Report: 63% of ‘non-citizen’ households in U.S. on welfare

Report: 63% of ‘non-citizen’ households in U.S. on welfare
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[Ed. – Even excluding earned income tax “credit” (EITC) distributions, the figure is still 58%; i.e., people using SSI/TANF, SNAP, Medicaid.  Moreover, the reliance on welfare is intensified with time.]

In a new analysis of the latest numbers, from 2014, 63 percent of non-citizens are using a welfare program, and it grows to 70 percent for those here 10 years or more, confirming another concern that once immigrants tap into welfare, they don’t get off it.

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The report said that there are 4,684,784 million non-citizen households receiving welfare.

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  • While most new legal immigrants (green card holders) are barred from most welfare programs, as are illegal immigrants and temporary visitors, these provisions have only a modest impact on non-citizen household use rates because: 1) most legal immigrants have been in the country long enough to qualify … 4) non-citizens (including illegal immigrants) can receive benefits on behalf of their U.S.-born children who are awarded U.S. citizenship and full welfare eligibility at birth.

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