Here is a shocking number that should make every American worry about unchecked immigration. On average, the taxpayers spend $70k for every illegal alien in the country. And remember, that’s just what the federal government pays.
States also pay out large sums of money to these illegal aliens. You don’t have to be a genius to see what kind of effect this can have on our economy and taxes. That means in a month with 100,000 illegals caught at the border could cost us $7 billion dollars. They are estimating 1 million illegals for the year and that means an outlay of 70 billion dollars.
Every illegal alien, over the course of their lifetime, costs American taxpayers about $70,000, Center for Immigration Studies Director of Research Steve Camarota says.
During an interview with SiriusXM Patriot’s Breitbart News Daily, Camarota said his research has revealed the enormous financial burden that illegal immigration has on America’s working and middle class taxpayers in terms of public services, depressed wages, and welfare.
“In a person’s lifetime, I’ve estimated that an illegal border crosser might cost taxpayers … maybe over $70,000 a year as a net cost,” Camarota said. “And that excludes the cost of their U.S.-born children, which gets pretty big when you add that in.”
“Once [an illegal alien] has a child, they can receive cash welfare on behalf of their U.S.-born children,” Camarota explained. “Once they have a child, they can live in public housing. Once they have a child, they can receive food stamps on behalf of that child. That’s how that works.”
Camarota said the education levels of illegal aliens, border crossers, and legal immigrants are largely to blame for the high level of welfare usage by the foreign-born population in the U.S., noting that new arrivals tend to compete for jobs against America’s poor and working class communities.