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Mon Apr 22, 2019, 10:46 PM

Most Illegal Immigrants In US Receive Government Benefits, Costing Taxpayers Billions

https://www.foxnews.com/us/the-cost-of-illegal-immigration-migrants-cost-us-taxpayers-billions-a-year
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The case underscores what experts say is a growing cost to taxpayers from the surge of Central American families and unaccompanied minors.

"We're talking about billions of dollars in taxpayer benefits over the next few years," said Dan Stein, director of the right-leaning think tank, Federation for American Immigration Reform. "The payout for the taxpayer is enormous and income to the Treasury is miniscule."

A FAIR study in 2017 found illegal immigrants are a net consumer of taxpayer benefits worth more than $100 billion a year, not including the cost of enforcing the border.

While federal benefits are supposed to be off limits, in practice many are not. More than 25,000 undocumented workers receive subsidized housing, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Children receive free education and most qualify for English lessons and free school breakfast and lunch.

Illegal immigrants do not qualify for Obamacare but under federal law, hospitals and clinics are required to provide urgent medical care without regard to legal status. Pregnant women are entitled to prenatal and postpartum care under the Women, Infants and Children program. Infant delivery costs are paid for by Medicaid. A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found a federal-state immigrant insurance program cost $2 billion a year in emergency treatment, not including the $1.24 billion in infant delivery expenses.

Illegal immigrants are not entitled to food stamps, but families with U.S.-born children are. According to the Center for Immigration Studies, 31% of such families use the SNAP program and more than 50% of Central American families in the U.S. use at least one welfare program.

This is especially true of asylum seekers said Art Arthur, a former immigration judge now with the Center for Immigration Studies, an immigration think tank.

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Only Lefty will be surprised.

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Reply Most Illegal Immigrants In US Receive Government Benefits, Costing Taxpayers Billions (Original post)
Da Mannn Apr 22 OP
TM999 Apr 22 #1
Grumpy Pickle Apr 22 #2
Lowrider1984 Apr 23 #11
imwithfred Apr 22 #3
W Va moonshiner Apr 23 #4
rampartb Apr 23 #5
FreeWheelBurning Apr 23 #6
rampartb Apr 23 #7
FreeWheelBurning Apr 23 #8
rampartb Apr 23 #9
FreeWheelBurning Apr 23 #10
Lifelong Apr 24 #13
Grumpy Pickle Apr 23 #12
rampartb Apr 24 #14
TexMexNext Apr 24 #15

Response to Da Mannn (Original post)

Mon Apr 22, 2019, 10:50 PM

1. Anyone in a border state has known this

for two decades now at least.

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Response to Da Mannn (Original post)

Mon Apr 22, 2019, 10:50 PM

2. This is insanity.

Turning the US citizens into tax slaves to support freeloaders.

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Response to Grumpy Pickle (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 01:41 PM

11. Well, what the Hell do they expect to happen?

Bring in illiterate, unskilled peasants, accustomed to living in dirt floor huts, cooking on open fires and pooping in the bushes.
How would they support themselves in a 21st century economy with 19th century skills?

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Response to Da Mannn (Original post)

Mon Apr 22, 2019, 11:01 PM

3. Yeah, that's why there needs to be a hefty surtax on

those favoring open borders and unlimited immigration; they need to put their money, not ours, where their mouths are.

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Response to Da Mannn (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 12:23 AM

4. BUTBUTBUT

I have had liberals tell me illegal aliens dont get goverment welfare and benefits ,yea right ,they are wrong as usual ,or they was lying ,to cover there agenda

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Response to Da Mannn (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 08:17 AM

5. illegal immigrants are not eliglble for government benefits.

you guys say this all the time, but how can they receive benefits that they are forbidden by law?

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Response to rampartb (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 09:01 AM

6. Did you read the article?

From the article:

"While federal benefits are supposed to be off limits, in practice many are not. More than 25,000 undocumented workers receive subsidized housing, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Children receive free education and most qualify for English lessons and free school breakfast and lunch."

It clearly states that federal benefits are supposed to be off limits but in practice they are not.

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Response to FreeWheelBurning (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 09:07 AM

7. i read the damn article

if these people are getting benefits someone is taking their application, someone is approving, someone is writing checks. can't trump control his own government?

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Response to rampartb (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 09:19 AM

8. Maybe the laws as written legally provide the benefits to illegals?

Is it still your position that illegals are not receiving benefits?

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Response to FreeWheelBurning (Reply #8)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 09:25 AM

9. are the current laws written in stone and delivered from a mountaintop?

i have researched this in the past, but lawyers will never cease to amaze me.

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Response to rampartb (Reply #9)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 09:31 AM

10. Then what point are you trying to make?

In your opinion, are illegals receiving federal benefits or not? Your initial post indicates that you think they are not but your next two posts indicate that you think they may be.

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Response to FreeWheelBurning (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 12:16 AM

13. "More than 25,000 undocumented workers receive subsidized housing" Not true.

The undocumented immigrants receive housing by "living" with a "legal" immigrant who holds the lease and has the subsidized housing through HUD. The undocumented immigrants don't actually "receive" subsidized housing, they live in subsidized housing with someone who receives subsidized housing.

"Trump Administration Proposes Rule to Evict Undocumented Immigrants from Subsidized Housing

Apr 22, 2019

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"Under Section 214 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1980, as amended, undocumented immigrants cannot receive federal housing assistance, but families of mixed-immigration status can live in subsidized housing if at least one member of the household is eligible to receive assistance."

https://nlihc.org/resource/trump-administration-proposes-rule-evict-undocumented-immigrants-subsidized-housing

One member of the household is legal for housing.

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Response to rampartb (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 11:40 PM

12. They are forbidden by law from entering our country....but they still do it.

They get benefits.....faked documents, have an anchor baby ( that qualifies the whole family for food stamps. )

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Response to Grumpy Pickle (Reply #12)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:35 AM

14. who checks the fake documents?

this still sounds like a "fraud" problem that should be investigated and prosecuted under existing law.

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Response to Da Mannn (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 12:41 PM

15. In 80's Austin

I worked at a grocery near the UT's married student housing. Shit tons of foreign graduate students had their wives & children collecting WIC benefits. American grad students were no slouches either using WIC and foodstamps. My guess is the university had staff assisting in the applications for these programs.

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