Article in Huff post us, today, June 2
Pete Navarro, advisor to President Trump said today that one of Mexico’s main exports to the US is illegal aliens.
I don’t know about “main exports” BUT seeing that there are an estimated 8 to 12 million illegal aliens in the US , it’s hard to deny the claim as a bald statement. However, it’s not so hard to refute the implicit assumption that the millions of illegal aliens in the US are harming the US.
My understanding is:
Such people cannot vote.
They are not eligible for welfare. Don’t know about Social Security. Don’t you have to contribute to qualify for Social Security?
They tend to work AND pay taxes
They do the menial work many US citizens will not do.
They are often shamefully exploited, being paid below an already egregiously low minimum wage.–The 2019 minimum wage in the US is a bit over $7.25, in Alabama and several other states. The highest is $12.00 in California, and a few other states.
Federal minimun wage in Australia , 2019 is $18.93.