ILENE DAVIS, CFP: Limit Allocation of Federal Tax Dollars Based on Legal Population in Each State

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YOUR OPINION: Force States supportive of open borders and sanctuary cities assume exclusive financial responsibility for illegal residents

Without federal funding for illegal resident services would state taxpayers and lawmakers who are supportive of open borders and sanctuary cities be willing to be the exclusive financial support for their illegal populations?

Imagine if you had a house for rent and a family that saw the “For Sale” sign broke in, took over the house, and when you asked them to leave they called the government and the government told you that not only could you not make them leave, but you had to keep paying the mortgage, taxes and insurance, feed them, provide medical care and ensure education for their children all at your expense.

My guess is that most people would consider that situation extremely unfair. However, that is a perfect analogy for open borders and the policy not to deport people that are living in the United States illegally.

It is my opinion that limiting the allocation of federally collected tax dollars based only on the number of people that reside legally in each state would be a common-sense solution that would garner bipartisan political support to actively deport illegals.

If the source of funding illegal residents is exclusively dependent on taxpayers residing in states that have created illegal alien sanctuaries I suspect that state taxpayers and lawmakers may not be so supportive of open borders and people coming into the country without federal authorization and funding.

There could actually then be a return to policies of years past when the immigration rules of law were enforced and, hopefully, those seeking to live and work in the U.S. support themselves and seek a legitimate pathway to citizenship.

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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 and

She 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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