Should all illegal immigrants be deported to free up job spaces?

United States
September 29, 2008 8:26pm CST
Ok so here is a question... The canidates are concerned with creating more jobs. They are concerned with border control. Wouldn't it solve everyones debate by deporting all of the illigal immigrants and therefore freeing up millions of jobs for americans to boost our economy? Does that seem logical to you? If not then why not? If so, then why?
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@spalladino (17927)
• United States
30 Sep 08
It's not possible to deport several million people who are spread out all over the country. It's also not fair to the children who have been born here. We do not want to become a country that treats people like that, even though our government looked the other way until the situation became out of control. The illegal immigrants should be given the opportunity to become legal citizens but they should not be placed at the front of the line. I do believe that employers who hire illegals and especially those who pay cash under the table, should be heavily fined and their business licenses yanked if they continue to break the law.
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• United States
30 Sep 08
I agree that it would be a difficult task and I would feel sorry for the children, but do we as americans get off the hook for committing a federal crime because we have had children since we first committed the crime? Is it fair to Americans that they get a pardon on breaking the law?
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@spalladino (17927)
• United States
30 Sep 08
It's not a federal crime...it's actually a civil one strange as that may be. Of course I don't believe it's fair but seriously think about what it would take to deport just 1 million people...that's 1,000,000. I believe there are something like 12 million illegal immigrants in this country right now. It's not possible to round up, detain and transport that many people.
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• United States
30 Sep 08
Thank you for correcting me, but it does seem more logical that it would/should be a federal crime, doesn't it? It seems petty and understating to lable illigal immigration, id theft, falsifying us legal documents, ect as civil crime???? And I understand that it would be impossible to deport all 12 mill but why not start by deporting all illigals that are arrested and found to be in possession of forged id's?? To me that would be a start toward the long and endless journey. At least showing that we can back up our own laws. People think our justice system is corrupt, what about the government?? As long as their getting their six or seven figure incomes, who cares right???
• United States
30 Sep 08
Yes they should ALL be deported. They are breaking the law. We as a country have every right to have immigration laws. All the other countries have immigration laws. They enforce theirs. But heaven forbid we do. If they want to come here legally I am all for it, Welcome aboard. But if you come illegally you need to be kicked right back out. Heck Mexico has some of the toughest immigration laws. We can not just go across their boarder and get a job and live. but who would really want to. Personally I know it would be expensive to round them all up and deport them. But we COULD get them to deport themselves. Make it a felony to employee an illegal. If a company gets caught they loose their business license, forever and the person who hired them faces possible jail time. Make it a felony to rent to an illegal or house an illegal in your home. Enforce it. Let a few poeple go to jail and loose their property. If they can not find a job or a place to live, then they will leave. It is that simple. Heck there are some states offering a bounty on illegals. They pay a reward to people who turn them in. That would scare a lot of them off. Have national 1-800 number. Turn in an illegal, get $25.00. IF we made this country a really hard place for them to survive then they would leave and go somewhere else. Personally I have seen illegals take jobs American are willing to do. Here they take construction jobs. Those are well paying jobs, but they hire illegals because they will work for less and do not care about benefits. Personally if any jobs pays enough people will do it. So therefore the illegals are helping companies. THey get cheap labor and therefore higher profit margins for the company (and CEOs). Illegals are taken advantage of that way and the american public gets the shaft completely. We pay for their healthcare when they show up at the hospital, we pay for other social programs they get to take part in, we do without jobs, and we have a country were you know if the illegals can come across the boarder in such large numbers, then terrorist can get here easy too. We need to close off our boarders for our own safety.
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@spalladino (17927)
• United States
30 Sep 08
I agree with you completely about the job issue. I am so sick of hearing about how these people are simply working in the fields, doing jobs that Americans won't do. My son worked as a drywall finisher for 15 years. He was earning $22.00 and hour. He has a wife and two children and is now working for a concrete company, earning about half what he was earning, due to the rash of unethical general contractors in Maryland who are now hiring illegal alien day laborers from Home Depot and Lowe's parking lots. Someone earlier today said to blame the contractors but playing the blame game doesn't help my son to support his family or to feed my granddaughters.
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• United States
30 Sep 08
Yeah I'm pretty sure that my husband couldn't go get a nice under the table paying job by going to home depot and pimping his skills in the parking lot!!! What makes them so freakin attractive to the employers???
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• United States
30 Sep 08
They work cheap, the company does not have to pay taxes on them or unemployement benefits, or any benefits really. Saves the company money which the owner puts in his pocket. It is all about greed. It is sad to say but our own Americans are selling out their own people in the name of making a few bucks.
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@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
30 Sep 08
Deporting might free up jobs for Americans to do, but that doesn't mean that Americans will do them. Business who hire illegals do so because the illegals can't complain about wages. The reason illegals should be deported is because they are just that, illegal.
• United States
30 Sep 08
If Americans won't do the jobs that illigals are doing then what makes the government think that the Americans would take the jobs that they would create? Wouldn't that again just be asking for more illigals to come here?
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@irishidid (8152)
• United States
30 Sep 08
The idea that illegals get the jobs because Americans won't do them is pure nonsense. A friend of mine, who is married to a former illegal, tells me he's always talking about how cheap it is to live in El Savador. Oh really? But he's here. Sending just about every cent he makes back there (what he doesn't spend on himself) while his family struggles. This is what we want in the country someone who wants to be here but doesn't want to be a part of it. I have heard that the Mexican government makes getting a visa almost impossible and that's the reason so many come over the border. How true that is I don't know. I have no problem with anyone coming in legally.
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• United States
30 Sep 08
That an EXCELLENT POINT to make irish. If all of these 12 million illigal immigrants are making all of this american money and sending it all to mexico, where does that leave our country and the economy? All of our money is being paid out and we are not getting nearly the return on it. Doesn't this seem like a huge problem? Why can't the lawmakers figure out this? If all illigal immigrants spent their money in AMERICA then we would be stimulating the economy instead of bleeding it dry past the point of reconcilliation.....
• United States
30 Sep 08
Only the ones who like to sit around and complain or commit crimes all day, if they are actively here to work and make a better living for themselves, then sure, let them stay.
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• United States
30 Sep 08
But how would it be possible to go through millions of people to make that decision?
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