Friday, December 03, 2010

Would $880 Million Help, Gov. Walker?

According to this chart, the cost of illegals in Wisconsin is around $880 million.



jimspice said...

Quick question: What would happen to the WI economy if we could wave a magic wand and have all illegals be gone?

Dad29 said...

You want that to the 4th decimal?


Believe it or not, I'm somewhat ambivalent about the 'illegals' question, b/c there is (usually) a good reason that these folks came to Estados Unidos.

Not all; plenty of criminals who were effectively banished from their hometowns, and a bunch (we have NO friggin' idea) who are terrorist/sleepers.

IMHO the imperative first step is to control the border, period. No excuses.

Second step: figure out "who's who" in the immigrant community. Won't be all that hard to do.

Third step: re-write the immigration law (which was authored by none other than Ted Kennedy, the father of HMOs) to make it rational.

Fourth: if we decide to admit an illegal, they damn well better want to be HERE as FTE citizens. Not here as a rest-stop.

Anonymous said...

Finally, something I can agree with you. I would even go so far as to say that children who are born to illegals on U.S. soil are NOT automatically deemed American citizens.

Anonymous said...

Quick question JimSpice: With a 9.8% (even higher in Racine and Milwaukee) unemployment rate what would happen to the Wisconsin economy if we waved a magic wand and started handing out citizenship to every border crosser? WOuld immigration substantially increase including skilled tradesmen?

Or to phrase it another way, why would you deliberately inflate an applicant pool in a bad economy?