costs of immigration
Alabama immigration: crops rot as workers vanish to avoid crackdown | US news | The Guardian

georgia was just the start and now it’s gaining traction.

Brian Cash can put a figure to the cost of Alabama’s new immigration law: at least $100,000. That’s the value of the tomatoes he has personally ripening out in his fields and that are going unpicked because his Hispanic workforce vanished literally overnight.

For generations, Cash’s family have farmed 125 acres atop the Chandler mountain, a plateau in the north of the state about nine miles long and two miles wide. It’s perfect tomato-growing country – the soil is sandy and rich, and the elevation provides a breeze that keeps frost at bay and allows early planting.

For four months every year he employs almost exclusively Hispanic male workers to pick the harvest. This year he had 64 men out in the fields.
Then HB56 came into effect, the new law that makes it a crime not to carry valid immigration documents and forces the police to check on anyone they suspect may be in the country illegally.
Trump’s anti-immigration stance could result in a $60 billion food shortage
By Leanna Garfield


Donald Trump has been very clear about his intentions to deport an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the US and build a wall along the southern border.

Besides the human cost, Trump’s anti-immigration stance could also strain American farms. Of the 1.5 to 2 million people working in agriculture today, at least 50% to 70% of farm workers are undocumented, according to a recent report by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF).

If the agriculture sector were to eliminate all undocumented workers, the US would be left with a $30 to $60 billion food production loss, the researchers write.

Retail food prices would increase by 5% to 6% on average, with some categories seeing higher jumps than others. For example, the National Milk Producers Federation expects a 90% increase in milk prices if the country removes the immigrant labor supply, Modern Farmer reports.

The report also states that few US workers would be able to fill these farm labor jobs, mainly because they are grueling. Shifts in 100-degree Farenheit weather over 12-hour shifts without overtime pay are common. The demand for farm labor far exceeds the local supply of workers who are skilled, legal citizens, according to the AFBF report. This is especially true in agriculture-heavy parts of states like California and Texas.

Calm the Fuck down

Trump isn’t against LGBT marriage or rights, whilst hes stated he himself is a traditionalist, he himself is fine with it

Trump has never pledged to remove ‘all non whites’ as you keep spazzing out over, he just wants to end illegal immigration, costing tax paying americans a big fucking sum to the tune of 118 billion dollars a year.

All this is coming from a bloody brit, across a fuck off ocean, so pull your left leaning heads out your asses and open your eyes, it’s happened, so sit the fuck down and get on with it.  

Another cost to the immigrant ban:

This is by no means the worst thing about Trump’s ridiculous order, but it is simply true that one of the reasons the United States is rich is that other people’s smart people have come to the US and used their talents and skills to make America rich.

Every engineer, every student, every entrepreneur we block entry is one more talented person who won’t participate in the American experience … and indeed who might decide to take their skills and talents elsewhere.

And that would be a very, very bad thing. 


“It’s not racism or bigotry, I just think that liberals and people from other races will destroy Britain and the British identity. Totally not racist, though.”

Real Facts 206

While The Knick is a work of fiction, it is based on exhaustive historical research. Below, the show’s writers share some of the true facts of the era that are depicted in this episode.

Franz Anton Mesmer discovered hypnosis by accident in the18th century. He was celebrated for his ability to heal through Mesmerism—thus the term mesmerize. (Image courtesy of the Burns Archive.

Edward A. Calahan debuted his stock ticker in 1867. Two years later, Thomas Edison came out with one as well. The machine converted telegraph impulses into printed three-letter stock symbols with their up-to-date prices. Versions of the system were used through the 1960. (Image courtesy of the 

Burns Archive.)

While only a small percentage of immigrants were denied entry to the U.S., in a year like 1900 when 500,00 people arrived in the country, the actual number could equal as many as 15,000 to 25,000. With a $100 fine for each rejected immigrant, plus the cost of sending the immigrant back to the port they came from, the extra expenses for the shipping companies were huge.

(Image courtesy of the Burns Archive.)

Omphalopagus twins are connected at their midsection and share a few organs. The first successful separation of conjoined twins was attempted in early 1900.

(Image courtesy of the Burns Archive.)

Here are Bernie Sanders’ Stances On 5 Major Issues You Care About

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) just announced he is running for President of the United States, making him the second most high profile candidate to join the race for the Democratic nomination. The unapologetic liberal has earned a reputation as an outlier in the U.S. Senate, largely due to his socialist proclivities and aversion toward “big money” and the undue influence of corporate America.  

What is the cost of Illegal Immigration?

Here are the costs calculated for one state…

Cost of Illegal Immigration in Tennessee

by Jerry Shaw

The cost of illegal immigration in Tennessee involves education, health care, law enforcement activities, and other government services. Although many illegal immigrants in the workforce pay taxes, fiscal expenditures surpass the tax revenues, according to research.

An analysis by the Federation for American Immigration Reform found that the burden on Tennessee taxpayers for illegal immigration was $285 million in 2007. The figure for state and local expenditures jumped to $547 million in Tennessee during FAIR’s 2013 study on the burden of illegal immigration on U.S. taxpayers.

The 2007 study was based on an estimate of 100,000 illegal immigrants in Tennessee. Taxpayers spent some $228 million on the education for children of illegal immigrants, FAIR reported. An additional $27 million was spent on English instruction classes for many of these children.

An estimated $22.7 million a year was spent on medical costs for health care provided to illegal aliens. The estimate did not take into account higher than average medical bills or insurance costs needed to deal with uncompensated costs to hospitals and doctors.

Incarceration for illegal immigrants cost state and local prisons about $5.7 million a year, according to the 2007 figures. The costs focused on prisons and not law enforcement and judicial costs.

Figures by the Institute for Taxation and Economic Policy show unauthorized immigrants paid $133 million in state and local taxes in 2010, but the figures fall short of the 2007 and 2013 studies by FAIR on state expenditures for illegal immigration, the American Immigration Council reported. Legal status for illegal immigrants would pay the state about $141 million in state and local taxes.

Unauthorized immigrants accounted for 2.2 percent of the state’s population, or 140,000 people, and 3.1 percent of the state’s workforce, or 95,000 workers, in 2010, according to the Pew Research Center.