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Old 10-08-2014, 01:06 PM   #41
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I don't know if there's any merit to this, but I've heard a lot of illegals end up getting low-wage jobs with fake ID's and such, and actually do pay into Social Security. But, their intent is to move back to their home country long before they reach retirement age. So many of them are paying into it, but will never collect.
Yes, I've heard this from someone who ran a convenient store. But I guess this is a very small portion compared to the rest. Many small business hire these folks and pay cash (often below minimum wage). By product of this is that they bring down wages for people working legally.

Some years ago, I hired a contractor to do some work on my back yard. He brought two Hispanic men hanging around Home Depot looking for work to do the job. My assumption was that they were illegals. They were not! They have working permit and everything and ended up suing the contractor for unfair wage practice.
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Old 10-08-2014, 01:21 PM   #42
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Mr. Wolf's views are in direct contradiction to studies conducted by the CIA, the British equivalent of the CIA, and the OECP. I'm old enough to remember this same doom and gloom being spewed around in the 1970's. Predictions aren't worth the time it takes to read them.
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Old 10-08-2014, 02:57 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by ERD50 View Post
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't all those people legally immigrate to the US?

For me, there is a huge difference between someone who follows the rules and comes here legally, and someone who enters illegally. That's a matter of law, not an opinion.

Absolutely! Did I miss that difference when reading the posts? If so, I apologize. I do not agree with the tendency to mix legal and illegal immigrants as though they are one group. It makes about as much sense as combining alcoholics and occasional social drinkers together.
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Old 10-08-2014, 03:57 PM   #44
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Predictions aren't worth the time it takes to read them.
Indeed, not different from market timing, the futility of which most here recognize.
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