Immigration Reform Myths Vs. Facts | Myth: Undocumented immigrants don't pay taxes | Fact: Undocumented immigrants paid $10.6 billion in taxes in 2010 | [click this image to find a brief video and analysis of racialized discourse of immigration in the United States] Source: Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (http://www.itep.org/pdf/undocumentedtaxes.pdf); Reported by www.fwd.us
46 million Americans, or 15 percent of the population, are now considered at least nominally poor -- a record number reached during Obama's first term. Roughly the same number of people currently subsist on food stamps, an uptick of nearly 20 million people since Obama took office. Almost half of these impoverished Americans -- more than 20 million, according to the latest census data -- are considered "extremely poor," with incomes of less than half the official poverty threshold.
Tweet Tweet (Breitbart) – Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said on Laura Ingraham’s radio program that House Speaker John Boehner’s speakership is in jeopardy if any form of amnesty, such as the Senate’s immigration reform bill, becomes law. “I’m worried about conference,” Paul said Friday, according to Roll Call. “The only way to avoid a problem [...]
Illegitimacy and Immigration The president talks about this issue frequently in saying that family values don’t stop at the Rio Grande. The corollary, though, is that family breakdown doesn’t stop at the Rio Grande, either.