What Do You Know About Immigrants?
What percent of immigrants are undocumented or illegal? (3-2-4%)
Are immigrants or refugees bringing diseases to the United States? Why do you think that? (Immigrants are screened for health issues prior to being admitted to the U.S. The majority of immigrants come from countries with a hire rate of vaccinations then in the U.S.))
Are immigrants coming to the United States to obtain welfare and other benefits? If so why do you think that? (With very few exceptions (such as access to medical care for victims of human trafficking), undocumented immigrants are not eligible for federal public benefits such as Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare and food stamps. In addition, most immigrants with lawful status are not entitled to these benefits until they have been in the country for five years or longer.)
Are immigrants bringing crime and violence to our cities and town? Why do you think that? (Studies have consistently found that immigrants are less likely to be incarcerated than native-born Americans and that there is a negative correlation between levels of immigration and crime rates. )
Are immigrants hurting our country financially by taking jobs and services without paying taxes? Why do you think that? (Immigrants more in taxes than the average American citizen. And pay a greater percentage in taxes then the top 1% of U.S. citizens)
Does a refugee have legal status in the United States? If they say yes, how long are you allowed to be a refugee in the United States?
(Yes. And refugees have 1 year to apply for a residency/green card. After an additional 5 years they can become a citizen)
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