illegal immigration and you.
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Illegal immigration is a problem that the government has no interest in fixing, or there would be harsher actions taken against companies who hire illegal immigrants.    By leaving the incentive of a job here, who can blame them for wanting to come here and support their families? 

The problem is, it seems to be a bigger drain on resources than a help to the economy.  California spends billions of dollars a year paying for free health care and other services for illegal immigrants, and who benefits?  Companies who hired them?  People paying a bit less for fresh fruits and vegetables at the grocery store? 

Ask an immigrant who fought through the process legally if they support illegal immigration, and the answer will probably be a resounding NO.  Giving someone a pass on breaking the law just because they found a way in 10 years ago is not necessarily the best solution.

Just imagine how many more illegal immigrants would be here if our land border was next to China.  I think it's good that we have an ocean between us.

My wife and I show our lack of support for illegal immigration by refusing to hire day workers at Home Depot, but every one of our friends seem to think it's a great cheap labor source, and this is exactly the problem -  there is job incentive here, so immigrants will continue to come here illegally.  So, if you enjoy cheap California grown food at the grocery store, if you hire a guy standing outside Home Depot in California, there's a pretty good chance you are showing your support for illegal immigration.

It's just like the argument of "I don't want to support building anything in China", yet everyone goes to Wal-Mart to buy things because it is cheaper.  We, as a country, lose our ideals pretty quickly when it comes down to saving money and providing for our families.  Some have no choice, others choose to buy cheapest to save money for something else.  Find me anyone who'll say "I'll pay 10% more for that gas because it didn't come from foreign oil" or "I'll buy that toy for 5% more because I knew it was built in the US vs China".  It is a rare thing to find.  But, this is a topic for another thread.

Illegal immigration, regardless of if we agree or disagree with it, is here to stay, and will get worse before it gets better, because there are no checks and balances.  Does anyone know, with the new healthcare bill, will illegal immigrants ALSO be fined if they don't have govt healthcare, or do the rules not apply to them because they're not citizens?
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illegal immigration and you. - by BlessedKarl - 04-20-2010, 07:18 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by Iolanthe - 04-20-2010, 07:35 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by SaintRafael - 04-20-2010, 07:37 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by HotRod - 04-20-2010, 07:39 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by Mhoram - 04-20-2010, 07:43 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by James02 - 04-20-2010, 08:34 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by glgas - 04-20-2010, 09:15 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by Mhoram - 04-20-2010, 09:15 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by Gizmo - 04-21-2010, 02:16 AM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by F-14 Dave - 04-21-2010, 05:06 AM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by glgas - 04-21-2010, 06:25 AM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by Mhoram - 04-21-2010, 10:10 AM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by calicatholic - 04-21-2010, 10:51 AM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by Tradchick - 04-21-2010, 11:43 AM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by SaintRafael - 04-21-2010, 02:29 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by SaintRafael - 04-21-2010, 04:50 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by ardens - 04-21-2010, 05:32 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by James02 - 04-21-2010, 05:36 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by SaintRafael - 04-21-2010, 05:39 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by Mhoram - 04-21-2010, 06:10 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by James02 - 04-21-2010, 06:16 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by SaintRafael - 04-21-2010, 06:17 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by ardens - 04-21-2010, 07:30 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by James02 - 04-22-2010, 01:09 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by ardens - 04-22-2010, 03:33 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by HotRod - 04-22-2010, 03:35 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by mom - 04-22-2010, 03:59 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by James02 - 04-22-2010, 04:02 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by mom - 04-22-2010, 04:39 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by ggreg - 04-22-2010, 05:14 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by ardens - 04-22-2010, 05:26 PM



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