Illegal Immigrants Affording Tax Breaks for Crossing Border? - Internet/Facebook Rumour

9 Oct 2013 - Article No: 1778. Filed under: General | Internet/Facebook Rumour


SO LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT ... If you cross the North Korean border illegally, you get 12 yrs. hard labor. If you cross the Afghanistan border illegally, you get shot. Two Americans just got eight years for crossing the Iranian border. If you cross the U. S. border illegally you get a job, a drivers license, food stamps, a place to live, health care, housing & child benefits, education, & a tax free business for 7 yrs ...No wonder we are a country in debt. Re-post if you agree


The above message circulates through social media and the Internet and claims that illegal immigrants coming into America are given benefits for crossing the border, whilst other countries either imprison or shoot people who illegally try and enter their countries.

No matter what your stance is on US Immigration policy, the implications made in the message are easily debunkable. The message is just nonsense propaganda, aimed at provoking any angry response from those who read it. America, just like other countries, do not provide illegal immigrants with any of the benefits that are listed in the message. Just like most other countries, illegal immigrants who are caught trying to enter the USA are imprisoned before being deported back.

Of course there remains much debate and controversy regarding the US immigration policy in general, but the implication that merely crossing the border illegally affords you a long list of benefits not afforded to ordinary US citizens is total hokum. The author who penned the message has worded it in a way to cause an emotive response from readers with incorrect information.

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