The Cost of Comprehensive Immigration Reform–McCain and Obama Are Hopeless–It is the Economy Stupid!

Posted on February 20, 2008. Filed under: Blogroll, Economics, Immigration, Links, Politics, Rants, Raves, Resources, Taxes, Video, War |

What are the costs of comprehensive immigration reform: unemployment, smaller pay checks, illness and higher taxes!

No wonder the American people are mad as hell at the politicians of both political parties on the issue of illegal immigration.

 The American people want the illegal immigrants from whatever country to simply go home and  take their diseases with them.

There should be no path for citizenship for the 12 million, actually more like 24 million, criminal aliens who entered the United States illegally and work here illegally.

Obama is as hopeless as McCain on the issue of illegal immigration or criminal alien removal.

The unskilled American worker whether they be black, white or hispanic pays the price in terms of higher unemployment and lower wages.

Middle class Americans pay the price in terms of higher taxes to pay for schooling, infra-structure, medical care, and locking up criminal aliens in jails and prison.

All Americans pay in term of a direct threat to their health, medical care and safety due to rising crime.

Both McCain and Obama have broken their oaths of office and have sold out the American people.

Neither deserves our vote on this issue alone.

Any Federal tax cut is offset by the higher local, city and state taxes resulting from illegal immigration.

Send the illegal immigrants home and thereby reduce the need for higher taxes locally and increase the employment opportunities for unskilled American workers.

Obama wants the 24 million plus illegals as future Democratic Party voters.

McCain wants the 24 million plus illegals as low paid workers to obtain campaign contributions from the businesses that benefit from paying lower wages to the illegal immigrants.

It is the Economy Stupid!

Illegal Immigration Hurts Americans

The Elephant In the Immigration Room

“…First, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, from December 2006 – December 2007 unemployment among Hispanics (legal workers assumed since why would illegals participate in a census?) rose from 5.0 to 6.3%.  The number for unemployed African-Americans increased from 7.9 to 9.0%.  

Second, the U.S. government may be vastly underestimating the number of illegal laborers in the work force.  In January 2005, Bear Sterns Asset Management, Inc. released a report entitled “The Underground Labor Force Is Rising To The Surface,” that states,
“The number of illegal immigrants in the United States may be as high as 20 million people, more than double the official 9 million people estimated by the Census Bureau.Undocumented immigrants are gaining a larger share of the job market, and hold approximately 12 to 15 million jobs in the United States – 8% of the employed.
Third, native born Hispanics are not faring as well in the job market as foreign-born Latinos.  A report from the Pew Hispanic Center  entitled “Latino Labor Report 2006: Strong Gains in Employment,” dated September 27, 2006, statistically separates foreign-born Latinos and native-born Hispanics. …”

Executive Summary: The Fiscal Cost of Low-Skill Immigrants to the U.S. Taxpayer

“…At $19,588, the average annual fiscal deficit for low-skill immigrant households was nearly twice the amount of taxes paid. In order for the average low-skill household to be fiscally solvent (taxes paid equaling immediate benefits received), it would be necessary to eliminate Social Security and Medicare, all means-tested welfare, and to cut expenditures on public education roughly in half. …” 
A Description of the Immigrant Population

“…The Census Bureau estimated that the number of foreign-born people living in the United States topped 33 million and accounted for nearly 12 percent of the population in 2003–its highest share since 1930. Half of those people have arrived in the United States since 1990, and the foreign-born population is now growing at a rate of about 1 million per year. Between the 1990 and 2000 censuses, the foreign-born population grew by more than 11 million, accounting for about 35 percent of total population growth. Estimates of the portion of immigrants who are unauthorized range from 7 million to 10 million, although in the absence of reliable data, those estimates are subject to considerable uncertainty.

More than half of the total foreign-born population originated in Latin America, with Mexico by far the single largest source. The number of immigrants from Asia has also grown rapidly since the 1960s. In contrast, in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the vast majority of immigrants came from Europe.

The foreign-born population is quite concentrated geographically, more so than people born in the United States. More than two-thirds of the foreign-born population reside in one of six states (California, Texas, New York, Florida, Illinois, and New Jersey), and the majority of newly admitted legal immigrants continue to settle in those states. However, that concentration has diminished somewhat since 1990, and new major destinations include Arizona, Nevada, North Carolina, Georgia, and Colorado. The foreign-born population also tends to be more concentrated in urban areas–especially central cities–than the native-born is, but as is the case generally in the United States, more than half of the foreign-born population now live in suburban areas.  …”

“The Foreign-Born Population, 1850 to 2000



Source: Congressional Budget Office using data from Campbell J. Gibson and Emily Lennon, Historical Census Statistics on the Foreign-Born Population of the United States: 1850-1990, Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Population Division, Working Paper No. 29 (February 1999); and Nolan Malone and others, The Foreign-Born Population: 2000, Census 2000 Brief (Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, December 2003). …”

Cost of Low-Skilled Immigrants 

Illegals and their Diseases

Mexican Illegals Terrorize Hospitals 

John McCain: Immigration

Barack Obama: Immigration

Barack Obama’s plan for IMMIGRATION

Barack Obama on Immigration and a Path to Citizenship


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