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Debunking Trump's Racist Myth, Study Shows Immigrants Are a Boost, Not a Drain, on US Healthcare

Debunking Trump's Racist Myth, Study Shows Immigrants Are a Boost, Not a Drain, on US Healthcare

Jake Johnson, staff writer

With the Trump administration reportedly close to unveiling a xenophobic proposal that portrays immigrants as leeches who exploit government healthcare programs at tremendous cost to U.S.

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Of course, you have no facts to back up your xenophobic nonsense.

Exactly !

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Wake up to reality – their diets are healthier, they have common wisdom and
intelligence which doesn’t necessarily come with a college diploma.

Remember when the “invaders” brought “diseases into the country” and made
the native American ill? You should.

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Several studies have shown that immigrants, even from Africa, are better educated than the average American in that they have higher level degrees. In addition, they are much more likely to be vaccinated against communicable diseases than Americans are. So if we are deporting the undesirables, it would be American citizens being deported, not immigrants.

Also, the right wing has long been parasitic on other people’s work. Immigrants, both documented and undocumented, are paying a lot more to the tune of several billion dollars a year into SS and Medicare than they will ever get out. In a just world every deportee would be given the money that they paid into those programs when deported, but the right wing (remember who supports the red states) basically live off of other people’s work. They aren’t about to let powerless people get the benefits from their work.

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If illegal immigrants are working in occupations where they are on a payroll (construction, restaurant, landscaping, agriculture, …), then they have taxes withheld from their pay. And since they aren’t documented, they get none of it back. In addition in states like TX with no income tax, all undocumented immigrants, on or off a payroll, are paying sales tax just as much as anyone else, so they should get the same benefits as anyone else. They even are paying property taxes either directly on property they buy or indirectly through rents.

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