Study: For every dollar illegal aliens pay in taxes they collect $7 in government benefit

Study: For every dollar illegal aliens pay in taxes they collect $7 in government benefit

[Ed. – Surprise! That ‘cheap’ immigrant labor costs us a bundle.]

A 2017 study by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) found that illegal aliens cost the American taxpayer — on net — $116 billion a year.

That’s pretty high, but the actual number is more likely triple that.

… FAIR assumes that there are only 12.5 million illegal immigrants in the country. …

… Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporters Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele reported in 2004 that 3 million illegals were crossing each year — so simple math would put it at well over 60 million today.

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… For every dollar illegal immigrants pay in taxes — fees, Social Security withholding taxes, fuel surcharges, sales and property taxes — they collect $7 in government benefits: schooling, English as a second language classes, hospital costs, school lunch programs, Medicaid births, police resources and so on.

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