posted on Jul, 14 2005 @ 08:21 AM
Whilst I can see your point...did you miss this part?
" At the local Mexican consulate, the Valenzuelas each signed up for an identification card known as a matrícula consular..... Scores of financial
institutions now accept it for bank accounts, credit cards, and car loans. Next, they applied to the Internal Revenue Service for individual tax
identification numbers (ITINS), allowing them to pay taxes like any U.S. citizen -- and thereby to eventually get a home mortgage."
(apologies in advance - does this count as excessive quoting? It's not intentional).
In other words -- these folks are paying their taxes, and contributing to the local economy. The fact that they're undocumented is troubling yes -
but they're at least doing something right . They're not drawing welfare, they're not a drain on "the system" - I'm honestly not
seeing where there's a big problem.
Surely what they're doing is better than the thousands of fraudulent welfare claims made by citizens, and/or the activities of other illegals who are
not contributing in any positive manner....