The Corner

Raise Taxes. . .

How much money do we figure illegals send home each

year? Some estimates have Mexicans sending about $14 billion to benefit

the Mexican economy. Being able to do so is one of the main attractions

of slipping across the border. If illegals “living in the shadows” have

this kind of disposable income, why doesn’t some of it go to the local

governments that subsidize their security, health care, education, etc

Could money wires to Mexico be heavily taxed? Should Vicente rebate a

generous portion of this money to the US each year? Making it more

difficult/expensive for illegals to subsidize the Mexican economy in no

way inhibits their ability to “benefit the US economy” – the purported

reason for welcoming their presence.