90 Miles From Tyranny : Study: Illegal Immigration Is Costing Taxpayers a STAGGERING Amount of Money

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Friday, March 10, 2023

Study: Illegal Immigration Is Costing Taxpayers a STAGGERING Amount of Money

Illegal immigration is costing taxpayers $151 billion every year — a 30% increase since 2017.

“The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigration on United States Taxpayers 2023,” a report by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), concludes that taxpayers spend $182 billion annually on illegal immigrants. That number is partially offset by illegal aliens paying $31 billion in taxes. FAIR estimates that tax revenue is collected from 15.5 million illegal aliens — far more than the government’s 11.3 million estimated illegal alien numbers, which are based on population surveys.

The cost to taxpayers supporting 11-15 million people who refused to go through the legal process of crossing the border and applying for a green card that would allow them to work in the U.S. isn’t really the point. It’s the loss of sovereignty. Every other nation on earth is allowed to determine who gets in and who stays out. Why America has to be different in this regard is a mystery.

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While illegal immigrants are not eligible for the majority of federal welfare programs, the study also takes into account services, such as education and food assistance programs, provided to the U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants and also programs that they may be eligible for at the state level.

The largest cost that FAIR identifies is K-12 education, which the group estimates costs a total of $78 billion a year. Health care – including uncompensated hospital expenditures, Medicaid fraud and Medicaid for U.S. born children – is estimated to cost $42.7 billion a year. Costs related to criminal justice at the federal, state and local levels, which includes federal immigration enforcement, are estimated at approximately $47 billion a year.
“As America struggles to meet countless societal needs while facing the realities of our staggering $31 trillion national debt, the costs of providing for millions of people who have no legal right to be in the United States continues to grow at an alarming rate,” FAIR President Dan Stein said in a statement.

Adding $151 billion to a $31 trillion national debt is immaterial. It’s the drain on resources — criminal justice, healthcare, and education — that matters. This is especially true since the costs of illegal immigration varies from state to state.

California spends $31 billion on illegals — far and away the most of any state. The cost to Texas is $12 billion, largely because the state doesn’t dole out benefits to illegals that encourage more of the same.

The authors note that it is difficult to get a clear picture of the illegal immigrant population, given many sources rely on self-reported data and many such immigrants are reluctant to reveal information to avoid discovery by authorities. The report also faults a lack of transparency from government agencies when it comes to data on the subject. As a result, estimates of not only costs but also how many illegal immigrants are in the U.S. overall, have varied wildly depending on the group. Groups that have called for looser immigration restrictions have challenged FAIR’s previous studies.

The report comes as the U.S. is still being wracked by a historic migrant crisis that saw more than 1.7 million migrant encounters in FY 2021 and more than 2.3 million in FY 2022. FY 2023 has so far eclipsed the numbers from the prior year, although the Biden administration has linked a sharp drop in numbers between December and January to policies it rolled out in early January.

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Gretz said...

They're not eligible for Federal welfare programs, that is until she drops an anchor baby, then all that goes out the window for everyone tangentially connected to her: Her other children, the baby's father, the grandparents, yadda yadda, and abracadabra, they're all legal!

End birthright citizenship, at least for illegals.

Peteforester said...

All I can say is "WELL, DUUUUH!

And they DO get welfare by using COPPED SSN's!

ParchedHombre said...

Illegal aliens get only emergency medical services and no Medicare and no Medicaid and no food stamps for themselves unless they are from certain countries like Afghanistan, Cuba and a few others. Kids born in the USA have the above benefits. And the illegal alien parents can apply for the kids. Change the anchor baby law and finish The Wall!

Matthew said...

"They're not eligible so that's a false argument!"

BULLSHIT! Every single illegal alien (yeah, I said it) gets "social services" thrown at them by every possible local, county, state and federal program running from the moment they're able to drag their sorry ass over the border.

All medical care from Tylenol to heart transplants. Food, housing (some short term and some long term, including utilities and even furnishings), clothing, cell phones, EBT cards and straight up cash. All of which they grab as fast as they can, use or sell for their own purposes, and move on to the next social services provider to grab some more. And, in case you haven't watched it happening, they absolutely TRASH every single housing space they're handed almost immediately, they don't see the problem since no matter how badly they fuck it up it's still 10 times better than their home country.

Then there's all the "private charities" that provide another shit ton of "relief". These are just shells funded by .gov! No exceptions, and the do gooders supposedly in charge of them are getting rich, BTW.

"Oh, but they're just coming here for a better life for their families". More bullshit, over 90% are able bodied young men and over 90% of them are straight up criminals. They aren't fleeing persecution in their home countries, they're fleeing prison, usually because their home country let them out of a life sentence under the condition that they go to the USA. Now they're our problem.

Then there are the terrorists, don't even get me started.

All this is intentional folks, the purpose is to ruin the United States, and guess what, IT'S WORKING! These are the only .gov programs that do actually work as designed.

We're doomed.

Anonymous said...

Between this & the illegal FED stealing over one trillion a year in interest payments from Americans, you see why they want to cut Social Security & Medicare. Got to pay those banksters their gallons of blood.