The Center for Immigration Studies just dropped a bombshell based on Census data that paints a picture of what most commonly happens when illegal immigrants populate in the United States. Despite federal welfare programs being illegal for any non-citizen to obtain, most non-citizen households are on government welfare programs. Let that one sink in for a minute.
Here are some of the keys from the CIS study. First of all, in 2014, 63 percent of households headed by a non-citizen reported that they used at least one welfare program, compared to 35 percent of native-headed households. Second, compared to native households, non-citizen households have much higher use of food programs, 45 percent vs. 21 percent for natives and Medicaid 50 percent vs. 23 percent for natives. Lastly, welfare use tends to be high for both newer arrivals and long-time residents. Of households headed by non-citizens in the United States for fewer than 10 years, 50 percent use one or more welfare programs; for those here more than 10 years, the rate is 70 percent.
The full report is 18 pages long. Those findings are just the tip of the iceberg. It’s not terribly surprising that people that enter this country by breaking our laws most commonly continue to do so once they’re here. This is serious financial fraud that’s lost as many who argue for amnesty suggest illegal immigrants aren’t causing any harm once here. The programs being exploited run the gambit of welfare programs. Among them:
- Financial welfare
- School lunch
In Florida, we have the 4th most abuse of these programs by non-citizens; behind California, New York, and Texas. The estimated cost per non-citizen receiving welfare benefits per year is $5,692. That places the annual cost of the abuse at $26.8 billion. So yes, not only would the wall help save taxpayers mone, it would be paid for inside of the first year.
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