The majority are believed to be from Mexico. Others are those who came here on legal visas but did not leave the country when they were supposed to, and are now here illegally.
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You make a good point about the child labor laws. We all want kids to be safe, but it has gotten to the point where high school teens can hardly get a job anywhere anymore.
90 percent of them do not make enough to pay income taxes. But they will pay social security. And, if you make them citizens, then they will soon be drawing social security at an alarming rate and bankrupt the system earlier than now expected.
Perry, Sorry to prove you wrong but a person on min. wage pays over 900 dollars into SS. That would $9.9 Bill into the SS fund annually. Lets not forget employers match that so double the figure. 19.8 billion extra in SS will be bankrupt it. WHAT!?
Sorry Foodeee - but I did indicate they will pay SS, but it will never keep pace with the payout burden that they will place upon the system. Your calculations are also quite inflated since many of the 11 million will never hold a job requiring a w2
Looks like youʻve already put some thought into this issue. The 5 year no-welfare rule is a good idea. Border enforcement has to be a priority or weʻll just keep having illegal immigration in the future.
There is a legal path to citizenship. They can easily get a green card and then apply for naturalization. They don't want to. They can get all the right without any of the duties.
I think it should be required as a condition for staying in the country.
So do I.. wba108 so do I...
I agree that the law has been broken, but itʻs a conundrum. Theyʻll never get 11 million people into the court system because our courts are already overwhelmed with our citizens who are breaking the law.
11 million people can be processed through the courts by beginning with a single person or family and then proceeding to the next.
No individual can eat a whole cow or pig with a single bite; however, after slicing & dicing, they can.
Keep in mind that most of these cases can be handled by officials currently working in the field. No court time would be needed. I don't know the numbers employed by ICE and related orgs but much of the problems could be solved by them alone.