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Would kicking all illegal immagrants out = economic boom?

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posted on Mar, 28 2014 @ 06:35 PM
What people don’t realize about illegal aliens is that they depress communities economically.

All those low wages aren’t even spent here since they send much of the money home.

I have lived in illegal immigrant communities and have seen how they depress the neighborhood: stores close, gas stations go out of business, home values erode.

Migrants working in the United States sent a staggering $120 billion back to their families last year, it was revealed today. The amount of money being sent by migrants across the entire world reached $530 billion last year, making it a larger economy than Iran or Argentina, the data from the World Bank showed. This worldwide figure has tripled in the last ten years and is now three times bigger than the total aid budgets given by countries around the world. It has sparked debate whether this so-called remittance money could be a viable alternative to relying on help from other governments. In the United States last year, more than $120 billion was sent by workers to families abroad - making it the largest sender of remittances in the world. More than $23 billion went to Mexico, $13.45 billion to China, $10.84 billion to India and $10 billion to the Philippines, among other recipients.

Here is one issue, I a progressive have to go along with the conservatives on.

The illegal alien crises is an economic drag on the US economy.

Not to mention the jobs they have taken from Americans. I know many contractors that have been put out of business by them.

Advocates for immigration amnesty keep telling us that illegal aliens contribute massively to the economy. That’s true — for the MEXICAN economy. The fact is that the overwhelming amount of the wages earned by illegal aliens is not spent in this country, but simply sent back home. Mexico received $21.59 billion in remittances from emigrants in 2013, the Bank of Mexico said. Nearly 74 million transactions were registered in 2013, with the average remittance totaling $292, the central bank said. Remittances rose 3.5 percent to $5.34 billion in the fourth quarter of last year, compared to the same period in 2012, with 18.4 million transactions and an average amount of $285.30, the Bank of Mexico said.

They won't just kick them out because the elite want illegal immigration in America for the very reason I state above, it decreases the economic growth and further depresses the economy something the elite want.
It’s called AUSTERITY.

posted on Mar, 28 2014 @ 10:05 PM
No...because it's a corporate thing--and the game is about making money using the cheapest labor possible without having to include any covered benefits at all. In the service industry most young americans think they're above this type of work (maids, waitress, bus help, counter help, etc.) and believe they can just slide on in there hoping a management position will fall into their laps without lifting a finger. Todays generation of workers are quite different from the mom and pops of old. As for the construction industry...two choices there, union or non-union...which will it be. We need to remember as wages have gone up over the years, corporations have taken business now, we should all know why.

posted on Mar, 28 2014 @ 11:16 PM

Simple question, would kicking all illegals out of our country would that cause an economic boom?

I don't know if it would cause a boom because there are other factors at work in our economy besides a depressed labor market due to the presence of the illegals but it would certainly make things a little bit better in some parts of the country. Where I live the economy has been down for a few years but it has nothing to do with the few illegals who are here.

posted on Mar, 28 2014 @ 11:19 PM
reply to post by Goteborg

I dont think it would work either to be honest with you its stupid how we think we own parts of the land as a group we call a country.

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