I am getting a little sick hearing the flat out lies we are told about Republicans and protecting our US borders. Every nation has the right, and the obligation, to protect its borders. One argument we hear often is that we need the workers.
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics this month says that we have 8.9% unemployment. “The number of unemployed persons (13.7 million) and the unemployment rate (8.9 percent) changed little in February. “ 8.9% is only the number of those who the tax payers are supporting through unemployment benefits. It does not count those who are not getting anything at all. So ask yourself do we really need the workers?
If indeed we do need the work force, then is it too much to ask them to be legal? I guess it is for the Federal Government and others that want to use this issue for their own personal gain.
In 2009 Bob Livingston published an article on the Personal Liberty Digest outlining some of the cost of illegal immigration.
- 11 billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal aliens each year by state governments.
- Illegal households only pay about one-third the amount of federal taxes that non-illegal households pay.
- Illegal households create a net fiscal deficit at the federal level of more than $10 billion a year. If given amnesty, this number could grow to more than $29 billion.
- $1.9 billion dollars a year is spent on food-assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC and free school lunches for illegal aliens.
- $1.6 billion is spent on the federal prison and court system for illegal aliens.
- $2.5 billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid for illegal aliens.
- About 21 percent of the population of U.S. prisons is classified as “noncitizens” from Mexico, Colombia, Cuba and the Dominican Republic. About 5 percent is listed as “unknown.”
Our nation was founded on immigration and we need to embrace those from other cultures – If everyone looked like me the world would be boring. When someone stands up to say we need to protect our borders they are said to be racist. What is racist about loving your country? What’s so racist about wanting to secure the borders?
Texas State Rep Debbie Riddle has a bill filed that can help. But The Hill has fallen of the hill in there bias anti-American attempts to make Debbie and other freedom loving, tax paying, legal citizens of Texas look like racist fools.
Witness archconservative Texas Rep. Debbie Riddle, who introduced a bill criminalizing the hiring of undocumented workers, with violators facing up to two years in jail and $10,000 in fines. Yet curiously, the bill exempts hires “for the purpose of obtaining labor or other work to be performed exclusively or primarily at a single-family residence.” In other words, maids, nannies or gardeners. Asked to justify the exemption, a spokesman told CNN it was needed to avoid “stifling the economic engine” in Texas — honestly admitting how important “the help” was to Texas’s economy.
We are always told we cannot go after Americans that knowingly hire illegal’s because some of them may tax payers that do not know, so the bill is written to exclude those who may not have the ability to verify status. But again, that’s now wrong also. Republicans can do nothing to satisfy the left, so we should stop trying. We need to do what is right and let them whine.
By the way, using the term “undocumented workers” for an illegal immigrant is like calling a drug dealer an “unlicensed pharmacist.” Changing the wording does not make it acceptable.
The Hill goes on to say, Furthermore, as another state representative pointed out, “with things as they are today, her bill will see a large segment of the Texas population in prison” if it passed without any exemption. To hear Republicans speak, undocumented immigrants are some of the worst criminals, but it’s OK if they’re caring for your babies! Their approach is downright schizophrenic.
I want to know what state representative they are referring to? Did they ask a Democrat? This is just foolish to say that a large population of the state would be in jail.
I am sick and tired of all the lies being told about good people that stand up for their country.
It’s real easy – all are welcome in our country. All we ask is that you do things legally. If we need more workers, let more work visas go out to those who wish to come here. Follow the rules and your welcome, if you cannot follow the rules, then you’re not welcome.
For now, we have an open border and it is not only peace loving families coming across from Mexico. There are people from all over the world exploiting that weak border. We are at war with radical Islam which wants all of us dead, but we are too stupid to even look at people as they come in.
Looks to me like the Texas House is going to let border security die in the calendars committee. If it does, it is unacceptable – we have 101 Republicans in the Texas House and this should not be a problem to pass. The people have spoken and you better not ignore the will of the people.