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Cat 2011/04/06 19:52:15


Census: Most illegal alien families on government dole

  • April 6th, 2011 3:15 pm ET


The
latest Census Bureau data reveals that most U.S. families headed by
illegal immigrants use taxpayer-funded welfare programs on behalf of
their American-born anchor babies, according to a public-interest group
that investigates government corruption and fraud.


Even before the recession, immigrant households with children used
welfare programs at consistently higher rates than natives, according to
the extensive census data collected and analyzed by the Center for
Immigration Studies, a nonpartisan Washington D.C. group dedicated to
researching legal and illegal immigration in the U.S. The results,
published this month in a lengthy report, are hardly surprising.


According to analysis by Judicial Watch, the majority of households
across the country benefiting from publicly-funded welfare programs are
headed by immigrants, both legal and illegal. States where immigrant
households with children have the highest welfare use rates are Arizona
with 62%, Texas, California and New York with 61% each and Pennsylvania
at 59%.


The study focused on eight major welfare programs that cost the
government $517 billion the year they were examined. They include
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for the disabled, Temporary
Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), a nutritional program known as
Women, Infants and Children (WIC), food stamps, free/reduced school
lunch, public housing and health insurance for the poor (Medicaid).


Food assistance and Medicaid are the programs most commonly used by
illegal immigrants, mainly on behalf of their American-born children who
get automatic citizenship. On the other hand, legal immigrant
households take advantage of every available welfare program, according
to the study, which attributes it to low education level and resulting
low income.


The highest rate of welfare recipients come from the Dominican
Republic (82 %), Mexico and Guatemala (75%) and Ecuador (70%), according
to the report, which says welfare use tends to be high for both new
arrivals and established residents.


Among the CIS findings:


  • In 2009 (based on data collected in 2010), 57 percent of
    households headed by an immigrant (legal and illegal) with children
    (under 18) used at least one welfare program, compared to 39 percent for
    native households with children.
  • Immigrant households’ use of welfare tends to be much higher than
    natives for food assistance programs and Medicaid. Their use of cash and
    housing programs tends to be similar to native households.
  • A large share of the welfare used by immigrant households with
    children is received on behalf of their U.S.-born children, who are
    American citizens. But even households with children comprised entirely of immigrants (no U.S.-born children) still had a welfare use rate of 56 percent in 2009.
  • Immigrant households with children used welfare programs at
    consistently higher rates than natives, even before the current
    recession. In 2001, 50 percent of all immigrant households with children
    used at least one welfare program, compared to 32 percent for natives.
  • Households with children with the highest welfare use rates are
    those headed by immigrants from the Dominican Republic (82 percent),
    Mexico and Guatemala (75 percent), and Ecuador (70 percent). Those with
    the lowest use rates are from the United Kingdom (7 percent), India (19
    percent), Canada (23 percent), and Korea (25 percent).
  • The states where immigrant households with children have the highest
    welfare use rates are Arizona (62 percent); Texas, California, and New
    York (61 percent); Pennsylvania (59 percent); Minnesota and Oregon (56
    percent); and Colorado (55 percent).
  • We estimate that 52 percent of households with children headed by
    legal immigrants used at least one welfare program in 2009, compared to
    71 percent for illegal immigrant households with children. Illegal
    immigrants generally receive benefits on behalf of their U.S.-born
    children.
  • Illegal immigrant households with children primarily use food
    assistance and Medicaid, making almost no use of cash or housing
    assistance. In contrast, legal immigrant households tend to have
    relatively high use rates for every type of program.
  • High welfare use by immigrant-headed households with children is
    partly explained by the low education level of many immigrants. Of
    households headed by an immigrant who has not graduated high school, 80
    percent access the welfare system, compared to 25 percent for those
    headed by an immigrant who has at least a bachelor’s degree.
  • An unwillingness to work is not the reason immigrant welfare use is
    high. The vast majority (95 percent) of immigrant households with
    children had at least one worker in 2009. But their low education levels
    mean that more than half of these working immigrant households with
    children still accessed the welfare system during 2009.
  • If we exclude the primary refugee-sending countries, the share of
    immigrant households with children using at least one welfare program is
    still 57 percent.
  • Welfare use tends to be high for both new arrivals and established
    residents. In 2009, 60 percent of households with children headed by an
    immigrant who arrived in 2000 or later used at least one welfare
    program; for households headed by immigrants who arrived before 2000 it
    was 55 percent.
  • For all households (those with and without children), the use rates
    were 37 percent for households headed by immigrants and 22 percent for
    those headed by natives.
  • Although most new legal immigrants are barred from using some
    welfare for the first five years, this provision has only a modest
    impact on household use rates because most immigrants have been in the
    United States for longer than five years; the ban only applies to some
    programs; some states provide welfare to new immigrants with their own
    money; by becoming citizens immigrants become eligible for all welfare
    programs; and perhaps most importantly, the U.S.-born children of
    immigrants (including those born to illegal immigrants) are
    automatically awarded American citizenship and are therefore eligible
    for all welfare programs at birth.
  • The eight major welfare programs examined in this report are SSI
    (Supplemental Security Income for low income elderly and disabled), TANF
    (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families), WIC (Women, Infants, and
    Children food program), free/reduced school lunch, food stamps
    (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), Medicaid (health insurance
    for those with low incomes.

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Special thanks to Judicial Watch's Jill Farrell, director of communications.




Jim Kouri, CPP, formerly Fifth Vice-President, is
currently a Board Member of the National Association of Chiefs of
Police, an editor for ConservativeBase.com, and he's a columnist for
Examiner.com. In addition, he's a blogger for the Cheyenne, Wyoming Fox
News Radio affiliate KGAB (www.kgab.com). Kouri also serves as political advisor for Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Michael Moriarty.

He's former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington
Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the
1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New
Jersey university and director of security for several major
organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and
trained police and security officers throughout the country. Kouri
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  • Spider20 2011/04/06 20:49:37 (edited)
    Spider20
    +13
    We just had 3 illegals commit an armed robbery just south of this area.....when is the US govt going to wake up I wonder?

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  • Cat 2011/04/10 19:43:30
    Cat
    I am not surprised......
  • CHUCK 2011/04/10 01:34:23
    CHUCK
    WHY NOT ITS FREE MONEY THAT OBAMA IS WILLING TO GIVE AWAY,,IT TRANSLATES TO VOTES..Photobucket
  • Mechelle 2011/04/07 20:27:11
    Mechelle
    Our Goverment knows this. It is sad. I was pregnant with my last child and working 40 hour weeks. I thought I was healthy. One day it all changed. I went to the doctor and I was in laybor and only 4 months along. He got laybor stopped but wanted me to stop working. My ex left me because I could not support him anymore. I needed help. I went ( with a heavy heart) to welfare to get help to feed my daughter. While in interview they told me I had made 3 dollars to much money the month before to get any help. The woman in the next cubical didn't know I was there and said to my worker "" do you believe this? Another fake social security card"" and my worker said ""yes but you know the rules even if you know its fake you got to give them benefits"" ......now I made 3 lousey dollars to much a month before...and I ....an AMERICAN could not get help to feed my child. But an illegal with a fake SS card got help. I only gained 10 pounds that whole pregnancy and he was born a month to soon. I almost died 2xs having him. He is 16 now and healthy Thank God. But what a sad day in America when a pregnant American goes hungery so her little girl can eat and it didn't have to be that way.
  • Solipsism 2011/04/07 19:06:41
    Solipsism
    I hope I am not being redundant, as I copied and pasted this from another poll and states more information than just about Welfare.

    As a Californian, our Governator at the time declared that illegals only cost this state $4-5 billion in which we will not be able to recoup from them. At this time we were $25 billion in debt. That is 1/5 of the debt.

    Many cities had to lay-off teachers, Fire Authority, Police and other government jobs that may have been crucial to our safety and a fluid running state. IOU's were sent for those that were to get Tax refunds.

    Garnering a job as an illegal is as easy as going through a Drive-thru. Social Security numbers are easily bought just south of the border. Once that is obtained then a legal ID is all they need. DMV does not question, "are you really Alfred Rhubarb, or are you Jose Fernando Gonzales Morales?" The age and description would tend to be a close match.

    Since their paycheck has their new name and address, they file taxes to not only claim all of it back but also EIC, (Earned Income Credit,) which allows them to gain a larger refund than what was paid in. So we pay them double to be here.

    E-verify, the gov't program for hiring, ONLY checks if a SSN matches the ID. It does not verify "legal status." So many corporations are usin...







    I hope I am not being redundant, as I copied and pasted this from another poll and states more information than just about Welfare.

    As a Californian, our Governator at the time declared that illegals only cost this state $4-5 billion in which we will not be able to recoup from them. At this time we were $25 billion in debt. That is 1/5 of the debt.

    Many cities had to lay-off teachers, Fire Authority, Police and other government jobs that may have been crucial to our safety and a fluid running state. IOU's were sent for those that were to get Tax refunds.

    Garnering a job as an illegal is as easy as going through a Drive-thru. Social Security numbers are easily bought just south of the border. Once that is obtained then a legal ID is all they need. DMV does not question, "are you really Alfred Rhubarb, or are you Jose Fernando Gonzales Morales?" The age and description would tend to be a close match.

    Since their paycheck has their new name and address, they file taxes to not only claim all of it back but also EIC, (Earned Income Credit,) which allows them to gain a larger refund than what was paid in. So we pay them double to be here.

    E-verify, the gov't program for hiring, ONLY checks if a SSN matches the ID. It does not verify "legal status." So many corporations are using this but it does not curb the "illegal hiring" issue, except for the few dumb ones that have an SSN of Sarah Connor, 63 year old, but their ID states that they are Maria Alejandra Lopez Vega a 20 year old.

    Can you guess where that money is spent? It's not put back in this economy, it's sent home to build their Casas and Ranchos for all the family still south. Since they tend to have multiple families living in one house, again, it's not dispersed amongst the cycle of economy with rental fees.

    The Sanctuary Cities that will not question the legality of those that are here are the worst off. Sacramento and Santa Ana, just to name a few. The crime is rife and the budget tends to be the worst in our state.

    They come here to have their babies since those "ANCHORS" will be legal and have a backstage pass to American Government. Our Welfare offices here in So Cal are 75% latinos. The other 25% is made up of the others. (I didn't even have to see this article's results to know it was true.)

    No more I say!!!! Our own legal citizens are in desperate need of help. I'm all for LEGAL IMMIGRATION!!!! But they must have the patience to follow the rules to being here.
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  • newhon63 2011/04/07 18:28:42
    newhon63
    Ok. So now what? To the people who want to defend these people and say there is no proof and that illegal immigrants pay taxes. What the hell. It is like what I been saying. Illegal immigrants are bloodsuckers. And according to this article, many legal immigrants are coming to America with the intent to join the welfare doles. Do we have a group hug for them now? A little over a half a Trillion dollars goes to immigrants, illegal and legal. Damn.
  • Theresa 2011/04/07 17:18:38
    Theresa
    Please tell us something we did not already know?
  • Cathy 2011/04/07 16:34:24
    Cathy
    +2
    Our government seem like they don't understand the word "illegal immigrates"!! The American citizens are paying for the illegals welfare/public assistance in this country and it is so unfair!
  • les_gvt 2011/04/07 15:59:17
    les_gvt
    +4
    Now doesn't that just suck a big one when the governments own data shows that all the politicians are lying to us, and that illegal immigration DOES cost us money
  • freethinker 2011/04/07 15:46:07 (edited)
    freethinker
    +3
    Here in MinneDopa they are the ones that have contributed Enormously to our debt!!!

    This IS what happens when cities are Declared Sanctuary cities!!!

    http://www.numbersusa.com Sign the Petitions!!!
  • Solipsism freethi... 2011/04/07 18:50:55
    Solipsism
    +1
    freethinker, so true it hurts.

    Here in Cali, Sacramento and Santa Ana are two well know sanctuary cities. I have posted ad naseum statistics and numbers to the calamitous results of these cities.

    When Arizona was battling for 1070, and Sacramento boycotted, I was dumbfounded that the crime and lost revenue was much larger in an acclaimed Sanctuary.
  • freethi... Solipsism 2011/04/07 18:58:11
    freethinker
    +1
    Oh man! I thought we had it bad here!!!



    The Dems have turned their party over to the Most EVIL SOBs I have ever seen!!!
  • Solipsism freethi... 2011/04/07 19:11:21
    Solipsism
    +2
    Life is good here in Cali despite certain issues. =)

    But I did just post a long winded tirade of what many may not know of illegals.

    I'm all for a good bleeding heart of other countries, but not when my own countrymen are suffering. I put them first.
  • freethi... Solipsism 2011/04/07 19:17:45
    freethinker
    +2
    For Sure!! That Is what True Patriots Do!! :):)
  • Birthpangs 2011/04/07 15:28:25 (edited)
  • freethi... Birthpangs 2011/04/07 15:47:11
  • Birthpangs freethi... 2011/04/07 16:01:43
  • freethi... Birthpangs 2011/04/07 16:05:23
    freethinker
    +2
    Bravo for you!! :):)
  • Studied 2011/04/07 13:46:50
    Studied
    +4
    Why is it our government does not understand the definition of the word illegal?
  • BackRoadz 2011/04/07 11:13:52
    BackRoadz
    +3
    These people breed like rabbits. All the more reason we need to ship them and their anchor babies back where the parents came from. Why does the USA think it needs to support these people and their kids when they cant even take care of their own people. The people that are here legally as citizens should be getting this government help not the other way around. It's no wonder are country is in such s dire mess
  • Theresa BackRoadz 2011/04/07 17:20:40
    Theresa
    +1
    Well one good thing of the Federal Gov't shutdown will be the Criminals will not be getting any checks from the Federal gov't!
  • MIKEY 2011/04/07 10:55:19
    MIKEY
    +4
    simple...deport them...and anyone else illegal or not...who enters this great nation should NOT be able to collect one dime until they have paid into our system a min. of three years...if not they get nothing...ya got to give before ya get....now that would have a good many folks leave OR NEVER COME AT ALL......
  • Mechelle MIKEY 2011/04/07 20:46:51
    Mechelle
    +1
    3 years is not long enough ... you forget they live up to 4 to 5 families at a time in one house....work under the table. They would just combine their income until they were able to draw welfare. I don't think they should be able to get anything free unless rendered disabled by a doctor. They could get medical but pay a premium like most people. But only ONLY immagrants here legally. Illegals should get a trip to the border and a jug of water and some food. By by
  • MIKEY Mechelle 2011/04/08 10:14:19
    MIKEY
    i hear ya
  • 2sly 2011/04/07 09:23:29
    2sly
    +2
    Find all these sleaze bags and thier fucking anchor babies and ship them back to were the hell they came from.
  • Katherine 2011/04/07 08:02:10
    Katherine
    +5
    Eight major welfare programs? $517 billion the year they were examined? Just how much are we spending total on welfare? No wonder our country is collapsing. The funny thing is the amount of people taking it begrudgingly, or act as if it's owed to them.
  • Jobs fo... Katherine 2011/04/07 14:11:09
    Jobs for Americans
    +3
    i learned a lesson long ago with a friend. She was divorced with one child..then became pregnant. She worked FT but was always behind in her bills. I would invite her out as a friend and pay her way in and drinks. Later on she would ask for money for a drink and i would always have to ask for the change. She would use my sitter..until one day the sitter said your friend never pays me for her child. Time went on, she would ask me to "ride" with her to get gas pump the gas...then she would say, can you loan me money for the gas? Another time she asked me to go to the mart she needed diapers...we got to the checkout she would say can you get this i don't have any money. Then there were days she was unemployed and asked me to stop on my way home from work to pick her up some bread and milk she would pay me when i got there. She never did. I started keeping a record of these types of things...she was always borrowing money then she would repay, a day later she would borrow back..so i wrote it down to keep track. After a while i told her I could not pick up any more of her purchases as i couldn't afford to any longer. She asked WHAT PURCHASES, i pulled out the list, handed it to her. Her response was SHE GOT MAD AT ME

    i learned a powerful lesson. The more compassion you...

    i learned a lesson long ago with a friend. She was divorced with one child..then became pregnant. She worked FT but was always behind in her bills. I would invite her out as a friend and pay her way in and drinks. Later on she would ask for money for a drink and i would always have to ask for the change. She would use my sitter..until one day the sitter said your friend never pays me for her child. Time went on, she would ask me to "ride" with her to get gas pump the gas...then she would say, can you loan me money for the gas? Another time she asked me to go to the mart she needed diapers...we got to the checkout she would say can you get this i don't have any money. Then there were days she was unemployed and asked me to stop on my way home from work to pick her up some bread and milk she would pay me when i got there. She never did. I started keeping a record of these types of things...she was always borrowing money then she would repay, a day later she would borrow back..so i wrote it down to keep track. After a while i told her I could not pick up any more of her purchases as i couldn't afford to any longer. She asked WHAT PURCHASES, i pulled out the list, handed it to her. Her response was SHE GOT MAD AT ME

    i learned a powerful lesson. The more compassion you have and "help" someone you are really making them dependent, they expect more and more from you. The day you say NO MORE, they get really angry.

    This is the same way when the government "helps" the poor. Government help should always be TEMPORARY. Ongoing care should only be for the elderly and the disabled. if you are able bodied, then you should have to perform some kind of civic work to receive government funds.
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  • Katherine Jobs fo... 2011/04/07 14:28:54
    Katherine
    +1
    Thank you for your story. I've had some thingS similar happen as well and you are absolutely correct.
  • JanHopkins 2011/04/07 06:52:35
    JanHopkins
    +2
    I thought they were here to do the jobs that the fat lazy racist Americans won't do. We are working our fat lazy racist butts off to support them.
  • iamthem... JanHopkins 2011/04/07 12:11:24
    iamthemob ~ the 444th Guru ~
    +2
    Just to note: "An unwillingness to work is not the reason immigrant welfare use is high. The vast majority (95 percent) of immigrant households with children had at least one worker in 2009. But their low education levels mean that more than half of these working immigrant households with children still accessed the welfare system during 2009."
  • Jobs fo... iamthem... 2011/04/07 14:13:38
    Jobs for Americans
    +2
    we should not allow UNeducated immigrants. That's why we must require they be able to speak read and write english BEFORE they come here.

    Illegals are costing us BIG. We should not cut one cent of services to our elderly and disabled BEFORE we get all scum illegals off the payroll and OUT.

    Look up Issa and read what he says about illegal aliens. They are destroying and making our legal immigration process ineffective.
  • iamthem... Jobs fo... 2011/04/07 14:26:45
    iamthemob ~ the 444th Guru ~
    +1
    I think that some distinct functional requirement for English-speaking should be a requirement for citizenship, yes. Not necessarily for interim statuses (e.g., LPR status).

    You lose me though when you start talking about "scum." I don't discount that there's a big problem, I just have never seen a clear enforcement strategy that would be substantially effective that would not end up costing us more than the cost associated with illegal immigration.

    For instance, an attempt to effectively defend the enormous land borders we share with Mexico seems like it would entail an astronomical cost. I have to suspect that the cost would indeed be far more than that associated with welfare program payouts for those that get in. I don't know the right solution here, but the actual costs need to be closely looked at.
  • lonershark iamthem... 2011/08/22 17:17:36
    lonershark
    +2
    The only cost effective way to get rid of illegals is not to build bigger fences, or chase 12 million illegals but to go after employers that hire them..Only problem you would end up arresting the rich, the politicians, and celebrity's, that hire these illegals. When employer is found, a huge fine, second time loss of business. If there are no jobs, they will stop crossing the border.
  • iamthem... lonershark 2011/08/23 00:20:34
    iamthemob ~ the 444th Guru ~
    I believe we're on the same page on that one.

    It also puts the cost on those that are most able and responsible for it to bear it.
  • JanHopkins iamthem... 2011/04/07 16:55:52
    JanHopkins
    +1
    My grandparents came to this country, learned english, and worked their butts off. They survived through the great depression and guess what? They didn't collect welfare. No one should come here with the expectation that we should support them.
  • iamthem... JanHopkins 2011/04/07 16:58:47
    iamthemob ~ the 444th Guru ~
    +1
    Since the vast majority (95%) have a working family member, we shouldn't assume the intent is to be supported. For some, yes. For many, it's just better opportunity.
  • JanHopkins iamthem... 2011/04/07 17:03:53
    JanHopkins
    +1
    So you believe that we should exsist to support better oppurtunities for everyone who wants to wander into this country?
  • iamthem... JanHopkins 2011/04/07 17:05:54
    iamthemob ~ the 444th Guru ~
    +1
    No. And nothing in my statement indicated that.
  • wtw 2011/04/07 04:52:12
    wtw
    +2
    That is why they vote democratic!
  • mwg0735 2011/04/07 04:24:29
  • White O... mwg0735 2011/04/07 04:51:53
    White Orchid
    +2
    Exactly !

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