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There are an estimated 22.1 million illegal immigrants in the United States (2016), “double the current widely accepted estimate”. [A] Immigrants from poorer countries appear to bring in more family members through family joining: “In the most recent five-year cohort of immigrants studied (1996-2000), each new Mexican immigrant sponsored 6.38 additional legal immigrants.” [B]

Washington, DC– Thursday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) expressed his strong opposition to amnesty and citizenship bills introduced in the House and Senate at President Joe Biden’s bequest by Congresswoman Linda Sanchez (D-CA-38) and Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ).

Congressman Brooks said, “At the October 22, 2020 presidential debate on national TV, then candidate Joe Biden promised amnesty and citizenship for all illegal aliens in America.[1] In my judgment, Joe Biden and his campaign did that as part of a calculation to garner a fraudulent block vote from illegal aliens that easily numbers in the hundreds of thousands and more likely in the millions.”

Brooks continued, “The economic result of granting amnesty and citizenship to illegal aliens is horrific for American citizens. American workers will be pummeled as they suffer from lost jobs and suppressed wages.  American taxpayers will be further burdened, inasmuch as households with illegal aliens in them are far more likely to be on welfare than are households without illegal aliens in them.”

Brooks continued, “American workers are already suffering the effects of tsunamis of cheap foreign labor who suppress American worker wages and take American jobs. The economics of wage suppression are simple, when the supply goes up, the price goes down. According to Harvard economist Dr. George Borjas, between 1980 and 2000, importing cheap foreign labor cut earnings of Americans by an estimated $1,700 per year, or roughly 4 percent.[2] In 2021 dollars, that’s $2,582.40 per year.[3] But, the negative effects of importing cheap foreign labor are a double gut punch to American workers. It’s estimated that roughly 7 million illegal aliens hold jobs in America.[4] That’s on top of the roughly 1 million foreign worker visas America grants each year. That means 8+ million American jobs are held by foreign workers and the wages of Americans who do hold jobs are on average $2,582.40 per year lower because of the Americans Last immigration policies Joe Biden advocates.”

Brooks added, “Weak border security burdens American taxpayers. Per a Federation for American Immigration Reform study, illegal aliens are a $116 billion per year net tax loss to American taxpayers![5] That means that each illegal alien in America is a net tax cost of $9,000 per year to American taxpayers. With a national debt nearing $28 trillion, that’s a cost America simply cannot afford. Americans should benefit from their tax dollars, not illegal aliens.”

Brooks continued, “Let’s be clear about why Socialist Democrats want amnesty and citizenship for every illegal alien in America. Their long term goal is to dilute and undermine the voting power of American citizens. How do we know that? By past Socialist Democrat actions and conduct. For example, in many parts of America where Socialist Democrats enjoy dominant political control, they have made it lawful for illegal aliens and other noncitizens to vote, thereby diluting the vote of American citizens and undermining the ability of Americans to run their own governments! San Francisco is the largest such city, where illegal aliens and all other noncitizens can not only lawfully register to vote, they in fact vote in local elections. If Joe Biden gets his way, Americans who understand and hold dear the foundational principles that have made America the greatest nation in world history will be powerless to control their own governments. When patriotic American votes are diluted, Socialist Democrats win. They know this and seek to exploit it.”

Brooks concluded, “Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. America tried amnesty in 1986 and it failed miserably, turning a 1 to 2 million illegal alien problem into today’s roughly 20 million illegal alien disaster. Why? Because amnesty does not stop illegal conduct; rather, it encourages illegal conduct. Joe Biden and his open-borders allies don’t consider illegal immigration a problem. To them, it is an opportunity to win elections regardless of the damage done to Americans. SAD!”
[1] The Tennessean. “Read the full transcript from the Trump, Biden presidential debate in Nashville”. October 23, 2020. “I’ll be President of the United States, not Vice President of the United States. And the fact is, and I’ve made it very clear, within 100 days, I’m going to send to the United States Congress a pathway to citizenship for over 11 million undocumented people.” https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/politics/2020/10/23/transcript-final-trump-biden-welker-presidential-debate/3740420001/ 
[2] Borjas, George. “Increasing the Supply of Labor Through Immigration Measuring the Impact on Native-born Workers.” May 2004. https://cis.org/sites/cis.org/files/articles/2004/back504.pdf
[3] https://www.usinflationcalculator.com/ 
[4] Federation for American Immigration Reform. “Illegal Aliens Taking U.S. Jobs.” March 2020. https://www.fairus.org/issue/workforce-economy/illegal-aliens-taking-us-jobs
[5] Federation for Immigration Reform:  “The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigration on United States Taxpayers”, by Matt O’Brien and Spencer Raley, September 27, 2017.  https://fairus.org/issue/publications-resources/fiscal-burden-illegal-immigration-united-states-taxpayers

The total population of illegal aliens “may be as low as 11 million or as high as 30 million. No one knows”. https://progressivesforimmigrationreform.org/u-s-workers-brace-for-elitists-amnesty/

There are an estimated 22.1 million illegal immigrants in the United States (2016), “double the current widely accepted estimate”. [1] Biden-Kamala Harris aim to give immediate green cards and fast track citizenship within three years to some, and an eight year path for others. With green cards they can bring in their immediate family, and once they get US citizenship, they can bring in more extended family members, who, in turn, can bring in their family members. There are no caps on the number of immediate family members who can be permanently imported by US citizens. Once legalized, the 22 million could almost instantly become 88 million, and, once the 22 million get citizenship, they can bring in parents, grandchildren, who, in turn can bring spouses and relatives in, and on and on. Poor countries appear to bring in more family: “In the most recent five-year cohort of immigrants studied (1996-2000), each new Mexican immigrant sponsored 6.38 additional legal immigrants.” https://www.numbersusa.com/news/20-million-immigrants-admitted-over-35-years-through-chain-migration This article explains an India to US chain migration network scheme: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2019/09/22/caste-kinship-the-realisation-of-american-dream-high-skilled-telugu-india-migrants-in-the-usa/

[A] Fazel-Zarandi MM, Feinstein JS, Kaplan EH (2018) “The number of undocumented immigrants in the United States: Estimates based on demographic modeling with data from 1990 to 2016“. PLoS ONE 13(9): e0201193. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0201193
[B] https://www.numbersusa.com/news/20-million-immigrants-admitted-over-35-years-through-chain-migration