okboston wrote:Okay, I have a little time, so I'm going to take this one on.
First, I am for deportation of all illegal aliens and sealing the border while implementing common sense immigration reform.
okboston wrote:So am I. It sounds great on paper, doesn't it?
<quoted text>Now, the argument is it would take a great deal of money while simultaneously further disrupting the economy to round up and deport all of the illegals in country.
okboston wrote:Very true. Great examples follow, as well.
<quoted text>Think of all the increased housing on the market as it empties out further depressing housing prices.
okboston wrote:Maybe this would allow people that don't make hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, to ACTUALLY be able to afford a decent home. By 'actually', I mean that if housing costs drop, the average working person wouldn't have to take out a loan that would be ridiculously out of their capability to shoulder. I'm sure there are a dozen reasons why this is a fallacy on my part, but I'm not an economist - just a poor working stiff.
<quoted text>Other criminals that get away while LEO's change to focus on illegals.
okboston wrote:Since the law is still the law, LEO's SHOULD be focusing more on foreign nationals, here illegally, than is the current situation.(IMO) More cops = more jobs. Finances need to be shifted in this direction, if illegal aliens are to be a priority. They certainly aren't a top priority for the Feds.
<quoted text>Businesses that rely on illegals for labor.
okboston wrote:I know a couple of people who rely on illegal substances for their income. They're wrong too.
<quoted text>The morale of those who are not here illegally, as they go through endless checks, as we weed out the illegals.
okboston wrote:The thing is, though, if they want to be citizens of this country, it's a necessary evil they'll have to deal with . Yes, it's a pain in the butt, and no one likes to be hassled. But the illegal alien problem should frustrate and anger those attempting citizenship as much or more than it does to people born here. Their continued incursion is a slap in the face to those who have to go through such an arduous process. IMO, again.
<quoted text>Finally, are you willing to pay the extra tax dollars to support what is necessary?
TREMENDOUS post, Shovel :)Ah, yes. The money again. If my extra dollars are going to be more effective than what is being spent on enforcement of the current policy, then (at least in theory) yes.