Comments on: Jim DeMint: Immigration Reform Will Cost U.S. Trillions http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/05/jim-demint-immigration-reform-will-cost-u-s-trillions/ The latest Politics news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers including Jake Tapper, George Stephanopoulos and more. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:37:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: Nole http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/05/jim-demint-immigration-reform-will-cost-u-s-trillions/#comment-32326190 Nole Tue, 07 May 2013 16:40:47 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=845138#comment-32326190 We would have to deport everyone, this land is stolen from the true native people the indians. We would have to deport everyone, this land is stolen from the true native people the indians.

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By: Jason Edward Prather http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/05/jim-demint-immigration-reform-will-cost-u-s-trillions/#comment-32324493 Jason Edward Prather Tue, 07 May 2013 12:30:22 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=845138#comment-32324493 waaah Racism! Bigotry! Don;t you know you must worship Obama-almighty?! Especially if you got him elected twice?! Or suffere the shame of being thought a racist bigot! hee hee Support Obamacare now and I won;t turn you in to the IRS for you criminal activity of having monety in your pocket from your pay check! hee hee waaah Racism! Bigotry! Don;t you know you must worship Obama-almighty?! Especially if you got him elected twice?! Or suffere the shame of being thought a racist bigot! hee hee Support Obamacare now and I won;t turn you in to the IRS for you criminal activity of having monety in your pocket from your pay check! hee hee

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By: Raul Allegre http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/05/jim-demint-immigration-reform-will-cost-u-s-trillions/#comment-32317870 Raul Allegre Mon, 06 May 2013 20:56:27 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=845138#comment-32317870 How can any thinking person believe that bringing millions of aliens from Mexico who are poorly educated, have no job skills, and don't speak English will do anythign but drain money from our society? They'll place heavy burdens on our education system, health care system and welfare system. At least I understand why Democrats are lying about what the effects will be because they see illegals as future Democrat voters. I have no idea what Rubio, McCain and the other Republicans are thinking because another amnesty will destroy the Republican party. How can any thinking person believe that bringing millions of aliens from Mexico who are poorly educated, have no job skills, and don’t speak English will do anythign but drain money from our society? They’ll place heavy burdens on our education system, health care system and welfare system. At least I understand why Democrats are lying about what the effects will be because they see illegals as future Democrat voters. I have no idea what Rubio, McCain and the other Republicans are thinking because another amnesty will destroy the Republican party.

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By: robert covara http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/05/jim-demint-immigration-reform-will-cost-u-s-trillions/#comment-32317122 robert covara Mon, 06 May 2013 19:10:35 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=845138#comment-32317122 im for comprehensive deportation reform, remember what eisenhower did im for comprehensive deportation reform, remember what eisenhower did

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By: pksk531 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/05/jim-demint-immigration-reform-will-cost-u-s-trillions/#comment-32316181 pksk531 Mon, 06 May 2013 17:16:14 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=845138#comment-32316181 Just so many of you know, many illegals actually DO pay taxes! They file Federal Returns using a number supplied by the IRS for that purpose [the IRS is not allowed to question why someone needs the number, they are required to give it out]. They file in order to have proof that they have lived in the US for many years. Because they pay [exorbitant] rents, they are paying property taxes. They also file state taxes. Not all, but many. Just so many of you know, many illegals actually DO pay taxes! They file Federal Returns using a number supplied by the IRS for that purpose [the IRS is not allowed to question why someone needs the number, they are required to give it out]. They file in order to have proof that they have lived in the US for many years. Because they pay [exorbitant] rents, they are paying property taxes. They also file state taxes. Not all, but many.

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By: TexBork_2013 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/05/jim-demint-immigration-reform-will-cost-u-s-trillions/#comment-32316114 TexBork_2013 Mon, 06 May 2013 17:00:58 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=845138#comment-32316114 Barb, I blame both parties for neglect of enforcement of our laws, Mexico for not taking care of it's people and pushing off their problems to us, the illegals for entering the US illegally and making demands they should have made back in Mexico and now I demand in return, not amnesty nor citizenship nor suing states for enforcing the law. I reject any notion of citizenship for illegals and only that when they are caught, they are swiftly brought to justice, fined and forced to payback all they took from the US and I am against anyone whom says that new laws fix the problem. It never has and we never enforce them anyway and there is no reason to be gullible enough again to swallow those lies that have been pulled over on the nation decade after decade. We DO know that actually enforcing the immigration laws does work and does cause the illegals to deport their own butts back to where they crawled out from under. If they can sneak in, they can sneak out. We don't even have to go do a "round up". Just toss them when they get caught. We can and should continue workplace inspections and raids of illegal sanctuary abetting and those involved in aid and assistance to illegals, they too should be severely punished. The illegals need to learn they are not to be tolerated. They need to take their demands back to their government instead of making them of ours. We have more than enough trouble without adding theirs to our and we don't have enough jobs for our own citizens without adding tens of millions more. We have enough welfare recipients taking from the actual taxpayers without adding tens of millions more. The entire world would benefit if Mexico because a decent nation instead of being a third world nation spreading it's troubles like an infection to others and demand other nations take care of their problems. I have a counter offer to Mexico on illegals. How about we shut down all the Mexico manufacturing for US companies and bring those jobs back to the US for our own citizens to have instead of the Mexicans? Hmm? Why is it that we sent those jobs to Mexico and yet, the Mexicans still aren't satisfied and send their people to the US to take even more US jobs AND demand social welfare? No. The insanity has to stop. Illegals. Get the hell out or get caught. That should be the only two options. We don't need an actual "roundup". If we just enforce the laws we have, they will throw themselves out and that's good enough for me. Barb, I blame both parties for neglect of enforcement of our laws, Mexico for not taking care of it’s people and pushing off their problems to us, the illegals for entering the US illegally and making demands they should have made back in Mexico and now I demand in return, not amnesty nor citizenship nor suing states for enforcing the law. I reject any notion of citizenship for illegals and only that when they are caught, they are swiftly brought to justice, fined and forced to payback all they took from the US and I am against anyone whom says that new laws fix the problem. It never has and we never enforce them anyway and there is no reason to be gullible enough again to swallow those lies that have been pulled over on the nation decade after decade. We DO know that actually enforcing the immigration laws does work and does cause the illegals to deport their own butts back to where they crawled out from under. If they can sneak in, they can sneak out. We don’t even have to go do a “round up”. Just toss them when they get caught. We can and should continue workplace inspections and raids of illegal sanctuary abetting and those involved in aid and assistance to illegals, they too should be severely punished. The illegals need to learn they are not to be tolerated. They need to take their demands back to their government instead of making them of ours. We have more than enough trouble without adding theirs to our and we don’t have enough jobs for our own citizens without adding tens of millions more. We have enough welfare recipients taking from the actual taxpayers without adding tens of millions more. The entire world would benefit if Mexico because a decent nation instead of being a third world nation spreading it’s troubles like an infection to others and demand other nations take care of their problems. I have a counter offer to Mexico on illegals. How about we shut down all the Mexico manufacturing for US companies and bring those jobs back to the US for our own citizens to have instead of the Mexicans? Hmm? Why is it that we sent those jobs to Mexico and yet, the Mexicans still aren’t satisfied and send their people to the US to take even more US jobs AND demand social welfare? No. The insanity has to stop. Illegals. Get the hell out or get caught. That should be the only two options. We don’t need an actual “roundup”. If we just enforce the laws we have, they will throw themselves out and that’s good enough for me.

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By: Commonsenseparty http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/05/jim-demint-immigration-reform-will-cost-u-s-trillions/#comment-32315832 Commonsenseparty Mon, 06 May 2013 16:25:11 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=845138#comment-32315832 Barb | May 6, 2013, 11:41 am ---- It may be a problem to round the ALL up, but to simply uphold the existing laws, we should be able to do that. The problem is we have "sanctuary cities" and "illegal licenses" beiong granted by several state governments. This is real simple, if someoone is found to be illegally here, we deport them. That is the current law. Reforming the system should consist of nothing more than getting rid of the notion that anyone born here is an American. Just because you illegally cross a border and have a child should not entitle that child to be a citizen. We are the only country that embraces illegal aliens. Barb | May 6, 2013, 11:41 am —- It may be a problem to round the ALL up, but to simply uphold the existing laws, we should be able to do that. The problem is we have “sanctuary cities” and “illegal licenses” beiong granted by several state governments. This is real simple, if someoone is found to be illegally here, we deport them. That is the current law. Reforming the system should consist of nothing more than getting rid of the notion that anyone born here is an American. Just because you illegally cross a border and have a child should not entitle that child to be a citizen. We are the only country that embraces illegal aliens.

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By: Barb http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/05/jim-demint-immigration-reform-will-cost-u-s-trillions/#comment-32315372 Barb Mon, 06 May 2013 15:41:17 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=845138#comment-32315372 This immigration problem has been going on for decades. Ask the GOP why both Bushes did nothing! I'm tired of blame Pres. Obama for everything...this did not happen overnight...We have allowed people into this country for decades and now it's impossible to round them all up. And the good ones suffer. This immigration problem has been going on for decades. Ask the GOP why both Bushes did nothing! I’m tired of blame Pres. Obama for everything…this did not happen overnight…We have allowed people into this country for decades and now it’s impossible to round them all up. And the good ones suffer.

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By: Commonsenseparty http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/05/jim-demint-immigration-reform-will-cost-u-s-trillions/#comment-32315331 Commonsenseparty Mon, 06 May 2013 15:35:27 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=845138#comment-32315331 Look people, do we really want to pay for another government ""fix it"" program that will certainly cost us much more than anyone initially estimates (ie see Obamacare)? Look people, do we really want to pay for another government “”fix it”" program that will certainly cost us much more than anyone initially estimates (ie see Obamacare)?

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By: Mitchell Ivey http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/05/jim-demint-immigration-reform-will-cost-u-s-trillions/#comment-32315299 Mitchell Ivey Mon, 06 May 2013 15:31:11 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=845138#comment-32315299 I don't know what the end cost will be to the country, but DeMint is correct about 1 thing. Congress is absolutely incompetent when it comes to estimating costs of programs and being able to calculate the future costs as well. This is one huge reason why our budget gets busted, and why I cringe when the true cost of Obamacare is finally revealed. I don’t know what the end cost will be to the country, but DeMint is correct about 1 thing. Congress is absolutely incompetent when it comes to estimating costs of programs and being able to calculate the future costs as well. This is one huge reason why our budget gets busted, and why I cringe when the true cost of Obamacare is finally revealed.

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