Illegal immigrants are costing American taxpayers 135 Billion per year
Another topic we have not heard much about lately is the dreamers or illegal immigrants as I prefer to call them. Before the national anthem debate consumed the minds of America the press favorite story was Trump wanting to deport poor little Latin America children that dream of a better life.
A report has surfaced in the Examiner that says illegal immigrants are costing American taxpayers 135 Billion per year, the highest ever, driven by free medical care (wish I could get that), education (wish I could get that too for my children), and increased law enforcement.
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And despite the left’s claim that the illegal immigrants pay off setting taxes back to federal, state and local treasuries, the Federation for American Immigration Reform reported just $19 billion making the final bill for the illegal immigrants to American taxpayers $116 Billion.
State and local governments are getting raped by the cost, at over $88 Billion. The federal government share, by comparison is a little over $88 billion. President Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and conservatives in Congress are working aggressively to deal with the illegals, especially those with criminal records. But their efforts are being blocked by the courts and around 300 illegal “sanctuary communities” that refuse to enforce immigration laws.
In Chicago one of the “sanctuary cities” where mayor Rahm Emanuel refuses to enforce immigration laws the hispanic population grew by 17,000 in 2017. Hispanics are now the second largest ethnic group in the city.
Meanwhile the black population is having a mass exodus to the tune of 42,000 in one year. I have not heard any reporters Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton suggesting that Emanuel is a racist but it sure seems that way.
Chicago and the state of Illinois both face financial crisis. With Chicago over 900 million in debt in 2016 and the state total in the billions. There are many reasons for the debt crisis for the state and city of Chicago, most pointing to decades of corrupt liberal leadership. The debt would not be eradicated by enforcing the law and reporting illegal immigrants. But it would be a start.