Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Big D, Mar 7, 2004.
I cannot argue too much against immigration. My family are immigrants as most are. People come to this country for a better lifestyle and most achieve that. I have seen and befriended Mexicans who worked hard, paid their taxes, bought a home and are raising decent families....while many Americans are sitting home and watching tv collecting welfare and complaining about America.
The people who know more about this country are immigrants I am sad to say. The people who take advantage of everything this country offers are usually immigrants. Americans are spoiled and have never known anything but comforts. They complain about everything and march down streets protesting and not supporting our troops or much of anything else American. The people of whom I know who support this country best are immigrants. They have become American citizens, know the history of this country and what it takes to keep it great.
I know people become irk'd at this subject...and yes there are those that take advantage of it and I agree many need and should be deported...There are certain countries that are consider select countries and I am sure most can guess what countries they are...
At anyrate it is a touchy topic....but what angers me are those Americans who have no idea how lucky they are to live in this country. They whine and complain and I suggest strongly they leave as someone else will gladly take their spot.
New York City's welfare rolls are now 5 percent white, 33 percent black and 59 percent Hispanic -- with more Hispanic parents receiving public assistance there than in Miami, Los Angeles or the entire state of Texas.
yada,yada,yada...are you to deny the same chance to an immigrant today that OUR forefathers had years ago? are all of those people you quoted in your stats AMERICANS?
Titanic And The U.S. a.k.a. Big D'S New Racist Thread.
Our forefathers were white people, overwhelmingly British to begin with, and followed by the rest of Europe for over the next 300 years. Italians and Irish assimilated because they share genetic similarities with the British, Dutch and French who originally showed up on these shores.
The new batch ain't like the old batch. And that makes a HUGE difference.
you act as though only one group can enter the USA at a time...people of all nationalitys have been coming to our shores for over 200 years for a chance to better their lives and those of their families. you seem to have messed the point...the USA is the land of opp. for ALL that come here legally..
Illegal Aliens from MEXICO are the biggest drain on all our groverment programs.
Mexican Use of Means-Tested Programs Remains High Even After Welfare Reform. Figure 12 reports use of means-tested programs for households headed by natives, all immigrants, and Mexican immigrants. Despite welfare reform and a strong economy in the latter half of the 1990s, the figure shows that immigrants in general and Mexican households in particular use every major means-tested program at higher rates than natives. While use of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) by Mexican households is only slightly higher than that of natives, their use of TANF/general assistance, food stamps, Medicaid, and the subsidized school lunch program is dramatically higher than households headed by natives. All of these programs are very large in size. In 1999, more than $300 billion was spent on the means-tested programs listed in Figure 12. Even the school lunch program, the smallest of the programs listed in the figure, costs more than $5 billion annually.
Not only do immigrants use welfare programs at higher rates than natives, their use of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is also substantially higher than that of natives. With an annual cost of $32 billion, the EITC is the nations largest means-tested cash assistance program for workers with low incomes. Persons receiving the EITC pay no federal income tax and instead receive cash assistance from the government based on their earnings and family size.
where in my post did it say illegal????as for the use of the EITC...if a person can use it they would be dumb not too. most immigrants dont get the high paying jobs and as long as they are here LEGALLY I see no problem with them using a program be it whatever...take off the blinders...not everyone is out to screw the programs...
No, not everyone is out to screw the "programs", just mexican's are.
Mexican Use of Means-Tested Programs Over Time. As we have seen, income among Mexican immigrants rises the longer they live in the country. This improvement in income over time does result in a modest decline in their use of means-tested programs. Figure 14 reports the percentage of households using at least one major welfare program or the Earned Income Tax Credit for households headed by Mexican households based on how long the household head has lived in the country. The figure shows that Mexican households use means-tested programs at double the rate of natives, even when they have lived in the United States for many years.
If you would read, you would know more.
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