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Does Illegal immigration hurt our economy?

What economic benefits does illegal immigration bring with it?

Asked By: No Amnesty - 2/18/2009
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NO! It helps the economy in many many ways... More
Answered By: GreasyTony - 2/18/2009
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Well California is up to their eyeballs in debt and they spend an average of five billion dollars per year on illegals when you add up medical costs, lack of income tax collection from them, crime, etc... So you tell me.
Answered By: Lightning Spiral - 2/18/2009
 
Well if nothing else look at the educational cost alone, it is staggering to see what taxpayer money is used for.
Answered By: The Man - 2/18/2009
 
On balance, there are no economic benefits to having illegal aliens in the U.S. They cost local, state and federal agencies far more money than they generate, plus much of what illegals earn is sent back to their home countries.
Answered By: Cranky Yankee - 2/18/2009
 
it only it only benefit the racist scum that hires them
Answered By: Leuroth - 2/18/2009
 
Let's see, urbane blight, joblessness amongst citizens, over taxing our social services, over crowding our south-western schools,.. Oh wait you ask for economic benefits didn't you? Sorry, outside of fattening GT's wallet I can't think of any.
Answered By: rlstaehle - 2/18/2009
 
None. Plain and simple.
Answered By: tempthack02 - 2/18/2009
 
No. The ones who whine and moan about it would not be willing to take the jobs themselves that some of these hard working people are doing. If there is a way they can get their paperwork done, then they should. * EDIT : For all thumb downs : Didn't your grandparents or great grandparents affect the economy somehow... More
Answered By: Camellia - 2/18/2009
 
it hurts our economy because... More
Answered By: stiggievandell - 2/18/2009
 
Of course. People intending to be a benefit come through the door, not the basement window... More
Answered By: . . - 2/18/2009
 
Yes, with no economic benefit... More
Answered By: sasori - 2/18/2009
 
Is a shotgun blast to the back of your head detrimental to your health... More
Answered By: DOCAR - 2/18/2009
 
Yep. I guess CA is flush with economic benefits.... if the rest of the nation bails them out, that is. Say NO to the illegal alien invaders sucking us dry!
Answered By: American Man - 2/18/2009
 
OF course it does!!! At it bring no economic benefits with it...at all. While the illegals may be here to 'work' or whatever they kids they pop out year after year are a burden to the taxpayers. They use every 'poor people' benefit they can get their hands on such as low income housing, wic, food stamps, medicare, etc... More
Answered By: xanthalolly - 2/18/2009
 
Well after read all of these opinion, made me "sick" with all those people hate "illegal"immigration to fall down of your economy... More
Answered By: TnT - 2/18/2009
 
I don´t really know if illegal inmigration can hurt financial system, however this vision of life smells like thoughts that a german guy had seventy years ago.A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both. F$U$C$K the borders.
Answered By: hugosanchezlucas - 2/18/2009
 
No they help the economy. Greasy gave a good explanation with many good resources.
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Answered By: "The Great Dildo" - 2/18/2009
 
Just ask the 24 plus % that become violent criminals. Those violent criminals are really beneficial to the US economy. Prisons make money from filling their cells and my do they fill them up with latinos. Anywhere from 25 - 50 % are latino in a given prison... More
Answered By: The Sheep Sleep - 1/31/2014
 
sadly they are depressing wages which is in turn effecting our tax base. I appreciate that people want a better life, but it's putting a real strain on our infrastructure.
Answered By: Redredred - 4/8/2014
 
Now why don't you look down to where your feet are planted. That U.S. soil that makes you take **** for granted. If not for Santa Ana, just to let you know, that where your feet are planted would be Mexico.
Answered By: Emily - 4/11/2014
 
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