Report claims illegal immigrants have...

Report claims illegal immigrants have small impact on country's economy

There are 1028 comments on the www.sbsun.com story from Dec 2, 2009, titled Report claims illegal immigrants have small impact on country's economy. In it, www.sbsun.com reports that:

Illegal immigrants drive down wages of low-skilled American workers, but they aren't a drain on the overall economy, according to a report released Wednesday.

San Francisco Friday December 3rd sbun.com Reported in this article. The numbers of illegals working in the U.S. allegedly is five percent of the work force ..They have a effect on lower skilled jobs bringing down wages...

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Conservative

Fresno, CA

#24 Dec 3, 2009
Rico from East Los wrote:
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Come on. You really gonna blame illegal immigrants for the actions of a bunch of Wall Street tycoons who manipulated the markets into oblivion sinking the US into a National recession?
The article implies that illegal immigrants are 5% of the workforce and their effects are on lower skilled jobs. If one has to compete with an illegal immigrant then its time for them to educate into a career that is not a lower skilled job.
I feel not sorry for an American who had all the opportunity to educate themselves. With all the financial assistance, grants, and incentives that are out their it leaves little room for excuse. Today illegal immigrants are finding ways to educated themselves using American tax dollars and grants. Even when I went to college I received a Grant from General Electric Company for enrolling in a field that they needed workers in at the time.
I guess what I'm trying to say is that America really needs to smarten up.
Take care amigo!
Everybody does not want to wear a suit and tie and work 9-5 jobs.Some of us enjoy the manual labor,dirty jobs that these law breakers are taking away from us.I am a self employed janitorial service,me being the only employee.Drive past the banks at night and see the illegals working inside of them.They are stealing jobs that I would like to do and have.
Conservative

Fresno, CA

#25 Dec 3, 2009
yoda wrote:
all my life ive striven to be the head flipper at McDonalds work work work work work and what happens a non english speaking mexican swoops in and steals my job.... nooooooooooooooooo.
It's not striven,it's strove.
Dave in Crafton Hills

Chino Hills, CA

#26 Dec 3, 2009
Even if they're good for the economy, they don't belong here.
Out Numbered

Santa Cruz, CA

#27 Dec 3, 2009
Consider the source of this article and you'll see just another Mexican trying to condone illegal Mexican behavior; he's just another mouthpiece for the invasion. Sorry, I live in Watsonville, CA and I thoroughly disagree with his report! He would be considered a traitor to his Race if he told the truth. Good try Calderon, but no cigar.
Conservative

Fresno, CA

#28 Dec 3, 2009
California Sun wrote:
Obviously, this is a biased report. It defies common sense. One only has to look at the costs to taxpayers to diminish the support for its thesis.
At last.An educational post.And you are correct.The financial impact on taxpayers in regards to the illegals tat are incarcerated,using emergency rooms withour insurance and educating their anchor babies.Back to the incarcerated illegals.What point is it for our country to have sex offender registration when others countries sex offenders sneak into America?
MikeN

Chicago, IL

#29 Dec 3, 2009
"Jose Zapata Calderon, a professor of sociology and Chicano studies at Pitzer College in Claremont, said that legalizing undocumented immigrants would increase productivity and lead to higher wages and benefits for all workers"

So, according to this "professor", we should legalize 30 million illegal alien job stealers, which would entice millions more to come illegally,, in order to benefit American workers?

Oh wait, I'm sorry, this "professor" teaches sociology & "Chicano" studies, which really means he teaches reconquista & anti-American "brown power" ideology. Yeah, let's listen to him huh?

It's absolute insanity to allow millions upon millions of uneducated, needy third world peasants into a first world country/economy. The only ones who benefit from cheap slave labor are business interests & our treasonous political class who pander to them & their open borders handmaidens for votes

The ONLY people who are pro-illegal alien are those that benefit from said illegals. The American people & our country are the ones who suffer from the invasion
Just Some Guy

San Bernardino, CA

#30 Dec 3, 2009
Illigal immigration is a screen for wall street and corporate outsourcing. Dont get me wrong immigration is still a Huge problem but, not as bad as the media portrays it. If immigrant workers just learned english and embraced America instead of their own country, things would be a lot more easier on both sides.
Pam Rogers

Long Beach, CA

#31 Dec 3, 2009
The Report was released in San Francisco. Anything that stem from the pathetic sanctuary pit of illegal felon murders is bound to be pro Hate America and pro Illegal.

We aren't stupid enough to believe anything a San Fran freak has to offer at this point in their City's decline.
zippy

Whitehouse, TX

#33 Dec 3, 2009
They are still illegal. It's just another form of outsourcing along with our tax money being used to care for them.
Health, unlicensed/no insurance drivers in junk, unsafe trucks and cars,
more kids in our system, majority cannot or barely speak English yet our dollars go to supporting Mexican Spanish as an 2nd language and other things as well.

Studies are easily statistically manipulated (you learn this in college Statistics Classes). They can make them come out any way they want.

Arnold Swarzenegro

Placentia, CA

#34 Dec 3, 2009
Why is it that we are constantly reminded that the health & welfare costs are insignificant? The State is broke, the counties are not much better off and the cities have all upped their permit fees etc.
The truth is that is IS costing us all dearly and any politician that says so will commit career suicide by stating the truth.
Any person with a half a brain knows this, Feed your BS to someone else. I'm sick & tired of all you beaurocrats. Politically correct A-Holes!
Hugh Jass

Placentia, CA

#35 Dec 3, 2009
Just Some Guy wrote:
Illigal immigration is a screen for wall street and corporate outsourcing. Dont get me wrong immigration is still a Huge problem but, not as bad as the media portrays it. If immigrant workers just learned english and embraced America instead of their own country, things would be a lot more easier on both sides.
But they won't because they don't give a shiite. Get real...
selfloathinglibe rals

Long Beach, CA

#36 Dec 3, 2009
We must continue to embrace the Illegals at all costs. It is the prime way we can show our children just how little they mean to us.
Lisa Bonilla

Placentia, CA

#38 Dec 3, 2009
MikeN wrote:
"Jose Zapata Calderon, a professor of sociology and Chicano studies at Pitzer College in Claremont, said that legalizing undocumented immigrants would increase productivity and lead to higher wages and benefits for all workers"
So, according to this "professor", we should legalize 30 million illegal alien job stealers, which would entice millions more to come illegally,, in order to benefit American workers?
Oh wait, I'm sorry, this "professor" teaches sociology & "Chicano" studies, which really means he teaches reconquista & anti-American "brown power" ideology. Yeah, let's listen to him huh?
It's absolute insanity to allow millions upon millions of uneducated, needy third world peasants into a first world country/economy. The only ones who benefit from cheap slave labor are business interests & our treasonous political class who pander to them & their open borders handmaidens for votes
The ONLY people who are pro-illegal alien are those that benefit from said illegals. The American people & our country are the ones who suffer from the invasion
Mr Calderon is a jackass and probably held the college hostage to get his job. Go back home, A- Hole!
Mitch Mc Connell

Placentia, CA

#39 Dec 3, 2009
Who dreamt up these numbers? Joe Biden or someone else who talks from their arse??
HELP

West Jordan, UT

#40 Dec 3, 2009
Delaware Bob wrote:
There are two sides to everything. I say illegal aliens are destroying this Country, and one would have to be almost blind not to see that.
Illegal aliens have made America the dumping ground for all their illegal alien children, then we have to school them and give them free medical care.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =mSe3C5vMafMXX&NR=1
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
I for one, am sick and tired of these illegal aliens snubbing their nose at our immigration laws and the many other laws of this Country. If our Federal Government can not ENFORCE our immigration laws, and get these illegal aliens out of this Country, then let the States do it! One way or another, an end has to come to this illegal immigration, and not with AMNESTY! Amnesty will only encourage more illegal aliens to invade our Country and reward those who broke our laws and raped the American taxpayer in many ways...depressing our wages, taking our jobs, overwhelming our schools with their ILLEGAL ALIEN children, driving without a license or car insurance, all the crime from stolen identities to rape, drugs and everything else.
It's time for ZERO TOLERENCE with these illegal aliens. It's time for them get out of this Country and back in their own Country where they belong. When we get rid of the illegal aliens, we will get rid of all the problems that go with them. THAT IS A FACT!
This is an invasion! Help! What do we do. No one is listening.

Since: Nov 09

Yorktown, TX

#41 Dec 3, 2009
Illegal immigrants cost the Houston area tax payers more than a billion dollars a year for health care alone. This doesn't include other assistance like food, housing, etc. Sound insignificant? not to me. Just think of what the city of Houston could do with that billion dollars a year in the form of schools, libraries, parks, roads, etc. In California, illegals cost every taxpayer nearly $1000 dollars per year. That's almost $100 month per taxpayer. That might not be a lot to a hot shot economist but it is to me.
Joe

Claremont, CA

#42 Dec 3, 2009
Immigrants put far more money into the system than they take out of it. It's insane that anyone would say they are a drain on the economy
Tori

Redlands, CA

#43 Dec 3, 2009
Texan2 wrote:
Illegal immigrants cost the Houston area tax payers more than a billion dollars a year for health care alone. This doesn't include other assistance like food, housing, etc. Sound insignificant? not to me. Just think of what the city of Houston could do with that billion dollars a year in the form of schools, libraries, parks, roads, etc. In California, illegals cost every taxpayer nearly $1000 dollars per year. That's almost $100 month per taxpayer. That might not be a lot to a hot shot economist but it is to me.
Here's L.A. County's cost as of April '09:

http://www.the-signal.com/news/archive/12489/

Children of illegal aliens cost county welfare $44 million in March
Up $1 million dollars from last month

Source: Office of Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, 5th District
Posted: April 27, 2009 11:13 a.m.
POSTED April 27, 2009 1:30 p.m.

LOS ANGELES COUNTY - Figures from the Department of Public Social Services show that children of illegal aliens in Los Angeles County collected more than $21 million in welfare and more than $22 million in food stamps in March 2009 -- an increase of $1 million from the previous month, according to a news release from Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.

Annually the cost of illegal immigration to Los Angeles County taxpayers exceeds one billion dollars, which includes $220 million for public safety,$400 million for healthcare, and $500 million in welfare and food stamps allocations, according to the news release.

Twenty-four percent of the county's total allotment of welfare and food stamp benefits goes directly to the children of illegal aliens born in the United States, according to Antonovich's statement.

"Illegal immigration continues to have a devastating impact on Los Angeles County taxpayers," Antonovich said in the statement. "The total cost for illegal immigrants to county taxpayers exceeds $1 billion a year - not including the millions of dollars for education."
California Sun

Diamond Bar, CA

#44 Dec 3, 2009
The politicians sold us out. They wanted cheap labor, stupid voters, and tenants for their rental property.
Greg

United States

#45 Dec 3, 2009
Joe, or Jose...

Go home. Adios, vendejo.

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