My Taxes Are Documented. I Am Not.
Undocumented American workers paid $11.2 billion in taxes in 2010 — putting money INTO systems like health care, Social Security, and education, not taking it out. Attacks on American immigrants have claimed the opposite. Ironically, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection annual budget is $3.5 billion — an amount covered by undocumented Americans three times over. Share this with someone who doesn’t see the value that new Americans bring to our communities every day through their work and through their paychecks.
ORIGINAL: This original Upworthy graphic by JD Reeves is based on data reported by Time magazine.
YES YES YES LETS JUST KEEP REBLOGING TILL PEOPLE GET IT THROUGH THEIR THICK STUPID SKULLS
Bear helps show off my new cowl I knit to go with the Waldo hat.
Bear models my new fall scarf
I didn’t pass the bar, which means I have to take it again in Feb. Not really looking forward to that but I’ll def handle round two.
I also haven’t found a job yet, which is a bit disheartening. I went to school to have a job in the legal field and I’m back working at the mall… part time. So I can’t even afford to move into my own place right now.
Not that where I’m at is bad. I’m actually really blessed right now. My family is letting me figure stuff out slowly and it really helps to know that they’re not in a hurry to have me move out.
So in the mean time… I’ve been playing housewife. Its not as boring as I always thought it would be. Its actually really time consuming. I drop of the youngest at school in the morning, clean the house, go grocery shopping, and make dinner. It keeps me busy and I get a chance to be useful instead of just sitting in my room all day.
The kids tend to like my cooking and I like looking up new recipes. They like my baking too.
I’ve also been crafting like a motherfucker. I taught myself how to crochet and I’ve taken up knitting again. So that keeps me occupied. I’ve also been drawing a lot which is really easy to get lost in.
But I can’t just do that all day everyday… I really have to get out and have some adventures or something. I’ve also go to find a real job… preferably in the legal field, but it seems like that’s not happening right now.
Its still really reassuring that I can do whatever I want. So I tend to spend most of the day doing crafty things.
I’ve been thinking about signing up with a temp agency and doing some volunteer work… I need to meet more people and get out of the house.
I’ll figure it out eventually.