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Pros, cons of of legalizing immigrants

Pros, cons of of legalizing immigrants

POSTED: Monday, January 30, 2012 - 10:33am

UPDATED: Monday, January 30, 2012 - 12:09pm

Granting legal status to the illegal immigrants living in one of Texas’ largest metropolitan areas would generate at least $1.4 billion a year in revenue for state and federal agencies, with Social Security and Medicare being the largest potential beneficiaries, according to an analysis by a Houston business group.

The report, from the Greater Houston Partnership, says that the untapped revenue would be accessible if immigration reform — one that allowed illegal immigrants the chance to work legally and pay taxes — was realized.

Jeff Moseley, the chief executive of the 2,100-member group, said such reform makes sense in the current economy.

Read the full story from the Texas Tribune here.

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It makes no sense to allow a population of people to stay here, become legal, and profit by their original illegality; especially when they will have NO loyalty to this country. How could anyone ever think they would become "citizens" when they duped the system and bettered themselves by ignoring our laws???

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