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    Immigration Advocate, Detained on Texas Border, Is Released in Visa Case

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/16/us...sted.html?_r=0


    Mr. Vargas was detained at a Border Patrol checkpoint in the airport of this city in the Rio Grande Valley before he was to board a flight to Houston, on his way to Los Angeles. In a terse statement, Department of Homeland Security officials said they had released Mr. Vargas because he had no prior immigration or criminal record. They said their focus was on deporting immigrants who posed security threats.
    Once again, people doing their job are seen as the bad guy. I wonder why he still isn't "documented" since he's been living here 20+ years?

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    Re: Immigration Advocate, Detained on Texas Border, Is Released in Visa Case

    Quote Originally Posted by herenow1 View Post
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/16/us...sted.html?_r=0



    Once again, people doing their job are seen as the bad guy. I wonder why he still isn't "documented" since he's been living here 20+ years?
    I take issue with his argument that 11 million trespassers into our country pose no threat. They are a huge social threat.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Immigration Advocate, Detained on Texas Border, Is Released in Visa Case

    We should just disband the Border Patrol........all they are doing at this point is changing diapers......just invite the whole world to come in.........we have limitless resources.

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    Re: Immigration Advocate, Detained on Texas Border, Is Released in Visa Case

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    I take issue with his argument that 11 million trespassers into our country pose no threat. They are a huge social threat.
    How so?
    "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free."
    "When we live authentically we create an opportunity for others to walk out of their dark prisons of pretend into freedom."

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    Re: Immigration Advocate, Detained on Texas Border, Is Released in Visa Case

    Quote Originally Posted by Lakryte View Post
    How so?
    I assume that's a rhetorical question, but ill answer (in a small part) anyway.

    In 2013, the conservative think tank The Heritage Foundation released a study concluding that at the current time (before amnesty), the average unlawful immigrant household has a net deficit (benefits received minus taxes paid) of $14,387 per household. During the interim phase immediately after amnesty, tax payments would increase more than government benefits, and the average fiscal deficit for former unlawful immigrant households would fall to $11,455. At the end of the interim period, unlawful immigrants would become eligible for means-tested welfare and medical subsidies under Obamacare. Average benefits would rise to $43,900 per household; tax payments would remain around $16,000; the average fiscal deficit (benefits minus taxes) would be about $28,000 per household. Amnesty would also raise retirement costs by making unlawful immigrants eligible for Social Security and Medicare, resulting in a net fiscal deficit of around $22,700 per retired amnesty recipient per year.[20]


    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Econo..._United_States

    http://www.fairus.org/publications/t...-u-s-taxpayers

    http://cis.org/High-Cost-of-Cheap-Labor

    Illegal immigration does have some undeniably negative economic effects. Similarly skilled native-born workers are faced with a choice of either accepting lower pay or not working in the field at all. Labor economists have concluded that undocumented workers have lowered the wages of U.S. adults without a high-school diploma — 25 million of them — by anywhere between 0.4 to 7.4 percent.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/17/ma...pagewanted=all


    http://www.examiner.com/article/ille...n-obama-s-side
    Last edited by Montecresto; 07-16-14 at 03:53 PM.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Immigration Advocate, Detained on Texas Border, Is Released in Visa Case

    I'm serious with my question. If one is here illegally for 20+ yrs, why can't they become a legal citizen? Someone enlighten me. It's like this journalist is acting like a martyr

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    Re: Immigration Advocate, Detained on Texas Border, Is Released in Visa Case

    Quote Originally Posted by herenow1 View Post
    I'm serious with my question. If one is here illegally for 20+ yrs, why can't they become a legal citizen? Someone enlighten me. It's like this journalist is acting like a martyr
    Do you mean, why can't he go back to the Philippines and then re-enter our country LEGALLY?
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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