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    Remittances, Illegal Immigration’s ‘Hidden Tax,’ Cost America $30 Billion Yearly

    Remittances, Illegal Immigration’s ‘Hidden Tax,’ Cost America $30 Billion Yearly

    June 14, 2018



    Remittances Sent by Illegal Immigrants Cost America $30 Billion Annually

    The year is 1788. Paris. The air is heavy with the scent of impending revolution. Some praise the king in hushed whispers, others shout “Liberté! Egalité! Fraternité!” in the streets. Either way, the time for talk is over. How did it get to this point?

    The hopeful spectre of radical liberalism played its part, as the father of modern conservatism Edmund Burke observes in his masterpiece Reflections on the Revolution in France. But most men aren’t dreamers. Most live parochial lives and think parochial thoughts—there’s no time to dream when you’re working to put bread on the table.

    For the average Parisian, the revolution was about bread: why should they starve while the king eats his fill? Necessarily tied to this was a broader question: why should Parisians pay exorbitant taxes so that the king can live like, well, a king? This is a good question, one which the French answered (regrettably) with blood.

    As bad as the Parisian tax regime was, at least everyone knew they were getting taxed. Nowadays, many of our biggest taxes are hidden, disguised as “user fees” or “mandatory contributions.” Think Obamacare or Social Security contributions. Likewise, at least money collected in Paris tended to stay in France, employing French harlots and French maestros. It could have been worse.

    Imagine how mad the French would have been if their taxes flowed instead into the Russian Czar’s Winter Palace, employing Russian harlots and Russian maestros. In the end, paying domestic taxes is always preferable than paying tribute to a foreign land.

    Redistribution is bad, elimination is worse.

    Therein lies one of illegal immigration’s biggest, yet routinely ignored, problems: illegal aliens hop the border, work (often without paying taxes), and send a large chunk of their earnings back home via remittances. Basically, remittances are a hidden tax Americans pay for the privilege of hiring artificially cheap illegal labor—and it adds up. In fact, illegal immigrants may remit ~$30 billion annually.

    To be clear, it’s impossible to know exactly how much money illegal immigrants remit annually. There are three reasons for this. First, we don’t know how many illegal immigrants actually reside in America. Second, the term remittance itself is ambiguous: should we include money stuffed in a birthday card in our calculations? Third, we cannot track the location of every dollar even if we wanted to (if we could, black markets wouldn’t exist).

    Nevertheless, I think we can apply a set of reasonable assumptions to a reasonable dataset, and reach a reasonable conclusion as to just how much money illegal aliens remit annually—although we cannot hit a home run, we can at least bat in the right ballpark. Let’s step up to the plate.

    First, assume that all of America’s remittance outflows are either sent by first-generation legal immigrants, or illegal aliens. Next, assume that these two groups send equal amounts of money home per person. Although legal immigrants earn more per capita, they likely send a much smaller proportion of their pay abroad (if they send any at all). I think these are fair assumptions.



    Now, let’s apply those assumptions to the numbers. According to Pew Research’s 2018 remittance outflow data, America lost $138.2 billion in remittances in 2016. And given that there are some 40 million first generation immigrants, and (at least) 11.1 million illegal aliens, this means that there are roughly 51.1 million people sending remittances abroad. Of course, the number of aliens is debatable: a recent study from Yale University found that there were at least 22.8 million illegals residing in America. That being said, let’s go with the low number for the sake of argument.

    Dividing the total remittance outflows by immigrant proportions reveals that illegal aliens likely remit some $30 billion per year. That’s a lot of money. For context, it’s as much as the entire annual GDP of Vermont. And of course, the figure would be higher if we used Yale’s population estimates.

    But it’s not just about the money—it’s what’s happening to it. Remember when I said earlier that no matter how bad Paris’ taxes were, at least the money paid for French, rather than Russian, harlots and maestros? Remittances are worse. Every dollar remitted by illegal aliens is a dollar ejected from the local economy, never to recirculate or be reinvested—it goes directly to Russia, or more likely Mexico, China, and Guatemala. This reduces the velocity of money, and causes liquidity problems, particularly in small towns.

    Functionally, there’s little difference between remittances and federal taxes: taxes skimmed from small towns pools in Washington DC, while remittances sent by aliens line Carlos Slim’s pockets. It’s that simple. And yet allegedly anti-tax organizations like the Cato Institute routinely argue in favor of open borders, not seeming to grasp the necessary implications.

    It’s time we stopped speaking in jargon. Let’s call out remittances sent by illegal aliens for what they actually are: a tax.

    https://nationaleconomicseditorial.c...t-remittances/
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    138 Billion???????????


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    It just goes to show how the rest of the world is raping us.
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    They STUFF 20 people into one single family home.

    They are on welfare and food stamps and live CHEAP, is why they stuff 20 people into one home. That is not the American dream to live this way!

    They do not pay tax, auto insurance, renter's insurance, homeowner's insurance and all the EXPENSES we pay. They do not pay for medical care, school, lawyers, all expenses that WE are forced to pay.

    It is very expensive to live in this country. They live like this so they can send BILLIONS out of our country.



    NOW SHUT DOWN ALL IMMIGRATION FOR 10 YEARS...CUT OFF THE FREEBIES AND IRS TAX REFUNDS.

    WATCH OUR ECONOMY BOOM, GET OUR CITIZENS OFF THE STREETS AND INTO AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND JOBS PAYING TAXES AND SPENDING THEIR MONEY ON OUR SOIL!

    WATCH THE CRIME DECREASE ACROSS AMERICA...GET THEM OFF OUR SOIL!

    WE WANT 30 MILLION DEPORTED WHO ARE REFUGEES, ASLYUM LIARS, TPS, VISA OVERSTAYS AND ARE HERE ILLEGALLY! WE WANT THEM OFF THE FREE MEDICAL, SCHOOL, WELFARE, FOOD STAMPS AND OFF OUR ROADS AND OUT OF OUR HOUSING!

    MANY OF THESE COMPANIES WHO HIRE THEM NEED TO AUTOMATE AND FIRE THIS CHEAP LABOR!

    WE ALL SUFFER FROM IT.
    TO BECOME AN AMERICAN YOU MUST CHANGE YOUR VALUES ...NOT YOUR LOCATION

    STAY HOME AND BUILD AMERICA ON YOUR SOIL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beezer View Post
    It is very expensive to live in this country. They live like this so they can send BILLIONS out of our country.
    And they give the excuse that illegals contribute to the economy by paying taxes. They don't mention that first: They send most of their money back to their home country, which is by far Mexico, and second: They also don't mention that the jobs they take (steal) here, are jobs that they are stealing from Americans, who ALSO would be paying taxes. The difference between giving these jobs to illegals or Americans? It would put more Americans to work so they can support themselves and their families, and also, Americans would spend ALL of that money they make here, putting it all right back into the economy, which would create even more jobs. Not to mention the extra money it would save the tax payer from less money having to be paid out in unemployment benefits and welfare, which would create even more jobs since this saved money would be spent on more projects, like rebuilding old roads, bridges and other infrastructure.

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