|"So, explain to me these liberal sanctuary cities, counties and states. How can these “leaders” of these entities ignore the law? How can they protect illegals who have BROKEN THE LAW, not turn them over to ICE? Are they not ignoring our laws?"|
You're aware that entering the country illegally is a misdemeanor and not a felony, right? If your goal is to make America safe, wouldn't it be more productive to focus on the felons first? Trump's not doing that - he's threatening to round up families which have done nothing other than contribute to their communities. He's doing that because they are low-hanging fruit
"No, the only “tax” they pay where they cannot receive benefits from is Social Security.
Well, let’s examine that, shall we?
They pay x dollars into a phony SS account, full well knowing that they will never be able to collect those benefits.
Well, how about their employer, who matches those SS contributions into a phony account. That sounds like theft to me!"
Rich. if they have a job, they pay both withholding and SS. In that sense, they are helping to pay for the meager services they receive in return - basically, if you get sick, you can go to an ER and they are required to treat you. If they own or rent a home, the taxes you pay help to support the services your children are receiving. What more do you want - blood?
And how is paying into a "phony SS account" with an employer matching the contributions anything approaching theft?? Who's getting that money? Certainly not the immigrant, and not the employer either - it's you and me and other retired folks who get a monthly check. The money they're paying into what you call a "fake SS account" goes into the same bucket that we all draw from every month, and they will never be able to do that unless they become citizens.
Donald Trump pledged during his 2016 campaign that he would go after violent illegal immigrants - he's not doing that, he's going after families and productive, respected members of their community. The bad guys are too hard to find, so to play to his base he goes after the good people.