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it does take money to house them while they are being removed from the country for those who would fail the vetting process.
@genuine_504 It wouldn't cost taxpayers money to house them if we just let them be where they are and continue working. If they are not violating any Americans property rights than whom have they hurt? They stimulate the economy which is good for Americans, they have just avoided paying "entry fees" which is bad for politicians.
The U.S. spent 1.87 Billion to jail illegal immigrants in 2014.http://www.nationalreview.com/article/421673/report-us-spent-187-billion-incarcerate-illegal-immigrant-criminals-2014-joel-gehrke
@genuine_504 Yes. That 1.8 billion could have gone to pay Veterans to work VA's or a million other things. Because of existing law, instead it went to house many peaceful "undocumented" immigrants, that could have been working to provide low wage low skilled labor and more affordable goods and services for Americans.
I think that is bad logic to just allow anyone who enters our boarders to stay just because they made it here.
You cannot have both open borders and a welfare state. You must end the welfare state first. Bringing in mass immigrate from countries who do not respect rule of law and exist in cultures of graft and corruption in direct contradiction to American society is clearly going to be detrimental. Wouldn't it be better for these people to stay in their own country and improve that country
@nellyj If every "undocumented immigrant" left this country than the American economy would be worse off and you would be paying alot more for goods and services. Imagine, those low wage undocumented laborers, being replaced with minimum wage American workers. Raise that wage to $11, $12, $13, $14, $15/hr and you are going to be paying alot more for goods and services. The problem is not the workers that you label "illegal". The problem is Government regulation and bad public policy. The average american commits 3 felonies a day. The "rule of law" doesn't make it inherently ethical, for example laws that prohibited harboring runaway slaves, nor does the "rule of law" make it practical and a good investment for Americas economic future. Food for thought.
@agent00mama none of that matters in the big picture. If you really think the most important aspect of life is what you pay for an apple than you really don't understand society or Human Action at all. Open borders would not only destroy American culture, as it has and is doing in all countries employing such stupidity, but it would destroy the United States all together.