We are told that the Most Important Problem which the America people are concerned with is the economy, as distinguished from immigration [legal and illegal] which is allegedly way down on the list in almost every recent poll.
But the truth is, immigration, both legal and illegal, is inextricable connected to America’s economy and in many specific cases it has a devastating financial effect. For example see:
Jun 10, 2008
”No need to editorialize. Here is a sampling of the sort of facts the politicians and pro-illegal lobby want you to ignore, yet expect you to continue to bear the burden of. Is it any wonder scores of hospitals in border states and elsewhere have shut down or closed their ER units!!!”
Aug 19, 2010
Texas spent at least $250 million in the past year for medical care and imprisonment of illegal immigrants and other non-citizens.
And then there is this: The Fiscal Cost of Unlawful Immigrants and Amnesty to the U.S. Taxpayer
May 6, 2013
”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.”
And when it comes to legal immigration, businesses are now using the H 1B visas to bring in foreign workers who will work below the going wage while American workers lose their jobs to these workers and wind up on taxpayer financed welfare programs.
***"Disney is laying off hundreds of American employees in favor of replacing them with cheaper foreign workers. Adding insult to injury, the former employees have 90 days to train their replacements or risk losing their promised bonuses.
It’s a loophole many companies are exploiting in the H1B visa law that allows them to bring in foreign labor when there’s a labor shortage. According to an attorney who spoke with ABC7 in Sarasota, Florida, there are about 800,000 H1B workers currently in the United States. Their purpose is to “fill highly specialized positions for companies that are unable to find qualified Americans to fill those jobs,” Sara Blackwell said."***
The irrefutable fact is, legal and illegal immigration is very much an economic issue and should not appear in polls as being separate from the economy. It should be included as “economy, including effects from legal and illegal immigration.”
Of course, since Trump has raised the issue about illegal immigration and our popular media carries water for the Establishment which hates Trump, it’s no wonder why immigration has cleverly found its way to the bottom of these polls.
To support Hillary Clinton is to support a continuance of Obama’s illegal immigration tyranny which includes giving legal status and work permits to tens of millions who have invaded our borders!