It just seems that the Obama administration, instead of picking one or two key areas to focus on in a down economy like jobs and true economic recovery, is naively moving down his master list of campaign issues that even had Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, saying that he "promised a lot of things during his campaign". First of all, let's have a look, statistically, at the changing populations state by state. Interestingly, the White and Black populations are decreasing somewhat, while the Hispanic population is increasing in giant leaps in many states with 15 states seeing as much as over a 30% increase in a five year period:
Now, let's have a look at the population of Mexico and then ask ourselves, instead, what it would cost if Mexico would sell itself lock, stock, land and barrel to the United States instead of asking us to absorb 12,000,000 of its 106,350,434 citizens. In other words, we will be 'legalizing' 12% of the population of Mexico in our country when we have 10% unemployed (16% if you count those that are working part-time jobs until they find something full-time) that are already citizens. Is that insane, or what?
Did you know that any Mexican citizen who worked illegally as little as 18 months in the U.S.A could end up qualifying for some Social Security retirement benefits for life while living in Mexico and that for every $1 unskilled workers pay in taxes they receive about $3 in government benefits, including Medicaid, food stamps, public housing and other welfare programs. It should serve as a warning to our president and lawmakers proposing to give illegal aliens a so-called path to citizenship:
Here's what the Catholic Bishops have to say:
Will Obama mention Immigration Reform in his State of the Union address:
How can legalizing the status of 12,000,000 unregistered immigrants living in the United States when U.S. companies first went out of the country to put plants in Mexico for cheaper wages and have now moved these plants to Asia as it is even cheaper be a good move? If we legalize these unregistered workers they will expect, at the very least, minimum wage and probably be encouraged to join unions and go on unemployment until there is work. They will also start asking for all of the 'benefits' of being an American which they would consider entitlements, as most liberals do even though Mexicans used to be a predominantly conservative people. And, if all else fails and our economy never recovers, they could become a permanent burden on the U.S. government. I'm not sure I agree with this study done at UCLA: