S IN HI SCHOOL. THEY ASKED ME TO TEACH A SELF DEFENCE CLASS IN GRAMMER SCHOOL. BUT ONLY ONE KID SPOKE ENGLISH. THERE WERE 3 OR 4 PREGNANT KID’S THAT I SAW. THEY WERE 7TH AND 8TH GRADERS. IN HI SCHOOL THERE WERE SO MANY PREGNANT GIRLS I COULDN’T COUNT THEM ALL. THEY ARE BREEDING US OUT OF OUR COUNTRY. IF THE PARENTS ARE ILLEGAL THE KID’S SHOULD NOT BE CITIZENS. THERE ARE SHOOTINGS AND STABBINGS ALMOST NIGHTLY. I AM THE ONLY NON HISPANIC IN MY BLOCK BUT MY NEIGHBORS ARE ALL AMERICAN BORN AT LEAST 2 OR 3 GENERATIONS. THEY ARE GREAT NEIGHBORS AND ARE JUST AS DISGUSTED AS I AM ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING TO OUR TOWN. AROUND THE CORNER MOST OF THE HOUSES HAVE 6 TO 8 CARS PARKED AROUND THEM ALL THE TIME. EVERYONE KNOWS THOSE HOUSES HAVE 12 TO 15 ILLEGAL ALIENS LIVING IN THEM. YOU CANNOT GET A JOB UNLESS YOU SPEAK SPANISH. I HAVE NOT SEEN BUT 1 OR 2 THAT ARE RUNING FOR OFFICE THAT WILL DARE TO ADDRESS ILLEGAL ALIEN PROBLEM. WHO EVER THEY ARE THEY WILL GET MY VOTE.

    • jomama

      I’m sorry for you, Ferdinand. It’s the same in Massachusetts – especially in the MetroWest area (Framingham). I read in the newspaper that illegal Brazilians (who come here on a visa) land at the airport in Florida where the signs there read (in Portugese)that if you want/need help with work, etc. while you are here in the states – come to Framingham, MA. NOW Framingham is a sanctuary city/town where nobody in law enforcement will touch any of them unless they are really really wrong (ie drunk driving, carjacking, rape, murder, etc,) Yup, it’s time we took the country back from all the idiots running it – before we’re all screwed.

      • Meteorlady

        Start replacing your government in Farmington. Start protesting our sanctuary status. Start stopping what’s going on by not buying from businesses that hire them, provide housing opportunities to them, and stop going to churches that advocate it. If you don’t, you will loose all the hard work you put into making your city a good city to live in. If you don’t, you are part of the problem.

    • Palin12

      OMG Ferdinand, I think I must live on the same block as you. 15 people living in a 3-bedroom house with 8 to 10 junk cars piled up all over the place! Are there any mariachi parties on the weekend on your block?

  • no 1 owns the wordl but GOD

    To whom it may concern:

    Regarding the discussions on immigration reform, I know that this is something to worry about, and I do understand some of you and even agree with you, but about the rest that don’t have anything else but insults & discrimination comments with no sense at all, I can only say to them: go to school and get some good education, good manners, & good thinking.
    I was born in Tijuana,Mexico. I learned English with friends at 7 yrs of age(in Tijuana) . My parents got divorce & I left to the streets wondering. In 1986 (at 10 yrs of age)I came to this country looking for them. I went to school up to H.S. I don’t have college,lack of proper papers. But I did had the money to pay my own scholarship, at least I push my self to do something good & be useful in this country & I still trying.(some “Americans” don’t even try). People like the ones some of you describe (immigrants) are in the way messing up everything for people like my self that just want to live decent, helping to maintain the peace & prosperity of this land; Which I see as my own for the reason that I grew up here. (I do have 3 yrs of Bible Seminar)I had always gone to church that’s what I learned in this country to trust in GOD. So not because of the bad behavior & disrespect of some people (“immigrants”) Persons like my self have to be treat it bad for the fault of others, some americans have destroy the peace an are not helping the country at all. And you all know this is true. But you are not treat it bad because of them, not at all and you shouldn’t. Some of you make a good outstanding difference in this country, so do some of us. BUT YES, IS NOT RIGHT THAT NEW PEOPLE GET TO BE LEGAL, WHILE WE WHO NOT JUST APPLIED BUT HAVE PROVE TO BE GOOD CITIZENS & WAITING FOR YEARS TO BE LEGAL. ARE GOING TO END UP THE SAME. “WAITING” while them continue to ruin our good image & even calling us “ILLEGALS”.

    WHAT DO YOU ALL THINK ABOUT THIS. God Bless You

    • marvin

      what i think is if i rob a bank and give the money to the poor does that make the crime any less we are a nation of laws that i can not chose the ones i want to go by what you are saying is it is ok to break the law as long as you can get away with it it is stell aginest the law and you have broke it and think it just fine as long as it is good for you that is why we the people are mad and aginest amnesty if you had been in china or iran you would be in jail or dead for ever 1 dollar illegals make it cost tax payer 6 more dollars that may be ok with you but not the people that are here legally and yes i think god ever day but god is not the one breaking the law you and 20 million like you are

    • http://msn Kerri

      Dear no 1 owns the world but GOD:
      You talk as if you are a citizen of this country and other illegals are making things hard on you. You are not a citizen you are not a permanent legal resident. You are an illegal alian. You snuck into our country, a soveren nation. Just because you came here for a better life and you have been good while here does not change your legal status. Illegals don’t seem to understand that this is our country. We say who can come here to live and to work and who can not. We are a country of laws and you started your life in this country breaking our laws. Illegals AND not just from Mexico cost the citizens of this country billions of dollars a year as well as taking jobs. Illegals have taken a huge human toll on American citizens as well. Rape, murder, theft, carjackings, assults, identity theft, draining our welfair system our legal and penal system our healthcare system, over crowded schools, hospital, roads and infrastructure, drugs, gangs and on and on. It’s like having someone come into your home and takeing everything you have, injuring your family, eating your food, sleeping in your bed, taking your job and you having to just watch it happen with no one to get them out of your house. Your mindset is wrong. You are saying,I have snuck into your country without permission, broken your laws, taken a job that was not yours to take and saying but I have been good so I should be welcomed here. No, that’s not how things are. That is theft on it’s very face. I am so sorry for your difficult life, but we all have problems. But we all don’t break the laws of another country to solve them. Millions of Americans have fought and died for this country and they did not do that to be invaded by millions of illegals. As I said, I am sorry for your plite and I will pray for you and your future. But that won’t be amnisty.

      • no 1 owns the wordl but God

        Dear Kerri:

        “”I AM NOT ILLEGAL”"

        I LEGALLY APPLY TO BECOME A CITIZEN OF THIS COUNTRY AND I DO ANYTHING THE GOVERNMENT ASK ME TO DO REGARDING MY PETITION. I WHEN BACK TO MEXICO AND APPLY; I DID WHAT THEY ASK ME TO DO AND WAITED UNTIL I WAS ACCEPTED. THEN I CAME BACK TO USA. BUT I AM NOT A CITIZEN YET. I HOPE ONE DAY I WILL BE.

        WHAT ILLEGAL PEOPLE DO HERE, AFFECTS OTHERS THAT WANT TO DO RIGTH.
        AND YES, I SOUND LIKE IF I AM A CITIZEN, BUT IS BECAUSE I CARE FOR THE LAND I LIVE IN. I HAVE SERVED THE COUNTRY IN THE NAVY, BUT I NEVER ASK FOR A CITIZENSHIP LIKE OTHERS DO. I DID IT BECAUSE I LOVE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND I FELT IT WAS MY DUTY TO HONOR THE COUNTRY I LIVE IN.

        I HAVE A BROTHER AN A SISTER, AND I TEACH THEM NOT TO DEPEND ON OTHERS, OR TO TAKE A WRONG ADVANTAGE OF THIS COUNTRY, BECAUSE THAT WOULD NOT HELP THEIR SUCCESS AND WILL RUIN FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES. WE NEVER ASK THE GOVERNMENT FOR HELP, FINANCIAL OR MATERIAL; THANKS TO GOD, I SUPPLY FOR MY BROTHERS AND MY SELF. I NEVER WORK FOR ANYONE, I HAVE PEOPLE WORKING FOR ME,I HAVE AMERICANS, HISPANICS, AND TWO RUSSIANS. I PAY THEM GOOD TOO, A VERY “GOOD WAGE”. NEVER HAD A PROBLEM WITH THEM BECAUSE I’M NOT A CITIZEN YET AND THEY DO NOW THAT. YOU SEE, IS NOT: ” WHAT YOU HAVE is WHAT YOU ARE” is “WHAT YOU ARE IS WHAT YOU HAVE” IF YOU ARE ILLEGAL THEN HAVE GOOD PRINCIPLES, LIVE RIGHT, RESPECT THE LAND YOU’RE LIVING, BE A GOOD CITIZEN, “or better say, be a good person, so no one gets offend it out there”. WHEN SOME ONE WANTS TO LIVE DECENT, AND DO RIGHT ACCORDING TO THE LAWS OF THIS COUNTRY, NOT DESTROYING BUT HELPING THE ECONOMY, MAKING OPPORTUNITIES FOR THOSE THAT WANT TO DO AND THINK THE SAME ( positive ). FOR THE FUTURE OF THE COUNTRY.
        DON’T YOU THINK IS A GOOD SIGN OF QUALIFICATION, FOR THAT PERSON TO CONTINUE TO LIVE IN THIS LAND?
        DON’T YOU THINK THAT, IT IS WRONG TO TREAT THIS PERSON AS THE REST, THAT ARE ONLY TAKING FROM THIS COUNTRY BUT NOT GIVING TO IT, DESTROYING, NOT BUILDING, WORKING AND CHEATING ON THEIR TAXES?

        THAT IS ALL WRONG, TO TREAT PEOPLE ACCORDING TO THEIR STATUS, I KNOW SOME THAT ARE ILLEGAL BUT THEY ARE GOOD PEOPLE, THEY DON’T TAKE OUT OF THIS COUNTRY ANYTHING. THEY PRAY THIS COUNTRY WOULD GRANT THEM AT LEAST A WORK PERMIT TO STAY HERE.

        WELL GOT TO GO. I HOPE THIS WAS NOT OFFENSIVE TO YOU, BUT I DO APOLOGIZE IF IS THERE ANY MISSPELLING OR ANYTHING OFFENSIVE

        GOD BLESS YOU.

    • jomama

      no 1 owns the wordl but GOD – it doesn’t sound like you have gone to school here until you graduated. If you did – you would be speaking much better than you do. You didn’t go to English class much, did you?? But enough of that. You are illegal. NO AMNESTY FOR YOU!! We know that you are trying to make your life better. We don’t care. Americans are losing jobs to you illegal aliens undercutting the honest pay of AMERICAN people. We are the people who come first & foremost. Get in line with the honest people of YOUR country (if there are any in Mexico) & make it legal THE RIGHT WAY. Do you understand this English that I’m saying to you?? You are illegal!! Take your friggin anchor babies & go back to where you came from. You do not belong here. You broke the law & if I have ever have ANYTHING to do with it – you will never get amnesty – over my dead body. I will die first.

      • no 1 owns the wordl but God

        I think that, who needs to learn more is YOU.

        I SPEAK AND WRITE: ENGLISH, FRENCH, ITALIAN, A LITTLE OF JAPANESE and my own SPANISH.

        I know Graphic Design, Computer Program, Electronics, Industrial Mechanics, Auto Mechanics(PROFESSIONAL NOT A MEDIOCRE MECHANIC)
        I could fix any type of forklift, heavy machinery,including cranes maybe small ones “BUT I FIX THEM”, marine engines and more.
        and if I see the opportunity to learn more I will.

        IN FACT,I CAN TEACH YOUR IGNORANCE SO YOU TOO COULD BE LIKE MY SELF “”"”"”"”"”"”"”" PROFITABLE TO THIS COUNTRY “”"”"”"”"”"”"”"

        I HAVE NEVER ASK ANYONE FOR HELP OR TO TEACH ME, I LEARNED ON MY OWN.

        THERE ARE SOME THINGS CALLED BOOKS IN CASE YOU DIDN’T NOW. YOU CAN BUY THEM OR JUST STUDY THEM AT ANY LIBRARY.

        I when to school here, started in 5th grade; And I already new English. I graduated from Jr.H. and H.S. I started College but did not finish. AND WAS NOT FOR LACK OF INCOME, BECAUSE I PAID TWO FULL SEMESTERS AT FRONT WITH MY OWN MONEY, ” NOT YOURS ” OR GOVERNMENT FOUNDS. I DON’T BELIEVE GETTING HELP WHEN I’M ABLE TO WORK, OR DO THINGS ON MY OWN.

        I SUPPORT MY SELF, AND HAVE NEVER WORK FOR ANY ONE “BUT MY SELF”. I HELP OTHERS WITH WORK AND PAY THEM FOR THEIR SERVICE INCLUDING “AMERICANS”. I DON’T ROB THIS COUNTRY. AND I HAVE NEVER TAKE ANYONE’S JOB. IF YOU LOST YOUR JOB “LEARN SOMETHING NEW” BE USEFUL, AND YOU WILL HAVE A HIGHER INCOME. “I CAN TEACH YOU”.
        >> I PAY TAXES JUST LIKE YOU; I CARE FOR THIS COUNTRY JUST LIKE YOU, AND PROBABLY MORE THAN YOU; I SERVED AND HONOR THIS COUNTRY, BY ENLISTING MY SELF IN THE NAVY. BUT AGAIN I DON’T WANT TO BECOME A CITIZEN, JUST BECAUSE I SERVED THE COUNTRY I LIVE IN. IT IS A DUTY THAT EVERY CITIZEN “LEGAL OR NOT LEGAL” SHOULD THINK ABOUT. IF YOU’RE LEGAL, THIS IS YOUR COUNTRY; IF YOU’RE NOT LEGAL, THEN BECAUSE YOU ARE LIVING IN A FREE AND BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY, WHERE THERE IS NOT CORRUPTION LIKE IN OTHER COUNTRIES.

        I BELIEVE THAT ANY LAND A HUMAN BEING GOES. SHOULD TAKE GOOD CARE OF IT AND PARTICIPATE ON HELPING FOR THE SUCCESS AND FREEDOM.
        I have never heard that about Americans in Mexico who buy property from unauthorized people, privatize the land, AND smuggle fire arms etc. BUT THAT NEVER HAPPENED RIGHT??. PEOPLE LIKE YOU, ONLY SEE WHAT OTHERS DO HERE AND NOT WHAT PEOPLE FROM THIS COUNTRY DO IN OTHER LANDS. DO YOU GET MY POINT???.
        I BELIEVE, THAT I CARE MORE FOR THIS COUNTRY THAN YOU.
        I DON’T JUDGE PEOPLE IF I SEE THEM DO WRONG OR IF THEY NEED HELP. INSTEAD I TEACH THEM HOW TO LIVE AND HOW TO TAKE CARE OF THIS COUNTRY, NOT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT, BUT TO GROW IN KNOWLEDGE FOR THEIR OWN GOOD, AND FOR THE FUTURE OF THIS LAND.

        IF YOU HATE PEOPLE BECAUSE OF THEIR COLOR, THEIR MIGRATORY STATUS, YOU ARE WRONG; ANYONE BE IMMIGRANT OR AMERICAN, SHOULDN’T DESTROY THE FREEDOM OF THIS COUNTRY, AND THAT INCLUDES: THE WAY YOU LIVE, WHAT YOU TALK ABOUT OTHERS, WHEN YOU DO NOT EARN WHAT YOU GET PAY AT WORK “DON’T PERFORM”. WHEN YOU RUN A RED LIGHT, WHEN YOU COMPLAIN AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT.
        WHERE DO YOU WANT TO LIVE, THE WHOLE WORLD IS CORRUPTED. JUST LIVE YOU LIFE THE BEST YOU CAN AND HELP YOUR LOVE ONES, BE A GOOD CITIZEN, BE AN EXAMPLE AND DON’T OFFEND OTHERS. ” DON’T DIE OF BITTERNESS ”

        GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

        • Meteorlady

          But you still broke our laws by coming here and that’s what we hate the most. We are a law abiding country. While you may be a nice, caring and resourceful person – you are still a criminal. You have shoved your way to the front of the line without regard to courtesy. You refused to do it legally because you believed you were entitled. You are not entitled. You are a law breakers and have show lack of regard for this country’s rule of law.

          1986 Amnesty was a joke. The government provided us with all the same arguments, AND they said they would secure our borders so this would never happen again. They did nothing and now we have more and more crying that the belong here and are entitled. You do not belong here unless you immigrated legally. So what we have done is reward bad behavior with a prize and all the rest of us law abiding citizens are now still footing the bill for millions of illegal immigrants that were given amnesty in 1986.

    • Jana

      no l owns the wordl but God if that is how you meant to spell it,
      No one is saying that illegal aliens are bad or evil people. However, they still have done something illegal. They have come into this country illegally. If you want to do it right, make it right. Show us all that you have what it takes to make yourself legal. you sound like bright enough finish the job.

      Most illegals are nice people. That is where the harm comes in, as they have still broken our laws, just as you have done.

      • Jana

        I meant to say, you sound like you are bright enough, so finish the job.

        I really need to start typing slower and proof reading my work. Sorry.

        • Claire

          This problem has been allowed to contnue for years and years. Our government did not do the job they were supposed to do regarding illegals. Our government was/is lax concerning this issue and now it is a nightmare. Illegals will continue to pour into America until such time the government acts and puts a stop to it. All these years have passed, the government was well aware of this problem and yet they all chose to do nothing.

    • Meteorlady

      So because of your plea I’m supposed to feel you should be allowed to jump to the front of the line. I’m to feel that you did break our laws but it’s OK because you bettered yourself. If you went to college I would be surprised because your command of English is not college level. Please understand that it is not you personally, it’s the lack of respect for our laws. It’s the arrogance of people who believe they can push to the head of the line because they have “special circumstances”. Illegal is illegal – if I follow your theory I would think that I should be rewarded for robbing banks because I’m a good outstanding citizen and pay my taxes so I should be able to disregard certainly laws that benefit me personally.

      The fact is that you took educations benefits that were provided by citizens for citizen children. In doing so you lowered the standard of education in the schools you attended. What about health care? What about food stamps, welfare, subsidized housing and paying taxes? Sorry, but I can’t feel that anyone that comes here illegal is a good contribution to the society I live in – they are breaking the law and need to return to their home country and get in line like everyone else.

  • marvin

    I SAY NO AMNESTY AND ANY ONE AND THAT GOES FOR BOTH PARTYS THAT VOTES FOR AMNESTY NEEDS TO BE VOTED OUT ARREST AND DETAIN AND DEPORT ALL ILLEGALS AND THERE CHILDREN TO LESS TAKE BACK OUR COUNTRY WE CAN NOT LAST AS A COUNTRY IF WE THE PEOPLE DON,T PUT ARE FOOT DOWN OR ON A STUPED AMNESTY TREE HUGGING LIBERAL A-S

  • Brittanicus

    Alert! Tell Washington that the pro-amnesty rally does not represent you… or most Americans!

    This weekend will be a historical turning point in the illegal alien occupation of our country. We as Americans can stand back disinterested and watch, or do the right thing for 15 million US jobless labor force that is climbing to new heights? ITS INCORRIGIBLE that our President-Senate-House would try to pass a suspect CIR (AMNESTY) when Americans are hurting. Legal residents who entered the country through the main gate and didn’t slither through the darkness past the under manned personnel of the US Border Patrol, should also join our ranks.. This weekend thousands of foreign nationals who are demanding rights to live here, when in the first place they cheated THE PEOPLE’S sovereign laws. They are being bussed to Washington, paid for parasite wealthy corporate owners, faith organizations, scab unions, so called non-profit foundations. BUT WE HAVE A RIGHT AS AMERICANS, TO LOBBY OUR LEGISLATORS. In addition Patriotic Americans are going to jam the switchboards at 202-224-3121. YOU CAN TOO?

    Numbersusa. dot.com needs your–URGENT–assistance, whether you are member of the million citizen or resident plus pro-sovereignty anti-illegal immigrant organization. Remember this is a prelude to President Obama’s Amnesty, that you will end up paying for as a taxpayer? Billions of your dollars will be committed from your paycheck to pay for processing these people, unifying their family members and the next rush to the borders or airlines, for expecting a third future amnesty. You will not only be squeezed for more money to pay for there health care, for their crippled and sick, but education for there children and incarceration of the criminal element, which has soared. With the legitimized settlement of at least 20 to 30 thousand, that will easily expand to 60 million more as families will be able to join those already here. THIS WILL BE THE BEGINNING OF UNSUSTAINABLE POPULATION GROWTH. THEN THEIR ARE THOSE POOR, DESPERATE, DESTITUTE WHO WILL TRY TO REACH OUR NATION, BEFORE THE NEW LAW IS SIGNED? Wonderful profit margins for businesses, but not for the US Taxpayer. Currently our schools are suffering terribly, crammed to the limit in the Sanctuary State of California. The majority of states right now are overrun by this spreading pandemic of red ink. Costing unaccountable dollars and tenuously balancing government entitlements for our own poverty stricken citizens.

    NumbersUSA is mobilizing there members in assisting in stopping every amnesty since 2000, and now revving up resources to do the same this time around. Starting FRIDAY (3/19) NumbersUSA on Day 1 will be begin a nationwide effort for activists to visit Member’s local Congressional offices at 1:30 p.m. EDT with a signed letter.SATURDAY (3/20) — On Day 2, they will launch our faxing and petition campaign. When the Members return to their Washington offices, we need them to see your HUGE RESPONSE. It’s also a Social Networking Day, so they want members to join them on Face book and Twitter.SUNDAY (3/21) – Day 3, the pro-amnesty organizers will host their rally on the National Mall in Washington D.C., and many anti-immigration organizations will appear there too. MONDAY (3/22) – Day 4, it’s NumbersUSA National Call Campaign. The pro-amnesty supporters will be walking the halls of Congress urging Members to pass an amnesty. So It will be very important for patriotic Americans make their phone calls and have the Capitol office phones ringing incessantly during their visit. Find all this information and more at Numbersusa You can also harass your Senator at 202-224-3121. jamming the switchboards in the capitol.
    PASS THIS MESSAGE ON. ONE FLAG, ONE NATION & ONE LANGUAGE.

    • Warrior

      Yeah but — won’t that rain on the parade for the health care vote Sunday?

      How symbolic. The Progessives get to approve something on Sunday that will now cover the ones marching on Washington!!!

      If somehow we could get Al Gore into this mix, it could possibly be the scariest freakin chapter in American history.

      • Joe H.

        Warrior,
        I just happened to think of something. do you think it is possible that the reason they have been so silent on what is included in the health care bill is that it has a rider on it for AMNESTY????? It would be just like Obummer to try and pull a stunt like that. It would also explain why so many are not worried about their jobs!!! I can see riots in the streets if it happens with so many of ours unemployed!!!

        • Warrior

          Joe,
          It appears anything is fair game to stick into any bill. Like Nancy says, we won’t know what’s in it until it passes! So let’s pass it and open the box. Ah Nancy, the gift that keeps giviing.

  • http://msn Kerri

    And our government says they want to bring illegals out of the shodows. What damn shadows. They have been protesting in our streets and marching on our capital steps for the past several years. Illegals are not in the shadows. They are out front and center DEMANDING TO BE CITIZENS! DEMANDING ALL RIGHTS AS CITIZENS. I say we have ICE in Washington on the day they march and give them all a free ride straight to the border. Go home and MAKE DEMANDS ON YOUR OWN COUNTRY.

    • Jana

      Kerri, You said it all. I agree wholeheartedly.

  • Myke

    Mexico is a wealthy country. The leaders could have created decent paying jobs for their people many yrs ago. Instead they lived their lavish life styles and let their people live in poverty. Forced them to leave their families and sneak into America.
    Americans fought and sometimes died for every right we have. We fought for decent wages and safer working conditions. And now you have sneaked into our country and are demanding our rights. The only people who want you in this country are the people who want your votes and the people who want to exploit you for slaves wages. They want to use you to turn America into a third world country and use you to drive down wages to Americans. You won’t be better off with amnesty. You will be worse off. There will be so many people that come here from other countries that we will all be standing in line for slaves wages.
    Why don’t you all go home and demonstrate in your own country the way you demonstrate here. Your country is using you and so are the employers and politicians of America. Soon you won’t be getting any welfare, free schooling or medical because there won’t be enough money. You will be worse off than you were in Mexico. The only difference is, Americans will go hungry also.

  • http://yahoo.com freda

    YOU ALL>>> need to get your teaparties together in mass…that is what all the illegals are doing in Washington this week…It is THEM againest US….so we have to show STRENGTH

  • Mark

    Run the money sucking illegals out at gun point if necessary. But get them out. Of course on the flip side, if they want to be Americans and become legalized, they loose all benefits handed to them freely. I would just as soon start shooting them and thinning them out. They would be glad to leave at that point.

  • Meteorlady

    A 2007 study by the Heritage Foundation focused on immigrant households (legal and illegal) headed by a person without a high-school diploma (Rector, 2007). It concluded that in 2005, on average, low-skilled immigrant households in the United States created $30,160 in costs each year and paid only $10,573 in taxes for a net fiscal drain of $19,587. The study also concluded that the lifetime net fiscal drain of each unskilled immi- grant household would be $1.2 million.

    Multiply that by 10 years or 20 years and then add in all the people here yelling for amnesty and see what you get. We mow have a bloated, budget busting health care bill and next comes the final blow – allowing these people to stay here and gain citizenship. We will be Mexico, Argentina or Venezuela probably in less than 10 years. I for one am looking to other countries to retire in as I will not continue to contribute to the current welfare state that is looming on the horizon.

  • ABinGA

    Myke, If they demonstrated in their contry like they do here they would probably be shor or hanged.

  • ABinGA

    That is country and shot . Oops. I do agree, they should go back south of the border.

  • http://yahoo.com rocky

    i agree there is noyhing that i could say that hasn’t been said already.

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