ANSWERS: 97
  • THERE WOULD BE ALOT OF (WE ARE HIREING SIGNS UP) ALOT OF ILEAGLE ALIENS DO JOBS WE DON;T WANT TO.
  • A lot of Americans would get jobs, some prices would go up, but it would balance out. More otherwise povertous Americans would have an actual chance at employment, the rate of homelessness would drop. More room in shelters from this means the people who are there recieve better care, more and better distribution of funds. Some skill-less Americans would find that there are jobs for them now, no matter how undesirable, they pay. Anyone dissatified with these undesirable jobs would be more driven toward returning to colleges. America could really pick back up. I'm all for equal opportunity, but illegals bieng here does slight the process. Companies might end up paying out a little more, but nothing compared to the fines they would have to pay if they were caught with the illegals working. I'm not trying to be insensitive to these people. I just think that if some Americans had a fair shot at a job that paid anything at all they would take it. Right now, a lot of Americans cannot find a job, despite application after application. In a lot of these cases, the people holding the jobs up are illegals(from what I have been told; what I understand). So it only makes sense to me that more Americans in more American jobs could only be a positive thing. Undesirable jobs can be desirable for those of us who really need a job.
  • we would have no president
  • Wine prices and Produce prices would skyrocket.
  • I wouldn't even bother.I live 80 miles from the mexican border and most of the ppl out hear could give a rat's ass about the immigration thing.There's a saying called (AFTER THE FACT)that's what the government is doing.Handle the problem when it starts not 50 yr's later like there trying to do now.They should be more worried about the white trash problem in the USA.
  • You would go to the supermarket and it would be empty -- no immigrants to help on the farms means no food. The little food that would be there would be way to expensive. The country would really go down the drain.
  • The next day every illegal alien that disappeared would be making his or her way back to the USA. I've read all of the posts and I agree with most of the answers given. I am in a position at work where I see many illegal aliens brought before the court for deportation. With the exception of TWO every alien has had an extensive criminal background. Aliens with this type of character are the only aliens I have come into contact with, so my opinion would be biased. I do however, think that the USA would be able to survive if all aliens were deported. My pet pieve about aliens is when I'm calling for assistance, such as calling the cable company when I have technical problems, and the person I have reached for assistance has difficulty speaking English. I am unable to understand them as they read their answers from their manuals.
  • I would cheer the day that America got a chance to pull itself up by it's bootstraps and rise back up to it's former greatness. Yes it would have an effect on the economy, difficulties at first then prosperity. Overpayed Actors and Professional Athletes who make ridiculous sums of money to "play" a fraction of their "work year" would probably be the ones who would begin to "suffer" the most! Low income citizens would find a booming job market that would get them on their feet more than they are now, causing the need for welfare and enormous national debt to decline, from an increase in the tax base. My hope would be that the insanely rich would have to face a little more reality and hardship than their arrogant live currently afford them. And perhaps reducing the tax loopholes that the uber rich enjoy might further strenghen this nation. Bash away liberals!
  • i kinda like the illegal aliens.. i mean who would mow my lawn.. and who would do alll the other jobs that they do and no one else wants to do..
  • Realisticly speaking, most companies would halt altogether for some time. many jobs would be outsourced. Jobs that cannot be outsourced (including but not limited to field work) would be dramaticly affected. Chances of an american taking to the field is slim. despite those who say poorer americans would love the job, the reality is no self respecting american would take that job for the wages (if you could call them that)that immigrants accept nor give the same quality. any others who you might assume would take the job simply dont have enough motivation, hence why the dont have a job. Prices will skyrocket across many industries as wages must be increased for jobs that used to cost employers MUCH less; possibly sending many americans into a depression as wages will not be able to meet prices. Like gasonline, i think iligitamte labor is an addiction americans are not willing to kick. The fight against illeagal immigration continues at the border but perhaps, if its job availability were most concerned about, the fight should be focoused on employers taking in immigrants. Stricter and MUCH harsher rules should be taken against those who harbor illeagles... perhaps as far as treason? As long as theres oppritunities, immigrants will come. If no one is here to accept them, they will have no reason to migrate. I have absolutely nothing agains illeagle immigrants. Some of them really do have somthing to offer. And if i lived in a shit country, your damn right id do my best to get somwhere that me and my family can live safely and happily.
  • I believe that we would all be going to the nursing home to wipe grandpas butt. right after we harvest, take our own trash to the dumps and bury it. and that would be just before breakfast. Good luck and God bless
  • In Maine it is immigrants, legal and illegal who do mist of the grunt work on farms and in tourist areas. We need them.
  • If I had power like that I would make alot of trouble makers disappear.... I HATE criminals not good people... Keep the good trouble free illegals here... send away the crooks who waste my tax money in prisons...
  • The politicians would have no one to blame for the down turn of our country. Prices would surely rise, who is going to wash the dishes at your local dining spot, who is going to do the lawn care for the wealthy. Who is going to pick the veggies and fruit now picked by migrant farm workers? Who is going to employ all the laid off cops, prision guards, ice agents, or lawyers who make a living off the illegal alien business? Who is going to care for the American born children of the illegals? Do we deport the parents and put the kids in state care? Magically deporting every illegal alien would cause much hardship in our country. I don't like the situation we are in but there is surely a happy medium we can achieve between the status quo and mass deportations.
  • Americans go up a bit. Mexicans crash.
  • There would be a mad scramble to find foster parents for the thousands of kids (who were born here) left behind.
  • I would still be hungover from the party. There would be lots of change...........but it would be all good.
  • I think if illegals were to suddenly disappear we would realize the enormous contribution they make to our country and that all the negative things being said about them are greatly exaggerated. We would find that they are not the drain on our society that some believe them to be. I say they should be able to come and work here legally and pay into the system and the illegal problem would be solved.
  • Initially, there would be mass chaos. Agricultural production would stop dead. Maintenance and cleaning tasks as well. Much of the service industry would be eliminated. This would have an immediate impact on food... grocery. Cheap restaurants and fast food would never open again. Many people would not be able to go to their better paying jobs, for lack of child-care support. The financial and futures markets would go nuts... agricultural futures would sky rocket. Wall street would go crazy and probably crash. Like it or not, we use undocumented foreign labor as something of an "underclass" in this country - their immediate and sudden (permanent) absence would be devastating.
  • Puerto Rico is US Territory or Commonwealth. We have a serious illegal alien problem here, almost caused almost entirely by people arriving by boat from the Dominican Republic. The closest distance between both islands is 60 miles. The US Border Patrol tries the best they can, but, like on the Mexican/USA border, it is too much for too little personnel. What would happen if I could snap my fingers and make all of them gone from Puerto Rico (US Territory, so the question applies)...Coffee Growers will be hit hard. They have to rely on them because almost all the people who used to work picking coffee grains stopped doing that once a lot of Federal Aid/Public Assistance Programs arrived here in the mid 1970's. Those farmers realized that they would make more money staying at home and doing jobs "under the table" than busting their butts picking coffee grains "from dusk till dawn". The same applies to all kinds of farming and odd, dirty and hard jobs. The illegal Dominicans do them for little pay. I can say that if they all go away, it's going to be hard for a few months, and then there will be more job opportunities for people who are willing to work. Employers will have to pay more, so many of those who are lying back doing nothing may be motivated to work once pay and working conditions improve.
  • It would be pretty chaotic I imagine. I believe the next day would be pretty bad... but in the end I know legal citizens of this nation would pick up the slack and also I believe that they would make becoming legal a lot easier and then all would be restored in the end, but I am naive and optimistic. I really have no idea on the grand scheme of it all, thats just my humble opinion.
  • Of course the best thing would have been keeping them out in the first place. I see it as very unfair to the ones who went through the process of becoming citezins that so many get to just hop in and start making money. I think that there would be a terrible outcome of just making them all disapear but thats the short term. what would be the long term results? I dont know.
  • Havok. Both parties see the enormous contributions these people make to our society. It's time to treat them with respect.
  • Our entire economy would grind to a swift halt. There would be no one doing so many of the jobs that only they do. I can't even begin to name all of the businesses taht rely on them. And all the businesses that need their incomes being spent here, too. They don't send all their money across some border. There was a great movie about just this scenario. I thought it was so right on. Look it up and watch it for the best answer to how much they affect us.
  • There'd be nobody left to bag my groceries, mow my lawn or wipe my car when it comes out of the wash! :-(
  • The air would be cleaner and fresher.
  • Empty buses,un-crowded emergency rooms. Affordable housing opens up for worthy legal residents. Schools, highways, prisons not overcrowded. Fed taxes reduced $1000-$3000 per person. Major gang populations depleted...Crimes related to illegal aliens, i.e. identity theft, forgery, fraud eliminated. Public Welfare agencies freed up to address legal immigrants and residents and citizens. Corporations and Mexican and Central American elitists would take a financial hit. No money from the U.S. -- no countries avoiding dealing with their own needy, poor and sick. Only trick...how to keep it that way....how to keep them in their native countries...
  • I believe that all but the Indian's would be gone. M.C.S.
  • A majoy hit on the U.S. economy.
  • *in my most, southern, "white", "texan" type voice*: "House-keepin'! Can I fluff yer pilla's there, miss? Take out the gurbage fer ya?"
  • my banana's would cost $50 each :(
  • There would be a HUGE rush on the boarder for them to come back in. I think the reason we have this illegal work niche is because the laws require legal workers to be paid too much, and the economy can't really handle the minimum wage. So there becomes an underground less-than-that wage... and since most legal residents won't work illegally, we get the illegal aliens in to do it. If we removed the minimum wage, we'd be set.
  • I would be able to order a cheeseburger at McDonalds and the person would understand what I'm saying.
  • Oh, I'm going to get down-rated for this, but I don't care... I wouldn't snap my fingers to do this. Sorry, but after working as a volunteer in the rotten pits of Mexico and seeing the quality of life that is there, I wouldn't wish it on anyone. If I were born there, I would do everything in my power to get the hell out of dodge! I understand the need for Border regulation and policy, but start from the here and now. Humans for humanity.
  • The Country would probably grind to a halt.It would certainly hit the economy.
  • Y'all should watch "A Day Without A Mexican." It deals with precisely this idea. It's interesting! I don't think I'd do this though...the last thing this country needs is more uproar and confusion!
  • There would only be American Indians left...
  • There would be a lot of places looking to hire people to clean toilets and move plants onto trucks.
  • Let's say I break into your house A lady wrote the best letter in the Editorials in ages!!! It explains things better than all the baloney you hear on TV. Her point: Recently large demonstrations have taken place across the country protesting the fact that Congress is finally addressing the issue of illegal immigration. Certain people are angry that the US might protect its own borders, might make it harder to sneak into this country and, once here, to stay indefinitely. Let me see if I correctly understand the thinking behind these protests. Let's say I break into your house. Let's say that when you discover me in your house, you insist that I leave. But I say, "I've made all the beds and washed the dishes and did the laundry and swept the floors. I've done all the things you don't like to do. I'm hard-working and honest (except for when I broke into your house). According to the protesters: You are Required to let me stay in your house You are Required to add me to your family's insurance plan You are Required to Educate my kid(s). You are Required to Provide other benefits to me and to my family (my husband will do all of your yard work because he is also hard-working and honest, except for that breaking in part). If you try to call the police or force me out, I will call my friends who will picket your house carrying signs that proclaim my RIGHT to be there. It's only fair, after all, because you have a nicer house than I do, and I'm just trying to better myself. I'm a hard-working and honest, person, except for well, you know, I did break into your house. And what a deal it is for me!!! I live in your house, contributing only a fraction of the cost of my keep, and there is nothing you can do about it without being accused of cold, uncaring, selfish, prejudiced, and bigoted behavior. Oh yeah, I DEMAND that you to learn MY LANGUAGE!!! so you can communicate with me. Why can't people see how ridiculous this is?! Only in America .....if you agree, pass it on (in English). Share it if you see the value of it. If not blow it off......... along with your future Social Security funds, and a lot of other things.
  • They would all come to England! We have our own illegal immigrant problem!
  • We need these workers. the birth rate in the US is declining. Each new immigrant is a new consumer, a new saver, as well as a new taxpayer. Get them legal. Work on getting them to learn English. And most important teach American Values in our schools starting at the lowest levels and continuing through college. That would eliminate most of the problems brought up by the anti-immigrant factions.
  • I can see by reading all the answers and comments that I have a lot more reading to do on this subject before I answer this question. I just wish there were a few things I could do to get my hispanic neighbors to respect the fact that I live close to them and I dont appreciate their loud music and why do they have to sit out in front of their houses and keep honking the horn.I know people say these are stereotypes but live next to them and you will see why they say that.
  • The next day? That's easy, Americans would HAVE to go to work.
  • They'd start flooding back into the country unless they actually did anything about the border.
  • I think that united states would be a disaster!! I mean not to talk bad about anyone Mexicans etc. are the ones working in restaurants because they need the money to support their families. Without them wo will make your cheese burgers and fries???
  • I think everybody would go,like!why didn't somebody think of that before 15,000,000 of them we're working in the states sucking jobs unemployed americans would love to do. not to mention because they are illegal immigrants they get free health care.while honest hard working americans are losing everything to pay for their health care.
  • the traffic in LA would get a lot better. I remember the day they protested about the driver licenses and the traffic was like heaven. Yeah I suppose lettuce would cost 2x as much, but think of the savings in healthcare and education.
  • We would all regret it. =)
  • You know what? You all know I'm expecting. My husband is self-employed. We can't afford insurance. We make 2% of the poverty level ABOVE the Medicaid cut-off point. Effectively, we're $10 a month too rich to get the benefits we've been paying into a combined 30 YEARS. But Maria Valez down the road who skipped the border? No one even ASKS how much money she makes. She gets INSTANT benefits. What the HELL?
  • the government claims it would cost to much to send them all back.but if were left to "we the people"then let us decide and not the politicians.if every american sent in $20.00 or ever how much to send them back ....then hell i"ll send in $100.00.and then we wont have to listen to the B.S. our politicians feed us.
  • MargaretMcGhee Dec, 31 2007 at 05:03 PM And what would you do when they were gone? Wait on your table at restuarants? Wash the dishes? Are you going to mow your own lawn? Who's going to clean your house? and, are you ready to pay three dollars for a tomato? Sally-The Redhead Dec, 31 2007 at 05:06 PM yes, who's going to be at the car wash? And can you imagine hotels without room service or maid service? I's send money to keep them here. - Read your Bible. Cubaneyes Dec, 31 2007 at 05:10 PM [Edit] And, I'll tell you something else you may not have thought of. Illegal aliens working on the books pay into social security--but using phoney numbers. No one will ever collect their contributions. Thus they are subsidizing social security at an estimated rate of 850 billion a year. Posting Comment... Add a Comment
  • well were talking ILLEGAL here,we are practically paying $3.00 for a tomato now due to the population explosion.I have a 8 page report from the census bureau on the illegal explosion and you will be quite disturbed.I"m not racist just its unfair for the ones who came here legally to better themselves compared to the ones who sneak in take advantage of our system and probably laugh behind our backs.My grandfather fought and died for this country .So my suggestion would be if your illegal and caught,and still want a piece of the american dream then mandatory armed forces for at least 4 yrs. and really no what this country is built upon. God Bless Our Fallen.
  • Republicans would have to work at getting another debate going so we don't all think about Iraq.
  • From: wave@frontlinethoughts.com How to Create an Immigration Depression by John Mauldin The call by Huckabee and others to deport 12,000,000 illegal immigrants is simply economic suicide. It would create a depression (not just a minor recession) in short order. Let's reduce productivity by 10-15%. Let's reduce consumer spending by 7-8%. Shut down hundreds of thousands of businesses who could not get workers they need. Who will pick the crops? Or do any of a hundred jobs that Americans don't want to do? It would drive up labor costs and create inflation. It would be a disaster of Biblical proportions. Now, I am all for controlling the border. I want to know who is coming in. But we have to deal with reality, and the reality is that we need those workers who are here. The economy simply will not function without them. You can't send them home and then tell them to apply and hope they can get back in, and then expect business to function as usual. It will take years for a bureaucracy to handle the paperwork. Go ahead. Close the borders. Find out who is here illegally and make sure they do not have a criminal record. If so, they go. The rest need to get documented, and we need to radically increase the number of immigrants we allow (after we control the borders!), especially educated workers who can help us build our knowledge economy. And yes, this is amnesty. That is the cost of not controlling the border all these years. Nothing we can do about it, unless we want to shoot ourselves in both feet just to prove a point. Sounds rather dumb to me. The great irony is that within ten years we are going to need even more immigrants to replace retiring boomers, as well as to pay into social security and Medicare programs. We are going to be competing with Europe for those immigrants. We need to get a head start. And yes, it is a lot more complex than this quick analysis. But pandering to voters who for whatever reason want to stop illegal immigration by throwing out everyone who is here illegally is not the answer. Establish fines, require documents, whatever. But recognize reality and stop telling voters what they want to hear when your policies simply cannot work and will be destructive. John Mauldin wave@frontlinethoughts.com
  • I am sure Americans would survive. People are responding saying that everything would go up in prices. OH Well!!! We are paying the price already. These Illegals are draining our system. They ARE breaking the laws and no one is doing anything about it. We as a country survived 911 and if we sent ALL ILLEGALS back we'd survive that too.
  • First of all I would never wish that to happen because I'm mexican and I'm a U.S. citizen but I care for my illegal immigrants. Answer no one is going to work the back breaking jobs my people takes. U.S. economy loses.
  • It would suddenly become easy for law abiding visitors to get a visa to visit the United States for any purpose. Marrying a foreigner overseas wouldn't involve the credit report required now.
  • Ok you say every illegal alien. Hmm-m-m-m; the state of Crowdifornia would no longer have traffic issues, the prices of goods and supplies would drop by leaps and bounds. No more Walmart, and 99 cent stores. I'm quiet certain crime rates would drop as well. Every border states population would drop drastically. Economically it would be a somewhat good thing; however, again, I feel that everyone should have an opportunity to live where they want to live. Live and let live. Can you hum the song Imagine by the great John Lennon? I really wish it were that way, people living in peace...no hunger, no war, etc.
  • This country would not be as great as today, if immigrants did not work hard.
  • 10,000 will have found their way back in.
  • Have you ever seen or even heard of the movie "a day without a Mexican?" if not then watch it and that might just answer you question. Oh but if you do look for the movie here's the title in spanish "un dia sin Mexicanos."
  • Any industrialized country whose population does not increase is in danger of economic collapse. The birthrate must exceed the death rate for countries to continue to prosper. This is very basic economics. . Every Western European country and Japan are losing population. Any birthrate of less than 2 (actually 2.1) per female cause a reduction in population. Italy is in the worst shape as far as birthrate is concerned, but the others are also losing population. . Immigration is a necessity. . The same is not true for agricultural societies. Which we ain't.
  • my math teacher and some of my friends would disapper.
  • There would be a lot of work undone. How about we snap out fingers and get rid of bigotry and racism.
  • We would collapse. We need the illegal immigrants, so we need to give them a path to legality that's easy because we NEED them. So yeah. We need them, they need us. But at the same time, we have to harden the borders so that more illegals don't come.
  • The US would go bankrupt.
  • Population = 1
  • hospitals could actually run and not go bankrupt, welfare roles would drop, legal citizens would actually get to work with decent wages. Prices would drop, schools would NOT be overcrowded and American kids could actually learn (I worked as a part time teacher..trust me on that). and we might even be able to only have to pay 1 x for things to be done properly.
  • We've had a mass exodus of illegal aliens before, back in 1954. Although the numbers were lower then, so was the population. Many of the same arguments that come up now came up then. What ACTUALLY happened was that the US benefited greatly from their absence -- particularly the working class and the middle class. Wages rose. Tax revenues increased and national pride became very strong. Getting rid of the illegal aliens who depress wages and bring down so many economic factors while simultaneously draining much needed resources from our own poor and middle class would be a huge boon to our economy. Hospitals could stay open. Uninsured medical care would become a non-issue. Crime rates would decrease. We'd have less political pressure to provide stupid loans for people who simply can't or won't fulfill their contracts. Diseases such as tuberculosis and leprosy could once again be controlled. Employers and big businesses would be FORCED to pay living wages for working people as the LAW demands. I'd pay 2 cents more for strawberries to get rid of illegal aliens, if it came to that BUT, as a farm owner myself and one who hires legally and still has to compete against those who hire illegal aliens, I say that argument is just stupid. I'm competing now and perhaps my profit isn't as big as those who break laws, but I'm doing ok. My farm certainly isn't bankrupt. In fact, it is doing quite well.
  • They'd climb back over the fence and be at work in the fields by 7 of course.
  • It's 2008 and We just elected the 1st Black President. Our country has grown up and evolved. There are no more excuses for anyone; White, Black, Yellow, Green or Purple. WE'RE ALL IMMIGRANTS. Differences in people and their cultures are what this country was made of. We should embrace them and learn from them. Let's encourage them to become legal citizens and give back to our country instead of sending money back to their homelands. Educate instead of eliminate!
  • Then only white people and their dogs would be left.
  • our country would go poor because they do little jobs and to them there making alot of money from where they come from us rich americans would never want to make that kind of money so the price of everything would go up
  • Two things: First, I would be sued by the ACLU for racial profiling in my use of magic, in a class action suit. Second, the illegal migration of millions of law-breaking people would tie up the highways and deserts of the northwest. Third, spineless politicians would welcome them back, and nothing would have been accomplished. Better to use my finger snap to make it so that the INS and the gov't would enforce the laws.
  • I'd have to snap my fingers again.
  • Fast food would go outta business :(, jk, i aint racist..that was mean..but its true
  • Full blown class wars. I'm not joking. The middle class would finally have to stop clinging to the illusion that there is anything other than rich and poor in this world. It'll get ugly. Think $7.50 for a coffee, $22.75 for a Mickey D's value meal, and over $100 per entree in a decent restaurant. Of course, it won't be all bad. There be tons of vacant properties in the inner cities, just waiting to go up in smoke.
  • Well, the whole service industry would crash, so don't plan on eating out or staying in a hotel. Most landscaping workers would be gone, did you ever see the movie "A day without a Mexican?"
  • What kind of stupid question is that seriously this country wouldn't be shit if the people you call "illegals" didn't do the dirty work. You are a dumbass for asking that question.
  • THIS COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED BY IMMIGRANTS. DUMB ASS
  • Millions of Americans would be seeking treatment for finger ailments such as blisters and bruises. The next day they would be filling the jobs vacated by those who have no right to be in this country.
  • Millions of Americans would be seeking treatment for finger ailments such as blisters and bruises. The next day they would be filling the jobs vacated by those who have no right to be in this country.
  • Have you ever seen the movie "A day without a Mexican"? Rent it and you will get the answer!
  • they would be back !!!
  • Alot of grass would go uncut.
  • If most of them left? Heaven.
  • A lot of children would be missing their parents.
  • My lawn wouldn't get mowed.
  • well i know road and roof work would come to a stop..
  • Only Native Americans would be left.
  • Well your per capita retail sales would drop from all ur liquor stores owned by arabs and indians....thats a start lol.........
  • The price of food would skyrocket, because most the ranch hands and migrant workers are also illegal aliens, because quite frankly most the people here legally take one look at the wages and go find a better job, like one that pays minimum wage. Quit blaming migrants on the mom and pop farms going under, its subsidies, that favor the corporate large farm to the small farm. When one farm is getting government hand outs, and the other isn't who do you think will lose. Benefits, and high wages for farm workers, now that would kill a small farmer/rancher.
  • The welfare offices would be bare and there would be alot of jobs hiring.
  • All the Welfare employees would be looking for foster care homes for all the US citizen minor children those illegal aliens birthed in the US.
  • All the hospital emergency rooms would be empty. The Presidents proposed HealthCare Program would be killed. no need for it now. it was mainly aimed at support to pay for illegal immigrants healthcare, anyway. other poor legal Americans still need healthcare. Crimes and traffic accidents would drop dramatically. 13 illegals living in one side of duplex would be no more. Beer sales would drop. Western Union would go out of business.
  • There would be a lot of jobs available...people who hire workers would have to pay them at least the minimum wage, Motels would not have clean sheets on the beds,the Mexican foods would disappear from the grocery shelves,the rich women would all have to find new maids, oh the horror of it all!!!!!!!
  • 2nd Answer: Beer can recycling would suffer.

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