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Most Illegal Immigrant Families Collect Welfare
Judicial Watch ^ | April 5, 2011

Posted on 04/05/2011 3:36:01 PM PDT by La Lydia

...Census Bureau data reveals that most U.S. families headed by illegal immigrants use taxpayer-funded welfare programs on behalf of their American-born anchor babies. Even before the recession, immigrant households with children used welfare programs at consistently higher rates than natives, according to the extensive census data collected and analyzed by a nonpartisan Washington D.C. group dedicated to researching legal and illegal immigration in the U.S...The majority of households across the country benefitting from publicly-funded welfare programs are headed by immigrants, both legal and illegal. States where immigrant households with children have the highest welfare use rates are Arizona (62%), Texas, California and New York with 61% each and Pennsylvania (59%).

The study focused on eight major welfare programs that cost the government $517 billion the year they were examined. They include Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for the disabled, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), a nutritional program known as Women, Infants and Children (WIC), food stamps, free/reduced school lunch, public housing and health insurance for the poor (Medicaid).

Food assistance and Medicaid are the programs most commonly used by illegal immigrants, mainly on behalf of their American-born children who get automatic citizenship. On the other hand, legal immigrant households take advantage of every available welfare program, according to the study, which attributes it to low education level and resulting low income.

The highest rate of welfare recipients come from the Dominican Republic (82 %), Mexico and Guatemala (75%) and Ecuador (70%), according to the report, which says welfare use tends to be high for both new arrivals and established residents.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; anchor; debt; entitlements; freeloaders; illegals; illegalsonwelfare; immigrants; parasites; ruleoflaw; ssi; welfare; welfarefraud; wic
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Not exactly a surprise, but here are the numbers. Taxpayers are subsidizing other people's cheap labor. Here is a link to the CIS report. http://cis.org/immigrant-welfare-use-2011
1 posted on 04/05/2011 3:36:04 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

All it takes is one little anchor baby and you’re in the system.


2 posted on 04/05/2011 3:50:28 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (How's that Keynesian economics working out for ya so far?)
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To: La Lydia

Yep, we are paying for cheap labor is more ways than you can imagine.

First, wages are depressed by illegal immigrants.
Second, they are working under the table for cash and not paying payroll taxes.
Third, they are drawing welfare and food stamps.
Fourth, we are educating their children.
Fifth, we are paying for their health care.
Sixth, we are paying to imprison hundreds of thousands of them.
Seventh, approximately 25 citizens are killed or murdered by illegal aliens EVERY DAY.

And it goes on and on.


3 posted on 04/05/2011 3:53:20 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Liz; AuntB; Tennessee Nana

open borders ping


4 posted on 04/05/2011 3:54:27 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia
Tell it to that no-it-all Geraldo Rivera!
5 posted on 04/05/2011 3:57:02 PM PDT by wmileo
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To: La Lydia

Seems like some one way tickets back and border security would be cheaper. A lot cheaper.


6 posted on 04/05/2011 4:00:27 PM PDT by marstegreg
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I know of 3 women that are single parents, illegals and they are collecting welfare, one of them, bought properties in Barstow, which she rents out to illegals to live in, also, she has 5 kids all from different fathers, what this article fails to inform, is a good phone number to report this scum.


7 posted on 04/05/2011 4:01:08 PM PDT by proudusvet (I know the feeling)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I know of 3 women that are single parents, illegals and they are collecting welfare, one of them, bought properties in Barstow, which she rents out to illegals to live in, also, she has 5 kids all from different fathers, what this article fails to inform, is a good phone number to report this scum.


8 posted on 04/05/2011 4:01:22 PM PDT by proudusvet (I know the feeling)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I know of 3 women that are single parents, illegals and they are collecting welfare, one of them, bought properties in Barstow, which she rents out to illegals to live in, also, she has 5 kids all from different fathers, what this article fails to inform, is a good phone number to report this scum.


9 posted on 04/05/2011 4:01:22 PM PDT by proudusvet (I know the feeling)
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To: La Lydia
most U.S. families headed by illegal immigrants use taxpayer-funded welfare programs on behalf of their American-born anchor babies.

Between most anchor baby families and nearly all of our seniors, there aren't many of us left who aren't on welfare now.

10 posted on 04/05/2011 4:03:32 PM PDT by Walts Ice Pick
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To: La Lydia

Latino’s theory in life, never turn down something given for free.

It almost seems to be a game with Latino’s, they seem to get in competitive discussions with family and friends on how much free stuff and how much money they saved.

When I was growing up, we didn’t have a high opinion of people that did this, but in their culture there is a tendency to look down on those that don’t partake.


11 posted on 04/05/2011 4:06:52 PM PDT by dila813
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To: La Lydia

Funny, and both major parties tell us these worthless parasites would save us with all the taxes they “pay.”


12 posted on 04/05/2011 4:12:21 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: La Lydia; All

I think we all knew that Illegals were getting welfare....the real facts are now being revealed

More reason to never vote for any politician that is not for 100% Illegal Alien deportation. Anything less than 100% deportation is Amnesty....and promoting welfare


13 posted on 04/05/2011 4:14:53 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (Donald Trump wants Obama's BC released...Glenn Beck attacks Birthers....Now, who is supporting Obama)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


14 posted on 04/05/2011 4:16:14 PM PDT by HiJinx (Old Cold Warrior)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior
How about 100% deportation for those who hire them?

In order to avoid Constitutional issues, there could be an automatic 50 year prison sentence with a commutation for any employer who permanently leaves the country.

15 posted on 04/05/2011 4:18:27 PM PDT by Walts Ice Pick
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To: La Lydia

Good article - thanks for posting. It’s nice to see some real numbers and facts. We can no longer as a nation financially support the number of illegal immigrants in this country or continue with this insane non-policy and non-inforcement. We are bankrupt.


16 posted on 04/05/2011 4:21:21 PM PDT by khnyny (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop. P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: La Lydia

I’m sorry but if both of your parents are not citizens they should not be getting income from me the taxpayer.


17 posted on 04/05/2011 4:24:27 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: La Lydia

Wonder why they call it cheap labor?


18 posted on 04/05/2011 4:32:46 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: La Lydia

But—But-—But, I thought they were all just hard working folks that just came here to do jobs Americans won’t do.
You mean they’re getting welfare, free educations, free medical care, food stamps, etc?? I’m shocked —shocked I tell you!!!!


19 posted on 04/05/2011 4:34:27 PM PDT by taillightchaser (The last hope for America--2012)
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To: taillightchaser

Why else do they come here? D’oh!


20 posted on 04/05/2011 4:36:50 PM PDT by heye2monn
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To: freekitty

It is cheap because someone else, other than the employer, is paying the real costs.


21 posted on 04/05/2011 4:40:44 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Yep, we are paying for cheap labor is more ways than you can imagine.

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Mexicans may have many virtues, but being Americans is not one of them. In the 45 years or so of untrammeled illegal mass immigration into the US, Mexicans have not assimilated. They have grown in separatist and racialist identity (the official slogan of La Raza - 'For Those Inside the Race, everything, for those outside the race, nothing') and have remained in poverty.

COSTING US BILLIONS

22 posted on 04/05/2011 4:42:42 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: La Lydia
Food assistance and Medicaid are the programs most commonly used by illegal immigrants, mainly on behalf of their American-born children who get automatic citizenship. On the other hand, legal immigrant households take advantage of every available welfare program, according to the study, which attributes it to low education level and resulting low income. The highest rate of welfare recipients come from the Dominican Republic (82 %), Mexico and Guatemala (75%) and Ecuador (70%), according to the report, which says welfare use tends to be high for both new arrivals and established residents.

Looks like the problem is not so much whether the immigrants are legal or not but rather whether they are from third world or European/advanced Asian nations or not. Can't we just draw the logical conclusion that we don't need any more immigrants from Africa, the Middle East, or South of the Border? It seems obvious that immigrants from those regions are a net negative. I guess that's not politically correct, but we need to return to being factually correct while there's still time for America.
23 posted on 04/05/2011 4:46:12 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: dila813
Ahem. As a Latina, who first posted this article, I take exception to your characterization of an entire group of people. Latinos aren't the only people who get into competitive discussions regarding how much free stuff they get, etc. I seriously doubt you have a clue what they are talking about because I am confident you are monolingual. And you obviously know nothing about what you think is "Latino" culture. Some people are like that; some aren't. Some nationalities are more like that, ie Dominicans, Mexicans, et al, and some aren't, ie Cubans; some are in the middle. There is also a class issue at play here. Wer are talking about badly educated peasants. And we haven't even scratched the surface of African and Middle Eastern immigrants who are feeding at the trough we so generously provide.

Immigrants, illegal immigrants, are parasites that will take WHATEVER OUR GOVERNMENT IS WILLING TO TAKE AWAY FROM US AND GIVE TO THEM. The problem isn't that they'll accept the welfare and other benefits -- the problem is that our government is providing them with the handouts. (You can't reasonably expect peasants to turn down free stuff) The problem is that our government is allowing them to remain on American soil in violation of our laws. The problem is that our government isn't enforcing our employment laws. The problem is the government that we elect.

24 posted on 04/05/2011 4:54:56 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Trod Upon

Yes, your logical conclusion is correct. This is all a result of the 1965 immigration bill (thanks Splash Kennedy) which opened the doors of our country to the dregs of the Third World and did nothing to enforce the laws requiring that people immigrate here legally. Big picture: for the past 40 year or so, our immigration policies and enforcement have been for the benefit for everyone in the world with the exception of the American people. Immigration does not serve our interests, or make us stronger. We are importing ignorance and poverty, and calling it “diversity.” We need the change the entire system, and only allow people to immigrate here who have something to contribute. This is the government’s doing, and we need to elect a government that will change it.


25 posted on 04/05/2011 5:02:46 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

The obvious answer (as we all know) is to do away with the incentives. An excellent start would be to stop granting automatic citizenship to children of people who are here illegally. Sadly our lawmakers aren’t going to go there because they don’t want to lose the Hispanic voting bloc. I’m in Texas and have learned that many legal Hispanics are as outraged over illegal immigration as I am. We Texans are watching helplessly as they take over our state and slowly turn it into the hell hole they came from. Give it another twenty years and Spanish will be the prevalent language here.


26 posted on 04/05/2011 5:07:27 PM PDT by McLynnan
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To: McLynnan

Phil Gramm, Kay Bailey Hutchison, John Cornyn, Republicans all, and a whole host of current and former members of the Texas delegation in the House of Representatives are responsible for this. Those still in office should be sent packing. We need fewer of them and more who think like Jim DeMint.


27 posted on 04/05/2011 5:12:55 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: McLynnan

This is no surprise.

I worked at a local health dept during nursing school in N. Virginia. At least 99% of the people I saw there obtaining free health care, WIC, Medicaid, housing, and food stamps were hispanic looking and of course, illegal. Many were from other countries as well. They’d sit there, w/ their huge bellies, carting out brand new unopened car seats that they’d all get for free.

I remember seeing maybe one or two African-Americans and perhaps one elderly person all summer. I saw one white girl, in her early 20’s, and even she was sitting there in disbelief. She told us that she was being denied housing assistance, while all around her, the “Latinos” were getting it.

What I saw ALL DAY LONG were illegals coming in for pregnancy tests. Once they got their little positive purple card, they were escorted over to the Medicaid “window” where they were signed up for benefits and health care.

I’m telling you — IF AMERICANS TRULY KNEW what was going on w/ this ...they’d be steamrolling these parasites OUT and boycotting the American employers who are hiring their gardener boyfriends to do all the jobs around here.

These stats need to be hammered on, day in and day OUT. People really need to understand the scope of this problem..you cut this aid, and bring our troops home, and there would be NO NEED for any of this phony baloney Ryan budget plans, or any other budget plans.

SEND THE DAMN ILLEGALS HOME. BRING BACK OUR TROOPS. PUT THEM ON THE GD BORDER. DONE!!!!


28 posted on 04/05/2011 5:19:54 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: FlingWingFlyer

You don’t need an anchor baby to draw welfare. I think the documentation you have to produce is that that shows you reside here - an electric bill, a rent receipt, that kind of thing.


29 posted on 04/05/2011 5:20:26 PM PDT by SuzyQue (Remember to think.)
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To: Walts Ice Pick

nearly all of our seniors, there aren’t many of us left who aren’t on welfare now.
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
I certainly hope you are NOT including seniors on SS in that group.
Sorry, but I paid into the system since 1953, ‘double’ since 1995 (self employed) and I feel that I have earned the little bit of change I get each month.
A few years back Clinton made the statement that ‘we’ shouldn’t be complaining about welfare because military retirees, SS recipients and people on welfare have one thing in common “They are receiving a Government Check”, so in his depends what ‘is is’ attitude, he sees no difference.


30 posted on 04/05/2011 5:20:41 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98) "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits")
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To: La Lydia

Next, some of the xenophobes on this thread will be claiming that illegal aliens don’t ‘pay’ their federal income taxes:

http://washingtonexaminer.com/op-eds/2009/04/illegal-immigrants-cashing-federal-tax-credits-study-shows


31 posted on 04/05/2011 5:22:53 PM PDT by Will88
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To: La Lydia

There is no way this is true ... we have been told for years this does not happen.


32 posted on 04/05/2011 5:24:24 PM PDT by zeaal
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To: LibsRJerks; La Lydia

We as a people need to be louder, right?

I work in a hospital so nothing surprises me. I walk past the ER waiting room several times a day and they are all lined up for their “free” medical care. They even bring meals to eat while they pass the time and the patient often has a huge extended family with them. They know their rights and get irritated when an interpreter isn’t instantly available. If they have to be admitted the Mexican consulate literally thumbs their noses at our case management people who attempt to have them transferred to a Mexican hospital. We hemorrhage money taking care of these people and there isn’t a darned thing we can do about it. I think I’m most offended by their unearned sense of entitlement.


33 posted on 04/05/2011 5:29:26 PM PDT by McLynnan
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To: McLynnan

I have lived for extended periods of time in Mexico. The Mexican government teaches them, from an early age, that they are entitled. Trouble is, the Mexican government doesn’t have the resources to deliver. But they come here, to a wealthy, First World country, and they expect us provide them with what they think they’re entitled to — and we do. Also, they don’t have the same concept of “earned” and “unearned” that we do.


34 posted on 04/05/2011 5:39:39 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia; HiJinx

What a well written and thought out post, LL!

Thank you for this (and all) pings, Jinxy!


35 posted on 04/05/2011 6:04:00 PM PDT by yorkie (Our POTUS makes me think the person I detested the MOST -- would have been better! (Hillary))
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To: FlingWingFlyer
All it takes is one little anchor baby and you’re in the system.

At Dallas Parkland Hospital in Texas, it's home to 1000 new illegal alien anchor babies every single month...

At just one Texas hospital.

36 posted on 04/05/2011 6:14:05 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Yep, we are paying for cheap labor is more ways than you can imagine.

Profits, regardless of consequences will eventually leave America dead on the floor.

37 posted on 04/05/2011 6:16:18 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

We’ve got a couple of “hospitals” in southern Arizona that actually have a tour package for pregnant women from Central and South America. For a price, they arrange everything for your wonderful vacation at a “hosptial” in southern Arizona at your due date. Instead of going home with an empty Tiki mug and a couple of those little umbrellas, you end your fabulous vacation with a genuine, certified U.S. anchor baby with its own U.S. Birth Certificate. That’s something that even the current President of the United States can’t get.


38 posted on 04/05/2011 6:25:45 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (How's that Keynesian economics working out for ya so far?)
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To: La Lydia
La Lydia...might want to see this video at You Tube. This troll's parents might be the reason he IS a troll. Sometimes, eloquent arguments can make people doubt obvious conclusions. However some of us have seen first hand the rape of our society and economy by overwhelming numbers of illegal aliens, leaving the rest of Hispanics as small weeds growing at the base of the forest trees.

Click here for Internet Bridge Troll video. It's awesome.

39 posted on 04/05/2011 7:02:47 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: La Lydia

What you say is interesting. My experience south of the border consists of a few trips to tourist resorts and the occasional shopping trip to Juarez back when it was a safe thing to do. Since the Mexican government doesn’t deliver any entitlements why do they think they should receive any? Many of the illegals around here feel entitled to be here because they believe in Reconquista.


40 posted on 04/05/2011 7:04:54 PM PDT by McLynnan
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To: La Lydia
do I really have to say it???

41 posted on 04/05/2011 7:06:59 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: La Lydia
WE ARE IMPORTING IGNORANCE AND POVERTY, AND CALLING IT "DIVERSITY.”

This needed to be bold, underlined and in all caps.

42 posted on 04/05/2011 7:15:31 PM PDT by Gena Bukin
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To: La Lydia

Bump


43 posted on 04/05/2011 7:17:33 PM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: McLynnan

The Mexican government, since the Cardenas administration in the 1930s that nationalized the oil industry there, has preached and taught socialism. It is taught in the schools, it is written on the sides of buildings, it is promulgated by the unions— all under the auspices of the ruling PRI (party), which promised much but only rarely delivered. This didn’t even begin to change until Vicente Fox, (PAN) was elected in 2000, and even he had a hard time reversing direction. The Reconquista stuff they learn after they come here. That is an idea we exported to Mexico. It never occurred to them until the militant Hispanics in the border states, eager to seize power from the Anglo culture, started talking it up in the 70s. And it isn’t a universally popular idea, because, after all, the Mexicans left Mexico to come here and get away from their government. Why would they want it reinstated?


44 posted on 04/05/2011 7:39:22 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Yes you nailed it, people that hire illegals save money, but it costs the rest of us dearly. Not only does it cost us jobs and tons of money, it also costs lives.


45 posted on 04/05/2011 8:10:37 PM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: La Lydia

Well, I have to tell you, that there is a culture out there that doesn’t think of it as feeding at the trough, it wasn’t met as a dig against Latinos. Some simple don’t know where the free stuff comes from, just that it is.

Yes, other groups and other cultures have similar sports competing to see who can be the ultimate saver/free loader. Usually in the family though.

Hence, John Stossel’s show on Freeloader America.

I have to tell you, that Latinos are the only ones that openly brag to their neighbors and fellow church goers that I know of. Most people keep it private. If you ever wanted to know or compare notes, just go to a church with lots of Latino immigrants and they will educate you.

I think the only thing exceptional about Latinos, they do it openly with no regret.


46 posted on 04/05/2011 8:15:26 PM PDT by dila813
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To: La Lydia
Not exactly a surprise, but here are the numbers. Taxpayers are subsidizing other people's cheap labor. Here is a link to the CIS report. http://cis.org/immigrant-welfare-use-2011

You are correct. The carpet mills here in Dalton, Georgia, offered medical insurance to their employees. The illegals would turn it down because, "it free" at the Health Department, "why I pay". It's like I told Rep. Charlie Norwood (rest his soul) at a meeting on the cost of medical care for illegals. If you add their children, who should not be here, the cost to Americans is astronomical. Also, add the anchor babies to list of illegals committing crimes. See how that cost jumps.

47 posted on 04/05/2011 9:09:49 PM PDT by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
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To: dila813
Taking advantage of a program to save you $10,000, when you pay far more than that in taxes is not free loading. It is using common sense.
How dare you compare hardworking Americans, who try to retrieve a pitance of what they are forced to spend on the government through taxes regulations and forceable hires like affirmative action and diversity consultants... to criminal invaders who demand to live here on our dime and threaten to become out Goths.
48 posted on 04/05/2011 11:03:07 PM PDT by rmlew (No Blood for Sarkozy's re-election and Union for the Mediterranean)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

They also take a lot of goods and cash from private charities such as food banks and church ministries. To make things worse, increasing numbers of Hispanic teens are having illegitimate babies. No wonder Americans are having fewer children - they are paying to support someone else’s kids.


49 posted on 04/05/2011 11:12:46 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX
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To: rmlew

Huh?

Totally lost me.

We were talking about people having a competition on how much they could extract from the system. Charities, Government, Under the Table Employment....etc...

Never said they didn’t work hard, just that they think it is a game to save and extract the most they can. When it comes to saving and making money on top of what they make via legit avenues, they schooled me.

Things like, did you know if you call the utility company and say you are having trouble paying for the wind mill energy mandated by the state that they will reduce your bill to a fraction of your usage? Did you know that you could take that remaining bill down to the Salvation Army and they will pay the balance for you as long as it is used for primary heat?

My local Latinos know, and they would be proud to show you how to do it too.

Not only that, they know 10000 other ways to really squeeze the system.

I take notes, never know, we may all be forced into living this way if we change into a Euro-style socialist economy. Of course, the charities are likely to collapse.

Right now, it seems to be a sport that they keep score with.


50 posted on 04/06/2011 12:02:10 AM PDT by dila813
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