How Much Does Illegal Immigration Cost You?

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Executive Summary

Unlawful immigration and amnesty for current unlawful immigrants can pose large fiscal costs for U.S. taxpayers. Government provides four types of benefits and services that are relevant to this issue:

  • Direct benefits. These include Social Security, Medicare, unemployment insurance, and workers’ compensation.
  • Means-tested welfare benefits. There are over 80 of these programs which, at a cost of nearly $900 billion per year, provide cash, food, housing, medical, and other services to roughly 100 million low-income Americans. Major programs include Medicaid, food stamps, the refundable Earned Income Tax Credit, public housing, Supplemental Security Income, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.
  • Public education. At a cost of $12,300 per pupil per year, these services are largely free or heavily subsidized for low-income parents.
  • Population-based services. Police, fire, highways, parks, and similar services, as the National Academy of Sciences determined in its study of the fiscal costs of immigration, generally have to expand as new immigrants enter a community; someone has to bear the cost of that expansion.

The cost of these governmental services is far larger than many people imagine. For example, in 2010, the average U.S. household received $31,584 in government benefits and services in these four categories.

The governmental system is highly redistributive. Well-educated households tend to be net tax contributors: The taxes they pay exceed the direct and means-tested benefits, education, and population-based services they receive. For example, in 2010, in the whole U.S. population, households with college-educated heads, on average, received $24,839 in government benefits while paying $54,089 in taxes. The average college-educated household thus generated a fiscal surplus of $29,250 that government used to finance benefits for other households.

Other households are net tax consumers: The benefits they receive exceed the taxes they pay. These households generate a “fiscal deficit” that must be financed by taxes from other households or by government borrowing. For example, in 2010, in the U.S. population as a whole, households headed by persons without a high school degree, on average, received $46,582 in government benefits while paying only $11,469 in taxes. This generated an average fiscal deficit (benefits received minus taxes paid) of $35,113.

The high deficits of poorly educated households are important in the amnesty debate because the typical unlawful immigrant has only a 10th-grade education. Half of unlawful immigrant households are headed by an individual with less than a high school degree, and another 25 percent of household heads have only a high school degree.

Some argue that the deficit figures for poorly educated households in the general population are not relevant for immigrants. Many believe, for example, that lawful immigrants use little welfare. In reality, lawful immigrant households receive significantly more welfare, on average, than U.S.-born households. Overall, the fiscal deficits or surpluses for lawful immigrant households are the same as or higher than those for U.S.-born households with the same education level. Poorly educated households, whether immigrant or U.S.-born, receive far more in government benefits than they pay in taxes.

In contrast to lawful immigrants, unlawful immigrants at present do not have access to means-tested welfare, Social Security, or Medicare. This does not mean, however, that they do not receive government benefits and services. Children in unlawful immigrant households receive heavily subsidized public education. Many unlawful immigrants have U.S.-born children; these children are currently eligible for the full range of government welfare and medical benefits. And, of course, when unlawful immigrants live in a community, they use roads, parks, sewers, police, and fire protection; these services must expand to cover the added population or there will be “congestion” effects that lead to a decline in service quality.

In 2010, the average unlawful immigrant household received around $24,721 in government benefits and services while paying some $10,334 in taxes. This generated an average annual fiscal deficit (benefits received minus taxes paid) of around $14,387 per household. This cost had to be borne by U.S. taxpayers. Amnesty would provide unlawful households with access to over 80 means-tested welfare programs, Obamacare, Social Security, and Medicare. The fiscal deficit for each household would soar.

If enacted, amnesty would be implemented in phases. During the first or interim phase (which is likely to last 13 years), unlawful immigrants would be given lawful status but would be denied access to means-tested welfare and Obamacare. Most analysts assume that roughly half of unlawful immigrants work “off the books” and therefore do not pay income or FICA taxes. During the interim phase, these “off the books” workers would have a strong incentive to move to “on the books” employment. In addition, their wages would likely go up as they sought jobs in a more open environment. As a result, during the interim period, tax payments would rise and the average fiscal deficit among former unlawful immigrant households would fall.

After 13 years, unlawful immigrants would become eligible for means-tested welfare and Obamacare. At that point or shortly thereafter, former unlawful immigrant households would likely begin to receive government benefits at the same rate as lawful immigrant households of the same education level. As a result, government spending and fiscal deficits would increase dramatically.

The final phase of amnesty is retirement. Unlawful immigrants are not currently eligible for Social Security and Medicare, but under amnesty they would become so. The cost of this change would be very large indeed.





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A man robbed a bank (because his family was hungry) and as he drove away he was apprehended by the Police. The judge let him go and allowed him to keep the money and the robbery was deleted from his record. Does that sound realistic? Does that sound right? Allowing illegals to not pay for their criminal act and allowing them to even gain for it is a complete fracture of our values and system. It is atrocious and all of them need to be sent back to their country of origin ASAP. Splitting up families? YES it’s not our fault THEY or THEIRS have put them in this criminal situation.

never read “Les Miserables,” did you?

Ryan, you seem to be in favor of illegal immigration. I will change my opinion to yours if you will leave the doors to your home open all the time and be the sole support of all the illegals who come into your house and expect to stay forever. The illegals will even get together and protest if you try to evict them! And if the other LEGAL RESIDENTS in your home object to supporting them, they have no choice but to contribute. Did you find any misspelled words etc. in this comment?

This is about the most accurate post I’ve read yet!! Thank you for sharing!


Let me explain this in a different and more realistic way. You have a house that needs A LOT of work and you either have no time to do it or cannot or are not willing to pay a high rate to do the work. So you know that outside the fence there are a lot of people willing and able to do all the work you need, so you open the fence and allow them to enter without papers because that is convenient to you since they will have no rights and can be kicked out at your convenience, then you let them do the job, with a low pay rate convenient to you and better than nothing for them. They work their asses off and they do it so good that you let more people in. You are NOT SUPPORTING THEM, you established a relationship of convenience for… Read more »

Angelica , you are uninformed , confused , brainwashed ; just do this : go to a school and see how many Mexicans are there ; next go to an hospital near you , walk inside and check the total number of illegals there ; next , go to a construction site and there too check how many illegals there , working under the table with No SS# or fabricated # or Numbers purchased at a Local Mercado . After doing these few steps , You will Become Informed .
An Illegal will work for $5 or $6 per Hr. An American will not survive on that amount .
WAKE UP Angelica : WE are being Invaded by the Invasive Species .

Just wanted to comment: no matter how generous a person is.. or a Nation… at some point… it will all IMPLODE when you have only 1/2 or less of the population “giving”….. and the other 1/2 “taking”…… 50+ yrs ago… immigrants came in from Germany, Italy, Yugoslavia ect with STRONG skills and a work ethic. They came from oppression and GAVE hugely back to our society. My jeweler is from Japan – amazing work… my cobbler is from Yugoslavia – has performed miracles with my shoes….. I’m not against immigrants coming into US.. it’s those that come to TAKE….. rather than to GIVE……I’m very excited for the election… Donald Trump is going to win by a landslide…… he is God’s man for the hour and he will “make America great” again….

Marla: I couldn’t agree with you more about all those hard working European immigrants, such as my grandparents. They came to America looking for opportunity not handouts. Frankly, they were to proud & honorable to accept anything they didn’t work for. They first spoke Italian, then learned English & passionately wanted to be Americans. Oh, how things have radically changed today. As for Trump, the election is his to lose. I wish I had your confidence in his electoral victory; but every time he opens his mouth I cringe, although he is improving at seeming Presidential. I hope it”s not too little, too late!

Paul: I share you experience with parents who immigrated from Italy. The only thing that appears to be making Trump seem more presidintial is the text he is reading from the Alt Right. There is more than one way to abuse the system and Trump has a handle on it. “Cringe” is putting it mildly when he opens his mouth. There are town council people who know more about the workings of government than this insulting narcisist.

the key there…. 50 years ago they came here legally… now they sneak in and take.

I think it sucks that illegals get any help at all from our government. We now can see why they think America is great just the way it is. He’ll their not even in trouble for committing a federal crime by being in our country and they have the balls to announce to anyone at anytime that their UNDOCUMENTED. THEY GET AWAY WITH BURNING OUR COUNTRIES FLAG AS THEY PARADE AROUND DISPLAYING THEIR COUNTRIES FLAG. now I find out that the U.S is paying for Mexico infrastructure update and were in debt up our rears for doing so. This is so wrong I think all our government officials That’d have and are allowing it to go on should be kicked out of this country, their obviously not for us, the Americans.

You are so right Cindy how to get out of your house and please work on a farm for 3.25 a day! They stole that job you deserve!

You sound like a nut.

There’s nothing nutty about American women and men working and paying huge taxes. ..and sacrificing for our country. ..and then watch our government give our tax dollars to illegal immigrants. First off. ..if they are illegal. ..they don’t belong here…period! The one’s that came here legally. .that’s fine. The only tax dollars I’m willing to spend on illegal aliens. … is to send them back to wherever they came from.

I would like to know why is it that the illegal aliens can come out and protest our immigration laws or appear on tv ,ie: the ones being shown meeting the pope in Washington DC, and not be arrested on the spot. Illegal is illegal no matter what the crime. they are ruining this country! Get em out.

I had no idea you could tell who was legal and who was not just by looking at them. Maybe you should contact ICE and tell them they’ve been doing it all wrong!

Maybe because in the interviews with the media, THEY IDENTIFY THEMSELVES as illegals…that’s how.

Until our own people are not homeless and starving.we should probably death with our own problems first. It’s really sad that people with 2 incomes can barely get by and we have to pay for illigal immigrants to sit on their butt and collect government funding that we are all working our butts off for and sacrificing time with our families.not fair and obama is taking away our rights as Americans to say our national anthem, this country is lost I just hope we can come back from all this one day.


There have only been three times since COLA was added to Social Security that we did not receive an increase. All three were under Obama. What do you think will happen to your Social Security increases due to COLA when all these illegal aliens and mid-eastern refugees start receiving their Social Security checks? Not to mention terrorism, crime, disease. Anyone but Hilary!!!!

Liberals have Zero ability to think forward. They have an inability to projec, they just want “fairness” at everyone else’s expense. Doesn’t matter how much middle class gets the screws put to them, the liberals will never view it as enough. They will give away to others from others until we are in a complete socialist society.

ERIK If liberals want to keep up all the immegrants then you should pay the taxes to pay for it. Evidently all you ever watch is the liberal TV stations

It’s fairly clear that this site is mainly a republican run website (thats perfectly fine, there’s nothing wrong with that), but many of the ‘facts’ are just untrue. I do encourage a genuine discussion or debate but only when you have the FACTS. Once the true facts are revealed then you can make whatever judgement you want. This website does a disservice to Americans who truly want to get informed and not spewed propoganda . I don’t expect to get many like on this comment lol

Erik, It’s not about Republicans or Democrats. It’s about progressives vs constitutional conservatives. The constitution is NOT a living document and no one has the right to interpret it any other way than as it was written. Conservatives believe in facts while progressives believe in whatever they FEEL like today.

This is disgusting to an American worker (sickening) Anyone that doesn’t know Qbama isn’t trying to destroy the US is crazy as HELL.No one can tell me that it hasn’t gotten much worse since he took office. ( I can’t say got elected because I don’t believe we have that many fools in this country, I do not believe he is an American citizen. He is a muslim for sure. If something isn’t done soon they will rule this nation, If he hadn’t been black and had been on the republican ticket he would have been impeached with in 6 months.Half the people in the US has no idea what is happening in this country. I believe half of the American people would vote for satin if he run on the democrat ticket. If there isn’t a change made in the white house and soon we are gone as a… Read more »
Where to start? To begin with, let me say that I don’t like Obama. I don’t like Hillary. I can’t stand Trump either, so this reply isn’t political. Its just that I can’t stand misinformation, either. 1.) Obama’s mother is a US citizen. She lived in the United States for over 5 years, and definitely for at least 2 years after she turned 14. The constitution limits US presidents to natural born citizens. The U.S. Code › Title 8 › Chapter 12 › Subchapter III › Part I › § 1401 has a list of what constitutes a US natural born citizen. One of the listed conditions is “a person born outside the geographical limits of the United States of parents one of whom is an alien, and the other a citizen of the United States who, prior to the birth of such person, was physically present in the United… Read more »
Until 1964 when congress let it expire, we had the bracero law. They would come to the States for the harvest or what have you, pay taxes and return to Mexico when the season was over. When congress didn’t renew the law and immigration wouldn’t let these people come back, their employers told them, if you find a way to come across the border, you’ll have your job waiting for you here. And they found a way. However, as the time passed by, it became harder and harder to sneak across. Confronted with the reality that now they had to be away from their families for much longer periods of time, they decided to bring their families to the States to stay with them. After a few years, we were flooded with people from south of the border who didn’t pay taxes and whose children we had to school them.… Read more »

Why not give the harvesting jobs, or grass cutting to American people who are jobless. I get these people don’t have a job without doing something in our country but they are here illegally and until they become a legal citizen and pay taxes just like the rest of us,I feel we should put our jobs and money to people who are here legally

His point was that until 1964 they WERE here legally and they` WERE paying taxes. Then they would go home. Now, because we changed the law, they found it so hard to come and go that it was easier to stay here, so they did. What we need to do is change the law to make it desirable to work here briefly, doing jobs that Americans don’t want to do, and then go home again. That way we’re not paying for illegals’ housing, food, medical care, education, etc. They will have all that at home. We’d just be supplying the jobs, which for the most part, are ones that no one in America wants to do.

I have worked on many farms with both American and Mexicans, and I have to say Mexicans will work much harder than Americans for a lot less. Even in the 1940s, my grandfather wrote in his journal that his farm would no longer hire Italians, Germans, or any white people because only the Mexicans were hard working, on time, and trustworthy. He had been robbed of expensive pesticides by German immigrants the week before and last summer a group of Italians consistently showed up 30 minutes late, slowing down his Mexican foreman.

Dude you must be a Mexican or married to one right? Why are you defending Illegals? Are you Illegal? I have worked construction my whole life and let me tell you not all Mexicans are hard worker’s Iv’e seen plenty of lazy crews all races and colors. The problem is ILLEGAL MEANS ILLEGAL as in you are not supposed to be here not for harvest season not for Christmas not ever!!! Unless you do the necessary paperwork to become a citizen like we had to do in order to get my step dad here from the Cook Islands. This cost us time and money to do it legally the right way. Iv’e seen Mexicans steal tools out of people’s garages, steal copper coils, tools etc. Maybe stop relying on Mexicans to do all your farm work for you and you might not love them so passionately. Or better yet pay… Read more »

Birdsnest05 – Answer is simple. Americans will not take these Jobs, it is beneath them while they use food stamps, etc.

not true. they do this intentionally and then collect assistance from our government.if our people do the same job they are considered making too much money and given no other assistance. its complete crap. build that damn wall

Also I think Americans can handle mowing the lawn or picking corn, you make it sound like without illegals all our lawns would be 4 feet tall and the corn would rot on the stalk. Most Americans might not want the jobs Illegals STEAL but you know what? When your family is starving to death and needs food….you will be surprised what jobs you will take., oh but you can’t have those jobs they are all ready filled by Illegal Unlawful Immigrants sorry, oh and also we need some tax money to pay for the Illegals Welfare Benefit Programs, so we raised your taxes. Oh and the Illegals sent millions of dollars out of our country back to their families in other countries giving us less money in our economy…. but it’s O. k. after all the crops are picked and the lawn’s mowed!

Employers are already fined for hiring people without forms of identification. The illegal immigrants have false SS #’s etc. So they do actually pay taxes.

They do obtain false social security cards. But they claim tax exempt, or high deductions. If they pay taxes, it’s practically nothing. They come when they have enough money, they send for their families. She comes with the kids. Sign up on welfare, collect our tax dollars. She claims the father is in Mexico. But he’s here…working while she collects welfare. Don’t you ever wonder how they dress so good. .drive newer cars. Live in nice homes. the best food. ..and he’s only making low wages. Here’s the answer : they are both breaking federal law. They are both liar’s. Our tax dollars buy that for them. And that’s not cool. And the American people are fed up with it! Spend my tax dollars on Americans. Too many Americans are suffering here. And alot because of the illegal immigrants. Sorry. But with me….it’s Americans first.

I was surprised you didn’t include the extreme costs to the taxpayer for Homeland Security, U.S. Border protection, local & federal policing
to try to prevent the illegal immigrants from entering the U,S, & returning them, “IF” captured, not to mention the entry of illegal drugs, guns, etc.

Illegal is ILLEGAL!!! The Dems want these people here as they will always vote Democrat to get “free stuff”!!! Well, I have got news for THEM!!! This country was not built on ‘FREE STUFF’!!! So….here’s what we DO fellow conservatives: We on the RIGHT WILL SECEDE from this “union” and elect our own conservative leader. We will have LOW TAXES which will allow us to spend more of our hard-earned $$$$$ on the economy!!! LET’S DO IT…..;NOW!!! LONG LIVE AMERICA!!!

consider yourself unamerican, im a republican from s.c. born and raised. what you’re talking about is comeplety absurd, lowbrow, and down right idiocy! IT IS YOU and other true uneducated “necks” that give us the embarrassing reputation that we as the republican party have been trying to overcome since the end of the civil war. your opinons and ideals are only spurned from you’re ignorant elders, fleeting friends, and late night ventures to aweful house. stay in your hole and dont come out again. unless you need to piss in your neighbors bushes cause your drunk… FU

You just suggested an insurrection against the United States in the same sentence that you said “long live America.”

When considering “the economy,” it is important to consider exactly for what these new seceded “countries” will assume full payment. The US military will leave and take with it those jobs as well as security they may provide the region. The transportation economy will change as those roads, bridges, buses, trains, airports, etc will no longer remain within the US as they will now be part of a new economy. Any maintenance and security will be provided by the new government, and passports will be needed to enter or leave the old US, while tariffs and duties will be collected by the US as well. Food not grown in the new country will be imported and taxed accordingly. Medical facilities therein will no longer be covered with US benefits. And, Social Security/Medicare (to which many of the new “citizens” contributed) will no longer be paid to those renouncing their US… Read more »

how does an illegal immigrant get registered to vote

Through amnesty

Giving illegal immigrants amnesty gives them great incentive to vote for who ever is granting amnesty. Because they want yhe rest of their family to come to America also.

how does an illegal person get registered to vote.

They don’t, It is that simple. don’t listen to the dumb people spewing garbage out of their mouths just so they can hear themselves talk.

If we let immigrants come in they will make our life much more difficult (oh dear) because they will take away my job!! even though they haven’t gotten through year 10 of high school through no fault of their own and are sacrificing their lives so that the lives of their children can be better and my position as a proffesional inheriter of my father’s trust fund will be threatened my children will do drugs and obama will sell us out to the neonazis and gay people will run rampant through the streetss how horriFIC i want chicken qusha

When illegals come to this country, they break the law. So the first thing they have taught there family, it is ok to break American Laws. And that is where they start.

Don’t claim to represent an English speaking country when you can’t speak it yourself.

You missed the point Jason…

It is the american people’s fault for all this bullshit happening you al want to talk your crap but don’t do anything you let’s the politicians both parties shit on all of you at least the illegals get out there and protest in numbers shame on you the American tax payer and citizens when they take over I will laugh my ass off I love America but I am only one person God help us all

We do go out and protest, write letters to our senators which go where? The shredder, we protest but the media refuses to cover such protest. Not shame on Americans, shame on the deep pockets of the bought media, politicians. You really need to understand what’s really going on. Trump does and that’s why they are working so hard to stop him. They know Trump will stop all the back room shady dealings, build the wall ect…

I Agree Joel, I’ve been saying the same thing !! Millions and Millions of Americans and only a hand full of us willing to stand up to the Government !! Remember America You are the Boss !! We pay them and if YOU don’t say and do something nothing will happen !! You want change then get up and change it !! Start by voting Trump !! Right your Government , Rally at the White House ! He’s one American that isn’t afraid of your Employees ! the assholes that we overpay . your Government who is taking you for a ride !! Crooks … Get the Picture yet ! hope so, for your kids sake !!

Michael Richard Slattery

$900B/yr? Check your numbers. that’s 50% more than we spend on defense.

You should check your numbers…the 80 plus programs spend over a trillion per year…wake up and stop believing fascist propaganda…

Show us a link of these so called facts.

I wonder whether the costs of additional infrastructure to support the additional illegal immigrant population has been computed reasonably. Take California for example. How much will it cost the taxpayers of California for the hospital, transportation, electric power, water, sewer, school, law enforcement, and telecommunication infrastructure required of an additional 1 million illegal immigrants?

All immigrants, undocumented or not pay for the services they use, they don’t have free services, so if the infrastructure needs to grow, the companies will have the income enough to plan on that type of growth.

who on this board believes that mexico has a great society? 100%?, 50%?, 25%?, 10? thats what i thought. more illegal immigrants enter this country than american babies are being born in a single day. and thats a fact, At this rate america we know of today has a litle to no chance. The America you KNOW and love today has probably no more than 30 years before its just like mexico. There are 1.7 million active VIOLENT gang members currently in the united states, and it is estimated that nearly ALL of them are illegally living here. I dont care if your a gang member, taco seller or a fruit picker, if you are illegally in the united states then you dont belong here. Im happy to say Im old enuff to NEVER see the day that amercia FALLS to the crush of illegal mexicans. So it will be… Read more »

more illegal immigrants are entering than US babies being born… “thats a fact.”

Avg. of 4 million babies born per year in the US.
Estimated under 12 million undocumented immigrants total in 2012.
Similar number back in 2006 (in fact, slightly higher).

That’s not a fact.

are you sure you’re doing the math right, anchor babies count as u.s. born babies… hippie

maybe we should all quit our jobs and go on welfare and let the illegals pay all the bills and unnecessary spending.

Don, We don’t have to give up our job, we just need to stop the money flow into government coffers for six months. How do we do that? You and every wage earner needs to change your dependent records to ten for just six months. This will slow the money withheld and sent to State and Feds. They will realize that WE THE PEOPLE still have the power of the purse. If we are smart we will file an estimated tax after the fact to make up for our difference. Once we have their attention, we also need to push all of our elected officials to instate the FAIR TAX PLAN, aka, a consumption tax, to replace our out of balance current tax system at both the state and federal levels. Then push them to balance the budgets at all levels of government. Now we can start being fair to… Read more »

Ah yes, the rule of the masses. They tried that somewhere. Athens, I think. Some might call it the “attempt at democracy” before we knew how to more successfully run a democracy.

Illegal aliens are lazy people who don’t want to create jobs in their own country. They want to “suck off” the jobs
in our U.S.A. I say we are first responsible for our OWN!!! They need the jobs!!! It is NOT TRUE that they say they
are only taking jobs that Americans don’t want!!! Americans WANT JOBS!!! I say we seal the borders ON ALL FRONTS TO KEEP THESE PEOPLE OUT!!! THEY ARE NOT OURS AND THEY DON’T BELONG HERE!!!

Lucky for you Nancy, BLS stated that as of the last day of May there was a total of 5.4 million job openings in the US.

This has occurred to me, also. Problem is, you and I have worked hard all our lives to get a little ahead and now that we are a little ahead, we would not qualify. In addition, you and I are conservative and we would not be willing to lie to get in on the dole so we are done before we could begin.

First of all, we need to get rid of the LEFT WING IN THIS COUNTRY. THEY ARE TAKERS, NOT GIVERS!!!
Our founding forefathers must be rolling over in their graves it they can see what is happening to our country!!! FYI: This country was not built on the TAKERS!!! It was built on the GIVERS!!! SEAL THE BORDERS…..NOW!!!

Have you looked at the Federal spending by state? “Left wing” Illinois, for example, only receives about 75% of what it sends to Washington in Federal taxes back in spending in Illinois. Two arch-conservative states, Mississippi and Alabama receive over 175% in Federal spending in their states relative to what they send to Washington in Federal taxes. In fact, the only two reliably conservative states to send more to Washington than they get back are Texas and Georgia, and they still both get about 95% back, far more than states like Illinois and California and New York, all of which receive back less than 80% of what they send to Washington.

So, if you were being honest, the REAL takers in this country are the so-called “conservatives,” who are a bunch of ignorant, hypocritical leeches.

As a former INS Special Agent and US Dept of State Inspector (Criminal Investigator), I can attest to the damage
that illegal immigration, amnesty, and unwarranted asylum cases are doing and will do to the United States.

Taxpayer costs, criminal actions and behavior, lost US jobs and eastern-western hemisphere quota impact
to “normal-legal ” I 485 immigrant applications for lawful permanent resident status.
Everyone is adversely affected, and the politicized aims are transparent: many illegal aliens vote through what may become an ACORN Program for illegal aliens.

Do not be fooled. The normal legal processes are being bypassed. Write and/or call your Representative or Senator.
This is one area that needs attention. More Americans-living in the US-are being hurt by illegal aliens than by ISIS at the present time

I live in a red state, Texas, and although I fax, call and email my rep and senator on a regular basis, it is like preaching to the choir. We do have one that I don’t trust…Senator John Cornyn…I am working on him and telling him what I think of his RHINO attitude. In my nice N. Texas neighborhood, THREE of my immediate seven neighbors (counting those across the alley) are Indian engineers. I was at a dinner party a year ago and one of the men there, an engineer, said that his company prefers to hire foreign engineers because they will work for half the salary. That right there costs us greatly by denigrating our American engineers. It all sickens me. I want Obama gone and have been praying since he started that he would resign or be gone. It has not happened and now I am just holding… Read more »
Marcia McMullen Blosser

HR, it does no good to call anybody. We voted in those we felt would help and they stabbed us in the back. We have no one left if congress is afraid to press charges on odumass. What he does is only illegal if someone brings charges and forces the issue. THAT is what congress is PAID to do FOR WE THE PEOPLE. They should not get paid, when an employee doesn’t do his job he is docked pay or fired. Congress AND potus are PAID EMPLOYEES of WE THE PEOPLE not ILLEGALS whose side they are taking.

Thanks, HR. We needed that expert observation.

If these illegals were on green cards would they still be able to get those perks?

All of this, on and on …here’s what we do, vote out these idiots who want to open our borders and reward anyone who has committed a crime, by being here illegally! Enforce the laws we have! If you vote for anyone who wants America wide open, then don’t complain because you’re voting the morons in office! ….ahem…..Obama backers