Illegal immigrants dont do jobs that Americans dont want to do.
In a recent hiring frenzy by McDonalds, more than a million Americans showed up to apply. With unemployment at a record high, there are plenty of Americans out there who would pick fruit, or vegetables, for minimum wage in order to support their families rather than rely on government assistance.
Of course with 12 million illegal immigrants stealing jobs, depressing wages and eroding the middle class, Americans like you and I are the ones suffering and most unemployed Americans cant find work anywhere, let alone at McDonalds or in a strawberry field.
During the memorable El Paso speech last week, Obama mocked all of us Patriots fighting for Secure Borders with less than witty quips about moats and alligators. He also declared that immigration reform is an economic imperative.
We all know that when Obama says immigration reform, its simply his fancy way of phrasing Amnesty for the 12 million+ illegal immigrants already here.
Obamas labeling of Amnesty as an economic imperative is nothing but an old insider trick on voters, and on elected officials, to support whatever legislation being pushed based on the false promise that the economy will without a doubt improve once the legislation in question is passed.
Dont drink the Kool-Aid served up by Washington.
We have tightly secured the border between North and South Korea for over 50 years, yet Washington cant seem to comprehend securing the U.S.-Mexico border forcing states like Arizona to take matters into their own hands.
Securing our borders from the onslaught of illegal immigration and cartel violence is an economic imperative. Granting Amnesty while our borders are wide open will only push Americas economy further down the drain.
Here are just a few reasons why Barack Obama is DEAD WRONG about illegal immigration being the key to economic recovery:
#1 Illegal immigrants take jobs away from American citizens. According to a review of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Census Bureau data, legal and illegal immigrants gained over a million additional jobs between 2008 and 2010 even as millions of American citizens were losing their jobs during that same time period. By the way, an estimated 7.7 million jobs were filled by illegal immigrants in 2008.
#2 Illegal immigrants generally dont pay taxes. The vast majority of illegal aliens would never even dream of paying income taxes, and certainly a large portion of their income goes straight to their home countries rather than back into the U.S. economy. No wonder the Mexican government denounces every attempt at anti-illegal immigration legislation.
#3 Although illegal aliens pay next to nothing in taxes, they have no problem receiving tens of billions of dollars worth of free education benefits, free health care benefits, free housing assistance and free food stamp benefits. Sanctuary cities make it even easier to dole out your tax dollars to free-loading illegal immigrants.
#4 U.S. taxpayers spend an estimated $12,000,000,000 a year on primary and secondary school education for the children of illegal immigrants.
#5 Thanks to illegal immigration, the U.S. healthcare system is overstretched and spreading the cost of unpaid bills onto U.S. Citizens or their insurance companies.
#6 The region along the U.S./Mexico border is now an open war zone. Just across the U.S. border, Juarez, Mexico, has now become the murder capital of the western hemisphere. Much of that violence has begun to spill over into areas of the southwestern United States costing us billions of dollars and countless lives.
#7 A substantial percentage of young illegal immigrants end up in gangs. According to federal statistics, these 1 million gang members are responsible for up to 80% of the violent crimes committed in the U.S. each year. Latino gangs made up primarily of illegal aliens are responsible for much of this violence.
#8 Each year, it costs the states an estimated $1.6 billion to incarcerate illegal immigrant criminals that should have never been allowed into the country in the first place. It is estimated that illegal aliens make up approximately 30 percent of the population in federal, state and local.
Illegal immigrants are living tax-free yet enjoy unlimited government services. We MUST stop this overwhelming drain on our economy. Securing the U.S.-Mexico border is the true economic imperative to get Americas economy back on track.
Clearly, illegal immigration isnt the key to economy recovery so why is President Obama pushing for Amnesty? Re-Election 2012.
Obamas four-point immigration plan is to grant Amnesty to 12 million+ illegal immigrants, in other words 12 million+ new voters, as long as they 1) Admit they broke the law; 2) Pay back taxes and a fine; 3) Learn English; 4) Undergo a background check before starting the legalization process.
Americans also have some responsibilities to make sure Obamas Re-Election Agenda goes as smoothly as possible. Namely, we need to make sure that our kids learn how to speak Spanish.
Help us tell Washington to wise up! We dont NEED illegal immigrants to fill jobs. WE NEED A SECURE SOUTHERN BORDER!