What about the employers who hire these people and get away with cheap labor and break the law. They avoid paying minimum wage, payroll taxes, worker's compensation insurance, overtime and other legally mandated employee benefits, these Illegal Employers profit at the expense of taxpayers and honest Business owners. I think this is the main reason most Republican's in the senate went against President Bush on this Bill. This is called taking care of your "BASE" and the Republicans do this better than anyone.
Andrew Speaker was infected with tuberculosis and went through Czech airlines to Montreal to the Canadian border with a passport that had been flagged by CDC and should have been detained and isolated. How could this man come back to America and get pass a check point with a flagged passport with ease?
How can we count on a computer and a border patrol to process 12 million people with temporary work visa's, when we cannot control one man who's passport has been flagged?
How many millions are lost each year by this government paying for health, education and social programs for illegal's?
How much of the money made is sent back south and not used to help pay taxes?
I'm not a fan of former President Ronald Reagan who said; “The simple truth is that we've lost control of our own borders, and no nation can do that and survive. We ignore America's lost sovereignty at our peril.” During these times with terrorist and President Bush out of control, what Reagan said make's sense now.
Should there be an immigration bill or should we try to enforce the laws that are in place now?
What say you?