Skip to comments.National Policy Institute Calls for Mass Deportation of Illegals
Posted on 12/14/2005 5:57:12 PM PST by AZRepublican
(McLean, VA) The National Policy Institute, a McLean, Virginia think tank, has called for the deportation of illegals in the U.S. A recently issued NPI paper has crunched the numbers and the Institute concludes that deporting illegal aliens would save Americans billions in annual taxes as well as increase the average income of native-born U.S. workers.
The Economics of Immigration Enforcement: Assessing the Costs and Benefits of Mass Deportation, written by statistical expert Edwin Rubenstein, presents startling data and analysis of the massive costs of illegal immigration to Americans and the enormous benefits that would result from deporting illegals.
The NPI paper is a direct response to a well publicized July 2005 study by The Center for American Progress, a leftwing think tank. The Centers paper claims that the price of deporting illegal aliens would be prohibitive, costing the government up to $230 billion over five years.
But the Centers paper basically ignores the total cost to American taxpayers of having anywhere from 8.5 to 20 million illegals in the U.S. who demand and receive benefits such as education, medical care, welfare and housing subsidies. NPIs study finds that illegals receive more than $26 billion per year in federal services and additional billions from state and local governments.
Moreover, illegals have a negative impact on the jobs and income of American-born workers. The NPI paper cites a study by a Harvard professor, George Borjas, who estimates that every 10 percent increase in the labor force due to immigration results in a 3.5 percent decrease in native-born wages. The loss to American workers will be staggering when, as the U.S. Census forcasts, the illegal percentage of the labor force reaches 34 percent in 2025.
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Ditto's to the National Policy Institute.
The quislings will be furious.
Just curious - What is the stance of the Unions on this? Big Dem supporters - but to their mode of thinking, immigrants would seem to keep wages low. I'm not informed on the economics of it - but could it put them in a political bind?
We need a President who will enforce existing immigration laws, not a lackey to Mexico and the OBL.
I used to think so too, but Unions are looking down the road about this. Yes, it hurt their dues paying workers to have illegals around, but they stopped giving a crap about worker wages long ago. Now it's all about union DUES.
The Unions will organize the illegals, dreaming of the days of Julio Chavez. They have visions of MILLIONS of new dues-payers added to their coffers.
Just a thought, but is their real concern the "workers", or just how many dues paying members they have, and therefore influence they can peddle?
It depends on if you are talking to the Union leadership or the Union rank and file. The Union Leadership sees the illegals as a source of new dues paying members to fund their corruption and fatten the wallets. The rank and file sees the illegals as job competition. The Union Leadership has been shafting the rank and file for a long time and they must kind of enjoy it because they never do anything about it.
Ooops, make that Cesar Chavez...
Somehow I'm disinclined to think illegals have much influence on the labor union front, one way or another.
But there is a very valid point made, that legal immigrants, who often wait years, and jump through all sorts of hoops to get here, only to get here and find their hopes for a job dashed by illegals.
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Action: Call Congress on Torture, Patriot Act, Immigration
CAIR ACTION ALERT #481
"In reassessing the cost, the following analysis
compares and contrasts what an amnesty would cost taxpayers in
terms of social services, lost wages, health care subsidies, and
educational expenditures. The author concludes that comparative
estimates demonstrate no matter how high the costs of
deporting illegal aliens may seem, the costs of not deporting them
are larger still."
I used to work in the HQ of the US Customs & Border Patrol. Everyone knew that the US could seal the borders in a heart beat if there were any political will to do so from the top.
There was none. And there is not much now.
The basic story on this stuff is that the leadership of both the republican and democratic parties would sell the US into Mexican slavery in a heart beat if they could just get away with it. The top republicans are looking for cheap labor and the top democrats are looking for cheap votes.
The rank and file of both parties just despise the whole mess.
So we'll get some crappy bs that just kicks the can down the road and will make for increadible problems for the USA in a couple decades. We'll get the political equivalent of the 3/5ths compromise.
Heaven help the USA.
Yeah, that's sort of my point in a way. The union members are likely to be more "anti-immigrant" than the union leadership. At some point they'll realize the leadership has a conflict of interest. I grew up in a blue-collar area, and those guys know a raw deal when they see one. Expressions like "sold down the river" come to mind (steel towns always had a river or two).
"We believe that neither the pro- nor the anti-immigration groups are
asking the right questions. Neither side has assessed the costs of maintaining the
status quo, i.e., the annual costs of an immigration policy that refuses to either
stem the influx of illegal aliens or deport illegals already here."
<< CAIR isn't going to be crazy about it either. >>
Gee, you would think they'd want to leave here since they think we're a bunch or torturers.
The real definition of torture is listening to CAIR rhetoric.
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