by Greg Campbell | June 30, 2016 6:07 pm
Illegal immigration is one of the biggest problems facing America today. Aside from the adulteration of American culture brought by a lack of assimilation to American standards, illegal immigration is incredibly costly. How costly? A new map shows how much each state is spending on this enormous problem:
From Young Conservatives:
Have you ever heard that absurd argument from Democrats that the cost of illegal immigration is overblown?
I have, and it’s mind boggling.
Anyone who lives in a border state clearly sees the effects that illegal immigration has on their state on a daily basis.
Check out this map of the costs per state.
California pays an enormous amount.
Don’t forget, that’s a state that is trillions of dollars in debt when you factor in unfunded liabilities.
From Federalist Papers:
Unfortunately, the border around the welfare state today is about as weak as our actual border. Illegal immigrants are a burden, and welfare is the least of our worries. Of all Federal outlays on illegal immigrants, 27% is devoted towards “administration of justice,” while 21% is medical, an 29% are “general expenditures.” Only 16% of costs are public assistance. At the State level, almost all the costs are related to education, Medicaid, and justice.
Plus, illegal immigrants who have children here will have children who are legal citizens. They’re thus entitled to an even larger array of benefits, which itself is a cost of illegal immigration even if this one doesn’t turn up in the statistics for illegal immigrant costs. The total cost of illegal immigration is $113 billion a year at the federal, state, and local level, but the vast majority of the costs ($84 billion) are taken by state and local governments.
As you’d expect, liberal states who are soft on illegal immigration are voluntarily shooting themselves in the foot when you consider the cost. You can see in the table below what illegal immigration is costing taxpayers in your state.
Next time someone tells you illegal immigration is no big deal.
Show them this.
There can be no rewarding these criminals. It will only invite more to break the law.
What we need is an uncompromising plan that will cause a mass exodus of those living in the country illegally. We must make it impossible for them to work, to find housing, to drive a car or to do anything in the U.S. and force them back across the border.
It’s clear that our current system is in absolute disarray.
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