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Looming US immigration crackdown aims to weed out pre-crime of poverty. And that may be bad news for techie families

Mike Moyle Silver badge

Re: I'm a US taxpayer...

Federal minimum wage is $7.25/hr. IF you can get a full-time (40 hr/wk) job, that's $209/wk before taxes. At 4.3 weeks/month, that's $1247/mo., pre-tax.

The median rent for a 1-bedroom apartment in my state is about $1850/mo.

Someone working for the federal minimum wage in my state would -- quite literally! -- need to work TWO full-time jobs to rent an average 1-bedroom and still manage to eat, and such like.

...and, somehow, my being able to do simple arithmetic means -- according to you -- that I'm some sort of Nazi(!). </eyeroll>

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