• The surge of poor people across our border is bad news for poor and middle class Americans

    How does importing millions of very poor and little-educated people into the United States help America’s existing poor and working class families?  Answer: it hurts them.

    First, all of the incoming poor people get free education and health care: that diverts billions of dollars from the safety net for American citizens.  Next, many of these illegal immigrants battle against American citizens for entry-level and low-wage jobs, further driving down wages and making our nation’s unemployment crisis even worse. Finally, too many of these illegal immigrants remain trapped in poverty, and eventually they or their children become loyal Democrat voters, backing more welfare spending and other devastating economic policies.  That is why CBO projects Medicaid spending will increase 15% this year, while the economy will grow a paltry 2%.

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