Problem will continue if borders still porous
June 08, 2013 11:36 PM | 919 views | 1 1 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR:

As Sen. Rubio says in TV ads, his proposed comprehensive immigration law would not cost any more federal dollars for benefits than the present immigration situation. But multiple studies show that nearly all costs of educating children of unlawful immigrants through the 12th grade are paid by city, county and state taxes — not federal. This practice would continue under the proposed law. And for future unlawful immigrants’ children.

Rubio refuted claims that his bill would cost taxpayers $5 trillion more than passing no bill at all.

He used himself as an example of upward mobility, to higher-paying jobs resulting in his paying more in taxes than the cost of government benefits he receives.

But businesses won’t voluntarily pay higher wages to keep such workers. With porous borders, the inflow of less-costly, unlawful immigrant workers will continue.

That’s a reason mass-legalization laws have not worked before.

Roger Carter

Woodstock
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Pat H
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June 09, 2013
Our state taxes also pay for Medicaid costs of these illegals for medical and dental procedures for their anchor babies.
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