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originally posted by: pavil
Too long of thread to see if this has been brought up.
1. So since we have let this problem fester to the point being costly to fix, we should just give up hope of fixing it ever?
2. Won't there be other benefits from actually enforcing our immigration laws? I'm sure it will cost lots to do that but there will also be lots of savings to be realized as well.
originally posted by: Night Star
a reply to: ~Lucidity
The cost of keeping them is high. Free education for 12 years for their children, medical, welfare benefits for many of them etc. How could it possibly cost a fortune if we stopped hiring them and giving them benefits? Who would want to stay? Take away the incentives and they will leave on their own.
Kerry Talbot, an immigration lawyer who worked for Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., was a key negotiator who helped come up with a bipartisan immigration bill that passed the Senate in 2013 (and failed in the House). She dismissed the idea of deporting everyone in the U.S. illegally.
"That's just not a solution that is workable," Talbot said. "It's not possible to deport 11 million people."
originally posted by: ~Lucidity
The cost of deporting 11 million (if that's even the number) people would be quite high, yes. Or we can grant amnesty and start over, as we've done before and allow them to pay their way as we all do.
There are both savings and losses to be realized...and yes that was covered too.