Immigration is a massive drain on the government, with immigrants taking as much as $296 billion more in benefits than they pay in taxes, according to a new authoritative study by the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, which found the record level of newcomers is straining the country.
The report suggests that migrants depress wages for Americans, at least in the beginning, and particularly hit workers who have to compete for jobs.
And the new arrivals aren’t assimilating as well as past waves of immigrants, struggling to learn English and to raise their wages as quickly as previous migrants, the academy said in a final draft of the report, which The Washington Times obtained.
The reasons for the slowdown in assimilation aren’t clear, but one possibility — particularly when it comes to difficulties learning English — is the heavy presence of Mexican immigrants during the previous two decades, the academy said.
The report, due to be released Thursday afternoon, challenges many of the assumptions concerning how well the U.S. can handle the current levels of immigration, which run about 1 million a year, including both legal and illegal arrivals.
Defenders of immigration, including the White House, argue that legalizing illegal immigrants and increasing legal immigration will earn billions of dollars in new revenue.
It's theirs as long as we do nothing to stop them from spending it! You are right!
One of their main objectives is being completed, to bankrupt the treasuries and to depress the incomes of the hard working Americans who pay the taxes. Double whacko whammy insane/hussian/oblamea. dc dictator in cheef, leader of isis/gihad.
every one in this congress is CORRUPT this is why we are in this horrible mess. These parasites are killing us
And Congress won't get off of their asses and act.
They don't care. They tax and spend.
You forgot; exempt themselves from the rules
1. They have no intention of assimilating.
2. Who is paying for them to be brought from their country to here?
3. NAFTA when passed, it was already known that it would not work without a balanced wage for every country. Buying and selling is the objective and that has to do with Governments and manufactures getting rich. It has nothing to do with the slaves who will do the work!
4. Destroying the boarders will lessen the cost of shipping and the time it takes to get the product to the buyer. Destroying any power of the people to govern themselves. It will come down to... you get in line or else we bring out the whips. The whips will be... no buying or selling without their governing the process from beginning to end.
One last thing... it costs the "Government" nothing... we tax payers are footing the bill for government and anything the government does. From playing in outer space to paving roads and installing camera's to watch what we do and hiring people to listen to our conversations. It's on the tax payers dime.
This is globalization for ya....no borders = excessive burden on productive countries.
Wouldn't it be cost affective to simply build them all a house in their home country? The democrats don't seem to have a problem buying democrat votes with taxpayer money.
Defenders of immigration, including the White House, argue that legalizing illegal immigrants and increasing legal immigration will earn thousands upon thousands of new Democratic VOTERS!!!