Lies We Are Told About Illegal Immigrants
Do you always believe everything you hear from politicians? Probably not all politicians, just the ones you like. Well, you should be better than that, because all politicians are liars and opportunists.
I'm only saying you should realize there is always 2 sides to a coin and many more to a story. Instead of sounding like a robot drone who repeats what someone else is saying you would be better all around to evaluate facts and make up your own mind. Don't let others make your mind up for you. Simple enough?
When it comes to illegal immigrants or undocumented immigrants we are always told that they don't pay taxes and they don't pay into Social Security, that they drain our system and take our jobs and the complaints go on and on.
This is absolute balderdash. They've paid Billions and they have paid more into the system than is truthfully reported. They pay in all the while knowing because of their status they'll never be eligible to receive any benefits. They can receive emergency care.
Stephen Goss says - "They are paying an estimated $15 billion a year into Social Security with no intention of ever collecting benefits." Stephen Goss is the Chief Actuary of the SSA. He also added... "Without the estimated 3.1 million undocumented immigrants paying into the system, Social Security would have entered persistent shortfall of tax revenue to cover payouts starting in 2009."
So, there's a bit old cold water in the face, a splash of reality! But wait, there's more-read on...
And how many times have your heard that they take American jobs and drain the system, the truth is the jobs they take are not the jobs that Americans want. Many of these jobs probably only exist because they, the illegal immigrants, will take them. These jobs have actually helped the US economy and America needs these immigrant workers and as for draining the system these undocumented immigrants do not qualify for welfare, food stamps, Medicaid, and most other public benefits. These programs require proof of legal immigration status. More in your face truth, even legal immigrants cannot receive these benefits until they have been in the United States for at least five years!
The AFL-CIO supports the President's Executive Orders. "For far too long, our broken immigration system has allowed employers to drive down wages and working conditions in our country," - "The brunt of the impact has been born by immigrant workers, who face the highest rates of wage theft, sexual harassment, and death and injury on the job."
Many will offer differing views, but I am inclined to think for too long the American citizens have been conditioned to hate and despise immigrants and blame them for everything.
There is no easy answer to today's immigration problems, but the problems won't go away just by ignoring them. The immigrants are already here and here to stay, it's time to get them them legal status and include them in our society. We'll all be better off in the long run.