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Republican nonsense. You imply that many folks come here just to have anchor babies so they can then get welfare. You made this arbitrary assumption because you have no idea what the percentage is. It's a nice myth, but remains an arbitrary assumption. And what's arbitrarily affirmed is arbitrarily denied.
Second, of the 40% who enter legally and fail to return, about half are students and the other half are individuals who have specialized skills (i.e., in math and engineering) and receive substantial salaries. They're productive and pay taxes.
Third, the menial jobs illegals have are given to them by employers who like the cheap labor. It's disingenuous to believe that if all illegals left tomorrow, employers would increase the wages for these menial jobs. Rather, as any employer does, they'll just pass that cost onto the consumer. In which case, you complain yet again.
Fourth, nearly 70% of employed illegals pay taxes yet nearly all of the employers of these employed illegals deduct no taxes from the pay. As with number 3 above, it's the employer who's really getting a sweet deal with this cheap labor by exploiting both the illegals legal status and the US citizens' ignorance (for example, your own).
Fifth, as a die-hard capitalist, here's something that should resonate with you: there would be no supply of illegals if there was no demand for them.
If these illegal aliens get citizenship, this will put time limits on how long they can be on welfare per the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA). This will then wean off the millions of illegal aliens on welfare and limit them to a lifetime usage of welfare. That alone is going to lower the welfare doles of these illegal aliens currently on the dole due to their US born children and force them work.
So either these illegal alien mothers who become legal find a job or get stuck with no welfare after 48-60 months.
You see... some might say that by becoming citizens that they'll get welfare and increase the droves but that's anything but the truth. By legalizing them, they're now treated like all other legal residents & Citizens.... you get weaned off the dole and forced to work.