YOUR OPINION: Should We Put the Onus For Funding Immigrants on Partisan Voters?

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YOUR OPINION: Ilene Davis

Is the American voter willing to selectively shoulder the cost of progressive immigration reform on a partisan basis?

YOUR OPINION: By Ilene Davis, CFP

Since a member of Congress generally must get the votes of a majority of his/her constituents, it would seem reasonable that each representative or senator would likely represent the views of the majority of his/her constituents, and have the constituent support of policies stemming from those views.

Therefore, a logical, pragmatic and simple solution for the people wanting to enter or remain in the U.S. as refugees, asylum seekers, visa over-stayers, or illegals would be for them to be assigned to the state or congressional district of members of Congress who oppose building a wall or oppose immediate deportation of those illegally here, and let the people of those states and districts pay to house, feed, educate and provide medical care as needed.

Surely they will be willing to bear the financial burden of the policies espoused by the people they elected to represent them in Washington D.C.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ilene Davis, CFP

Ilene Davis, a resident of Brevard County since 1971, is a Certified Financial Planner with a bachelors degree in Mathematics from the University of Michigan, a bachelors degree in Accounting from Rollins College, and a Masters in Business Administration from Webster University.  Davis became a stockbroker in 1982, earned her designation as a Certified Financial Planner in 1984, and with a desire to serve clients more on her own terms, opened her own financial consultant office in Cocoa Village in 1986. She has combined her professional and personal experience with keen financial insight and instinct into her first book, Wealthy By Choice: Choosing Your Way To A Wealthier Future, which was recently published by Tablet Publications of Cocoa Beach and is now available on Amazon.comBarnesandNoble.comTabletPublications.com and ChoosingWealth.comShe is committed to helping each client create their own “Financial Freedom Fund,” and believes strongly in free market capitalism and a “hand up rather than a hand-out” as the best path to prosperity.

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