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Not every illegal immigrant living in the United States will be offered any "path to citizenship" so no where will 11 million illegals be granted "amnesty". I would be willing to wager that if somehow we could immediately deport every undocumented immigrant currently living in the United States, the country would be much worse off financially. The lost taxes that those working do pay would be a major loss since it is estimated that the vast majority of illegals are working and paying taxes.
As far as illegal immigrants receiving welfare benefits, social security, Medicare, health care and educaiton; the author of that rant you posted has his facts mixed up. First, undocumented immigrants who are here illegally cannot obtain a legal social security number so how could they be allowed to collect social security or Medicare. If they are granted legal status, they have to earn those benefits by participating legally in the labor force.
As far as health care and education, undocumented immigrants are already receiving some health care and education for their children. So what difference would that make if an immigration bill was passed by congress allowing those in the country illegally to gain legal status cause?
The vast majority of illegal immigrants came to the United States for the same reasons our ancestors did; for the opportunity to make a better life for themselves. Many take low wage unskilled jobs that few citizens or legal immigrants will take. When Alabama passed a restrictive law against illegal immigrants a few years ago, many left the state fearing being discovered and deported. As a result people couldn't find anyone to mow their lawns, hotels couldn't find enough people to clean the rooms and restaurants lost a lot of cooks and dishwashers.
Illegal immigrants are used as a convenient whipping boy for some people who are just plain racist. Their rhetoric is similar to the same anti immigrant rhetoric that was uttered 100 years ago when many immigrants were coming to the United States from Europe because of the opportunities available here. If you substitute the "N word" for illegal immigrant, their rhetoric sounds eerily similar to what the white racists and KKK were saying fifty years ago when the civil rights movement was pushing for rights for blacks.
Now that the Republican party has gotten some sense knocked into itself and has come out for a balanced comprehensive immigration law, those bigots who sought refuge in the GOP will be outed and exposed for the racists that they are.