A few interesting little factoids:
> Did you
know that it is estimated that between 50% to 75% of undocumented immigrants (aka illegal aliens) pay federal, state and local income tax?
> Did you know it is estimated that only 56% of U.S. citizens pay federal income tax (44% not paying federal income tax)?
(Thus >>> Statistically speaking, the % of undocumented immigrants and % of U.S. citizens paying federal income tax is about the same.)
> Did you know that, since an undocumented immigrants cannot legally obtain a Social Security Number (SSN) the IRS has come up with a work around
for them? This work around
is called an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) and looks much like a SSN (but starts with "9" ).
One might wonder "Why would the IRS do this?" The answer is because "we" want "their" tax revenue.
> Did you know that being undocumented, these "illegal aliens" do not get any refunds, write-offs, nor deductibles?
> Did you know that undocumented immigrants are estimated to pay in about $7 billion per year into Social Security?
> Did you know that undocumented immigrants pay all sales tax, just like U.S. citizens?
> Did you know (as an example of just one state) that in Arizona the state’s undocumented immigrants generate $2.4 billion in tax revenue per year, but only cost about $1.4 billion in their use of benefit programs?
So basically, they are contributing a lot more than receiving in tax dollars. Interesting.
And that’s not even accounting for what they provide for in terms of private enterprise, such as cheap labor, etc.
While I don’t necessarily vouch for a completely open border, this is as strong a case as can be made for it. As I stated earlier in this thread, we need to make it much easier for non-criminals to immigrate. Contrary to what right wingers want you to believe, removing them from our nation would be a big blow to our economy than the opposite.