Legalizing Illegals Would Cost $6.3 Trillion — The Heritage Foundation released a study, May 6, saying that granting legal status to those who are residing in this country illegally would cost the nation $6.3 trillion.
Defenders of the most recent amnesty bill before Congress are outraged at the claim.
“This study is designed to try to scare conservative Republicans into
thinking the cost here is going to be so gigantic you can’t possibly be
for it,” said Haley Barbour, the former Mississippi governor and RNC chairman who is supporting the plan.
One suspects that The Heritage Foundation numbers better reflect the reality than Mr. Barbour.
One further suspects that those who run this country regardless of party are royalty-wannabees at heart and would dearly love for the rest of us to be entirely dependent on them them for jobs, education and protection.
Maybe even food, heat and electricity.
Swamping the existing safety net and destroying the dollar would go far in destroying the institutions that are meant to preserve our freedom.
With that said amnesty is not a bad word and should be part of the solution. If giving amnesty to one magic illegal solved the problem would you do it? Sure and that would apply to a dozen, or 100 or 1,000, or 10,000 or maybe even a million.
But giving amnesty to all by right is a very, very bad idea considering the number who come here to milk the system or involve themselves in crime.
And amnesty must not even be hinted at as the first step in addressing this matter. The first step must be to get government involved in the enforcement of immigration law. Golly, what a radical idea. This means that the federal law enforcement agencies must not merely allow — which they notably do not — local ones to question the immigration status of those who they stop for crimes, but actually encourage them to do so.
More importantly, this means that all government bureaucracies — whether a local school district, or a state department of motor vehicles or a federal social services office — demand the residency status of those who seek to use them with the understanding that they will report them if they are found here illegally.
Ever wonder why the self-appointed princes and princesses in Harrisburg and Washington want to put the burden on enforcing the law on the owners of pizza shops seeking help but shout down all who suggest that it is maybe the government’s job? Just one of those things that make you go hmmm. Or should anyway.