Joe Legal And José Illegal

This is why illegal immigration is costing us so much money. Rewarding people for criminal activity is NOT the solution:

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You have two families: “Joe Legal” and

“Jose Illegal”. Both families consist of two

parents, two children, and live in California

Joe Legal works in construction, has a Social Security

Number and makes $25.00 per hour with taxes deducted.

Jose Illegal also works in construction, has NO Social

Security Number, and gets paid $15.00 cash ” under the table”.

Ready? Now pay attention.

Joe Legal:$25..00 Per hour x 40 hours = $1000.00 per week,

or $52,000.00 per year. Now take 30% away for state and federal tax; Joe

Legal now has $31,231.00.

Jose Illegal: $15.00 per hour x 40 hours = $600..00 per

week, or $31, 200.00 per year.

Jose illegal pays no taxes. Jose Illegal now has

$31,200.00.

Joe Legal pays medical and dental insurance with limited

coverage for his family at $600.00 per month, or $7,200.00 per year.

Joe Legal now has $24,031.00.

Jose Illegal has full medical and dental coverage through

the state and local clinics at a cost of $0.00 per year.Jose Illegal

still has $31,200.00.

Joe Legal makes too much money and is not eligible for food

stamps or welfare. Joe Legal pays $500.00 per month for food, or

$6,000.00 per year. Joe Legal now has $18,031.00.

Jose Illegal has no documented income and is eligible for

food stamps and welfare.

Jose Illegal still has $31,200.00.

Joe Legal pays rent of $1,200.00 per month, or $14,400..00

per year.. Joe Legal now has $9,631.00.

Jose Illegal receives a $500.00 per month federal rent

subsidy. Jose Illegal pays $500.00 per month, or $6,000.00 per

year. Jose Illegal still has $25,200.00.

Joe Legal pays $200.00 per month, or $2,400.00 for

insurance. Joe Legal now has $7,231.00.

Jose Illegal says, “We don’t need no stinkin’

insurance!” and still has $25,200.00.

Joe Legal has to make his $7,231.00 stretch to pay

utilities, gasoline, etc.

Jose Illegal has to make his $25,200.00 stretch to pay

utilities, gasoline, and what he sends out of

the country every month.

Joe Legal now works overtime on Saturdays or gets a part

time job after work.

Jose Illegal has nights and weekends off to enjoy with his family.

Joe Legal’s and Jose Illegal’s children both attend the same school.

Joe Legal pays for his children’s lunches while Jose

Illegal’s children get a government sponsored lunch.

Jose Illegal’s children have an after school ESL

program. Joe Legal’s children go home.

Joe Legal and Jose Illegal both enjoy the same police and

fire services, but Joe paid for them and Jose did not pay.

Do you get it, now?

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