Legalizing Undocumented Immigrants: Cost Benefit Analysis
June 11th, 2007

Mayor Michael Bloomberg lamented the the collapse of immigration reform in Congress. “We will not have an economy, we will not have an America without a constant stream of immigrants coming into this country,” he said. But not everyone agrees with the mayor. “The bill, which would make millions of undocumented immigrants eligible for all kinds of benefits, would bear a monumental cost to the taxpayers of the United States, no matter what their color or background,”said Stanley Crouch of the Daily News. “How much? By some estimates, $2.5 trillion”

Today at a news conference, President George W. Bush vowed to get the immigration legislation passed, saying, Ill see you at the bill signing. To be continued…

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2 Responses to “Legalizing Undocumented Immigrants: Cost Benefit Analysis”

  1. Lilathe Says:
    June 11th, 2007 at 10:23 pm

    Mayor Bloombers sounds like maybe he experimented just a bit too much back in the 70’s. Is he imagining little purple monkeys giving him political advice too?

    We will have an economy, we will have an America without a constant stream of immigrants coming into the USA. Jeez.
    Get the man in for a psych evaluation or something.

  2. H Tuttle Says:
    June 12th, 2007 at 2:16 pm

    Bloomberg’s position on this issue has been ridiculous from day one. On the one hand he says that the city’s economy, nay the country’s economy, is utterly dependent on immigration, which is primarily illegal immigration these days composed largely of illiterate and uneducated people, while on the other hand he continues to put forth that we need a highly skilled educated populace to compete in the global economy. Well, which is it, Mayor?

    Further US GDP is $13 trillion dollars. The economic gross contribution of illegal aliens is no more than, (before deducting all their systemic and local costs [e.g., schools, prisons, social programs, medical, etc.)perhaps $3 to $10 billion dollars, gross. In an economy of $13 trillion that’s a rounding error. Frankly, if, falsely, there were no apples or lettuce available because all the illegals were gone I’d gladly do without.

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