Read all about it. I like this snippet:
Illegal aliens are an important part of a one trillion-dollar underground economy in America, according to Barron’s. Illegal employers hire illegal aliens who pay little or no income taxes, and whose children are provided free schooling. Illegal aliens receive medical and social services, and over the past decade have displaced more than two million low-skilled American workers from their jobs.
But then I would, wouldn’t I, or I wouldn’t have written the same things here, here, here, here, here, and here. If I had any links on the Net, I’d think Lou was stealing my ideas! Since he’s not, I believe I’m on the right track.
This bit is good, too:
We do know that the government of Mexico encourages its poorest citizens to cross our border, to live and work in the United States. And we know that illegal aliens are sending back to Mexico more than $20 billion in remittances per year, according to the Bank of Mexico. Those remittances from Mexican citizens living in the United States are one of the largest sources of foreign income for the nation of Mexico, neck and neck with oil revenue.
This money going out could have been kept here, in the pockets of American workers or, at the very least, put into the hands of legal immigrants or known guest workers whose income is taxable. One word describes the fact that this isn’t the way the system works: failure.
This issue ought to be a no-brainer for Americans. The only reason it isn’t is the 2-party system, the one we love to hate, makes sure that the 2 sides can never agree on anything.