Why amnesty for ILLEGAL immigrants is so very bad for the USA
May 22, 2007 9:03am CST
What many people don't realize, is the new bill that might go through in Congress would give WELFARE benefits to almost 20 million illegal immigrants immediately. Just imagine what a serious burden our social welfare system would bare, not to mention the fact that taxes to be raised. Also, people who come here with a goal of getting hand-outs often end up adding to our prison population sooner or later. REMEMBER, ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS HAVE ALREADY BROKEN OUR LAWS, HENCE THE NAME "ILLEGAL". Our government representatives would rather give a free pass than enforce already existing laws. They only have one goal: get support of these immigrants so they can get their votes. This is as low as low can get and you should be outraged! They are compromising our safety and our economny for POWER! Let your representatives know that you oppose amnesty for illegas and let them know TODAY before this becomes law (might be decided by Memorial Day) by going here: http://www.numbersusa.com or by going here: http://www.numbersusa.com/congressinfo
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• United States
25 May 07
Seems to me the problem is not immigration, but welfare. A number of your other assertions seem questionable, too. The total number of U.S. citizens on welfare is around 5,000,000 (source: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services). Does anyone really believe that the much smaller immigrant population is going to have numbers FOUR TIMES that large?! I would also suggest that the overwhelming majority of immigrants come here to become productive, hard-working citizens. This is their home country's loss and our gain. We should encourage people to come here as long as they are willing to be productive citizens.
• United States
23 May 07
I went to the site you listed and sent faxes to my congressmen signifying my disapproval of the new Illegal Alien Bill now in Congress. I'm glad that you listed that site. Just a side note: Many of the illegal aliens are already getting welfare and medical benefits in spite of the fact that they're here illegally. It really upsets me when US citizens can't get the benefits that an illegal alien can get.