$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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papoux

Contagem, Brazil

#26 Mar 22, 2007
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Jade

Tallahassee, FL

#27 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.
I agree. It's not about racism it is about ILLEGALLY entering the US.
Miami

United States

#28 Mar 22, 2007
"This year, Latin American and Caribbean immigrants living in the United States, Europe and Asia will send home about $72 billion"
Wake up people, thats $72 billion that is coming out of our economy and our pockets! If companies and businesses are paying out this money to its employess, and it is not being infused back into our economy i.e. shopping, services, medical etc. then we are losing a sizable chunk of our money.
Look at Miami, 30% below poverty level, yet billions are leaving yearly, think of what some of that money back into Miami might do, better than nothing
send thempacking

Boca Raton, FL

#29 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!
Hey true america....If I break into your house,would I be commiting a crime????Of course I would....so if you break into a country is that any different???Now remember...I only broke into your house because I wanted a better life for me and my family....so of course you would think it would be o.k. for me to stay....wouldn't you??? otherwise you would be a hypocrite.
send thempacking

Boca Raton, FL

#30 Mar 22, 2007
Miami wrote:
"This year, Latin American and Caribbean immigrants living in the United States, Europe and Asia will send home about $72 billion"
Wake up people, thats $72 billion that is coming out of our economy and our pockets! If companies and businesses are paying out this money to its employess, and it is not being infused back into our economy i.e. shopping, services, medical etc. then we are losing a sizable chunk of our money.
Look at Miami, 30% below poverty level, yet billions are leaving yearly, think of what some of that money back into Miami might do, better than nothing
Good point....of course they can afford to send money back home....we are picking up the tab for their kids education and health care!Billions of dollars leaving the economy and never comming back and billions of dollars leaving our wallets that never comes back,supporting this scum that is here ILLEGALLY
Exliberal

United States

#31 Mar 22, 2007
How much does it take to run a third world island?$1.7 billion plus American aid? Someone is living a very nice lifestyle in Jamaica while the rest don't have to work or even have incentive to work because they just wait for the monthly check from America.

Since: Feb 07

South Florida

#32 Mar 22, 2007
It's about loyalty. My ancestors came from many places to get here . I have Native American Anglo and Spanish blood. I have served my country in combat. Yet I do not qualify for as many free perks as illegals. I am a American taxpayer. If the USA went to war with Jamaica or Mexico, which side would these immigrant be on? They may not have a clue how economics work when the send remittance money out of our economy. A organism that take from another without giving anything is a parasite.
Bob

Auburn Hills, MI

#33 Mar 22, 2007
Don wrote:
<quoted text> 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.
You're more than jenerous saying 50 more years and the southwest US will be another Mexican State. I give it 10 years. Even then 10 years may be too long. 50 years and the whole country will be a Latin State.

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