IOW, we're going to take all the minuses, and ignore any and all plusses, and pretend that's the full equation. aka Republican Math ~Danforth
Sure they're a drain...when you're only including items that count as "drain". Do the ENTIRE equation, and the result is much different. ~ Danforth
Well start enumerating the pluses instead of spitting in your coffee.... you spent 4-5 posts arguing there are pluses, .... well ??
Basic rule of thumb, if the job doesn't need certification/qualifications you will find a high density of illegal immigrants doing it for cash, stealing jobs and tax dollars from the American public.
Illegal Immigration drives up the price of resources for citizens, like food, housing, education, traffic, crime.
Illegal Immigration drives down wages for unskilled labor, landscaping, roofing, where ever no certification is needed there is illegal immigrants taking jobs and lower wages on American Citizens, hurting the African American community the most. Sure they MAY pay some taxes, but not as much if an American Citizen was doing that job, as the wages would be greater.
Illegal Immigrants do not spend all the money earned in the poor neighborhoods where they live but sending back to where they came from to help their families. Draining the local poor economy of needed dollars.
$28Billion dollars lost from local poor economies due to remittances.
So please, pretty please, with a cherry on top, enumerate a plus that helps citizens at large?
Back to you Lamplighter, I like how your "study" focuses on immigrants, and not illegal immigrants, though there is a sentence ...
Its not the issue that the use LESS, its that they use it at all, it drives up costs as its a fixed resource.....
How American Citizens Finance $18.5 Billion In Health Care For Unauthorized Immigrants
Here we argue that Americans should pick up the tab .... its coming people ..
Another cause of doctor burnout: Being forced to give immigrants unequal care
OpenBorders and Healtcare don't mix, hell even in Canada if you are an illegal immigrant/visitor and can't pay you can get the hell out.
This is how Canada treats illegal immigrants and healthcare
Pay up front people....
At the emergency department Aisha was told she had to pay $350 before they would provide care. She was told her situation was not an emergency. Not having the money, Aisha explained that her sickle cell crisis would soon leave her unconscious. It had before. Emergency department admitting staff told her that if she became unconscious, they would treat her without demanding payment first. Aisha seated herself near the triage station and waited. When she collapsed, she was taken in. After 3 days in hospital she received a bill for more than $5000.