DREAM Act would boost economy, think ...

DREAM Act would boost economy, think tank says

There are 521 comments on the WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg story from Oct 1, 2012, titled DREAM Act would boost economy, think tank says. In it, WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg reports that:

If illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children were given legal status, their improved access to college and better jobs would add $329 billion and 1.4 million jobs to the nation's economy over two decades, according to a report set for release today.

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see the light

El Paso, TX

#1 Oct 1, 2012
How would giving amnesty boost the economy? The few cent's they pay on the dollar goes into the economy now. Doesn't help. The rest of their money goes back to Mexico. They will just be freer to come out and rack up more Social Services off the tax payers.
texmex

Ann Arbor, MI

#2 Oct 1, 2012
see the light wrote:
How would giving amnesty boost the economy? The few cent's they pay on the dollar goes into the economy now. Doesn't help. The rest of their money goes back to Mexico. They will just be freer to come out and rack up more Social Services off the tax payers.
One Ignorant fool,who's next.

“"One for the claws"”

Since: Jul 10

Sin City,U.S.A.

#3 Oct 1, 2012
DREAM Act would boost economy, think tank says.

Somebody is hitting the hooka heavily. How can this create jobs. What it does is create more people vying for the few jobs there are. Employers will lower wages. This always happens when you have a surplus work force.

Since: Nov 08

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#4 Oct 1, 2012
I think they tanked this one. Gubmint news never stops.
Fed Up Vet

Herndon, VA

#5 Oct 1, 2012
Someone at the think tank is dreaming. This country cannot produce enough jobs for its citizens. It's sheer stupidity to give them away to illegal aliens.

Since: Jul 11

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#6 Oct 1, 2012
texmex wrote:
<quoted text>One Ignorant fool,who's next.
you avoid his direct quest--whos the ignorant one?
see the light

El Paso, TX

#7 Oct 1, 2012
texmex wrote:
<quoted text>One Ignorant fool,who's next.
Do you Mexicans actually believe that you contribute?
Dee Dee Dee

Emmaus, PA

#8 Oct 1, 2012
"The report found that up to 223,000 of the 2.1 million young illegal immigrants eligible for the DREAM Act would have an easier time enrolling, paying for and finishing college, which would lead to the increased economic gains."

So based on the study 10% might go to college and not end up on welfare, in jail or working minimum wage jobs.
Some how they figure that 2.1 million illegal aliens would create 1.4 million jobs. What about the 700.000 that will not have jobs?
texmex

Ann Arbor, MI

#9 Oct 1, 2012
see the light wrote:
<quoted text>Do you Mexicans actually believe that you contribute?
Si! Most Americans are on walfare waiting for thier ssi checks because they got a little boo boo and can't or won't work those hard labor jobs.sob,sob.

Since: Jul 11

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#10 Oct 1, 2012
texmex wrote:
<quoted text>Si! Most Americans are on walfare waiting for thier ssi checks because they got a little boo boo and can't or won't work those hard labor jobs.sob,sob.
neither do 93% of the illegals here dispsh*t.
texmex

Ann Arbor, MI

#11 Oct 1, 2012
Andysdad wrote:
<quoted text>neither do 93% of the illegals here dispsh*t.
lol.
nym8387

United States

#12 Oct 1, 2012
texmex wrote:
<quoted text>lol.
no amnesty means no civil war.

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#13 Oct 1, 2012
texmex wrote:
<quoted text>lol.
nothing to dispute those facts, post garbage.
see the light

El Paso, TX

#14 Oct 1, 2012
texmex wrote:
<quoted text>Si! Most Americans are on walfare waiting for thier ssi checks because they got a little boo boo and can't or won't work those hard labor jobs.sob,sob.
All of Illegal Aliens are fraudently collecting USA's Welfare, foodstamps, medicaid.,housing, and free education.
Ctrey5

Red Oak, TX

#15 Oct 1, 2012
see the light wrote:
<quoted text>All of Illegal Aliens are fraudently collecting USA's Welfare, foodstamps, medicaid.,housing, and free education.
Not all illegals what about blacks? Oh and white red neck trash??
Juan

Lodi, CA

#16 Oct 2, 2012
Well, first of all, do you guys know how much it's going to cost for "dreamer" to apply for the Deferred Act? It's dumb that even though you are living in US you don't have any knowledge about these bills. Ok! Just to inform all of you guys the cost for this application is $465. Yeah! I know that it seems like an insignificant money when it comes to the national debt and government spendings. But how about if you multiply those stupid $465 times the total of dreamers that are going to apply? Well, so far there are like around 100,000 applications. Here are how much the government it's going to get from those "dreamers" 100,000 times (x)$645 it's a total of 65,000,000. And there are like 15,000,000 dreamers that are going to apply for it. NOW YOU CAN REALIZE HOW IT'S GOING TO HELP THE ECONOMY, OUR ECONOMY!!.... All of you guys know that this is true. So, stop complaining about it. It's just a temporary work permit. I'M PRETTY SURE THAT ONCE THAT GOVERNMENT FIX OUR ECONOMY IT'S HOING TO GET RIDE OF IT.
spud the gringo

United States

#17 Oct 2, 2012
The Sin City Cat wrote:
DREAM Act would boost economy, think tank says.
Somebody is hitting the hooka heavily. How can this create jobs. What it does is create more people vying for the few jobs there are. Employers will lower wages. This always happens when you have a surplus work force.
Absolutely. Our Republican party tries to justify slave wages by claiming we have to compete internationally and the Democrats claim it's a matter of compassion to let the poor little lawbreakers work. They're both FOS. Our government is turning its back on millions of Americans for political advantage.
Captain

Aurora, CO

#18 Oct 2, 2012
But is economy the only thing that matter in this country, is money the only measuring stick of all things? Does not honor or integrity, or saving your homes count for anything? Does environmental degradation caused by over-population not count for something? There is more to humans and our society than f%&king money, but that's all anyone talks about, money.
Captain

Aurora, CO

#19 Oct 2, 2012
Juan, the U.S government spends sixty five million dollars every few minutes. The money you are talking about is a drop in the bucket. If 15 million dreamers apply then we are doomed as a nation, because that means this will be used again and again with future illegals and their brood. I'll tell you what, our government sure has screwed this country up bad.
Dee Dee Dee

Emmaus, PA

#20 Oct 2, 2012
Captain wrote:
Juan, the U.S government spends sixty five million dollars every few minutes. The money you are talking about is a drop in the bucket. If 15 million dreamers apply then we are doomed as a nation, because that means this will be used again and again with future illegals and their brood. I'll tell you what, our government sure has screwed this country up bad.
Every "Dreamer" has cost the U.S. taxpayer $10,000.00 for every year they attended public school. The money they are paying for "deferred deportation" does not even cover the cost of the paper work.

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