Undocumented workers/ illegal aliens, why some take the risk?

undocumented workers - immigration
Philippines
January 18, 2007 12:32am CST
Making a living these days is so tough, many people have thoughts of working abroad to earn money to support their family. But not all of them enter their desired country legally. It is dangerous because you are violating the laws of the country that you are going to but still, people are taking the risk.
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4 responses
@Itallie (65)
• Italy
18 Jan 07
As an illegal alien, i think it's the dream of it all. we moved not because our homeland is bad but because we have a dream to not only see the world but to be a part of something different than where we came from. we aren't theives and we pay taxes that we'll never recoup because we can't use the free health care this country provides. In the end, it's for an adventure and an experience.
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• Philippines
18 Jan 07
That is one factor too, to try something for a change.
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• United States
18 Jan 07
Is it right for you to take a job away from someone who has been born and raised in the US? Why not come here legally. Do you pay state and local taxes? Do you pay property taxes? If you are only here for adventure than come here legally.
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@sizzle3000 (3040)
• United States
18 Jan 07
I am sorry I don't like illegal aliens. I feel that they need to go through the system. I feel the reason they don't is because the US does absolutly nothing if they are caught. I also feel they take away jobs from the people who are here legally or who have been born and raised here. I know a lot of construction workers out of work because of foreign labor. I also know that these illegals kids go to public school which contributes to the over crowding. Not all illegals pay tax. I was watching a television show the other day and saw a boy that graduated from college with great honor. The boy did not pay for his schooling he got a full scholarship. Normally I would think this great but he was an illegal. Did he have to pay the money back that he was given for this great education he just receive no! I can't get any help with my daughters college tuition but an illegal alien can. I just think if you have a dream do it the right way. Why should there be special treatment for illegals?
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@sunshinecup (7882)
18 Jan 07
Well I feel in the US it's not that big of a risk. Sure our government is making a big stink over it, but they are doing next to nothing about it. So here it's not a risk to them at all. Being they are not paying taxes, they are making a larger amount than those that are legal and would be paying taxes. So I say they are doing it because they make more money.
• Philippines
18 Jan 07
Yes, they do not file taxes but how about the cost of living, I think they are also spending the same amount as a legal citizen, paying taxes for everything that they buy.
@manong05 (5030)
• Philippines
18 Jan 07
Those people who are doing this are mostly from third world countries where jobs are scarce and have tried everything but just end up failing. They take the risk of being caught rather than stay home and watch their families starve. Another thing that encourages them is the possibility that they can change their status later on, become a resident card holder and eventually get their families to join them. Difficult as it may seem, I know a lot who have succeeded.
• Philippines
18 Jan 07
Love for the family, I may say.