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Congress can block President Barack Obama from using federal immigration fees to issue permits for millions of undocumented immigrants to stay and work in the United States, according to a congressional research memo released on Wednesday.
The memo from the non-partisan Congressional Research Service to Republican Senator Jeff Sessions could provide a boost to him and other conservatives who are pushing for a December budget confrontation with Obama to try to stop his executive order overhauling the U.S. immigration system.
Congress can block use of fees for immigration overhaul
originally posted by: DAVID64
Allowing millions more to get SS and Medicare benefits is just going to lower the standard of care and jack up the cost for the rest. We, as a country, can no longer afford to give illegals a free ride.
The Center for Immigration Studies estimates that the current cost of treating uninsured immigrants who entered this country illegally at all levels of government to be $4.3 billion a year, primarily at emergency rooms and free clinics. This doesn't take into account the billions being absorbed by in-patient care delivered by hospitals.
edit on 28-11-2014 by DAVID64 because: (no reason given)
As far as the rest, we spend billions to keep them here, why not spend it to solve the problem? All we do, by giving them special programs, is encourage more to come, which will wind up costing us more.
As far as cutting off services goes, we could do that but it's not going to save us any money. Just like giving some services to the poor, giving them to the illegals (who are also qualifying because they're poor) functions as a way to reduce crime, and it's very cost effective.
a reply to: Aazadan
Why should the local governments that are employing most of the illegals such as the farming communities care?
We, as a country, can no longer afford to give illegals a free ride.
originally posted by: Night Star
There are plenty of poor people who never resorted to crime. It is an individual thing and how that person reacts to situations. You certainly never mentioned the crimes of illegals and the thousands of citizens who have lost their lives because of them. I know a man who lost his only son because of an illegal, a son who he would still be seeing and sharing his life with if that illegal were never here.
originally posted by: xuenchen
You can show credible statistics and sources for this right?
I thought the "Guest Worker" programs handled most of the farm work.
Unless you are referring to fake i.d.?
The only way to get rid of them is for the feds to move in, which is a bit inconsistent with most peoples opinions here about a large federal government,