Immigration Is a Drain on the United States - New Proposed
Legislation Sparks Protests Nationwide
It is about time
that the Federal Government stepped up to the plate with legislation
making “being in this country illegally” a felony. For decades the
US has allowed people to enter the country to find work, sign up for
social programs, put their kids in public schools and use emergency
Many Americans in
border states have complained for years as they watched their
hospital emergency rooms shut down due to uninsured, unpaid visits.
Of course, not all uninsured patients are undocumented, and illegal
immigrants do pay sales tax like everyone else.
But even if an
illegal immigrant pays income and sales tax, there is no evidence
that they add to the economy. One trip to the emergency medical
room can cost tens of thousands of dollars (or more), and since most
illegals have fewer skills and less education than most other
Americans, their contribution to the tax base is lower.
are lower on the economic scale, they are more likely to sign up for
welfare and other social programs. This can be a drain on our public
services that were not designed to take care of people that travel
here from other countries. Americans may benefit from lower prices
on lettuce and strawberries, but they are hit by higher taxes and
longer distances between hospital emergency rooms in exchange.
There are reasons
why countries limit immigration. The US needs to take action to
limit illegal immigration. The US should build a fence all along
the southern border and begin rounding up people in this country
that are here illegal. Don’t just send them back to their country;
put them in prison for several years first. Children of illegal
immigrants should be locked-up in juvenile detention centers until
their parents are parents are deported.
I hope that the
Congress sees these protests and realize that the illegal
immigration problem should be addressed. It is time to take our
country back before it is too late. Comment on this article at our Forum
By Tom Madison
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