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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Illegal Aliens= 12 Million

Some interesting statistics from the article:

Of those living illegally in the US :
-they account for 1 in 20 people in our workforce
-since the year 2000, approximately 850,000 come here each year
-7.2 million of them are undocumented workers-- making up roughly 5% of our workforce

Some business owners argue that our economy would collapse if they had to do without these immigrant's cheap labor. Obviously they are willing to work for much less than the average American would (AND without benefits nonetheless), but we have to draw the line somewhere. I think cracking down on illegal immigration would HELP our economy. Just think about how much of the taxpayer's money goes towards incarcerating them and providing them (free) medical care.

Legal immigration is fine by me. I just find it ridiculous that we continuously allow these outsiders to mooch off of our goverment.

The article:


  • At 7:06 AM, Anonymous Kilroy Was Here said…

    "I think cracking down on illegal immigration would HELP our economy."

    I wonder if that business person was referring to that of the businessmen’s economy or that of the paying public?

    Cracking down on businesses that hire illegal aliens and fining them $50,000.00 per violation for a business with less then 50 employees and $500.000.00 for businesses with over 50 employees will send the right message.

    Bush said it best, “If you harbor a terrorist you are a terrorist.” So how about, If you hire an illegal alien who violated the law to gain entry in the United States, then you must be a law violator.

  • At 8:35 AM, Blogger St. Joan of Arc said…

    Well.. the laws are in place, they just aren't enforced at all.


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