Cost of Illegal Immigration Infographics

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  1. colorfulone profile image76
    colorfuloneposted 8 years ago

    Have you ever wondered how much money from taxpayers goes to illegal immigrants in your state?

    In 2013, taxpayers shouldered $100 billion in state spending on illegal aliens!

    U.S. State Infographs:

    I would like to see the stats for 2014-2015. I can only imagine the costs have gone up for taxpayers each year to support illegal aliens.

    1. Quilligrapher profile image72
      Quilligrapherposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Every time I think the hate speech posted in this forum could not possibly get any worse, another thread that maliciously attacks individuals or groups in our society invariably pops up to prove me wrong. This time, the OP is promoting the opinions, data, and agenda of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).

      In December 2007, FAIR was designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) because of the group's stated goals and decades of racist statements made by FAIR’s founder,  John Tanton. In addition, the SPLC documents the mutually supportive connections that Fair’s officers have established with white supremacist groups and eugenicists. Full details of FAIR’s racist history are available on the SPLC website: … ion-reform

  2. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 8 years ago

    I bet there is still a net gain if you look at what would happen if that source of labor was lost. In many states crops would just not be harvested without that seasonal labor.

    1. sallybea profile image93
      sallybeaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I would be surprised if illegal aliens were allowed to work without a work permit.  I would think that seasonal labor is something different altogether.

      1. psycheskinner profile image82
        psycheskinnerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        In states that depend on seasonal harvesting they are routinely allowed to work without a permit because otherwise the fruit would rot on the branch.  Americans simply will not take hard physical labor jobs that are seasonal and minimum wage.

  3. colorfulone profile image76
    colorfuloneposted 8 years ago

    This thread from 5 years ago on the same topic has a lot stats that I thought were maddening to say the least.  * … mmigration

    The costs of illegal immigration is not helping the United States. It costs a lot to deal with illegal criminals in the US. 

    Supreme Court Considers President Obama’s “Upside Down” Executive Overreach on Immigration … mmigration

    The Supreme Court will decide whether President Obama has the power to, in the President’s words, “change the law.” … mmigration

  4. profile image0
    calculus-geometryposted 8 years ago

    The root of the problem is unscrupulous employers who hire illegal immigrants and pay them wages far below the legal minimum, and in addition don't pay the appropriate payroll taxes.

    The illegal immigrants themselves are not very sophisticated in general, it's not like they are conspiring to drive down wages in the industries where they usually work.  They are just going with the flow because they don't know the law and don't know the language well enough to learn the law.  They don't realize that the worst that can happen to them is deportation, while their employers could face serious jail time.

    1. rhamson profile image69
      rhamsonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You hit the nail right on the head. Employers who game the system pocket the difference and care little about the legality. Instead of the illegal worker not knowing or caring about the legality of the situation they are happy to make what they do as the conditions many of them come from are far worse and less profitable. If NAFTA was such a roaring success, why do they still come here despite the danger and illegality? Think about it.......

  5. Matt Easterbrook5 profile image59
    Matt Easterbrook5posted 8 years ago

    This is the United States of America. We are the land of opportunity. I bet almost all of our families in the past have had immigrants come to the U.S and settle and that is why we have our great lives today. Yes, Mexico in some ways has caused a massive flood of illegal immigrants, but in a lot of ways we as consumers have also benefited from them with low fruit, and produce prices etc..from them accepting migrant work especially in California. A lot of them have made it big time here in the U.S. and are very successful people. So, be careful when we throw stones at our own glass houses.

  6. colorfulone profile image76
    colorfuloneposted 8 years ago

    It is more like a house of cards, like ObamaCare. 

    Today, April 15th, is typically the deadline for Americans to submit their federal income taxes (though the deadline this year is April 18th because of a quirk in the calendar). Whether you submitted your taxes months ago or are rushing to complete them by Monday’s deadline, FAIR wanted to remind you that illegal immigration costs U.S. taxpayers approximately $100 billion annually. Yes, that’s billion with a “B”… every year! The fiscal burden on Americans breaks down as follows:

    $51 billion in education;
    $18 billion in general government services;
    $17 billion in healthcare;
    $17 billion in justice and law enforcement; and
    $10 billion in public assistance.

    The total cost to U.S. taxpayers will increase significantly if the Supreme Court allows President Obama to implement his executive amnesty programs. Under our federal tax laws, illegal aliens with deferred action (DACA and DAPA) are eligible to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC). Outrageously, once eligible for EITC and ACTC, tax law allows a person to amend their tax returns from the past three years to claim the credits—even if that person was ineligible during those years! Between EITC and ACTC, the Congressional Research Service—the nonpartisan policy research arm for lawmakers—confirmed that each amnestied illegal alien is eligible for $35,000 in tax credits. Heritage Foundation’s Robert Rector calculated “cash payments from the EITC and ACTC to DAPA recipients would equal $7.8 billion per year” plus another $23.5 billion in retroactive claims.

    As FAIR previously pointed out, the full taxpayer cost of executive amnesty is far greater than is being reported. Specifically, illegal aliens with deferred action are eligible for Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act), unemployment benefits, Social Security, and Medicare. Additionally, certain illegal aliens with deferred action are eligible for Medicaid and SCHIP health care benefits. Rector calculates the “lifetime costs” of Social Security and Medicare benefits to DAPA recipients at $1.3 trillion and Obamacare benefits at $15.5 billion per year.

    Immigration … -annually/

  7. colorfulone profile image76
    colorfuloneposted 8 years ago

    Quilligrapher, I see that there is so much potential in you for greatness, but once again I am disappointed.  I have no idea what 'hate speech" you are referring to in this thread or any other that would concern myself or your own false perception.  Take those blinders off and think out of the box. 

    In 2014, Obama used executive order to grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens. That gave up to 5 million illegal aliens protected from deportation, and permission to live and work in the United States, and to be eligible for states' public benefits.

    To date 26 states filed a lawsuit to prevent these amnesty plans from being executed. In 2015, a district court judge sided with the state plaintiffs and issued an injunction that blocked the implementation of the executive amnesty; a decision that was later upheld by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

    The Supreme Court will rule and hopefully if favor of our nation's sovereignty and not the NWO agenda. 

    I suppose to you that anyone who opposes Obama's unconstitutional actions and lawlessness is accused of "hate speech" by your standards. Feel free to take your "hate speech" BS somewhere else, I see right through it.   

    Federation For American Immigration Reform
    FAIRUS: … ma_amnesty

    1. PhoenixV profile image63
      PhoenixVposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      They are all jumping to the conclusión that One specific nationality is entering against the law. Interestingly. Along with some mcarthyism, and the splc who labeled Ben Carson  an extremist, throw around some threats of hate speech and it becomes clear how They roll

      1. colorfulone profile image76
        colorfuloneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        For sure its easy to see how 'they roll'.  I have read several articles by former CIA agents who have blown the whistle on the big bank drug cartels. They'll get money anyway they can at the expense of whomever with no regard for human life except for their's and their own.  Its not a difficult issue to end drug trafficking, just the desire to do so along with common sense actions would take care of that in short order.  People are dropping dead from heroin in the Unites States everyday, its become an epidemic.  NoObamaCare.

    2. Quilligrapher profile image72
      Quilligrapherposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Actually, your opinion of my greatness has no value, and the relevance of your disappointment has even less.

      Using the phrase “hate  speech” was  a mistake. The posts in this thread so far probably do not meet the legal definition established by the courts. My error.

      Setting my opinions aside, the facts in my prior post remain valid. This thread was opened with a post that advocates in favor of the opinions, data, and agenda of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). This immigration lobbyist was  designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) because of the group's affiliations with white supremacists and decades of racist statements made by FAIR’s founder,  John Tanton.

      As for taking the “‘hate speech’ BS somewhere else,” I don’t think that is going to happen. There will always be someone with the truth to respond to the lies and misrepresentations found in your posts. It is not the opinions that need to be corrected but the falsehoods used to support them.

  8. aware profile image67
    awareposted 8 years ago

    It is earth we stand on. All of us. We are so lucky here in the Americas. North. Central. And south. We have vast resources and  splendor.  What we have here is priceless. Turn these downtrodden into a army

  9. colorfulone profile image76
    colorfuloneposted 8 years ago

    For anyone interested in taking action against Obama's lawlessness and unconstitutional actions on amnesty for illegal aliens, you can help by signing this petition. The petition will be admitted as evidence at the Supreme Court. … 45963099=1

    President Obama directly violated the Constitution by imposing his lawless Executive action on immigration. He broke the law.

    The trial court held that President Obama “is not just rewriting the laws, he is creating them from scratch.”  A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked his illegal action.

    I believe, that, we shall see law and order restored by the SCOTUS.
    That, the Constitution of the United States will be upheld.

  10. colorfulone profile image76
    colorfuloneposted 8 years ago

    Whatever, are entertaining yourself.   
    Have fun with that in the HubPages Forums.  roll
    Maybe you can tickle someone's ears. 

    Obama is still breaking the law with his illegally amnesty EO. 
    Will the Supreme Court stop his illegal executive order? 
    Illegal immigration is illegal, at a cost to American taxpayers.

    Economic impact of illegal immigrants in the United States … ted_States 

    The Impact of Unauthorized Immigrants on the Budgets of State and Local Governments … ration.pdf


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