The United States of America seems to be a country with a continual illegal immigration crisis and most will agree that something must be done. However, will the proposed reform plans including the “pathway to citizenship” resolve the issue? President Barack Obama was voted president twice and most have supported the DREAM Act. There are immigrants who played by the rules and were issued visas but somehow there are a number of things that Americans must know before they take their stand on the immigration reform. Read the rest of this entry
Illegal Immigration Opinion Archives
The statistics on the left margin of your website are very mis-leading, even untrue, and it is un-Biblical to spread false facts, “Thou shall not bare false witness against thy neighbor.”
Every single illegal immigrant in every county in the US pays the EXACT same property tax (millage rate) on their living space as those who are legal. Every tax commission in every US county makes no difference in collecting property taxes on rental units of apartments and houses, as opposed to those who own the property. Property taxes for these people are paid out of their monthly rental fees (at the end of the year) paid to landlords or a mortgage holder. No exceptions, except for church parsonages.
Property taxes pay for local schools, hospitals and local government funding. Every undocumented Hispanic family contributes! In addition, there are not two lines at department stores, one for legals to pay sales taxes, and one for non-legals to skip paying sales taxes. These sales taxes are paid equally by all. Many illegal workers do indeed pay state income taxes, federal taxes, Medicare and Social Security contributions…72 billion dollars last year alone. They do this using a Federal nine digit number called an ITIN. This process allows illegal America workers to pay all the same taxes as you and I pay. Read the rest of this entry
According to the U.S. Census, the government estimates we now have eleven million illegal aliens in the United States. Of these, 6,640,000 are from Mexico alone. The true number may be much higher because many did not report in the census. The average amount each state spends to provide welfare, medical, food stamps and education alone is between eleven to twenty two billion dollars a year. This does not include the amount paid from the Social Security and Medicare fund to immigrants who have never worked a day in the U.S.!
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The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), a conservative advocacy group that favors tighter immigration laws, reported that illegal aliens cost U.S. taxpayers more than $100 billion each year. Policy makers and experts stress these are only rough estimates since it’s nearly impossible to gather accurate data about illegal residents, but they see these costs continuing to climb and want tougher policies against illegal immigrants.
Those on the other side of the debate counter that illegal immigrants create demand and jobs that promote economic growth. They disagree with the purely fiscal approach and argue that simply weighing tax receipts against public spending doesn’t show the whole picture.
So after weighing the financial pros against the cons, which is it? Perhaps we need another perspective. What if we could legalize all immigration in the U.S. and still reduce the burden on taxpayers? I believe that we need to reform the U.S. immigration system to accomplish three broad goals:
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There seems to be a lot of crazy people with some very strong opinions writing about immigration laws and policy. The mass amount of conversations on the web, ranging from, “I hate those Illegals,” to “Let my people go free,” makes it hard to just find out the, “Why” of illegal immigration.
1. Why do people immigrate to the US illegally? Is it that bad in Mexico?
2. How do they get here illegally? Does every one of them stow away in a semi truck trailer?
3. Why is illegal immigration a problem? Are current Americans afraid of Native American descendants taking back land?
4. Does anybody believe President Obama is doing anything about illegal immigration in the United States?
Will you please take a moment and leave a comment on your thoughts and opinions regarding the “Why” of United States illegal immigration?