System Politicians “Pooh, Pooh” the Idea of Taxing Illegal Alien Remittances

by James Buchanan

In the backward world of the System politician, stopping the massive outflow of tens of billions of dollars per year to the Third World from illegal aliens is something “impractical” that we shouldn’t even think about doing and how dare Donald Trump bring this up.

An article on Breitbart reports “Tuesday at the White House press briefing, President Barack Obama addressed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s plan to cut off funds sent to Mexico through money transfers, called remittances, unless Mexico payed for the border wall.”

“Obama dismissed the viability of Trump’s plan and argued it would increase immigration into the United States from Mexico.”

“’…The implications with respect to ending remittances, …from individuals sending money back home to their families, are enormous. First of all, they’re impractical. We just talked about the difficulties of trying to enforce huge outflows of capital. The notion we’re going to track every Western Union of money sent to Mexico—good luck with that.’”

That’s funny. The U.S. government has no problems tracking the income of every American and demanding that we all send in what the IRS demands under penalty of going to prison. Why is it suddenly impractical to apply this same draconian federal intrusion to illegal aliens?

This is one of the more lame arguments against Trump.

We’re supposed to continue to let:

  • Third World people invade the U.S.
  • Steal jobs here and
  • Send 50 billion per year to their homelands

because if we block remittances, it will cause more illegal immigration.

What they fail to say is that if you forcibly deport illegal aliens as Trump has said he would do, you eliminate both the remittance problem and the illegal alien problems, and new illegal aliens will have a hard time getting over a twenty foot wall and getting by Border Patrol agents who are allowed to do their job!

One website notes “Illegal immigrants residing in the U.S. send $50 billion in remittances to their home countries each year, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The World Bank estimates that number is even higher, closer to $120 billion….”

“Americans are the ones forced to pick up the $113 billion tab for taking care of the country’s 12 million illegal immigrants.”


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