Ddawg wrote:No, the illegal immigrants do NOT cover their costs. That is the problem.
Just clarifying. It seems you agree with me that the costs are the problem, not the migrants because 65% of the country fails to cover their government "cost" .......
1. We agree the cost is the problem - and these illegal parents have NO right to claim the education, medical care, etc. because they have not paid into it. We are a generous nation But - generosity cannot go so far that it hurts the children or legit American tax payers.
For instance - here is a true story about a friend of mine that got a job teaching High School in the City of Los Angeles. The job requirements asked if the applicant was bilingual in 2 languages. On her application and in her interview she said "Yes." (She went on a mission to Germany - both spoke and wrote fluently. Also, had a Masters degree in education.) Once hired, her school administration discovered she was not fluent in Spanish - but German. They were going to fire her because she did not speak Spanish. About 65% of her students were Spanish speaking only. This is how far this illegal crap has gone. We will fire a highly qualified and dedicated teacher (who has a family at home to support) because they cannot speak Spanish to illegal students. It's crazy.
If it weren't for the costs, I'd be all for a more liberal policy on immigration. I have nothing against immigrants or the poor.
It's not about having anything against people because they are poor. I grew up poor. I have friends that are very strapped - poor - and struggle. Poor is not the issue. Bur impacting our resources in a HUGE way - to the point it degrades the services deserving tax paying Americans get is wrong.
Just the number of LEGAL immigrants that we take in is about 1 million per year. Combined - Canada, Australis, and New Zealand allowed 530,000 to immigrate and have permanent status. We are a generous nation - but there is a limit.
Sure there is more crime in poorer areas but that is true whether or not people are migrants.
But the point is - the illegals ADD to to crime. Why tolerate that? These victims are real people with REAL families. Here's personal experience. A few years back I was working as a Paramedic in South Central L.A. We were rolling on a "shots fired w/ victim down" call. On arrival, I found the patient was a Police officer. He was shot multiple times in the face and neck. He was responding to an armed robbery in a small family grocery store. As he was walking up to the front door - 3 male (all illegals from South America) busted out the door and gunned this poor cop down at point bland range. I worked him all the way to the hospital. He didn't survive. He left a wife and 3 children. I know the 3 men were illegal because they were caught. I have experience after experience of good American tax payers being shot, stabbed, murdered, raped, robbed, run over, etc, etc. It's not something I just read about. These are real people whose lives are heavily impacted and sometimes destroyed. It needs to be stopped. The idiot left Democrat politicians are complicit in these devastating crimes.