"Based on estimates developed by the National Academy of Sciences for immigrants by age and education at arrival, CIS calculates the lifetime fiscal impact on government -- taxes paid minus services used -- for the average adult Mexican immigrant is a negative $55,200."
This is for a LEGAL immigrant.
"Even after welfare reform, an estimated 34 percent of households headed by legal Mexican immigrants and 25 percent headed by illegal Mexican immigrants used at least one major welfare program, in contrast to 15 percent of native households."
25% of household headed by illegals! That is huge. I don't see how in-state tuition or illegal immigration can be justified, especially with the pathetic argument that they put more back into the society than they take out.
"Almost two-thirds of adult Mexican immigrants have not completed high school, compared to fewer than one in 10 natives."
If that is the case for legal immigrants (who could afford to go through the process), then what do you think the statistics would be for illegal immigrants?
"The Mexican government supports an illegal alien amnesty..."
Of course it does! They are getting rid of the uneducated and unemployed. If they are in the U.S. then they are somebody else's problem and less resources have to be spent on them. AND let's not forget the money that they are sending BACK to Mexico from the U.S.
"The money they send home to Mexico -- $2.5 billion to $3.9 billion -- is equal to about half the direct foreign investment in Mexico."
So, not only does the Mexican government get rid of the uneducated and unemployed, but they are encouraged to enter the U.S. illegally. Once there, the Mexican government knows they will send BILLIONS of dollars back to Mexico. That money goes into the system and ends up where!? In the pockets of corrupt Mexican officials-police, judges, city leaders, state leaders, and federal leaders.
The problem is not with the U.S., it is with Mexico. There is NEVER going to be a change in Mexico and an end to poverty in Mexico, until there are some major reforms. As long as the burden of employing Mexico's poor is continually pawned off on the U.S., Mexican leaders will not be held accountable. http://www.ncpa.org/pd/immigrat/pd082901e.htmlhttp://www.ncpa.org/pd/immigrat/pdimm/pdimm11.html