Why do people want illegals gone?
Most arguments against illegal immigration say that the illegal don't pay income taxes, and that they take more in services than they contribute. However, IRS estimates that about 6 million unauthorized immigrants file individual income tax returns each year. Research reviewed by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office indicates that between 70 percent and 80 percent of unauthorized immigrants pay federal, state, and local taxes. Illegal immigrants are estimated to pay in about $7 billion per year into Social Security. In addition, they spend millions of dollars per year, which supports the US economy and helps to create new jobs. The Texas State Comptroller reported in 2006 that the 1.4 million illegal immigrants in Texas alone added almost $18 billion to the state's budget, and paid $1.2 billion in state services they used.
The Social Security and Medicare contributions of illegal immigrants directly support older Americans, as illegal immigrants are not eligible to receive these services.The Internal Revenue Service issues an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number regardless of immigration status because both resident and nonresident aliens may have Federal tax return and payment responsibilities under the Internal Revenue Code.
- River EuphratesLv 74 years agoFavorite Answer
It's so cute how people think that Americans would deem to do the jobs that illegal immigrants are willing to do.
- 4 years ago
America is the only first-world nation that everyone seems to think should just let anyone and everyone in. The "open door liberals" reject any discussion about the kinds of people who come here legally, with educations or with the chops to get an education, or to start businesses and work hard, and only want to cry about the people who come here and want our benefits without 1) contributing to those benefits and 2) doing so in a manner that respects our laws.
Try moving to Australia on a whim. Or England. Or even Canada. You'll be shocked.
- WeMoveOnwardLv 54 years ago
Because they believe that illegals are flooding the job market. This is only sort of true. Its true in that they're taking jobs others wont which means theyre taking the minor roles of the nation leaving room for higher skilled jobs
- WilliamLv 74 years ago
Only a fool would believe everything the Govt tells you.
Want proof? Do the math: 320 million people in the U.S., 90 million people out of work, what's the percentage of unemployed? It's NOT 5% like the Govt tells us. It's closer to 30% than 5%. Even a Common Core idiot would not believe 5%.
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- u_bin_calledLv 74 years ago
so if you ran a business you wouldn't care if I paid you with stolen money or used someone else's credit card.... huh?
the simple fact is that all that money is being paid fraudulently through stolen and misappropriated social security accounts... that creates a massive and costly problem for federal & state governments (which many bureaucrats and politicians LOVE because the government basically charges the taxpayer for the costs and then gives itself all the "found" money).
you know that kids who cheat in school work hard too....they just work hard at cheating... should they be rewarded equally?
sorry... I like living in a society that has rules and respect for them.. not everyone cares only about the bottom line like you...
- Philip HLv 74 years ago
Meanwhile they take jobs that should go to citizens and that forces payment of welfare, food stamps, and unemployment to Real and Legal Citizens. What is it with you Liberals who love to support crime? Illegals commit a disproportionate number of crimes including Violent crimes in the USA.
You can ignore those facts but those Facts will remain Facts!
- duker918Lv 74 years ago
"Why do people want illegals gone?" Mostly because they are, ya' know, ILLEGAL.
- Anonymous4 years ago
People can't compete against people who work for less pay and do more work.
- DustbindivaLv 74 years ago
How do they file a tax return or work and have taxes deducted? With a fake SSN? The reason people resent them is that they get government aid that Americans who work cannot get.
- mommanukeLv 74 years ago
Most anti-illegal people are ignorant of facts. They operate solely on the anger roused by scapegoating of them by politicians who need someone else to blame for their lousy policies.