Illegal Immigration Benefits Politicians, Employers, and Union Bosses, and Hurts Everyone Else

by Don

Donna Brazile’s column in Wednesday’s (2/6/13) “The Citizen”,, is typical of liberal writings, an attempt to mislead the American people.  Brazile inappropriately interweaves legal and illegal immigration benefits and falsifies immigration enforcement effectiveness.

Immigration laws have not been changed because the American people believe in the rule of law and in real “Fairness”.  It would be wrong for people to benefit from their illegal immigrations.  And, it would not be FAIR to the people trying to come to this country legally (often waiting years or decades).

Brazile tries to assign the benefits that legal immigrants bring to this country (e.g., working legally without burdening taxpayers, starting businesses, paying taxes, assimilating into our country and culture) to illegal immigrants.  That, of course, is false.  On average each illegal immigrant annually costs taxpayers about $11,000 worth of medical, housing, food, and other benefits intended for needy Americans citizens.

Illegals harm American workers by undercutting their wages and taking their jobs.  Illegals commit a disproportionate amount of crime, harming legal residents.

Nevertheless, some politicians’ careers benefit from illegal immigrants (they ignore what is best for our country).  They get: campaign contributions from employers and unions which benefit from illegal labor (which has little recourse for mistreatment); votes from the unemployed who support politicians promising more benefits; campaign workers, demonstrators, and illegal and potentially future legal votes from an illegal immigrant community which wants the benefits of our country without having to abide by our laws and customs.

The “Gang of Eight” Senators announced agreement on principles for immigration reform.  A few days later Senator Schumer announced that a key item, border control, wouldn’t be allowed to hold up immigration reform and President Obama agreed.  Having learned from the unfulfilled promises of the 1980s, most Americans demand proven border control before other actions.

No matter how much money amnesty supporters claim is spent and whatever else is claimed, the border remains uncontrolled.  ICE officials and local law enforcement around the country report how they get almost no support from this administration in dealing with illegal immigrants.  Unless the border is controlled, there will just be more infiltration of illegals, drugs, guns, and terrorists causing more harmed Americans.

A country that doesn’t control its borders will cease to exist.  A country should base immigration laws on what is good for the country as a whole, not just on what benefits politicians, and unscrupulous businessmen and union leaders at the expense of the rest of the American citizens.

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    Don’t see how illegal immigration helps union bosses seeing a how most illegal immigrants working in America aren’t unionized. It most certainly does benefit giant corporations who benefit from the vast resource of cheap labor willing to work under the table and without benefits.

    • Chris P. Bacon

      AZ is a “right to work state” which means the workers have little to no power here. Back when i was a worker that benefited me as you moved up based on your effort rather then your time in, and no one protected you if you were a slug. So having grown up on a farm in NE that gave me a great advantage as the work ethic among farm boys is pretty darn high. (just sayin this to point out i am not a fan of unions)

      The reason Union bosses do well on the backs of Illegals is because they make $$ of the membership dues, and they can get the illegals to join in droves.

      The BS is so thick with this issue you cannot cut it with a chainsaw. The federal government (US Forest Service) uses illegals to clear the underbrush in the world largest Ponderosa Pine forest just a mile from my house. i see the vans full of these people. Course the FS uses a contractor who “E-Verifys”, which is another giant joke!!


  • Chris P. Bacon

    i have never voted for a lib in my life, but i can tell you this. I have been in the construction industry in AZ since 96 and own my own commercial GC company in Scotsdale. AZ and everyone i know at the ownership level of all the industries invloved with building have made a ton of $$ on the backs of illegal immagrants and everyone of them is a Republican.

    My own brother in laws wife is always campaining against illegal immigration and ONCE at Christmas i tried to tell her that of the 100 or so field employees she had, about 90% were illegal. She completely denied that possibility and said they all had good papers.

    What a joke. For the right price i could become Suzy!! Seems hypocritical.

    • Don

      This is one of the splits between politicians who get the contributions and buys votes with promises and the grassroots which pays the bills and suffers the consequences of loss of jobs, higher taxes, and crime. .

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