Skip to comments.Importing Poverty: Immigration and Poverty in the Unites States
Posted on 11/13/2006 8:20:32 PM PST by libertylovinactivist
The National Academy of Sciences has estimated that each immigrant without a high school degree will cost U.S. taxpayers, on average, $89,000 over the course of his or her lifetime. This is a net cost above the value of any taxes the immigrant will pay and does not include the cost of educating the immigrants children, which U.S. taxpayers would also heavily subsidize.
In this way, the roughly six million legal immigrants without a high school diploma will impose a net cost of around a half-trillion dollars on U.S. taxpayers over their lifetimes.
An under-current on Capitol Hill seems to be that the Amnesty is not necessarily a done deal. Dems read the tea leaves and know which way the wind is blowing. They seem to know that, to retain power, they cannot push through this Amnesty.
So, Tony Snow's glee last Tuesday night and GW's glee at the presser last Wednesday at having a Congress he can work with to get a 'comprehensive immigration plan' may not be as easy as they had hoped.
Living less than 3 miles from the Rio Grande River in Brownsville, TX, one doesn't have to read The Heritage Foundation to understand this.
The irony of this would be wildly funny if the cosequences for out Country were not so serious.
I agree. Gloomy as 11/7 was, it is true that many of the Dems who won ran on pro-life, pro-gun, pro-family and pro-secure borders platforms. It's not likely that they are going to become S.F. liberals. Also, their tenure in Congress could end up being very short if they fail to deliver to their constituents.
Just because many Dems have won doesn't necessarily translate to Bush getting his amnesty bill (S. 2611) passed. In fact, many Dems might not want to risk supporting any Bush initiatives which could easily backfire at re-election time.
We shall see.
It's a shame (and I voted Republican, just in case anyone feels they need to say I did otherwise) but it was completely predictable. I'm not psychic and I said I thought it would happen.
Meanwhile, millions of uneducated peasants are streaming into the country with their hands out.
Gosh, let's keep out fingers crossed that the permanent underclass cares more about gay marriage than government handouts.
I live in LA, almost EVERY street corner has mobs of eager illegal alien day workers,(god bless em) and every where you go you hear spanish, milk cartons are printed spanish on one side, I even saw a spanish TV ad on my primetime adcdef TV channel, The LA school system is 70% hispanic, I change lanes when I see something hanging from the mirror in the car behind me because mexis all have something hanging from the mirror and mexis don't do insurance......
The dam is breached, it doesn't matter what they do in congress now, all you can do is welcome the imported turd whirled ( hey at least they arent Islamics like in EU )
So what flavor Kool-Aid is it tonight? Pubbie Punch? Bushberry? Rovesberry? Melman Melon?
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
Love your tag line. Thanks.
That's not how it is any more. But it's the way it needs to be done.
I live 10 miles from the border in Soutwest Arizona, I too understand, without information from any outside source.
Yup, but I guess the information is needed in the non border states.
I live in a rural area in the South.. Have lived here my whole life. Never have I seen a white power, black power etc type of attitude till today. Car in front at stop light had a large rearview window decal..BROWN POWER.
It looks that way. They better figgure it out quick, or they are going to have what we've got.
Still the same. I know someone who was sponsored as a critical care and cardiac nurse by a hospital. 3 months for a work Visa. 6 months for a green card. She has degrees and passed the NCLEX exam. Starting pay = $80K. It's the 12-hour shifts that turn women off from nursing here. The same science all over the world.
And she is a person that has Portuguese words about illegal aliens running loose around here. It's worse than Brazil. She saw her local countries and I saw a lot of Europe. Massive migrations of people are not a healthy indicator for the future anywhere. That's when wars begin to start simmering. There is enough history in our 2-3 civilazitions to understand that they are going to happen again.
GREAT NEWS. It will take less than 8 more elections like 2006 to completely eliminate the rinos infesting the republican party.
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