Think its only the cost of a tomato that is affected by illegal immigrants?
A report released this week by the Center for Immigration Studies shows that 70% of illegal immigrants receive welfare assistance. Wonderful. The United States struggles with being able to afford welfare assistance for those in the US legally, do we really need to be paying for those here illegally? The US is in a financial crisis, the Medicaid program is a disaster, yet the powers that be just pretend like nothing is going on.
Thirteen years after Congress overhauled the American welfare system, 57 percent of immigrants with children — those in the country legally or not — use at least one government, welfare program according to a report released Tuesday by the Center for Immigration Studies.
In comparison, 39 percent of native-born Americans with children are signed up for welfare, the report found.
In Texas, 54 percent of legal immigrants and 70 percent of illegal immigrants receive welfare assistance, with illegal immigrants generally receiving benefits on behalf of their U.S.-born children, according to the study, written by a think tank that favors reducing immigration into the U.S.
Does any one really blame an “illegal” coming to the US for a free ride? Who wouldn’t leave their horrible situation in order to find a gravy train in the US that they can exploit. The problem is not the illegals, the problem is the fact that there are no responsible politicians in Washington DC to stop the flow of illegals into the United States. This is not a matter of making these people citizens, it is a matter of restricting their entrance into the United States and taking away their welfare assistance. Stop the reward and folks will think twice about crossing the border.
The illegal immigration issue is yet just another example of how “ALL” politicians have failed “WE THE POEPLE”.