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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Immigration
bill will add trillions in debt to nation
May 23, 2013 05:49 PM | 1910 views | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend | print
EDITOR:

Under the currently proposed comprehensive immigration reform legislation (Senate Bill 744), we will tack another $6.3 trillion onto our already-outrageous $16.7 trillion national debt.

According to a recently released study by the Heritage Foundation (http://herit.ag/YpRLxi):

On average, U.S. households headed by someone with a higher education pay in about twice what they consume in benefits and services. Those without a high school diploma consume four times more than they pay in.

Close to 75 percent of unlawful immigrants heads of household have a high school education or less. They currently consume a bit more than twice the amount in benefits and services as they pay in. Unlawful immigrants are not eligible for the “big” government benefits of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

If the Senate bill now being hotly debated becomes law, after about 13 years, current unlawful immigrants and their families will be granted de-facto amnesty, and will be eligible for ALL government benefits and services, including welfare, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other health benefits. The average adult former unlawful immigrant will consume, over the course of his/her remaining lifetime $592,000 more in government benefits than he/she would pay in taxes. This means that over a lifetime, the previously unlawful immigrants combined would consume $9.4 trillion in government benefits and would only pay $3.1 trillion in taxes.

Rising costs directly affecting our daily lives are crippling our family budgets, and our federal debt is crippling our nation and destroying the promise of the American dream. Call your senator and ask him to vote “NO” on current immigration reform legislation.

Katie Spee

Milton
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