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Census confirms: 63 percent of ‘non-citizens’ on welfare, 4.6 million households

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Using their EBT cards to stimulate the economy,look at it as a distribution system,distributing the money from your pocket to those that need it more than you do.

by Paul Bedard
  December 03, 2018 08:15 AM
A majority of “non-citizens,” including those with legal green card rights, are tapping into welfare programs set up to help poor and ailing Americans, a Census Bureau finding that bolsters President Trump’s concern about immigrants costing the nation.
In a new analysis of the latest numbers, from 2014, 63 percent of non-citizens are using a welfare program, and it grows to 70 percent for those here 10 years or more, confirming another concern that once immigrants tap into welfare, they don’t get off it.


The Center for Immigration Studies said in its report that the numbers give support for Trump’s plan to cut non-citizens off welfare from the “public charge” if they want a green card that allows them to legally work in the United States.
“The Trump administration has proposed new ‘public charge’ rules making it harder for prospective immigrants to qualify for lawful permanent residence -- green cards -- if they use or are likely to use U.S. welfare programs,” said CIS.
“Concern over immigrant welfare use is justified, as households headed by non-citizens use means-tested welfare at high rates. Non-citizens in the data include illegal immigrants, long-term temporary visitors like guest workers, and permanent residents who have not naturalized. While barriers to welfare use exist for these groups, it has not prevented them from making extensive use of the welfare system, often receiving benefits on behalf of U.S.-born children,” added the Washington-based immigration think tank.
The numbers are huge. The report said that there are 4,684,784 million non-citizen households receiving welfare.
And nearly all, 4,370,385, have at least one worker in the house..
In their report, Steven A. Camarota, the director of research, and Karen Zeigler, a demographer at the Center, said that in census data, about half of those are in the United States illegally.
Their key findings in the analysis:
 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.
 Welfare use drops to 58 percent for non-citizen households and 30 percent for native households if cash payments from the Earned Income Tax Credit are not counted as welfare. EITC recipients pay no federal income tax. Like other welfare, the EITC is a means-tested, anti-poverty program, but unlike other programs one has to work to receive it.


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).
 Including the EITC, 31 percent of non-citizen-headed households receive cash welfare, compared to 19 percent of native households. If the EITC is not included, then cash receipt by non-citizen households is slightly lower than natives (6 percent vs. 8 percent).
 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.

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Maddening to hear the "they cant get welfare" crap from the lying left.


As if sanctuary cities and sanctuary states are saying "please come here to escape evil Republican harassment... come with no means of support... and die on our streets, starving and freezing"



and no, not the raper

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Think of how that $116 billion could be spent elsewhere.



Analysis: Illegal immigrants cost taxpayers $116 billion annually

Bethany Blankley |

4-5 minutes

With ongoing violent protests in favor of amnesty for illegal aliens, immigration reformer advocates point to exponential costs taxpayers already pay for illegal immigrants, and how much more taxpayers would spend if they were given amnesty.


According to the most recent analysis by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), one illegal immigrant living in America today costs U.S. citizen taxpayers about $8,075. In total, illegal aliens cost American taxpayers $116 billion annually.


FAIR researchers note the increasing costs of illegal immigration is a “disturbing and unsustainable trend.” Costs to taxpayers have risen by nearly $3 billion since 2013, when illegal aliens’ total cost to taxpayers was $113 billion, according to FAIR.


The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) says there are between 11 million and 12 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. About 3.25 million are protected from deportation by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program developed under former President Barack Obama.


The CBO estimates that American taxpayers would pay an additional $25.9 billion over the next 10 years if "Dreamers" were granted citizenship.


Libertarian think tanks and open borders advocates argue that illegal immigrants provide “net-gains” for American taxpayers. The Center for American Progress estimates that the loss of all DACA workers would reduce the U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by $460.3 billion over the next decade, with Medicare and Social Security contributions dropping by $24.6 billion. California would suffer a GDP loss of $11.3 billion; Texas, $6.1 billion, and North Carolina, $1.9 billion annually, it says.


But data produced by several organizations claims the opposite. The CBO and the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) say that the tax subsidized benefits that Dreamers would claim would far outweigh the taxes they may contribute.


"The average unlawful immigrant household received around $24,721 in government benefits and services while paying some $10,334 in taxes [in 2010]," a report by the conservative think tank The Heritage Foundation states. The report cites access to public schools and public infrastructure as well as access to welfare and medical benefits for U.S.-born children as factors.


If given amnesty, CBO and JCT estimate that the costs to fund illegal immigrants would increase on-budget deficits by $30.6 billion and decrease off-budget deficits by $4.7 billion between 2018-2027.


These deficits would be impacted by federal welfare programs and grant funding that Dreamers would be eligible to receive when they became citizens, such as Medicaid and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).


The CBO estimates that federal education benefits for college for Dreamers would cost taxpayers an additional $1 billion between 2018 and 2022.


If the current immigration system continues to enable “chain migration,” whereby immigrants sponsor additional relatives to come to the U.S., the CBO projects that Dreamers would sponsor an additional 80,000 people.


Last year, the Trump administration attempted to end DACA, which spurred several lawsuits nationwide. To date, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is still accepting DACA renewal applications.


The Trump Aadministration has been ruled against three times in the matter, by federal courts in San Francisco, New York, and Washington, D.C. The district court for the District of Columbia gave the Trump administration 90 days to propose a better rationale for ending DACA, by late July, or the court will order DHS to accept both renewal and new DACA applications.


A new lawsuit led by the state of Texas, which includes six other states, is attempting to end the DACA program, and could potentially be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. If the court rules with Texas, there will be conflicting federal court decisions, which could result in various legal scenarios and, therefore, the need for the U.S. Supreme Court to settle the matter.


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I've cited that figure ($116BB) here several times.  And that's based upon 11-12 million ILLEGAL immigrants.  Some studies have noted that we have over 20 million here. Who knows for sure.


Imagine how many schools, roads, bridges that money could go to?  Or how many homeless US Citizens that could help?  Or how much more tax payer money we could contribute to our greatest threat - Global Climate Change?


The $25BB wall pays for itself.

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Just remember, if you object to open borders and illegal aliens, it's because you are has nothing to do with a desire to reduce the number of people that come here to leech off American taxpayers from the cradle to the grave. It's the color of their skin...obviously :rolleyes:




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8 mins ago, TimS said:




Just remember, if you object to open borders and illegal aliens, it's because you are has nothing to do with a desire to reduce the number of people that come here to leech off American taxpayers from the cradle to the grave. It's the color of their skin...obviously :rolleyes:




This isn’t news and probably isn’t a worthwhile analysis. If you’re actually interested in this Cato Instituite has several pieces that make this out to be trash.  This is 4-5 years old so I haven’t read any of it recently but a search should turn it up. 

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It's only until they inundate our country with undocumented , as well as legal & refugee democrat voters that vote 85% D. Votes are paid for by benefit/welfare that are paid for from bipartisan tax dollars.

The cheap labor is not cheap because 63% is subsidized by bipartisan tax dollars.

The diversity is strength is total BS but it is part of the moral argument necessary for all deception.


The result for the USA being so generous?

NO assimilation but plenty of hatred for our country.

Subsidized cheap labor kills citizen competition, preserves our welfare career class,

ultimately provides more donations to the political party of big government BENEFITS from the excess profits gained from said benefits subsidizing the cheap immigrant labor, hurt real unions (that mostly donate to the same political party).

Has the ridiculous effect of Republicans -paying back donors for subsidized cheap labor-as they effectively VOTE for their own extinction.

We also get a dose of communicable diseases that kill. An amazing assortment of heinous, 3rd world, primitive crime along with regular crime.

Billions of dollars in cost & maintenance for the diversity squad AND billions that flow out of the country sent back home.


And as the MSM will saturate- occasionally we get a valedictorian that saves a puppy. Mention ANY of the above and you are not what the USA is about.

We are on the edge of the abyss-the point of no return. 


I say if that number got through-that it is probably much higher. The info on the numbers-living here,VOTING, diseased,crime/violence are more protected than the FISA warrants. Catastrophic. 

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It's a vast racist conspiracy.


Study: More than 7-in-10 California Immigrant Households Are on Welfare

More than 7-in-10 households headed by immigrants in the state of California are on taxpayer-funded welfare, a new study reveals.
The latest Census Bureau data analyzed by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) finds that about 72 percent of households headed by noncitizens and immigrants use one or more forms of taxpayer-funded welfare programs in California — the number one immigrant-receiving state in the U.S.
Meanwhile, only about 35 percent of households headed by native-born Americans use welfare in California.
All four states with the largest foreign-born populations, including California, have extremely high use of welfare by immigrant households. In Texas, for example, nearly 70 percent of households headed by immigrants use taxpayer-funded welfare. Meanwhile, only about 35 percent of native-born households in Texas are on welfare.
In New York and Florida, a majority of households headed by immigrants and noncitizens are on welfare. Overall, about 63 percent of immigrant households use welfare while only 35 percent of native-born households use welfare.
President Trump’s administration is looking to soon implement a policy that protects American taxpayers’ dollars from funding the mass importation of welfare-dependent foreign nationals by enforcing a “public charge” rule whereby legal immigrants would be less likely to secure a permanent residency in the U.S. if they have used any forms of welfare in the past, including using Obamacare, food stamps, and public housing.
The immigration controls would be a boon for American taxpayers in the form of an annual $57.4 billion tax cut — the amount taxpayers spend every year on paying for the welfare, crime, and schooling costs of the country’s mass importation of 1.5 million new, mostly low-skilled legal immigrants.
As Breitbart News reported, the majority of the more than 1.5 million foreign nationals entering the country every year use about 57 percent more food stamps than the average native-born American household. Overall, immigrant households consume 33 percent more cash welfare than American citizen households and 44 percent more in Medicaid dollars. This straining of public services by a booming 44 million foreign-born population translates to the average immigrant household costing American taxpayers $6,234 in federal welfare.
John Binder


Report: Most Migrant Households Rely on Welfare

President Donald Trump’s draft plan to exclude welfare-dependent migrants is justified by data showing that almost two-thirds of households headed by non-citizens use at least one welfare program, says the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS).
“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,” says the group’s December 3 report, which relies on federal data to track migrant use of welfare.
“A very large share of immigrants are unable to support their own children and turn to taxpayer-funded means-tested programs,” the report says. “In terms of the policy debate over immigration and the implications for public coffers, this is the central concern.”
The report was issued because pro-migration groups are asking judges to block Trump’s pending “public charge” regulation. The draft regulation would allow officials to enforce a long-standing, long-ignored law which says officials should deny green cards to illegal migrants or legal visitors who are a “public charge” when they ask for an “Adjustment of Status” to get green cards.
The CIS report says:
 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.
 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 migrants’ use of welfare is not a matter of migrant laziness, but it caused by the convergence of migrants’ poor education, widespread low wages, and the breadth of the nation’s myriad welfare and support programs, the report notes. It says:
 The primary reason welfare use is so high among non-citizens is that a much larger share of non-citizens have modest levels of education and, as a result, they often earn low wages and qualify for welfare at higher rates than natives.
 Of all non-citizen households, 58 percent are headed by immigrants who have no more than a high school education, compared to 36 percent of native households.
The vast majority of migrant households include working adults.
The data shows there is at least one working adult in 93 percent of the 4,684,784 million non-citizen households in the United States, the report says. Roughly half of those non-citizens are illegal aliens, with the rest being visitors, temporary workers, or green-card holders who can become citizens.
In September, Breitbart News reported on the pending regulation. The agency’s statement says:
 “the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a proposed rule that will clearly define long-standing law to ensure that those seeking to enter and remain in the United States either temporarily or permanently can support themselves financially and will not be reliant on public benefits … [or] likely to become burdens on American taxpayers.”
 DHS is proposing to consider current and past receipt of designated public benefits above certain thresholds as a heavily weighed negative factor. The rule would also make nonimmigrants who receive or are likely to receive designated public benefits above the designated threshold generally ineligible for change of status and extension of stay.”
 The phrase “heavily weighed negative factor” implies that most — but not all — poor, sick and unskilled applicants will not be given residency.
 The regulation does not count taxpayer aid related to the Affordable Care Act or the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and it excludes taxpayers’ rebates under the Earned Income Tax Credit. The rule also allows would-be immigrants to receive a small amount of aid, or roughly $3,765 for a family of four, or a $1,821 for a single person. The rules only apply once the regulation is established, so it does not cover potential migrants’ current use of aid programs.
In the United States, the establishment’s economic policy of using migration to boost economic growth shifts wealth from young people towards older people by flooding the market with cheap white-collar and blue-collar foreign labor. That flood of outside labor spikes profits and Wall Street values by cutting salaries for manual and skilled labor offered by blue-collar and white-collar employees.
The policy also drives up real estate prices, widens wealth-gaps, reduces high-tech investment, increases state and local tax burdens, hurts kids’ schools and college education, pushes Americans away from high-tech careers, and sidelines at least five million marginalized Americans and their families, including many who are now struggling with opioid addictions.
Immigration also pulls investment and wealth away from heartland states because coastal investors can more easily hire and supervise the large immigrant populations who prefer to live in the coastal states.

Neil Munro


L.A. County welfare to children of illegal immigrants grows
Payments to U.S.-born children rose to $52 million in July, prompting calls for policy changes
September 05, 2010By Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times
Welfare payments to children of illegal immigrants in Los Angeles County increased in July to $52 million, prompting renewed calls from one county supervisor to rein in public benefits to such families.
The payments, made to illegal immigrants for their U.S. citizen children, included $30 million in food stamps and $22 million from the CalWorks welfare program, according to county figures released Friday by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.
The new figure represents an increase of $3.7 million from July 2009 and makes up 23% of all county welfare and food stamp assistance, according to county records.
Last year, welfare and food stamp issuances totaled nearly $570 million, and the amount is projected to exceed $600 million this year. In addition, county taxpayers spend $550 million in public safety — mostly for jail costs — and nearly $500 million for healthcare for illegal immigrants, Antonovich said.
"The supervisor is very concerned," said Antonovich spokesman Tony Bell. "He believes we have an economic catastrophe on our hands."
Shirley Christensen of the county Department of Public Social Services said the number of households with illegal immigrant parents and U.S. citizen children receiving welfare increased by 7% from January to June of this year.
"With the economy the way it is, a lot of people have had to avail themselves of programs they may not have needed before," Christensen said. "Everyone is taking a hit, including undocumented immigrants."
Amid continued economic gloom, debate has intensified over the public cost of providing benefits to illegal immigrants and their U.S. citizen children. In recent months, calls have grown for a constitutional amendment that would effectively deny citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants, whose numbers increased from 2.7 million in 2003 to 4 million in 2008, according to the Pew Hispanic Center.
Currently, U.S. citizenship is automatically granted to children born on U.S. soil. Last month, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) announced that he might introduce a constitutional amendment to deny citizenship to children of illegal immigrants. Antonovich and several legal scholars, however, argue that a federal statute would be sufficient to change the law.
But even some immigration hawks are wary of such a move. Steven Camarota of the Center for Immigration Studies, a Washington-based research organization that supports immigration restrictions, said ending birthright citizenship would harm children for their parents' misdeeds, require new federal registration systems and create other problems. The solution, he said, is to continue driving down illegal immigration with tough enforcement.


Undocumented LA County Parents On Pace To Receive $650M In Welfare Benefits


LOS ANGELES ( — A projected $650 million in welfare benefits will be distributed to illegal alien parents in 2013, county officials said Monday.
Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich announced the latest figures from the Department of Public Social Services, which showed more than $376 million in CalWORKs benefits and food stamps combined have been distributed through July to illegal alien parents for their native-born children.
Approximately $54 million in welfare payments are issued each month, consisting of nearly $20 million in CalWORKs and $34 million in food stamp issuances, according to the data.
An estimated 100,000 children of 60,000 undocumented parents receive aid in Los Angeles County, according to Antonovich, who said this year’s projections — up about $1 million from the nearly $53 million in total benefits issued in July 2012 — underscore the economic impact of the nation’s immigration debate.
“When you add the $550 million for public safety and nearly $500 million for healthcare, the total cost for illegal immigrants to county taxpayers exceeds $1.6 billion dollars a year,” Antonovich said in a statement. “These costs do not even include the hundreds of millions of dollars spent annually for education.”



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46 mins ago, JimW said:

This isn’t news and probably isn’t a worthwhile analysis. If you’re actually interested in this Cato Instituite has several pieces that make this out to be trash.  This is 4-5 years old so I haven’t read any of it recently but a search should turn it up. 

So you don't think it's a problem that illegal aliens numbering in the tens of millions are coming here to latch onto the teat funded by American taxpayers - for life?  Or do you believe it IS skin color that makes US taxpayers desire to reduce the flow of illegal aliens from Mexico directly to that govt teat?

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