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What if we threw out all the illegal immigrants? - MSN Money

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This is one in an occasional series on financial what-ifs. At least 12 million illegal immigrants live in the U.S. Most pick crops, wash dishes, build houses, cut lawns and do other jobs for between $6 and $15 ...

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Leo

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#1 Jul 9, 2008
Duh...Americans and LEGAL immigrants would do the work just like we did 20 years ago before this invasion. We have MILLIONS of people that would love to come to the USA and work those jobs...LEGALLY. We can always up the number of immigrants to enter as needed and wanted. Just like INVITED house guests...they would be welcome to come in the FRONT DOOR...not sneak in like a snake.

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“GO DUCKS!”

Since: Aug 07

Portland, Oregon

#2 Jul 9, 2008
The illegal immigrants who should be thrown out are the parents of children who have committed violent crime, drug dealing and or gangs.

The rest should be allowed to apply for citizenship after paying a non-refundable application fee, passing a background check and completing an English test.

If they can show they contribute in a good way they should be allowed to stay.

“Evolve”

Since: Dec 07

GJ, CO

#4 Jul 9, 2008
I'd like to offer Mexico that the US will take five good, law-abiding and hard-working people for every one of our home-grown losers on welfare.

I like the idea of kicking out the entire families of immigrants, legal or not who have criminal members. Denmark, who has had a horrendous crime wave caused by Muslim immigrants have considered kicking out the families of these felons.

The practice of treating legal, let alone illegal immigrants to a buffet of tax-funded public assistance as soon as they arrive is so stupid it defies description. If there is not paid work available that is attracting immigrants...why the hell are they here?
Answer: To keep wages down for the benefit of big business at the taxpayer's expense. Don't believe it when conservatives tell you they are going to control legal/illegal immigration. The wealthy benefit most from keeping wages low, and they pay the smallest proportion of their income in taxes compared to the middle class.
This is another example why the liberal support for immigration is so illogical as well. The traditional alliance of the working poor with liberal politics makes no sense, since immigration, both legal and illegal depresses wages.
We, the taxpayers, are allowing huge communities of un/underemployed people to exist on assistance combined with extremely low-wage jobs. There are jobs that are going unfilled because people do not live where they are, and they don't pay as much as assistance plus medicaid, especially when you factor in childcare and transportation.
A living wage, affordable childcare/medical care and making it far less attractive to be on assistance would go a long way toward making jobs filled by home-grown workers.
Relocating people to where jobs are, paying and supporting them adequately and making assistance less of an option would make illegal and immigrant workers unnecessary.

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“Natural laws have no pity”

Since: May 07

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#5 Jul 9, 2008
This article is a load of horseshit.
b4its2late

Phillipsburg, NJ

#6 Jul 9, 2008
What if we threw out all the illegal immigrants?....Only one way to find out :)
woo fung poo

Granite Bay, CA

#7 Jul 9, 2008
What if my aunt had a package ? She'd be my uncle !
Bowman

Lompoc, CA

#9 Jul 9, 2008
philtheduck wrote:
If they can show they contribute in a good way they should be allowed to stay.
Since illegals have an average of five children, the only way they could make a positive contribution is if they earned over $100,000 a year. Any illegal who makes that much money and has been here over 5 years can get an investor green card anyway, so there is no need for any type of amnesty.
Bowman

Lompoc, CA

#10 Jul 9, 2008
REX84 wrote:
turn them into bio-fuel for our suv's
Hmmmm, kind of like Soylent Green?

“Reduce immigration levels”

Since: Dec 06

Kings Mountain, NC

#12 Jul 10, 2008
Agent of Chaos wrote:
This article is a load of horseshit.
You got that right!!

“NOT RUSSIAN”

Since: May 08

and not from Russia

#13 Jul 10, 2008
Jack Corsaut wrote:
If we throw them all out Western Culture will implode and our whole way of life will disappear. The economy will collapse and all of us will shrink in height by 6 inches at least. Floods, earthquakes, famine, pimples - ALL of it. We will be doomed!
We will be doomed!
We will be doomed!
I'm really really afraid (really).
You forgot 'Dogs and cats living together.'
Thanks

Fort Myers, FL

#14 Jul 10, 2008
Agent of Chaos wrote:
This article is a load of horseshit.
You are absolutely correct in that assessment.
And in the polls quoted:
Where were they taken?
Who was asked?
What were the corresponding percentages of anti-illegals vs
pro-ILLEGAL ALIENS that were polled?

“Evolve”

Since: Dec 07

GJ, CO

#15 Jul 10, 2008
Jack Corsaut wrote:
If we throw them all out Western Culture will implode and our whole way of life will disappear. The economy will collapse and all of us will shrink in height by 6 inches at least. Floods, earthquakes, famine, pimples - ALL of it. We will be doomed!
We will be doomed!
We will be doomed!
I'm really really afraid (really).
N00OOooooooo....ANYTHING BUT, b-b-but...PIMPLES!!!
Bowman

Lompoc, CA

#16 Jul 10, 2008
REX84 wrote:
<quoted text>
that was a good film.
with all the illegals here it could be
a good business.
but i think we would have to change the
name to soylent brown and greasy.
I am getting sick. But of course the Aztecs did eat each other, I am sure they would go for it. Isn't that right Mexica Moron.

“Go Joe Go!”

Since: Jun 08

U S of A

#18 Jul 10, 2008
Jack Corsaut wrote:
If we throw them all out Western Culture will implode and our whole way of life will disappear. The economy will collapse and all of us will shrink in height by 6 inches at least. Floods, earthquakes, famine, pimples - ALL of it. We will be doomed!
We will be doomed!
We will be doomed!
I'm really really afraid (really).
Sounds fun to me. An amusement park kind of thing. It would prefer that than to keep on the way we are.
Lola

Southwest Brevard Cnty, FL

#21 Jul 11, 2008
Illegals are not immigrants. Lumping immigrants and illegals together is unfair to those who follow the rules.

Illegals depress wages. The only reason they have been allowed to come is to circumvent labor laws and to further the purposes of big government. This is against the interests of the working American taxpayer.

We should do the same as Mexico. Their laws make sense. What is wrong with our politicians?

If you migrate to their county, you must speak the national language.

There are no special bilingual programs in schools, and no bilingual voting.

All government business must be done in the common national language.

Foreigners do NOT have a right to vote, no matter how long they live there.

Foreigners shall NEVER be permitted to hold any political office.

Foreigners cannot be a burden to the taxpayers. No welfare, no food stamps, no health care, nor other government assistance programs.

Foreigners may invest in the country, but it must be an amount equal to 40,000 times the daily minimum wage.

If foreigners do come and want to buy land, it will be permitted, BUT options will be restricted. You cannot own waterfront property. That is reserved for natural citizens born in their country.

Foreigners may -NOT- protest: NO demonstrations, NO waving of foreign flags, NO political organizing, no badmouthing of its national policies. If you do, you will be sent back to your home country.

If you come to their country illegally, you will be hunted down and sent to jail.

Sound harsh? Insensitive? Inhumane?

Those are the immigration laws of MEXICO!

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Save the Vegetables

Sacramento, CA

#22 Jul 11, 2008
This seems a fairly even handed article, quoting both liberal and conservative economic sources.

For th people that claaim B.S., do you have any specific disagreements with the article or are you all still in extremist mode, not being to hear ANYTHING that may be a negative about immigration enforcement?

I know some of you are fairly, so your reaction are surprising me a little.
Bowman

Lompoc, CA

#23 Jul 11, 2008
Save the Vegetables wrote:
This seems a fairly even handed article, quoting both liberal and conservative economic sources.
Sure, you have the liberal self hating pro-illegals and the greedy neo-slaver conservative pro-illegals.
truth really hurts

Bowersville, GA

#25 Jul 11, 2008
Here's the wonderful tidbit in the article that explains why the lazy, uneducated Americans are so hell bent on deporting illegal alien workers. The only problem is that they might have to move their fat azzes off the couch and relocate to another part of the country.

"The winners, for a change, would be the low-skilled unemployed, living just about anywhere -- if they were willing to move."
Bowman

Lompoc, CA

#26 Jul 11, 2008
truth really hurts wrote:
"The winners, for a change, would be the low-skilled unemployed, living just about anywhere -- if they were willing to move."
Hang around I-10 or I-15 where they leave California, you will see these people moving out of CA by the hundreds every day. If the illegals left heck yes they would move back in, assuming they were paid a living wage.

“Reduce immigration levels”

Since: Dec 06

Kings Mountain, NC

#27 Jul 12, 2008
Another wonderful letter from Norman, OK
http://www.congress.org/congressorg/bio/userl...

Arm yourself with information
http://www.numbersusa.com/content/content/6/3...

Food for thought:
THE NINETEENTH CENTURY: DISEMPOWERING GOD
http://www.newswithviews.com/Stang/alan56.htm
THE ENVIROS AND GREENS WANT CONTROL NOT A HEALTHIER PLANET
http://www.newswithviews.com/Roth/laurie121.h...

Ron Pauls Revolutionary March is today. Do you think MSM will cover it?
http://www.connietalk.com/the_ron_paul_march_...

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