Report says immigration costlyIt's also mentioned in the Austin American-Statesman's Borderline blog
By Hsin-Yin Lee
The Washington Times April 9, 2008
More than 37 million immigrants in the United States, both legal and illegal, cost the federal government more than $346 billion last year, twice as much as the nation's fiscal deficit, according to a report released yesterday.
"This is another nail in the coffin of economic growth," said Edwin Rubenstein, director of research and president of ESR Research, which released the report. "There is absolutely no reason immigration policy shouldn't be discussed on its economic merits."[More]
Study: Immigrants cost each U.S. taxpayer $9,000 Immigrants – both legal and illegal – cost every American taxpayer more than $9,000, according to a study released Tuesday.
The study did not take into account taxes paid by the immigrantsI'm not sure what the mean by "didn't take into account"--while some immigrants pay taxes, and some don't, the poverty levels mean that they're more likely to receive tax money.
The Austin-American Statesman linked to the Southern Poverty Law Center's recommendation and linked to the SPLC's attack on us
Immigration Report Being Released Today Linked to White SupremacistsPotok, who has attacked us before, as well as attacking other conservatives, and trying to make Sierra Club be in favor of immigration, classifies his blog under the following heads: Anti-Latino, Extremist Propaganda, Anti-Immigrant, Academic Racism, Media Extremism, Nativist Extremist, Hate Groups.
by Mark Potok on April 8, 2008
The SPLC, in my view, is some kind of weird cult, and their insistence that no report on immigration be mentioned without mentioning their opinion of us ("Linked to" means of course linked to by them) is as if we, in our turn should insist that no mention of the SPLC should refrain from mentioning the classic Harpers expos?© The Church of Morrris Dees,| How the Southern Poverty Law Center profits from intolerance [November. 2000] or similar investigative reports from the Montgomery Advertiser and Birmingham News. See Save The Sierra Club From The Treason Lobby–Act Now! by Brenda Walker.
Today you don't have to settle for what the media says that "a study has shown"—you can actually read the study itself in PDF:
The Fiscal Impact Of Immigration An Analysis of the Costs to 15 Federal Separtments And AgenciesThe Social Contract
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