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closeupready Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 10:37 AM
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21. Ignorant fucks.
>>The 14th Amendment to the Constitution says that "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside." Backers of the initiative contend that illegal residents are not "subject to the jurisdiction" of the U.S. and that, as a result, their U.S.-born children should not be citizens.
The drive comes as the economic downturn has prompted several states to curtail benefits for illegal immigrants.

In California, officials estimate that the state's 2.7 million illegal residents add $4 billion to $6 billion in costs to the state's roughly $105 billion budget, primarily for schools, prisons and emergency health care. They also contribute through their taxes and labor, although most research indicates that the costs to state and local governments outweigh that tax revenue.<<

It's remarkable to me that instead of seeking to balance the state's finances by taxing CA's wealthy, these scumbags instead want to take benefits away from poor, minority children. How far away from slavery is California under such a plan?
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