At TAX time illegal immigrants pay taxes too

12 04 2008
I always hear and read the complaint that Immigration places a burden in the local services, so I was surprised when I found this article.
According to an Associated Press Article Illegal immigrants get taxes withheld from their paychecks, they are afraid to file a claim to get a tax return so that money goes to Uncle Sam. They calculate that it amounts to $9 billion dollars a year.
The articles says that the impact on Social Security is significant, because most of that money is never claimed, because illegal immigrants cannot claim Social Security. So it is used to pay legal workers’ Social Security.

“Overall, any type of immigration is a net positive to Social Security. The more people working and paying into the system, the better,” the article said. “It does help the system remain solvent.”

You can find the full article here

Most people don’t know that legal immigrants go thru a period where they are permanent residents, not citizens yet (they may choose to never become citizens). This period last at least 5 years, when you become eligible for citizenship. During that time we pay taxes, SS, unemployment, but are not eligible to receive any of those benefits, and those who never become citizens will never be eligible.

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13 04 2008
zeezil

After careful review, anyone with a even a modicum of logic can come to no other conclusion: illegal immigration must be halted, illegal immigrants here now must be deported and legal immigration needs decreased from the approx. 2 million allowed in per year currently.

Please review the following report on the FISCAL COST OF IMMIGRATION by economist Edwin Rubenstein just released this past week:
http://www.esrresearch.com/Rubensteinreport.pdf

A partial summary of the report:

The Fiscal Impact on 15 Federal Departments surveyed was: $346 billion in fiscal related costs in FY 2007

Each immigrant cost taxpayers more than $9,000 per year.

An immigrant household (2 adults, 2 children) cost taxpayers $36,000 per year.

Legal immigrants were not separated out from illegal immigrants for the fiscal impact study, but if they had been, the fiscal cost per ILLEGAL immigrant would be even more shocking than the figures quoted above.

The most extensive and authoritative study, prior to economist Edwin Rubenstein’s “The Fiscal Impact of Immigration” (April 2008) , is the National Research Council (NRC)’s The New Americans: Economic, Demographic and Fiscal Effects of Immigration (1997).

The NRC staff analyzed federal, state, and local government expenditures on programs such as Medicaid, AFDC (now TANF), and SSI, as well as the cost of educating immigrants’ foreign- and native-born children.

NRC found that the average immigrant household receives $13,326 in federal annual expenditures and pays $10,664 in federal taxes—that is, they generate a fiscal deficit of $2,682 (1996 dollars)per household.

In 2007 dollars this is a deficit of $3,408 per immigrant household.

With 9 million households currently headed by immigrants, more than $30 billion ($3,408 x 9 million) of the federal deficit represents money transferred from native taxpayers to immigrants.

13 04 2008
Di

Could you explain to me how does my immigrant household cost anything to the taxpayers? I am a tax payer, I do not receive anything from the federal government. I really can’t understand the logic. How does a legal immigrant household, different from any other regular US household?

15 04 2008
DinTN

Do some research before believing and repeating a highly biased and misleading story.
The taxes paid in to fake stolen Social Security accounts and ITN’s in no way covers the cost to legal tax paying citizens to cover the cost of those 300,000 anchor babies dropped in the U.S. each year, free medical care and food stamps to those jackpot babies, which by the way are “second hand” benefits to the illegal parent, the cost of jailing or deporting criminal invaders, etc.

The American people are sick and tired of the abuse to American citizens through identity theft and Social Security card theft by (mostly Mexican) invaders who assume they have the right to destroy the future job and credit history of our citizens, especially the young who will not know of this fraud until they turn 18 and apply for a job or credit!

This fact just doesn’t matter to some people!
Just wait ’till your childs’ identity and credit is trashed! Will it matter then?
numbersusa.com
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capwiz.com

29 04 2008
DinTN

Veterans Launch National Education Effort on Illegal Immigration

INDIANAPOLIS (April 28, 2008) – Crime, terrorism and dependency on scarce government dollars are some of the major reasons why the nation’s largest veterans organization is concerned about illegal immigration. So concerned, in fact, that The American Legion today began a nationwide outreach to alert Americans to the dangers posed by illegal aliens and the government’s reluctance to seriously address the issue.

“American Legion members have served in the U.S. Armed Forces throughout the world so that Americans can feel safe at home,” said Marty Conatser, national commander. “We have seen Third World countries. We have seen poverty, political instability, disease and war. Today we see the threat that open borders present to our homeland.

“With more than 14,000 posts and 2.7 million members, I am asking Legionnaires everywhere to start the national dialogue that needs to happen now,” Conatser said. “As a nation at war with operatives sworn to kill Americans, our government must shut down our open borders and take decisive action to address a crippling national problem.”

Unlike the use of the word “American” in ACLU, the word “American” in American Legion actually stands for Americans!

Read the full story:
http://www.legion.org/vision/currentevents/2008/04/veterans_launch_national_educa.html

26 12 2010
smartalek

Thank you, zeezil, for perfectly demonstrating the “thought process” (using the term loosely here of course) undertaken by the reichwingers among us.
In one place, you claim that
“Each immigrant cost taxpayers more than $9,000 per year [so an] immigrant household (2 adults, 2 children) cost taxpayers $36,000 per year.”
In another, you claim that
“In 2007 dollars this is a deficit of $3,408 per immigrant household.”
So which is it, really, zeezil – less than $3,600, or ten times that, $36,000?
Or maybe, just maybe – since they obviously can’t both be true, so at least one is definitely a lie – maybe they’re both lies, promulgated by the same corporate structure behind the astroturf TeaParty, and the corporate-sellout Publican Party?
In your cowardly, cowering fear of brown people, moooslim terra-ists, feminazis, tree-huggers, “elitist liberals,” and Big Gummint in service to all of them, you’re selling yourselves – (which is fine with us, but you’re selling all of America with you) – out to Big Biz: Wall Street, the I-banks, Big Pharma, WalMart (and their slave-labor suppliers in China), and the rest of the Fortune 500.
And they’re all laughing their asses off at you, as you bow and scrape, and forward their latest e-mail lies.
Thanks for the demo there, zeez, and Happy Holidays to you.

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