Friday, November 21, 2014
Amnesty by Executive Fiat
The American Public has been adamant in demanding that the President and/or Congress put an end to any talk of amnesty for years now, just as they've been determined to see our southern border sealed to prevent not only the flow of illegal immigrants---thousands each month---from crossing, but also terrorists, criminals, drug related gangs, and as we've already experienced, diseases which this country had conquered decades ago and now puts everyone at risk. We just recently experienced approximated 60,000 children and their "escorts" (wink wink) being abandoned on our border with the full knowledge and at least tacit support of the Mexican Government and its military; they even shot at US civilians along the border as they escorted them into US territory. The Obama Regime, as I've previously reported to you, has already surrender parts of Pinal County in Arizona to drug cartels.
I also want to make this absolutely clear. Illegal immigration doesn't cost Obama, Congress, nor the federal, state, or local governments one thin copper filled dime. Nothing. Obama or Congress for that matter, can feel as magnanimous as they want. It's not their money. However, their "generosity" does, have a cost. Illegal immigrants cost every single taxpaying citizen in this country approximately $120,000 billion dollars of our money. According to a study done by the Heritage Foundation in 2013, the average family household of an illegal immigrants has a net deficit (benefits received from taxpayer financed programs less taxes paid) of -$14,384.00--that's how much of the tab you get to pick up. According to the study, after amnesty, tax payments would increase and benefits received would drop to a net deficit of -$11,455.00 per household. Once illegal immigrants become eligible of medical and welfare based programs, benefits received would rise to $43,000 of your tax dollars while taxes paid back into the system would only average around $16,000, or a -$23,000 of taxpayer money per household and there's around 12 million illegal immigrants. Obama's recent announcement applies to only 5 million of them.
Now, doesn't that make you feel all warm and fuzzy? And to think, you can't even write them off on your taxes as dependents! As an aside, according to the 2013 study again, amnesty would make illegal immigrants eligible for Social Security retirement benefits and Medicare, resulting in a net deficit of -$22,700 per household. Oh----I almost forgot to mention--remember those 60,000 children dumped on our border? Did you know it's going to cost you---the American Taxpayer---$760 million dollars to educate...and that may not even be in English. Feeling a little miffed yet?
Amnesty tells them that obeying the law is not requirement to come to America. It also tells them and others that the American government, regardless of President or Congress or even political party matters; each are just as spineless as the other. For those seeking a democratic nation, where the People are sovereign, this isn't that place anymore. The government (and notice I didn't say "our") cares little if at all about the desires of the public. Its sole interests are protecting the economic interests of their corporate masters and gerrymandering their party (and hopefully themselves) back into office. All hail the Machine! Mussolini would be so proud.
Lastly, for those who want to point to presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush and claim that they too granted amnesty, here's a little reminder for you. Congress proposed the Immigration Reform and Control Act or simply the Simpson-Mazzolli Act of 1986, which President Reagan signed into law as an Act of Congress on November 6, 1986, not as an executive order. This work bill included a provision to grant amnesty to some 3 million illegal immigrants provided they had been here a minimum of five years, no criminal record, a basic understanding of US history and government, and a working knowledge of English. It also made it illegal to knowingly hire individuals who were here illegally. Bush attempted to correct errors in the original bill (such as extending coverage of family members). Neither president acted by executive fiat as President Obama has.
We have also been equally resolute in demanding that the border be firmly secured and the border patrol be given back its enforcement powers (and budget); that those arrested for being here illegally be prompted dropped off at the nearest embassy for them to deal with at their own costs; that English only be taught and used in our schools, governments, and in the use of any taxpayer paid forms; that employers who hire illegal workers be severely punished, including fines equal to 25% of the income paid per person, suspension of their business licenses ranging from 30 days to permanent. Equally severe fines should apply to those convicted of aiding those here illegally as well, including churches and non-profit groups with loss of tax-exempt status for repeated offences. And finally, those here illegally should not be entitled to any taxpayer based services. These penalties may seem harsh, but they are the same penalties that are meted out in Latin America to those there illegally or who aid those there illegally. As for Obama, his actions speak volumes in his contempt for the Constitutional process and for all Americans.
Barack Obama enforces US immigration overhaul
Costs of educating new class if illegal immigrant minors
The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigration of US Taxpayers.
The Fiscal Costs of Unlawful Immigrants and Amnesty to the US taxpayer
US Immigration: How Long Does the US Citizenship Process Take?
Reagan and Bush Offer no Precedent for Obama's Amnesty Order