Monday, 1 May 2006
|1654 - What part of "illegal" don't you understand?|
As I said before, I have no problem with legal immigration. Part of that process is (or at least should be) designed to ensure that the immigrant will not be a burden on the rest of us, and if they don't use up more government services than they produce by their work, I'm not going to argue.
Unfortunately, the majority of illegal immigrants - you know, the ones who don't pay income taxes, either because they get paid in cash or simply don't make enough to cross the line to where they owe taxes - do use more in government services than they generate. That's where I get serious heartburn with it all.
If we actually enforced the laws, and still had an illegal immigration problem, then maybe I'd say it was time to look at changing the laws. Right now, we're not even making a serious attempt to enforce the laws. Our borders are porous as hell. Yes, that includes the northern one, as well. If we do not control our borders, we will no longer have a separate nationhood to protect. The leftists in Congress won't go for that, though, because it deprives them of voters (not the illegal immigrants themselves, but their friends and families).
Unfortunately, the majority of illegal immigrants - you know, the ones who don't pay income taxes, either because they get paid in cash or simply don't make enough to cross the line to where they owe taxes
An estimated seven million of the estimated twelve million illegal immigrants pay both income tax via autodeduction from their pay (which they never recoup) and into Social Security (which they don't receive). So your majority is in fact a minority.
Indeed they do.
I'm wondering how it's considered "progressive" to want to allow these people to remain in the country to work for employers which will unscrupulously arrange to have them pay money out of their paycheck into funds they will never be able to draw money out of.
The Left has to pay for all of their spending some way or other, after all...