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Has anyone figured out how much US money illegal immigrants send to Mexico a year?

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posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 08:41 PM
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I was reading another thread and this thought occurred to me.

We are not just spending money on illegal immigrants for healthcare, education, food, housing, etc.. but what money they do make they are sending part of it back to Mexico. Is this any different than us sending money to Arab states for oil other than we actually get oil in return for our money?
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posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 08:48 PM
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I remember reading an amount some time ago and it was amazing!!!!! I hope someone comes up with a number for you.

Many illegals have no intention of becoming a citizen, they send money back to their own Country for years as our money is worth so much more there, then they move back and live like kings. In any case, illegals are a problem on so many levels and I am glad that there are States that are enforcing their immigration laws. Enough is enough.



posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 08:53 PM
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ImmigrationCounters.com provides the key numbers and events related to illegal immigration in the United States. Using the latest government and private sources, research and analysis trending data is factored at their individual rates of increase. For information about the research behind the individual counters clickhere Data Sources. ImmigrationCounters.com supports legal immigration and respect for all humanity yet highlights the significant impact of illegal immigration. immigrationcounters.com...

there are live actual numbers posted and running on that link it is staggering the amounts actually.



posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 08:53 PM
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From wikipedia...



A majority of the remittances from the US have been directed to Asian countries like India (approx. 26 billion USD), Philippines (approx. 20 billion USD) and China (approx. 23 billion USD).



In Latin America and the Caribbean, remittances play an important role in the economy of the region, totaling over 66.5 billion USD in 2007, with about 75% originating in the United States.



...over 60% of the 16.5 million Latin American-born adults who resided in the United States ... amounted to an estimated $30 billion during 2004


remittance



posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 08:54 PM
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Here ya go...www.cairco.org...


$60 billion dollars are earned by illegal aliens in the U.S. each year. One of Mexico's largest revenue streams (after exports and oil sales) consists of money sent home by legal immigrants and illegal aliens working in the U.S. Economists say this will help Mexico reduce its $17.8 billion defecit and may bolster the peso. $10 billion dollars (as of 2003) are sent back to Mexico annually, according to the Pew Hispanic Center, reported in an Associated Press article, up $800 million from the previous year. ($9 billion dollars were previously sent back annually, according to a September 25, 2002 NPR report). That figure equals what Mexico earns annually from tourism. This is a massive transfer of wealth from America - essentially from America's displaced working poor - to Mexico.

A May 28, 2004 study by Bendixen & Associates6 found that legal and illegal immigrants send a total of $30 billion to their home countries on an annual basis. Mexico receives $13.3 billion a year. The largest amount in remittances ($9.6 billion) is sent from California, followed by New York ($3.6 billion), Texas ($3.2 billion) and Florida ($2.5 billion). Of those surveyed by the study, 24% were Latin American-born U.S. citizens, 39% were legal residents, and 32% were illegal aliens. Sixty-one per cent of those surveyed send remittances overseas at least once a month. A typical remittance is between $150 and $250. (See this state-by-state map of remittances.)



Economic and social costs of illegal immigration

The economic and social consequences of illegal immigration across the 1,940 mile long America-Mexico border are staggering.

An average of 10,000 illegal aliens cross the border every day - over 3 million per year. A third will be caught and many of them immediately will try again. About half of those remaining will become permanent U.S. residents (3,500 per day).

Currently there are an estimated 9 to 11 million illegals in the U.S., double the 1994 level. A quarter-million illegal aliens from the Middle-east currently live in the U.S, and a growing number are entering by crossing the Mexican border.

FAIR research suggests that "between 40 and 50 percent of wage-loss among low-skilled Americans is due to the immigration of low-skilled workers. Some native workers lose not just wages but their jobs through immigrant competition. An estimated 1,880,000 American workers are displaced from their jobs every year by immigration; the cost for providing welfare and assistance to these Americans is over $15 billion a year." The National Research Council, part of the National Academy of Sciences, found in 1997 that the average immigrant without a high school education imposes a net fiscal burden on public coffers of $89,000 during the course of his or her lifetime. The average immigrant with only a high school education creates a lifetime fiscal burden of $31,000.8



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posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 08:56 PM
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posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 08:57 PM
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While not Mexico I do know that about 20% of El Salvador's annual GDP comes from money sent home by Salvadorans living in the United States (many, if not most of whom are illegal immigrants).



posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 09:04 PM
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Billions of dollars.
We had a small check cashing store once and we had some Argentinian guys that would come every week and send at least 500 bucks home.

That's 500 bucks that's not being spent In our economy but in another countries economy.
So you can imagine if we had million illegals sending 100 dollars home every week, 52 weeks in a year.
5.2 billion a year.
Personally I would rather have those same illegals bring their families over so that they could be paying taxes on the money they earned. And spend their money here and not in some foreign country.



posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 09:11 PM
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They make money at jobs americans dont want, and spend the money as they wish? Lets control that, control everything, screw being a free country. We need more laws, bigger government, slavery. the amount one illegal send home in a year could pay for more goverment benefits.



posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 09:20 PM
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but what money they do make they are sending part of it back to Mexico.


Difficult to tell. Some that send back money to Mexico are not illegals. They are legally here in the United States but send money back to help support the parents or sometimes to help support their family who are still in the process of coming in legally.I am 100% American and I send money to Mexico.

Another factor to consider is how much of that money is drug money. Western Union and other entities(banks) have been caught recently helping cartels to launder money.Finally, it isn't against the law to send money to other countries with maybe the exception of a few.

Next week I will send more money.



posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 09:24 PM
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Originally posted by jondave
They make money at jobs americans dont want, and spend the money as they wish? Lets control that, control everything, screw being a free country. We need more laws, bigger government, slavery. the amount one illegal send home in a year could pay for more goverment benefits.


Do not be fooled!! At one time that may have been true, but these days the illegals are in many areas of the workforce and doing jobs that the American citizen would indeed do if the illegals wern't already there. Over and over again we see where ICE comes down on companies and deports illegals and every single one of those jobs are then quickly and easily filled by a citizen. We have millions of citizens who are un-employed and struggling or even falling through the cracks. We do not need millions of illegal immigrants here who are a drain on the system.

Look at Alabama's success with their new laws against illegals. Look how many jobs are now available for their citizens!



posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 09:40 PM
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Another factor to consider is how much of that money is drug money. Western Union and other entities(banks) have been caught recently helping cartels to launder money.


In a 3 year period, Wachovia laundered $378.3 billion in drug money.

www.guardian.co.uk...



posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 09:42 PM
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In a 3 year period, Wachovia laundered $378.3 billion in drug money. www.guardian.co.uk...


Yep, but Wachovia isn't an illegal immigrant so people will give them a pass.


for your post.



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 02:46 AM
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Thanks to all of you for your input.



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 02:56 AM
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That's a good question. I'd be curious to see what an even rough estimate would be.

A larger issue in my mind, is how many guns does our government send to Mexico each year?



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 03:01 AM
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it doesnt really matter anymore

cuz NWO won't bother to check us for immigration status when the mass culling begins.



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