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Illegal Immigrants

Reader comment on item: [Australia's] Crisis of illegal immigration
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Submitted by American Idealist (United States), Apr 19, 2007 at 23:19

"Illegal immigration needs to be stopped. These people that are sneaking across the borders know that they are committing a crime against American society. If they want to have a right to be here, then go through the immigration process legally like every other immigrant that has come here from nations around the world. You do not sneak across the border under the cover of darkness, hidden in vehicles, or tunneling under the border.

These acts are reprehensible, and the people found to be illegally in the United States of America should be prossecuted and deported. The United States is a nation of laws, and the rules apply to everyone. Illegal imigrants are a financial drain on the U.S. economy, and on the federal funds and programs that hard working U.S. citizens have paid into in the form of taxes on our paychecks each and every week.

Of course those rules do not apply to illegal aliens either. Because they are here illegally they do not pay U.S., state or local taxes. However they are taking away jobs from the citizens who are here legally and then sending the money back to Mexico to improve their economy. The filty rich corporations are downsizing the U.S. workforce and sending jobs overseas, or to Mexico, for corporate profits and U.S. citizens need the jobs you are taking from them. go home, work for Hershey Foods or Ford or GM there legally, not here illegally.

What is it that you are after here? The American Dream? The American Dream is a lie. The streets are not paved in gold, and home ownership is a great big lie. You want to own a home in the U.S. and pay thousands of dollars a year in property tax for something that you own, for the rest of your life to pay for the social programs to pay for the deadbeats who do not want to work. Do you want to be here legally and fork over half of your paycheck in the form of taxes.

Yeah, you might make a good living here illegally in the United States and have some money to send home to your family back in Mexico. Try earning the same money, or more for that fact, pay all the taxes that are levied upon the average U.S. citizen, then pay for your children to attend a U.S. university on top of paying 3-4 dollars a gallon for fuel to run your car and heat your home so your family doesn't freeze in the winter. See how much money you have left to send back to Mexico then. The difference between most Americans and you is is that we are willing to die for this country to defend this nation, YOU ARE NOT. You who are here illegally would not put your life on the line for anything other than a few dollars in your pocket. "

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