$72 billion for those back home

$72 billion for those back home

There are 28 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Mar 22, 2007, titled $72 billion for those back home. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

In Port Maria, a village nestled between Jamaica's north coast and the Blue Mountains, the Western Union is a bustling hot spot.

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Destroying the US Economy

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1 Mar 22, 2007
It's wonderful that these people are getting help but it's destroying the US Ecomomy. These illegals gain US taxpayer funded services and then send any money they make back to the economy of another country. It's got to stop.
what a surprise

Summerland Key, FL

#2 Mar 22, 2007
Let's not be surprised that it will be unchecked immigration that ruins this country. It's already killing us financially.....look at the prison system, crime rate, etc. Don't forget the muslims who want to turn this into THEIR third world country and we're letting them do it. Shame on us.
Jim

United States

#3 Mar 22, 2007
This is another way that illegal aliens are destroying our country. If an American were doing the job, the money would be spent here in the United States, not used to buy a blackberry for a 15 year old Jamaican boy. What is sad is that the liberals will never admit that illegal immigrants are a problem even when our country ceases to exist as we know it. We have seen the best of times in the country, it's all down hill from here. I'm glad I will only live another 20 years or so.
TRUE AMERICA

Nassau, Bahamas

#4 Mar 22, 2007
ALL THESE PEOPLE WANT IS A BETTER WAY OF LIFE. HELP THEM UNCLE SAM.
DO THE RIGHT THING NOT ALL, BUT THE HONEST ONS. THE ONES THAT HAVE GOOD CHARACTER.
NOT CROOKS AND CONS.JUST THE HARD WORKING ONES!
Bubba

United States

#5 Mar 22, 2007
Destroying the US Economy wrote:
It's wonderful that these people are getting help but it's destroying the US Ecomomy. These illegals gain US taxpayer funded services and then send any money they make back to the economy of another country. It's got to stop.
Very well stated! Yesterday there was an article about Babies of Immigrants both legal and illegal not getting medial care and how taxpayers are supposed to foot the bill for the healthcare of these babies. If Immigrants can send Billions of dollars to their Homelands, they can afford to pay for the Healthcare of their babies...This article typical of the contradictions that exist in the way these people live. Send the money home, and expect American taxpayers to pay for their upkeep!
ConcernedFloridi an

Pompano Beach, FL

#6 Mar 22, 2007
Illegals does not get get "US taxpayer funded services", unless you are a Cuban

Ody

Since: Jan 07

Hialeah, FL

#8 Mar 22, 2007
Bullcrap! They are not only working, they are also studying to make their lives better! Not all immigrants are mooching!
fred

Sebring, FL

#9 Mar 22, 2007
Here is another reason to stop illegals, they are not spending their earned money here, they are sending it out of the US.
fred

Sebring, FL

#10 Mar 22, 2007
what a surprise wrote:
Let's not be surprised that it will be unchecked immigration that ruins this country. It's already killing us financially.....look at the prison system, crime rate, etc. Don't forget the muslims who want to turn this into THEIR third world country and we're letting them do it. Shame on us.
If the terrorist where smart, they really don't have to plan any attacks on us, they just have to help illegals to get into the US and work and send the money back to Mexico.Our economy will fold without a shot being fired.
Trinity

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#11 Mar 22, 2007
And this is the problem with the wave of hispanic immigrants that have come in in the last 20 years. Previous immigrant groups -- the Irish, the Italians, Slavics, etc -- came here to make a life in the US. Most Latin immigrants, in my experience, come here to better their families' lives back in their homeland. *These* are the people we need to boot out. They do nothing for the economy or for the betterment of the US. If they want to stay, move their families here, learn to speak English and assimilate into OUR culture, then that's wonderful. But if they're just here for the monetary income in order to send it to a different country, they need to leave. We should not be the world's welfare department.
RJM

Hollywood, FL

#12 Mar 22, 2007
ConcernedFloridian wrote:
Illegals does not get get "US taxpayer funded services", unless you are a Cuban
Of course they do. They're in emergency rooms, public schools, AFDC rolls, Salvation Army shelters.....open your eyes. Who do you think pays for those services? Certainly not the folks who are not contributing to the tax system.
Don

AOL

#13 Mar 22, 2007
ConcernedFloridian wrote:
Illegals does not get get "US taxpayer funded services", unless you are a Cuban
All illegals have committed crimes, they by passed LEGAL entry into the US. Taxpayers pay for their schooling, their emergency medical treatment,supplement their incomes with housing subsidies, food stamps, provide for their US born children,etc.,while legal US citizens pay more taxes. Cubans who can make landfall are by law legal, again thanks to liberal politicians.
Give it 50 more years and the southwest US will be another Mexican State.
Terry

Pompano Beach, FL

#14 Mar 22, 2007
ConcernedFloridian wrote:
Illegals does not get get "US taxpayer funded services", unless you are a Cuban
I am afraid you are seriously mistaken. The services include healthcare, schooling, roadways, law enforcement, jails, courts...etc etc etc.
Rose

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#15 Mar 22, 2007
TRUE AMERICA wrote:
ALL THESE PEOPLE WANT IS A BETTER WAY OF LIFE. HELP THEM UNCLE SAM.
DO THE RIGHT THING NOT ALL, BUT THE HONEST ONS. THE ONES THAT HAVE GOOD CHARACTER.
NOT CROOKS AND CONS.JUST THE HARD WORKING ONES!
Uncle Sam needs to help the US Citizens before the immigrants. The USA needs to help their own people first.
Boca1

Carbondale, PA

#19 Mar 22, 2007
The illegal immigrants should not get a "free pass" just because they also have the "american dream" Well, the legal immigrants also want it and the rest of the citizens of the US are hoping to get it...BUT the Government is ONLY helping the illegals to make it in this country by using the tax payers to pay for their family medical!! What a JOKE! They send Billions of dollars to their countries and they should invest that money here.
The owrst thing of all is the ACLU that is defending the "civil rights" of these illegal aliens in court!!!!!! They DON'T have rights since they are not citizens of this country! Everybody should voice their thoughts....don't be afraid America...speak up and don't let the immigrant movements to spin it and call it racist!! It has nothing to do with race....BY the way I am a Mexican-American a legal one and college educated in this country. I do understand the frustration of the majority of the americans about the influx of illegal immigration and the huge tax payer money used to cater them. It is not right and there are laws to abey and follow. Don't forget that Democrats and Republicans alike are guilty for only catering to big Corporations and allowing to bring cheap labor to the States.

Since: Mar 07

Hollywood, Florida

#20 Mar 22, 2007
Ody wrote:
Bullcrap! They are not only working, they are also studying to make their lives better! Not all immigrants are mooching!
Yep - they are studying on our grant money! The pell grant system has to fund anyone that can prove financail hardship - citizen or not! I only hope that once they get their education they go home and try to help their own country and leave ours alone!! This is where our tax dollars are going...
Freddie

Pompano Beach, FL

#21 Mar 22, 2007
Deport these illegals. I am tired of paying for their free healthcare.
Rose

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#22 Mar 22, 2007
Boca1 wrote:
The illegal immigrants should not get a "free pass" just because they also have the "american dream" Well, the legal immigrants also want it and the rest of the citizens of the US are hoping to get it...BUT the Government is ONLY helping the illegals to make it in this country by using the tax payers to pay for their family medical!! What a JOKE! They send Billions of dollars to their countries and they should invest that money here.
The owrst thing of all is the ACLU that is defending the "civil rights" of these illegal aliens in court!!!!!! They DON'T have rights since they are not citizens of this country! Everybody should voice their thoughts....don't be afraid America...speak up and don't let the immigrant movements to spin it and call it racist!! It has nothing to do with race....BY the way I am a Mexican-American a legal one and college educated in this country. I do understand the frustration of the majority of the americans about the influx of illegal immigration and the huge tax payer money used to cater them. It is not right and there are laws to abey and follow. Don't forget that Democrats and Republicans alike are guilty for only catering to big Corporations and allowing to bring cheap labor to the States.
well said
Deal With It

Miami, FL

#23 Mar 22, 2007
Destroying the US Economy wrote:
It's wonderful that these people are getting help but it's destroying the US Ecomomy. These illegals gain US taxpayer funded services and then send any money they make back to the economy of another country. It's got to stop.
Its not happpening...they are keeping the economy and our quality of life up. There is no real argument that they are taking jobs from Americans, they supply a much needed workforce and actually help the economy.
Deal With It

Miami, FL

#24 Mar 22, 2007
Send Them Back wrote:
I would like to also mentiontion that we get rid of the immigrants from countries that do not contrbute than distribute their money home. Than they distribute our tax dollars to them.
People from Asia like India and the Orient contribute and don't ask for handouts.
Send back people from contries that have high welfare costs, lots of people in prison, or have terrorist potential.
Do you have any proof regarding your assertions that Asian and Indian immigrants are different? Or is it just another assumption based on bigotry?

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