productive for the State of California...or any other state for that matter.
2 parents, 2 children and live in California . "Joe Legal" works in
construction, has a Social Security Number, and makes $25.00 per hour
with payroll taxes deducted.... "Jose Illegal" also works in construction,
has "NO" Social Security Number, and gets paid $15.00 cash per hour
"under the table".
Now take 30% away for state & federal tax...
Joe Legal now has $31,231.00
Jose Illegal pays no taxes...
Jose Illegal now has $31,200.00
$1000.00 per month $12,000.00 per year
Joe Legal now has $19,231.00
Jose Illegal still has $31,200.00
per year - Joe Legal now has $ 7,231.00
Joe Legal is now in the hole minus (-) $4,769.00
Jose Illegal pays rent $500.00 per month (section 8 housing)
$6,000.00 per year - Jose Illegal still has $25,200.00
after work or his wife must work. Jose Illegal has nights and
weekends off to enjoy with his family (and eat out!).
Joe Legal pays for his children's lunches
Jose Illegal's children get a government sponsored breakfast & lunch,
and they also qualify to be bused to school at taxpayer expense.
Joe Legal's children have to find a way to get to school and go home
after school as, "latch-key kids" with no adult supervision.
but Joe paid for them and Jose did not pay.
new home for retirement, and have money to buy a new truck
(and still have Medi-Cal benefits while living in a foreign country;
until someone turns him in to authorities....if they ever find out)