This post was written by Connor Balough
Illegal Aliens are making more than Senior Citizens collecting social security according to a bombshell report from the government.
The Center for Immigration Studies today released a new study on cost of immigrant welfare use. It finds that the average household headed by an immigrant used more than $6,200 in welfare benefits in 2012 – 41 percent more than a native household average of $4,431 when cash, food, Medicaid, and housing programs are considered together. This follows up on an earlier report that looked at the rate of welfare use, which found that 51 percent of immigrant-headed households used at least one welfare program.
Illegal immigrant households cost an average of $5,692 (driven largely by the presence of U.S.‐born children), while legal immigrant households cost $6,378.
“Immigrants are such heavy users of welfare not because they don’t work, but because, on average, they have little education and thus earn low wages,” said Mark Krikorian, the Center’s executive director. “If we continue to permit large numbers of less-educated people to move here from abroad, we have to accept that there will be huge and ongoing costs to taxpayers.”
- The average household headed by an immigrant (legal or illegal) costs taxpayers $6,234 in federal welfare benefits, which is 41 percent higher than the $4,431 received by the average native household.
- The average immigrant household consumes 33 percent more cash welfare, 57 percent more food assistance, and 44 percent more Medicaid dollars than the average native household. Housing costs are about the same for both groups.
- At $8,251, households headed by immigrants from Central America and Mexico have the highest welfare costs of any sending region — 86 percent higher than the costs of native households.
View the report at: http://cis.org/Cost-Welfare-Immigrant-Native-Households
If this does not prove to you Donald Trump’s point that Obama / Hillary put illegals over American citizens, nothing will.