4 ways immigration bill may be 'financial catastrophe' for states

Jul 18, 2013 Full story: The Star Press 14

The immigration overhaul passed by the U.S. Senate could put a big squeeze on the budgets of state and local governments.

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“Don't Even Bother”

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#1 Jul 18, 2013
Who would of thunk..... Just ask any Illinoisan/chicago-an what we pay now to accommodate Illegals ...and this bill has not even passed.

But than again, we are survivalist.... be will manage.

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#2 Jul 18, 2013
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#3 Jul 18, 2013
Let's call Mark Levin my fellow patriots. Give Mark your view /opinion on this (Massive cost) Illegal Immigration Reform.... 877.381.3811
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#4 Jul 18, 2013
what an understatement.
Buzz

Leominster, MA

#5 Jul 19, 2013
There are a LOT more ways this will cost states and other non federal entities besides the four (English classes, Health Care, Jails, and state tuition) mentioned. They didn't even give a figure for how bad this could get with just those four.

How about the cost for schools for the children of these illegals at $10K per year per kid with 4 kids being a good low number for their offspring so that is 13 years @ 4 x $10K per illegal. That comes to $560,000 or over half a million dollars costs to the taxpayer per illegal alien family.

How about the costs of the unemployed American who will NOT be getting his/her job back since it will be held by the cheap amnestied illegal? If it was a $30K year job, then 50% of that for two years is $30,000 that unemployment will pick up. Of course after the unemployment ends the cost will be paid in the lost dreams and hopes of the permanently unemployed American. Of course perhaps he can divorce and let the wife and kids get food stamps and the state will pay several thousand a year for that.

The Heritage foundation calculated this bill at 6 Trillion over a decade and I think that is right or perhaps even low.

The CBO only calculated a limited number of federal costs and ASSUMED that these folks would get jobs and pay taxes but not cost any Americans their jobs and losing those taxes which is an absurd assumption. The so called studies supporting this idiotic bill make the same assumption, i.e. more people means more employment whereas the truth in this Obama economy is more people means MORE unemployment as we are NOT creating enough jobs to cover current immigration and S.744 will vastly increase immigration.
chavez

El Monte, CA

#6 Jul 20, 2013
Organize the newly legalized workers, union jobs create union label produce. Its a good excuse to raise the price of produce a little bit,in turn higher profits,happy workers.& the public will be happy to pay a few more cents because they are helping the farmworkers. Its a win win. Invest in produce,its going to be nice profits, & good press
chavez

El Monte, CA

#7 Jul 20, 2013
Oh, & if u cant afford union label, go to wallmart, if u can afford a few more cents for justice in the feilds, shop smart. Safeway, vons,etc...

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#8 Jul 20, 2013
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#9 Jul 21, 2013
chavez wrote:
Organize the newly legalized workers, union jobs create union label produce. Its a good excuse to raise the price of produce a little bit,in turn higher profits,happy workers.& the public will be happy to pay a few more cents because they are helping the farmworkers. Its a win win. Invest in produce,its going to be nice profits, & good press
I've got a better idea.

punish the farm owners for hiring the illegals by taking away their farms. punish the illegals by taking away all their assets and deporting them in broken down buses with only their clothes on their back.

then, bring in farmworkers who got visas to work here. have them work the crops.

by doing this, we will encourage people to live by the laws.
spud

Bangor, PA

#10 Jul 21, 2013
Creating financial catastrophes is the SOP of the fiscally irresponsible Democratic party. They create an unaffordable situation then barrow money to pay for it. This is how they buy votes. There are also some in the Republican party, the neocons, who have the same giveaway philosophy but are too stupid to realize that the Democrats have 80% of the new votes locked up, no matter what they do. If the Republicans want to do something to improve their electability, they should get rid of their idiotic neocon leadership. McCain, Graham, Rubio, Flake, Hatch, Boehner, Cantor and Ryan would be a great place to start dumping neocon liabilities.
Buzz

Leominster, MA

#11 Jul 30, 2013
Asian Guy wrote:
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I've got a better idea.
punish the farm owners for hiring the illegals by taking away their farms. punish the illegals by taking away all their assets and deporting them in broken down buses with only their clothes on their back.
then, bring in farmworkers who got visas to work here. have them work the crops.
by doing this, we will encourage people to live by the laws.
Right on the money!
Buzz

Leominster, MA

#12 Aug 1, 2013
Obama wants to create a "Nation of Ward Heelers and Ward Heeled" at the expense of taxpayers. Excessive and Amnestied Immigration is how he and the political elites build a voter army of Ward Heeler Looters so they can STEAL America from its citizens and their posterity.

We are fools and cowards to let this happen!
Buzz

Leominster, MA

#13 Aug 1, 2013
What happened to Detroit was too few jobs to support all the people on the government dole and that is what will happen to the USA with this insane immigration bill.

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#14 Aug 2, 2013
Buzz wrote:
Obama wants to create a "Nation of Ward Heelers and Ward Heeled" at the expense of taxpayers. Excessive and Amnestied Immigration is how he and the political elites build a voter army of Ward Heeler Looters so they can STEAL America from its citizens and their posterity.
We are fools and cowards to let this happen!
did you know the idiots on capitol hill keep pushing the myth that we should allow our jobs and our factories to be outsourced because we cannot compete with other countries?

but the fact is.. it's OUR technology. we invented it. why should we give this technology to all these other countries so that they can compete with us?

fact is.. being it is our technology, we should control how much we sell it for, and to whom we sell it to.

that's commonsense.

get this. many of these other countries end up stealing this technology from us after we build our factories in their countries. and justify doing so by declaring that we are selfish.

and our government doesn't do a god damn thing about it. honest to god. the idiots on capitol hill care more for foreigners than they do for americans and america.

every single one of them should be punished with prison terms.

in the not too distant future, I see rampant assassinations happening. guess who will be the assassinated?

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