Anchor Babies Weigh Down Economy

Anchor Babies Weigh Down Economy

There are 2656 comments on the www2.hernandotoday.com story from Dec 14, 2008, titled Anchor Babies Weigh Down Economy. In it, www2.hernandotoday.com reports that:

Who are these hundreds of thousands of new citizens? They are newborns, children of illegal aliens born in the United States - birthright citizens, "anchor babies" - not illegal aliens.

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“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Level 8

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#1755 May 5, 2009
Rep. Pelosi criticizes border fence


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi


EDINBURG, Texas (AP)— House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called a plan to build fencing along parts of the Mexico border a "terrible idea" that overlooks local communities.

Pelosi made the comments during her trip to the Rio Grande Valley for the annual Hispanic Engineering, Science & Technology Week conference at the University of Texas-Pan American.

"I have been against the fence, I thought it's a bad idea even when it was just a matter of discussion," said Pelosi, D-Calif. "These are communities where you have a border going through them, they are not communities where you have a fence splitting them."

Last year, President Bush signed the Secure Fence Act requiring the construction of fencing along the 2,000-mile border. The plans call for about 370 miles of fence and 200 miles of vehicle barriers, including concrete barriers, by the end of 2008.

Pelosi also touted legislation known as the DREAM Act that would make it easier for some illegal immigrants to receive higher education benefits. She spoke at a conference that drew more than 5,000 students for activities designed to inspire careers in science and technology.

The DREAM Act would eliminate a federal provision that discourages states from providing illegal immigrants with lower in-state tuition rates. It also would allow permanent residency for illegal immigrants who entered the country as children and have been admitted to an institution of higher education.

"It just isn't fair," Pelosi said. "Those young people who came to America one way or another ... their opportunities are curtailed because of the situation. And it's not only harmful to them — it's harmful to the country."

“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Level 8

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#1756 May 5, 2009
kidritalin wrote:
<quoted text>Fed, so, what is your take on why California in paticular, continues to allow the state to become saturated with mexicans?? It's obvious they are crippling Californias economy. Why does everyone hire them and why dont more citizens call ICE on employers? thanks
Deficit :

While Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has called for increases in the sales
tax and cuts in services to reduce the budget deficit of $11.2 billion, a
population group has noted that the shortfall is about the same as the costs
of illegal immigration to the state.
Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) says that a 2004 study
indicated that California's illegal alien population imposed a net cost of
$9 billion per year on the state's taxpayers just for education, medical
care and incarceration. "After adjusting the figure for current costs and
increases in the number of illegal aliens, it would exceed the state's
projected deficit," according to Diana Hull, the organization's president,
"and this is a very conservative estimate."
Other states are taking steps to reduce illegal immigration and the burdens
it imposes. Arizona, for instance, passed legislation requiring that
employers use the E-verify system to check the work eligibility of
employees. "Unfortunately, California is going the other direction, and
taxpayers get stuck with the bill," said Hull.
The costs of illegal immigration to California are likely much higher. A
2007 study by Philip J. Romero, formerly a research economist at RAND, top
economic adviser to Governor Pete Wilson and later Dean of the University of
Oregon School of Business, estimated that illegal aliens in California
receive somewhere between $10 and $38 billion more in state services than
they pay in state taxes.
Schwarzenegger has responded to the budget crisis by ordering a special
session of the state legislature to increase the sales tax by 1.5 percent,
increase other taxes, and cut funds for education.
"California needs a special session of the legislature to deal with the
problem of illegal immigration, beginning right now. If we don't stop
illegal immigration, the costs will continue to escalate, deficits will
continue to get larger and the tax burden will finally become unbearable,
causing residents and businesses to relocate," Hull said.

http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/Califor... {F27711D3-5E6B-4F20-AE75-23279 4B069A1}

“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Level 8

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#1757 May 6, 2009
Illegal Immigrants Get Govt. ID

Thousands of illegal immigrants have obtained official government identification cards in the last few months thanks to a costly program operated by a California sanctuary city that for years has protected even the most violent of felons from deportation.

Launched in January, San Francisco’s identification card program has so far issued 2,135 municipal ID cards—mostly to illegal immigrants—and officials say the city is booked solid for months with residents who have made appointments to obtain the coveted cards.

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance in late 2007 authorizing the SF City ID Card beginning this year so that illegal immigrants could enjoy public services and integrate into the community. Although California is suffering from its worst financial crisis in history, the city is spending nearly $1 million to give its illegal aliens official photo identification cards so they can access taxpayer-financed government services.

A few years ago New Haven Connecticut began offering similar IDs so that illegal immigrants could enjoy public services and integrate into the community. So far New Haven, which has an estimated 15,000 illegal immigrants, has issued nearly 5,000 cards. San Francisco is the only major U.S. city to offer the perk, however.

The notoriously liberal “City by the Bay” has long provided illegal immigrants sanctuary, allowing violent criminals to remain in its jurisdiction rather than be deported. The policy was heavily scrutinized last year after a pair of incidents involving previously convicted illegal immigrant felons received national attention.

In the first a Salvadoran gang member, previously convicted of two felonies, brutally murdered a father and his two sons in San Francisco. Besides serving jail time and numerous law enforcement encounters, the violent illegal alien was never reported to federal immigration authorities for deportation.

Weeks later a different illegal immigrant gang banger, also protected from deportation after several felony convictions, got arrested for violently stabbing a man. Authorities called it an “especially vicious” crime because the victim was “gutted” like a “pig.”

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2009/may/th ...

kidritalin

“Conformity Sucks”

Level 3

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#1758 May 6, 2009
Cricket 23 wrote:
<quoted text>
Deficit :
While Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has called for increases in the sales
tax and cuts in services to reduce the budget deficit of $11.2 billion, a
population group has noted that the shortfall is about the same as the costs
of illegal immigration to the state.
Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) says that a 2004 study
indicated that California's illegal alien population imposed a net cost of
$9 billion per year on the state's taxpayers just for education, medical
care and incarceration. "After adjusting the figure for current costs and
increases in the number of illegal aliens, it would exceed the state's
projected deficit," according to Diana Hull, the organization's president,
"and this is a very conservative estimate."
Other states are taking steps to reduce illegal immigration and the burdens
it imposes. Arizona, for instance, passed legislation requiring that
employers use the E-verify system to check the work eligibility of
employees. "Unfortunately, California is going the other direction, and
taxpayers get stuck with the bill," said Hull.
The costs of illegal immigration to California are likely much higher. A
2007 study by Philip J. Romero, formerly a research economist at RAND, top
economic adviser to Governor Pete Wilson and later Dean of the University of
Oregon School of Business, estimated that illegal aliens in California
receive somewhere between $10 and $38 billion more in state services than
they pay in state taxes.
Schwarzenegger has responded to the budget crisis by ordering a special
session of the state legislature to increase the sales tax by 1.5 percent,
increase other taxes, and cut funds for education.
"California needs a special session of the legislature to deal with the
problem of illegal immigration, beginning right now. If we don't stop
illegal immigration, the costs will continue to escalate, deficits will
continue to get larger and the tax burden will finally become unbearable,
causing residents and businesses to relocate," Hull said.
http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/Califor... {F27711D3-5E6B-4F20-AE75-23279 4B069A1}
California. as beautiful as it it , is one messed up state. Sounds like Schwarzenegger may become B. Hussain Obamas running mate in 2012. Very similar destructive ajendas.

“SUPPORTING FREE SPEECH”

Since: Jul 08

Oxnard, CA

#1759 May 6, 2009
Do you really think the parents who are illegal will raise the child as an American?

Do you think they will teach them English or Spanish?

I believe this is a loophole that the current government encourages illegals to use making their argument "You can't deport a citizen" seem reasonable.

“Green card?”

Level 4

Since: Jan 08

Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico

#1760 May 6, 2009
OmarsWay wrote:
Do you really think the parents who are illegal will raise the child as an American?
Do you think they will teach them English or Spanish?
I believe this is a loophole that the current government encourages illegals to use making their argument "You can't deport a citizen" seem reasonable.
Deport the parents, if they love their kids, they will take them home, if not adoption is an option.
Signa Fi

Long Beach, CA

#1761 May 6, 2009
Rogerg wrote:
<quoted text>
Deport the parents, if they love their kids, they will take them home, if not adoption is an option.
I think you got that backwards. I love my kids, I don't want them to visit mexico, let alone live there. And I think any parent would feel the same way.
Fed Up in Kalifornia

San Luis Obispo, CA

#1762 May 6, 2009
Signa Fi wrote:
<quoted text>
I think you got that backwards. I love my kids, I don't want them to visit mexico, let alone live there. And I think any parent would feel the same way.
So you're an illegal?

“Assimilate & Speak English!”

Level 6

Since: Jan 07

Lansing, IL - now: Pomp Bch FL

#1764 May 6, 2009
Signa Fi wrote:
<quoted text>
I think you got that backwards. I love my kids, I don't want them to visit mexico, let alone live there. And I think any parent would feel the same way.
How could he have that backwards? If an illegal is deported and has minor children here, the illegal *should* take them back to their mother country, as parents are responsible for their minor children. However, if the parent no longer has a use for the child or is one of those selfish parents, they could always give them up for adoption in this country. This scenario is regarding anchor spawn only. The ones brought with need to go back the same.

If an illegal does not want this scenario to come up, said illegal needs to make sure they do not have any anchor spawn here.

“Green card?”

Level 4

Since: Jan 08

Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico

#1765 May 6, 2009
Signa Fi wrote:
<quoted text>
I think you got that backwards. I love my kids, I don't want them to visit mexico, let alone live there. And I think any parent would feel the same way.
Whats wrong with Mexico?

“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Level 8

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#1766 May 7, 2009
Rogerg wrote:
<quoted text>
Whats wrong with Mexico?
What's right with Mexico?

“Assimilate & Speak English!”

Level 6

Since: Jan 07

Lansing, IL - now: Pomp Bch FL

#1767 May 7, 2009
Cricket 23 wrote:
<quoted text>
What's right with Mexico?
Rogerg and the other people like him who are so obviously in the minority over there. If there were more like him, that country would have a chance. Some of it does seem very beautiful. Definite potential.

joeblue

Since: Jul 08

Los Angeles, CA

#1768 May 7, 2009
Rebel wrote:
<quoted text>
Rogerg and the other people like him who are so obviously in the minority over there. If there were more like him, that country would have a chance. Some of it does seem very beautiful. Definite potential.
Most of it is beautiful, The ugly few border states gives it a bad name! Rebel did you hear Chrysler might move a plant to Mexico tell me, I thought Mexico was a thirld world dump?

“Green card?”

Level 4

Since: Jan 08

Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico

#1769 May 7, 2009
I asked first. Should be a lively discussion.

“Green card?”

Level 4

Since: Jan 08

Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico

#1770 May 7, 2009
Joe is right, other then the border states it is beautiful. That's why no one wanted to live there until the state side was established. It continues to be the reason too.

“Assimilate & Speak English!”

Level 6

Since: Jan 07

Lansing, IL - now: Pomp Bch FL

#1771 May 7, 2009
joeblue wrote:
<quoted text>Most of it is beautiful, The ugly few border states gives it a bad name! Rebel did you hear Chrysler might move a plant to Mexico tell me, I thought Mexico was a thirld world dump?
Well, there should be no reason for these people to be coming here, then.

Either they are having babies they cannot afford and must take personal responsibility in their own countries, or they must admit they *are* having babies they cannot afford, and proceed to fix the problem, IN THEIR OWN COUNTRIES, and stop having babies they cannot afford.

“Green card?”

Level 4

Since: Jan 08

Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico

#1772 May 7, 2009
Rebel wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, there should be no reason for these people to be coming here, then.
Either they are having babies they cannot afford and must take personal responsibility in their own countries, or they must admit they *are* having babies they cannot afford, and proceed to fix the problem, IN THEIR OWN COUNTRIES, and stop having babies they cannot afford.
Yesterday I talked to a guy that was planning to head up to the states. I asked him why and he said "Work", I said what work, the unemployment is twice as much up there, he said "It is?" Yes, don't you read the news, there are millions of unemployed up there.
He had no idea.

“Assimilate & Speak English!”

Level 6

Since: Jan 07

Lansing, IL - now: Pomp Bch FL

#1773 May 7, 2009
Rogerg wrote:
<quoted text>
Yesterday I talked to a guy that was planning to head up to the states. I asked him why and he said "Work", I said what work, the unemployment is twice as much up there, he said "It is?" Yes, don't you read the news, there are millions of unemployed up there.
He had no idea.
Unreal. Are newspapers that difficult to find there?

nd then there was that other article where the guy had heard how terrible conditions were, and the high unemployment rate, but decided to come anyway, and was then moaning about no work and no money. LOL!

“Green card?”

Level 4

Since: Jan 08

Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico

#1774 May 7, 2009
Rebel wrote:
<quoted text>
Unreal. Are newspapers that difficult to find there?
nd then there was that other article where the guy had heard how terrible conditions were, and the high unemployment rate, but decided to come anyway, and was then moaning about no work and no money. LOL!
The local paper here deals with local crime and the government, very little about the border wars or the USA and conditions there. Unless it's to criticize something or blame things on. The first artical here about the Mexican flu blamed it on the USA.

kidritalin

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Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#1775 May 7, 2009
Rogerg wrote:
<quoted text>
Deport the parents, if they love their kids, they will take them home, if not adoption is an option.
I agree.

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