Leftists are convinced illegal hombres bring many things the the American table. Like burritos, salsa, and delicious quesadillas. But, apart from their culinary delights, illegals can be a major burden on the taxpayers’ wallets. Los Angeles recently came out with some pretty startling numbers. Illegals are draining American money like leftists drain their listeners of IQ points.
Illegal immigrant families received nearly $1.3 billion in Los Angeles County welfare money during 2015 and 2016, nearly one- quarter of the amount spent on the county’s entire needy population, according to data obtained by Fox News.
The sanctuary county of Los Angeles is an illegal immigration epicenter, with the largest concentration of any county in the nation, according to a study from the Migration Policy Institute. The county also allows illegal immigrant parents with children born in the United States to seek welfare and food stamp benefits.
Those numeros are loco to the mas. But it gets even more outrageous.
Robert Rector, a Heritage Foundation senior fellow who has written extensive studies on poverty and illegal immigration, said the costs represent “the tip of the iceberg.”
He said the costs of education, police and fire, medical, and subsidized housing can total $24,000 per year in government spending per family, much more than would be paid in taxes.
“They get $3 in benefits for every $1 they spend,” Rector said.
The Trump presidency’s hardline immigration policies, though, may be playing some role in curtailing the population seeking welfare payments in recent months.
Taking $3 for every dollar spent, eh? Remind me again, leftists. How exactly are those millions of illegal freeloaders enriching America again?
A giant price tag isn’t the only thing that comes with illegals. There’s also oodles and oodles of crime (see Of Course! Illegals Die After Crossing Border. Leftists Blame Conservatives… and Illegals Are Stealing Americans’ Social Security Numbers. IRS Doing Jack Squat…). Seems like quite a bit to tolerate just to get some cheap landscaping.
Notice also how this $1.3 billion is only welfare payments. When you add in other variables, the real costs are much higher. Remember too, this is just Los Angeles we’re talking about. Picture this situation spread across all 50 states.
This is the reality of illegal immigration. Illegals cheat their way to all the benefits while us taxpayers foot the bill. It’s a bad deal for everyone except the illegal pendejos taking advantage of us. Suddenly, the wall doesn’t seem so costly, does it?
Leftists can continue to cry about how illegals contribute to the rich, rainbow-colored tapestry of American culture. But, when that diversity comes with a price tag in the billions of dollars, I think most of us are willing to pass.
But still, “Illegals are hard, honest workers,” leftists will argue. Nope.