Majority of illegal (and legal) immigrants are on welfare

This important news was never reported by the mainstream media. It confirms what many of us instinctively already know.

Although the news is more than 2 years old, I only just discovered it on Judicial Watch. Sorry. 🙁


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Most Illegal Immigrant Families Collect Welfare

April 05, 2011

Surprise, surprise.

Census Bureau data reveals that most U.S. families headed by illegal immigrants use taxpayer-funded welfare programs on behalf of their American-born anchor babies.

Even before the recession, immigrant households with children used welfare programs at consistently higher rates than natives, according to the extensive census data collected and analyzed by a nonpartisan Washington D.C. group dedicated to researching legal and illegal immigration in the U.S. The results, published this month in a lengthy report, are hardly surprising.

Basically, the majority of households across the country benefitting from publicly-funded welfare programs are headed by immigrants, both legal and illegal.

States where immigrant households with children have the highest welfare use rates are Arizona (62%), Texas, California and New York with 61% each, and Pennsylvania(59%).

The study focused on eight major welfare programs that cost the government $517 billion the year they were examined. They include Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for the disabled, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), a nutritional program known as Women, Infants and Children (WIC), food stamps, free/reduced school lunch, public housing and health insurance for the poor (Medicaid).

Food assistance and Medicaid are the programs most commonly used by illegal immigrants, mainly on behalf of their American-born children who get automatic citizenship. On the other hand, legal immigrant households take advantage of every available welfare program, according to the study, which attributes it to low education level and resulting low income.

The highest rate of welfare recipients come from the Dominican Republic (82%), Mexico and Guatemala (75%) and Ecuador (70%), according to the report, which says welfare use tends to be high for both new arrivals and established residents.

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6 years ago

What is it that they think we owe them?

6 years ago

No suprise their, I see so many illegal immigrants from Mexico on a daily basis. I work right across the street from the Pubilc Aid Office.

6 years ago

This idea of these illegals coming here to have anchor babies should have been stopped years ago by simply only giving a noncitizen birth certificate. Alot of countries do this. When the parents return their country of citizenship they apply for a birth certificate there. They should start billing the medical cost to the country they came here from. No welfare, no food stamps, no housing, and no freebies on the tax-payers dime. Enjoy your trip back across the border. If you wish to live here, come here the right way like everyone else. Wait your turn and while your… Read more »

6 years ago
Reply to  bill

The white people came from Europe, so I yhink they are more immigrans to America than us.

6 years ago

Judy, we owe them everything! Hey, who do we think we are, living normal lives, working, enjoying our families, etc.? While “they” are out there suffering the heat of the day as they plod along with their placards denouncing us for being happy! Again, who the **** do we think we are? Unfortunately we are busy working so we can hand over our hard-earned $$$ to those who have the “right” to take it. Ohoh, there I go again, sweating the small stuff – sorry….


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6 years ago

Man with sign needs to have his nether regions introduced to the sign , WIDE END FIRST ! Obama voter ………definitely .

6 years ago
Sally Frederick Tudor
6 years ago

Reblogged this on Sally's Political Page.

William Thien
6 years ago

Reblogged this on William Thien and commented:
Nobody should go hungry but this type of thing is a substantial abuse of our tax dollars. It’s bad enough so many Americans abuse the system. It’s even more of an insult that illegal immigrants are doing so.