According to a new report, Illegal immigrants cost taxpayers $89 Billion dollars.
Illegal immigration costs taxpayers in all 50 states a total of $89 billion, and California, where an illegal on Thursday was cleared of murdering Kate Steinle despite admitting to the shooting, pays the most at $23 billion, according to a new map of the costs.
The website HowMuch.net, working with figures from the Federation for American Immigration Reform, found that Californians pay more than twice as much for illegal immigrants than the next closest state, Texas, where the price tag is $11 billion.
The costs cover added expenditures for education, welfare, law enforcement, and medical care.
When federal costs are included, the price tag nationally soars to $135 billion a year.
FAIR’s data also includes the offset of taxes paid by illegal immigrants, though the numbers are much lower. In the state and local column, they are $3.5 billion. Nationally they are $15 billion.
Overall, costs associated with illegal immigrants is much higher for state and local governments than the federal government. States pay $89 billion, Uncle Sam $46 billion.
Top 10 states in terms of paying the most for illegal immigration:
1. California – $23,038,125,353
2. Texas – $10,994,614,550
3. New York – $7,489,141,357
4. Florida – $6,290,429,108
5. New Jersey – $4,466,838,574
6. Illinois – $3,220,767,517
7. Georgia – $2,487,719,503
8. North Carolina – $2,437,965,113
9. Maryland – $2,378,996,947
10. Arizona – $2,314,131,964
This is just an amazing statistic. Think about all the poor people in this country. Now, think about how this money that we spend on illgeal aliens could go to help those people.
The left can’t make their mind up. All we hear them talk about is helping the poor. Yet they continue to hurt the lower class. Not only are these people stealing welfare from the lower class but they are also undercutting their wages. If these people aren’t here legally then corporations can pay them lower wages then if they hired a legal American Citizen.
Here is a by state breakdown of how much we are paying