Illegal Immigration Costs The Tax Payers Billions!

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In an extensive research analysis of money dispersed to illegal immigrants in the United States, it has been found that tax payers money is accounted for about $100 billion dollars in funding for illegal immigrants. According to FAIR, “The $113 billion in outlays for services and benefits to illegal aliens and their families represents an average cost to native-headed households of $1,117 a year. Because the burdens of illegal immigration are not evenly distributed, the costs are much higher in states with large alien population” (Fair, 2010). This is far too much money to just be giving it away to people who are in the States illegally. I know I personally, would rather invest it in my college education, an IRA, social security, or pay off bills we have accumulating. So, the amount of money being spent on illegal immigrants in the United States is a huge expense to the American citizens. These monies are being paid out of the taxes paid by the hard working citizens. Every year, billions of dollars are paid out for illegal immigrants in hospitals, public schools, food assistance programs, federal prison, court cost, and deportation. It is appalling to see the amount of help that illegal immigrants receive being “non-citizens.” This money could be put into unemployment, social security, health care, schools, or any other system that seems to be failing us. In fact, due to illegal immigrants attending public schools, more and more money has to be paid not only for them to attend, but for their meals as well. “Education for the children of illegal aliens represents the single largest public expenditure at an annual cost of $52 billion. Nearly all of that cost is absorbed by state and local governments” (FAIR, 2005... ... middle of paper ... ...cquire an adequate education needed to prosper. References CIS. (2004, August). The High Cost of Cheap Labor: Illegal Immigration and the Federal Budget. Retrieved May 15, 2011, from Center for Immigration Studies: Cohen, R. (2011, March 25). Illegal Immigration, A Call to Reality. Retrieved May 15, 2011, from Davidson, A. (2006, March 30). Q&A: Illegal Immigrants and the U.S. Economy. Retrieved May 15, 2011, from NPR: Fair. (2005, June). Breaking the Piggy Bank: How illegal immigration is Sending Schools into the Red. Retrived May 15, 2011, from FAIR:

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