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It’s Time for Americans to Come Out of the Shadows

Come Out of the Shadows

Illegal immigration is not a victimless crime.
Not only does it cause substantial harm to American workers and those in the most vulnerable segments of our population—children, minorities and the poor—but in countless cases, it poses a serious threat to public safety.

Some people advocate for bringing illegal aliens out of the shadows by giving them legal status.

Rewarding illegal aliens with driver’s licenses, jobs, housing, or legal status sends the message that we condone illegal immigration, and will only encourage even more people to break our laws.

And hardworking American taxpayers will continue to pay the cost.

  Join your fellow Americans. Come out of the shadows.



FAIR President Dan Stein explains why it’s time for Americans to come out of the shadows.


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recommended reading

Out of the Shadows
Shining a Light on Immigration and the Plight of the American Worker

Business lobbyists are constantly calling for an increase in immigration and guest worker programs in order to create an endless pool of cheap labor. It is not that there is a lack of American workers, but rather, that there are few Americans who will work for what some employers want to offer. more…

  The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigration on U.S. Taxpayers

Illegal immigration costs U.S. taxpayers about $113 billion a year at the federal, state and local level. The bulk of the costs — some $84 billion — are absorbed by state and local governments. more…