Illegal Immigration Costs U.S. Taxpayers a Stunning $134.9 Billion a Year

September 28, 2017

Fact vs. Fiction: Illegal immigration costs American taxpayers a mind-boggling $134.9 billion annually, according to a detailed analysis of federal, state and local programs that include education, medical, law enforcement and welfare. Conducted by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), a Washington D.C. nonprofit dedicated to studying immigration issues, the in-depth probe reveals that state and local taxpayers get stuck with an overwhelming chunk—$116 billion—of the burden. State and local expenditures for services provided to illegal aliens total $88.9 billion and federal expenditures $45.8 billion, the analysis found. For those who claim illegal immigrants contribute by paying taxes, government figures show that only $19 billion was recouped by Uncle Sam.

More than 12.5 million illegal immigrants and their estimated 4.2 million citizen children benefit from the U.S. government’s generosity.  The biggest expenditure ($17.14 billion) on the federal level is for medical services, which include uncompensated hospital costs, Medicaid births, Medicaid fraud and Medicaid benefits for U.S.-born children (anchor babies) of illegal immigrants.

Source – JudicialWatch



BABY BOOMERS (post WWII babies) are in their 60’s and 70’s — the greatest population ever born in America — time clock is ticking … and immigrants are pouring in. By 2050 the majority white population will have diminished to approximately 46% of total population — as Hispanics and Asians continue to grow — IN 2050 THERE WILL NOT BE ANY MAJORITY RACE — and the Immigrants may well be in control of the U.S.A. …. Swallow that bitter pill.


Costs of Immigration

SUBTOPICS:  Wages, Jobs, and Poverty Health Care Immigrant Welfare Use Social Security 

Source – CenterforImmigrationStudies


Leaked Refugee Report Suffers Significant Flaws

By Steven A. Camarota    September 21, 2017

The New York Times has posted an unfinished report by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that examines the fiscal impact of post-1980 refugees. Its preliminary finding is that refugees who have arrived since 1980 created a net fiscal benefit of $63 billion (taxes paid minus costs created) over the 10 years from 2005 to 2014.
Of course, the study was never formally released so we do not know what its conclusion would have been had it been fully vetted and completed. Its methodology seems to indicate that it was conducted by researchers (or a single researcher) who understand the data and the complexities of doing a study of this kind. However, by excluding a large set of government costs, the author(s) make it almost inevitable from the start that refugees will be net fiscal contributors. Moreover, the study does not acknowledge that the refugees currently arriving are much less educated that those who came in prior decades, which has profound fiscal implications.

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The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigration on United States Taxpayers

By Matt O’Brien and Spencer Raley     September 2017

A continually growing population of illegal aliens, along with the federal government’s ineffective efforts to secure our borders, present significant national security and public safety threats to the United States. They also have a severely negative impact on the nation’s taxpayers at the local, state, and national levels. Illegal immigration costs Americans billions of dollars each year. Illegal aliens are net consumers of taxpayer-funded services and the limited taxes paid by some segments of the illegal alien population are, in no way, significant enough to offset the growing financial burdens imposed on U.S. taxpayers by massive numbers of uninvited guests. This study examines the fiscal impact of illegal aliens as reflected in both federal and state budgets.



Graphics courtesy of Federation for American Immigration Reform

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Raise More than a Quarter Trillion Dollars of Tax Revenue by Ending Tax Subsidies for Unauthorized Employment of Illegal Aliens

By CIS   August 31, 2017

Aliens enter the United States without authorization for many reasons, but for most of them the goal is to secure employment at much higher wages than are available in their native countries. While breaking the law provides very significant economic benefits to these illegal workers and to the businesses that hire them, it comes at a cost to American workers. According to Harvard economist George Borjas, recent empirical research indicates that American workers suffer a reduction of $99 billion to $118 billion in annual wages because of illegal immigration.1

The economic rewards of unauthorized employment of aliens are not limited to the higher wages of the illegal workers and the lower labor costs of their employers. Unauthorized alien workers and their employers also enjoy multi-billion dollar tax deductions and tax credits that were enacted into law for the benefit of law-abiding workers and businesses.

When Congress returns from summer recess on September 5, it is expected to focus attention on a major reform of the federal income tax system, including a combination of lower rates and other tax incentives to families and to businesses. The largest challenge facing tax reformers is finding sufficient additional revenue to pay for the tax cuts and tax incentives they promised to the people who elected them. In fairness to the American families and businesses to whom these tax cuts have been promised, and in particular to the American families whose household incomes have been diminished by illegal immigration, Congress should consider eliminating unwarranted tax breaks to unauthorized alien workers and their employers.

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Report: 75 Percent of U.S. Population Growth Since 2000 Due to Immigration

By Caroline May      October 27, 2015

Immigration contributed to 75 percent of U.S. population growth since 2000, and if current trends continue it will be responsible for adding another 100 million people to the U.S. by 2065, according to a new report.

“Immigration, counting both new admissions and births to immigrant women, was responsible for three-fourths of the growth in our population this century,” the report published this week by the immigration reduction group Negative Population Growth reads. “If current trends continue, immigration will add another 100 million people to the United States in the next 50 years.”

Source – Breitbart