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Albert N. Gore on Immigration

 


Illegal workers do jobs Americans will not take

We have more than 13 million workers in this country who are illegally here. These workers are willing to work long hours at jobs that many Americans will not take. If these workers are earning a wage and that is why they are here why not work to make them become U. S. citizens and have them pay Social Security and other taxes going to Medicare and Medicaid. We need to make sure we don't pass immigration legislation that is anti-labor.
Source: MS League of Women Voters in 2012 AARP Senate Voter Guide , Aug 24, 2012

Get undocumented workers paying taxes: an untapped resource

Q: What should be done to assure the long-term sustainability of Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security?

A: We need to find additional resources that can fund these programs. For example, we have more than 13 million workers in this country who are illegally here. These workers are willing to work long hours at jobs that many Americans will not take. If these workers are earning a wage --and that is why they are here--why not work to make them become U. S. citizens and have them pay Social Security and other taxes going to Medicare and Medicaid. This is an untapped resource. In pursuing this, we need to make sure we don't pass immigration legislation that is anti-labor. Anti-labor laws have already impacted the ability of the nation's farmers to hire workers who are reliable and steady on the job.

Source: League of Women Voters Questionnaire in Clarion-Ledger , Mar 10, 2012

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