Florida economy booming after crackdown on illegal aliens working there | Eastern North Carolina Now

Open borders advocates have been proven wrong yet again.

A year ago, on Jan. 1, 2023, Florida cracked down hard on illegal aliens working in the state by requiring all employers to verify legal status of all of there employees.  At the time the open borders cheerleaders including their advocates in the liberal media predicted gloom and doom for the Florida economy as a result of that action.  Media quoted the ultra-liberal Florida Policy Institute's claim that the new law would cost the Florida economy $12.6 Billion in its first year.

Instead of shrinking as claimed by the left and the open borders lobby, Florida's economy has boomed  under the new law.  The US Bureau of Economic Analysis statistics show it has grown by a whopping 4.6% last year.  Neighboring Georgia which did not crack down on illegal aliens working only grew by 3.6%, and the sanctuary state of New York,, only by 1.6%.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, during 2023, while eliminated jobs for illegal aliens, Florida's overall job growth was at 2.2% representing 211,000 new jobs created in the state during the year.  This compares with sanctuary state of New York at 1.5%.  Florida's unemployment rate was 3.2%, which is below the national average.


This blows up the open borders argument about illegal aliens being necessary to fill jobs.  Some of the jobs elsewhere that illegal aliens have been flocking to include burglary and other crimes, prostitution, and welfare recipient.  The American economy would be better off without those things.

Here is Ray Stevens musical satire on illegal immigration, "Come to the USA":

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( May 2nd, 2024 @ 7:35 pm )
Illegal aliens are a drag on the economy in all western countries. In Germany, for example, 60% of the welfare payments in the entire country go to illegal alien "asylum seekers". If countries would cut off the welfare, they would eliminate a lot of the "pull" factor for illegal aliens.

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