The shocking numbers in a new report will make American taxpayers furious! Over 54% of teens and children receive some form of public welfare and nearly half of adults. The taxpayer-funded welfare is used by 10.3 million non-citizens!
STEVEN CAMAROTA OF CIS DISCUSSES WELFARE USE BY IMMIGRANTS:
The study of welfare use by U.S. born Americans, naturalized citizens and non-citizen aliens is from the Migration Policy Institute :
The report said that 54.2 percent of children and teens up to age 17 receive at least one of four major public welfare benefits while its 46.3 percent for those aged 18-54 and 47.8 for older aliens.
The report warns that the Trump administration is considering new rules that would make it difficult for immigrants to receive a green card if they or one of their dependents are receiving Medicaid, cash welfare, food stamps or Social Security benefits.
MPI estimates that the law would have a “chilling effect” on immigration and cut welfare use by aliens significantly, likely what the Trump administration wants to hear.
According to the report:
Although it is difficult to estimate precisely how many people would alter their behavior in response to the proposed change in public-chart policy, if immigrants’ use patterns were to follow those observed during the late 1990s there could be a decline of between 20 percent and 60 percent — and that even some members of groups exempt from the new rule [e.g. refugees] would likely withdraw from public programs.
Taking away incentives for illegals to come to America for the “freebies” needs to happen. We cannot afford to support the world.