Among the findings in a new study released on Sunday by the Center for Immigration Studies were:
In 2014, 63 percent of households headed by a non-citizen reported that they used at least one welfare program.
Non-citizen households access food programs and Medicaid at more than twice the rate of native households.
While most new legal immigrants (green card holders) are barred from most welfare programs, as are illegal immigrants and temporary visitors, these provisions have only a modest impact on non-citizen household use rates because: 1) most legal immigrants have been in the country long enough to qualify; 2) the bar does not apply to all programs, nor does it always apply to non-citizen children; 3) some states provide welfare to new immigrants on their own; and, most importantly, 4) non-citizens (including illegal immigrants) can receive benefits on behalf of their U.S.-born children who are awarded U.S. citizenship and full welfare eligibility at birth.
Any earlier study by Steven A. Camarota, research director at the Center for Immigration Studies found that the current population of illegal immigrants will drain nearly $750 billion from taxpayers over their lifetimes.
That study was from August of 2017 and was based on an estimated population of 11 million illegal immigrants. Since then estimates have at least doubled and may be as high as 33 million illegal migrants.
Do the math. We are $21 trillion in debt and counting. It’s well past time to ask the open borders crowd just how much they’re prepared to mortgage their neighbors jobs and their children’s futures for lower cost domestic labor?
President Trump recognizes the insanity of our current immigration policy. That is what’s behind his common sense appeal for a simple border wall.
Could somebody please explain to the Democrats (we need their votes) that our Country losses 250 Billion Dollars a year on illegal immigration, not including the terrible drug flow. Top Border Security, including a Wall, is $25 Billion. Pays for itself in two months. Get it done!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2018
Rather than bitch against the Wall and dismiss it out of hand, how about giving us a better alternative? Perhaps opponents can start by explaining why they lock their front doors.