U.S – Mexico border by San Diego. Resized/Cropped (CC BY 2.0).
Similar to most contentious political issues, the question of illegal immigration eventually must be understood in terms of cost, particularly with a national debt of $20 trillion, and state and local governments facing economic challenges of their own.
A new report from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIRUS) . outlines the extraordinary fiscal burden imposed on U.S. taxpayers by illegal immigrants.
“At the federal, state, and local levels, taxpayers shell out approximately $134.9 billion to cover the costs incurred by the presence of more than 12.5 million illegal aliens, and about 4.2 million citizen children of illegal aliens. That amounts to a tax burden of approximately $8,075 per illegal alien family member and a total of $115,894,597,664. The total cost of illegal immigration to U.S. taxpayers is both staggering and crippling. In 2013, FAIR estimated the total cost to be approximately $113 billion. So, in under four years, the cost has risen nearly $3 billion. This is a disturbing and unsustainable trend.”
FAIRUS breaks down the expense for federal and state governments.
The Federal government spends a net amount of $45.8 billion on illegal aliens and their U.S.-born children. This …read more
Source:: Affluent Investor.com