View Poll Results: Your biggest problems with illegal immigration

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  • I believe the law should be followed. If mass immigration were legal I'd have no complaint.

    22 37.93%
  • An influx of a foreign culture threatening to marginalize American culture including language.

    19 32.76%
  • An influx of a minority group threatening to make my ethnic group the minority.

    10 17.24%
  • The impact of illegal immigration on the American economy.

    31 53.45%
  • The impact of illegal immigration on the treasury.

    23 39.66%
  • If fear illegal immigrants will exhibit criminal/violent behavior

    18 31.03%
  • Other. Explain

    19 32.76%
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    Re: Your biggest problems with illegal immigration.

    One of the massive problems it's causing is overcrowded schools. State budgets for education are already dwindling away and when you add hundreds of illegal immigrant families coming into one city it's overwhelming for school districts. So because of the reduced budgets, school boards are forced to eliminate positions, create larger class sizes and then add in all the immigrants that come throughout the year. Illegal immigration is sucking the life out of our education system. We've already been told to prepare for 30+ class sizes.... in kindergarten and 1st grade.

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    Re: Your biggest problems with illegal immigration.

    And hospitals that serve smaller communities that are strained beyond their capacities.

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    Re: Your biggest problems with illegal immigration.

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    One of the massive problems it's causing is overcrowded schools. State budgets for education are already dwindling away and when you add hundreds of illegal immigrant families coming into one city it's overwhelming for school districts. So because of the reduced budgets, school boards are forced to eliminate positions, create larger class sizes and then add in all the immigrants that come throughout the year. Illegal immigration is sucking the life out of our education system. We've already been told to prepare for 30+ class sizes.... in kindergarten and 1st grade.
    Agreed. And let's look at who is paying for these people to be initially housed and shipped across the country to different towns and cities? Who is assessing the unintended consequences of these actions? When they get to wherever the government sends them - who pays for their food there? Housing? Water? Healthcare? Schooling? Entertainment? For how long? Children are reportedly sick, TB, lice, all sorts of things and they're not being kept behind in these temporary facilities until they are well....

    Why isn't the law being followed or can we all just willy-nilly start ignoring laws we don't agree with? Granted the political push for this is to pressure for amnesty but I don't think that's going to happen and many people in many towns across the US are going to be left with a mess, and really, is that going to be fair for these people who are going to be left in limbo. They may be better off than they were but not when they are going to be shunned and hated for the burden they are creating for everyone else.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Your biggest problems with illegal immigration.

    And those border towns aren't rich.

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    Re: Your biggest problems with illegal immigration.

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    One of the massive problems it's causing is overcrowded schools. State budgets for education are already dwindling away and when you add hundreds of illegal immigrant families coming into one city it's overwhelming for school districts. So because of the reduced budgets, school boards are forced to eliminate positions, create larger class sizes and then add in all the immigrants that come throughout the year. Illegal immigration is sucking the life out of our education system. We've already been told to prepare for 30+ class sizes.... in kindergarten and 1st grade.
    I don't agree that the problem is necessarily that, but the fact that most don't pay taxes, which contribute to school budgets. It creates a free rider system.

    I'd really like to see a requirement of back tax information provided upon admission to public school. Your child doesn't receive American education if you cannot provide a tax history that demonstrates contribution via taxes. It could also assist in deportation, since a lack of records is a smoking gun for tax evasion - a federal crime. Those are the illegals that need to be shot from a cannon aimed down Mexico way.

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    Re: Your biggest problems with illegal immigration.

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    Its private so nobody will know how you vote. I'll set it up so we can vote for multiple reasons.

    I should have included the political impact of eventual new voters that could threaten the influence of my political party.
    You should have included the one you suggest...because I DO believe that is a fear of many.

    Also you should have included something along the lines, I don't mind immigration of white people but when its brown people its different.
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    Re: Your biggest problems with illegal immigration.

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    Its private so nobody will know how you vote. I'll set it up so we can vote for multiple reasons.

    I should have included the political impact of eventual new voters that could threaten the influence of my political party.
    In the past, I have not had a huge problem with illegal immigration. The ones who jump the border come here to work, many are migrant workers who harvest the crops where that type work is much needed. The system absorbs them. A lot of Americans who are out of jobs don't do that type work and many will just use up their unemployment benefits rather than to seek manual labor type jobs.

    But I have a HUGE problem with this wave of unaccompanied minors who are flooding across our borders. We already have enough to fill a mid size city. They are not going to contribute to this system soon if ever. I can't imagine parents who would send children in diapers to another country not knowing whether they will be safe or ever seen again. Maybe they are hoping they, too, will get to come here. But, IMO, they are guilty of child abandonment and would already be criminals if they, too, came here.

    It is no secret that the US is broke. So why in the holy hell are we taking these people in. There are other countries they could go to. All they have to do is to get there.

    And then there is that troublesome little item about the Harvard profession, no doubt under whom Obama studies, who thinks the white race should be eliminated. How many 'brown people' flooding in will it take to accomplish that? This may be a 'humanitarian crisis', but it was orchestrated by Obama and the US government is employing the 'escorts' to bring them here when this country has its own problems and can ill afford this. Our own citizens are becoming ill as they catch infectious diseases from them.
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    Re: Your biggest problems with illegal immigration.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    If illegals received zero federal assistance of any sort, I would have absolutely no problems with them. They're not a threat to employment because most Americans think picking fruit is "beneath them". I don't have issues with their culture, and they tend to segregate themselves.

    If they pay taxes and don't run too afoul of the law, I say bueno to them.
    Children in diapers don't 'pick fruit.'
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    Re: Your biggest problems with illegal immigration.

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    How do you pay taxes and Obamacare as an illegal? Anonymously?
    If illegals are not eligible for public health care, which they are not, and if they can't buy Obamacare, then who pays?
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    Re: Your biggest problems with illegal immigration.

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Immigration is fine for the country, if the country has enough time to smooth the irritations. The US has to adapt the people and itself. That is always difficult for complicated societies even with the historic experience of the US. That is the problem with massif migration as is presently being attempted or beginning to evolve.
    Into what?
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