Almost two thirds of non-citizens are on welfare

Almost two thirds of non-citizens are on welfare

An eye-popping 63% of non-citizens are utilizing welfare programs designed to aid Americans struggling financially, according to findings by the Census Bureau. That percentage leads all groups, including naturalized citizens and native households, the latter of which has nearly doubled from 35%. The findings are culled from a survey generated from respondents in 2014, when the Obama administration was encouraging welfare program use for non-citizens.

Additionally, the bureau’s numbers demonstrate that the percentage actually climbs to 70% for non-citizens in the United States for 10 years or more, a fact indicating once they start receiving welfare benefits, they stay on the programs.

“Concern over immigrant welfare use is justified, as households headed by non-citizens use means-tested welfare at high rates,” writes the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), a Washington immigration think tank, adding, “While barriers to welfare use exist for these groups, it has not prevented them from making extensive use of the welfare system, often receiving benefits on behalf of U.S.-born children.”

If the percentages don’t concern you, how about looking at it from tangible base numbers? 4,684,784 million non-citizen households are receiving some form of welfare.

Counters Leftist Claims that Illegal Immigrants Are a Benefit to America Economically

The Census Bureau numbers suggest non-citizens are more of a drain on the economy than Democrats would like you to believe.

Worse, welfare is just one of many concerns when it comes to non-citizens affecting the economy. Previous reports have had the cost of illegal immigration exceeding $100 billion, with many of the costs being applied toward education, Medicaid, and justice.

Obama Encouraged This

Documents released by Judicial Watch in 2013 showed that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) under Barack Obama worked with the Mexican government to promote food stamp benefits for illegal aliens. The effort, wrote Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton at the time, “confirm[s] the fact that the Obama administration cannot be trusted to protect our borders or enforce our immigration laws.”

He added, “the coordination with a foreign government to attack the policies of an American state is contemptible.”

There is little doubt that Democrats continue to support these welfare programs and encourage ways around other restrictions for political reasons – earning votes from non-citizens. And it’s hardworking Americans who end up stuck with the bill.

Trump is Fighting It

This past summer, the Trump administration proposed a plan to limit the ability to become a citizen or even earn a green card if the applicant used welfare programs in the past. The impending crackdown led immigrants to almost immediately drop out of nutrition programs.

Studies have indicated that the President’s proposed border wall could pay for itself by cutting welfare to illegals.

In October, the administration initiated an effort to target immigrants caught cheating on welfare for deportation.

Cross posted at the Mental Recession

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is editor of the Mental Recession, one of the top conservative blogs of 2012. His writings have appeared at the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record.


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