A study by the Center for Immigration Studies, as reported by the Washington Post, has echoed reports done during the Reagan administration, proving that immigration is bad for the economy. All job gains since the year 2000 have gone to immigrants, while native born worker unemployment numbers continue to increase. With the current immigration reform bill on the House floor including a “Path to Citizenship for all Illegal Immigrants” should we be inviting in more job seekers when the present population can’t find jobs?
We have major problems in this country with illegal aliens.
The largest source of illegals appears to be Mexico and her Southern neighbors.
With the various governments being so corrupt, how do we help them straighten themselves out?
Obviously we cannot afford to be throwing money around, but would we be able to invest in programs with the goal of slowing (hopefully stopping) the flow of illegals?
Where do we start? No, the simplistic approach of shut down the borders is not a valid answer. We need a more productive discussion.