According to a new study by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), illegal aliens cost the US taxpayers $116 Billion dollars a year.
For that kind of money, not only could we build the Wall, we could probably wall of California as well.
Which would come in handy if California makes good on its threat and secedes from the Union.
The report notes that the $116 billion cost of illegal immigration falls on state and local taxpayers disproportionately – by a ratio of roughly 2 to 1 – with state and local expenditures totaling $88.9 billion and Federal expenditures totaling $45.8 billion, with only approximately $19 billion recouped in taxes.
So in other words, the argument made by pro-illegal groups and politicians is that illegal aliens more than make up for the burden in the taxes they pay is a load of bull.
I know. What a shock.
All told, the nearly $135 billion paid out by federal and state and local taxpayers to cover the cost of the presence of 12.5 million illegal aliens and their 4.2 million citizen children amounts to approximately $8,075 per illegal alien and citizen child prior to taxes paid, or $6,940 per person after taxes are paid.
And the biggest ticket item?
Hang on to you hats because this will shock you (not really).
Aaaand it’s Healthcare!
Illegals cost the Federal Government $17.14 Billion dollars a year in healthcare costs.
And you wonder why your health insurance premiums keep going up. You’re not just covering your own healthcare, but also that of foreign nationals in the country illegally.
The biggest ticket item for state and local governments is the cost of education. Educating illegals is costing them $44.4 Billion a year.
And big surprise, the state with the highest price tag for illegals is none other than California ($23 Billion).
No wonder California is on the brink of fiscal collapse.
We’re being bled dry to pay for people who are not even citizens of this country.
Yet Democrats howl like wounded beagles over the cost of building a wall.
But I can guarantee you a wall won’t cost us $116 Billion dollars a year.
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