Study Comes Out On Taxpayer For Services
A recent study reveals that close to 60 percent of households led by illegal aliens in the United States currently use some form of welfare. This analysis was conducted by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) and reveals that both illegal and legal immigrants use welfare at higher rates than native-born American citizens.
According to the study, 59 percent of households headed by illegal aliens use at least one form of welfare, compared to 52 percent of households led by legal immigrants and less than 40 percent of households led by native-born American citizens.
Researchers at the CIS note that this is primarily because the American welfare system is designed to assist low-income families with children, which describes a significant portion of immigrant households.
Where are we finding all this money if we didn’t have enough to build the wall?
— PatriotSons (@Patriot_Sons) December 21, 2023
The study also found that immigrant-led households have higher rates of use for specific welfare programs, including food stamps, Medicaid, and the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). 36 percent of immigrant households use food stamps, compared to 25 percent of native-born American households.
Similarly, 37 percent of immigrant households use Medicaid, compared to 25 percent of native-born American households. And 16 percent of immigrant households use the EITC, while only 12 percent of native-born American households do.
The increase in the use of welfare by both illegal and legal immigrant households is particularly relevant as the nation’s foreign-born population has reached record highs under President Joe Biden. According to the CIS, there are currently 49.5 million foreign-born residents in the United States, the highest number in history. This increase has been primarily driven by legal immigration, as the Biden administration has increased the foreign-born population by 4.5 million since taking office in January 2021.
60% of illegal alien migrant families are on welfare. They are here on our DIME!
We already spend nearly $500 billion EACH YEAR on illegal aliens.
On December 17th, 12,690 illegal aliens crossed into the US.
An additional 1,800 “gotaways” also came across the border! pic.twitter.com/S5K0p1mqT2
— Daniel F. Baranowski (@DFBHarvard) December 20, 2023
Without a reduction in legal immigration levels, which currently stands at over a million green card admissions per year, the foreign-born population is expected to reach 70 million by 2060. However, a recent poll by Rasmussen Reports found that a majority of likely American voters (56 percent) want legal immigration levels to be cut to at least 750,000 admissions per year. This includes a plurality who believe that even fewer, less than 500,000 admissions per year, are necessary.
The study’s findings of high welfare use by both illegal and legal immigrants highlight the need for a review of the country’s immigration policies. With a significant number of immigrant-led households relying on government assistance, this puts a strain on American taxpayers and resources.
As the country continues to grapple with record-breaking levels of immigration, it is vital to consider the impact on the economy and the well-being of both citizens and immigrants.