Donald Rich posted an update 9 months, 2 weeks ago
My latest ”missive” to my representatives:
We continually hear how illegal immigrants don’t take American jobs. Then we see articles as below:
Deferred action program could legalize 1.8 million young immigrants
As many as 1.76 million young illegal immigrants could qualify for temporary legal status under Presidents Obama’s deferred action program, says a new report from the Migration Policy Institute. That’s more than double the Obama administration’s initial estimate of 800,000 people who would benefit from the program.
The new number reflects the Obama administration’s updated guidelines released last Friday depicting who qualifies for the temporary legal status. Initially, only young illegal immigrants under 30 who entered the country as children, graduated from high school and had no criminal record would make the cut. Now, young people who didn’t graduate or receive their G.E.D. can still apply for the legal status as long as they re-enroll in high school by the time they apply.
The government will begin accepting applications on-line on August 15, and administration officials said the $500 application fee will completely pay for the administrative costs of reviewing the applications. Those accepted will also get work permits, and will have to renew their legal status every two years.
Clearly with work permits their going to take ”some body’s” job, and whose job would they take but an Americans?
Years ago we heard the argument that illegal immigrants filled jobs that Americans didn’t want and/or wouldn’t do. With the economic situation we have today I’m fairly confident that’s no longer the case and even if it is with all the families and individuals on some sort of welfare, excuse me ”government assistance”, we need to get back to ”workfare”!
And while we tend to focus on illegal immigrants, the problem is just as great with the legal immigrant policies and the millions of ”legal immigrants” admitted annually!
Don’t think that I’m completely anti-immigrant, my wife, two sister in laws and a brother in law are ”green card” holders, but they ALL are filling some job that was previously an ”American”.
And we also hear the argument that we need a steady flow of immigrants for sustained growth.
Then again this ”growth” also has a great hidden cost. For each and every person in America you need services and support, IE. police, fire & emergency services, schools, roads, water & electrical generation and the beat goes on!
Additionally, a report on a government web site notes that 38% of legal immigrants receive some sort of public assistance and while illegal immigrants may not receive public assistance, all those ”anchor babies” surely do!
So my question to you is, do the benefits really outweigh the benefits?
Donald E Rich, CWO-4 USMC (Ret)
12931 Carlington Lane
Riverview, Fl., 33579