Hate monger, racist, Mexican hater, selfish.... blaa, blaa, blaa. I think I've covered most of it. Here's my thoughts on the people crossing our borders. If you come into my country without being asked (that's illegal) then you've broken our laws. I don't care if you are starving to death in your country. The simple fact is you are a criminal and should be deported back to where you came from. (and take your family and your little dog with you) Do it the right way and I'll meet you at the border to welcome you here.
But the illegal aliens help our economy by taking the jobs Americans won't take...(bull!!!!) Google “Del Monte raid in Oregon”; 167 illegal aliens were arrested and the next day hundreds of legal people were signing up for the jobs.
Americans will perform any legal job necessary to support themselves and their families. As an illustration, recently 70 US citizens were dismissed from an Alabama construction site by a foreman who said the dismissal was “because the Mexicans had arrived”. Linda Swopes, who operates Complete Employment Services in Mobile, AL said: “I assure you it is not true that Americans don't want to work. We had been told that 270 jobs might be available, and we could have filled every one of them with men from this area, most of whom lost their jobs because of the hurricane.” The identified Mexican illegal immigrant workers were simply willing to work for less money than were US citizens.
Illegal immigrants to the US cost the country at least $10 billion more than they contribute to the economy. The CIS (Center for Immigration Studies) advises that if amnesty is put into place, these costs to the American economy (and the American taxpayer) will triple. The average illegal immigrant family uses $2,700/year more in services than it pays in taxes. In 2002, this amounted to a $10.4 billion drain on the federal budget. Some of the greatest federal costs included: Medicaid ($2.5 billion); treatment for the uninsured ($2.2 billion); food assistance programs ($1.9 billion); the federal prison and court systems ($1.6 billion); and federal aid to schools ($1.4 billion). In 2006 26 billion dollars went back to Mexico, we are that country's greatest resource, now you know why Mexico won’t stop the border crossings.
From the L.A. Times and Rice University’s Professor Donald Huddle: “Less than 2% of illegal aliens are picking our crops but 29% are on welfare.” And as far back as 1997, according to Huddle, the cost of illegal immigration to the American taxpayer was a net (after subtracting taxes immigrants pay) $69 Billion.
So lets be real here, if it was people coming across the border with guns (which is happening) the public (you and I) would be up in arms (pun!!) but if its families then we become heartless and mean, our own elected idiots are saying the same thing. Some would say we can't deport 12 million people, again bull!!! My country fought a war on two fronts and won, we can do this. Besides if you deport only 1 million the rest will get the idea and leave, but they know (by our past actions) if they wait long enough then we'll give them citizenship.
So this is my position: close the borders first then we'll talk about who is here illegally. Don't promise to close it later, because you (congress) have made promises before and broken all of them(remember the fence). The republicans didn't learn a lesson the last election and I see the democrats haven't either.
If you have a problem with congress passing the current bill (first off “READ IT”) then call your rep., and complain.
If not then teach your kids another language - it will make them popular in our new Banana Republic.