Taking A Closer Look At Illegal Immigration
Immigration is a hot button issue right now and one of the burning issues is just how much illegal immigrants cost our society and how much they contribute.
Sheriff John Trumbo has sent a bill to the President of Mexico, outlining 5,061 beds used by the country's citizens in 2005 at a cost of $63 per day.
While that may sound extreme, you have to understand Trumbo's frustration because Umatilla County spends more than $300,000 a year keeping illegal immigrants behind bars.
Children of illegal immigrants often do not speak English as their first language. It costs an additional $2,600 a year per child to educate someone who speaks English as a second language.
Then there are the hospitals. They do not track how many illegal immigrants they serve, but the vast majority of those who seek care do not have health insurance. In the state of Oregon, illegal immigrants account for a staggering $165 million in unpaid medical bills.
As for taxes, some undocumented immigrants do pay them and you might be surprised where the money goes.
"Some" undocumented immgrants [criminal aliens] do pay them? Ooooh, we should be so grateful.
Roughly 55 percent pay payroll taxes, but they cannot collect social security, Medicare or unemployment benefits. Many illegal immigrants use fake social security numbers to get jobs.
So half are working "on the books" and those ones are commiting ID theft and fraud to do so!!! This is really win-win for us, their work for cash and pay no taxes or they steal your SSN and pay a tiny amount of taxes on their low paying jobs.
However, according to the Center for Immigration Studies, if you compare illegal immigrant households to those of U.S. citizens, undocumented immigrants create a net loss on the tax system of $2,736 per household.
And that's the bottom line.