The Trump Immigration Wall - Page 6
It is necessary. We have a border and we need to enforce it. We don't have open borders. It won't work in a entitlement society like we have. Walls work for Israel. Walls have worked elsewhere. It isn't 100% but life isn't perfect. If it cuts it half then it is worth it. Illegals have a negative effect in the economy. They drive down wages in fields that less fortunate Americans work in. This is why there are jobs Americans won't do. We can't just throw up our hands and surrender. The amount of illegals coming in has dropped significantly just from Trump acting more aggressively. That won't work long term because it is subject to the next administration actually caring about enforcing certain laws.
I grew up in a border state. . My state spends billions of dollars a year on education and medical for people here illegally. Mexico isn't the worst country in the world. However they have a huge corruption problem. Look at many border cities of Mexico along the US border. They are very violent with beheadings etc. We don't need that to spill over to the US anymore than it already has. Illegals do at least pay taxes in the form of sales taxes. With the funds they remit to Mexico or other countries and not paying payroll or social security taxes I would say it is a huge net loss considering the health care expenses and education. I'm sure there are studies that show differently. It all depends upon who conducts them. I'm sure a study commissioned by the US chamber of commerce society would find a net positive. As the old quote goes " numbers don't lie but liars figure".
My experience has been different with illegals. There are huge amounts of illegals in my old state that stand by the corner waiting for work. Someone picks them up and pays cash money under the table. No taxes paid on that money. If e-verify is being used as required it would be impossible to have an illegal on the payroll. Yet another law that has no teeth. Edited: Kyrroeth on 24th May, 2017 - 4:05pm