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Friday, September 16, 2016

It Costs Nearly $44 Billion To Educate Illegal Aliens

It cost taxpayers an estimated $43.9 billion to educate illegal alien students in the 2015-2016 school year, and $59.2 billion for programs to educate voters lacking proficient English skills, according to a Wednesday report from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).

FAIR estimated that it cost an average of $12,128 per illegal immigrant student in the last school year and there were an estimated 3.618 million illegal immigrant students nationwide. In addition, it takes at least $1.7 billion to educate 119,000 unaccompanied alien minors. “From January 2014 to June 2016, the federal government placed 118,929 UAMs with sponsors in the United States, typically a relative or acquaintance. This figure does not include UAMs who may have slipped past the Border Patrol,” the FAIR report stated.

Taxpayers across the country spent nearly $60 billion on non-English proficient students and the vast majority of this taxpayer cost was borne by state and local taxpayers. These students also were among the worst classroom performers.

“Educators measure four categories of achievement: Below Basic, Basic, Proficient and Advanced. The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), administered by the U. S. Department of Education, indicates that only 7 percent of fourth grade LEP students performed at the Proficient level and just one percent demonstrated the ability to master Advanced work,” FAIR wrote in the report.



Anonymous said...

Can buy a lot of Aircraft Carriers and F35s for that kind of money.

Anonymous said...

I've met natural born citizens on the shore who lack proficient English skills

Anonymous said...

If we wait till they know how to speak English before we let them in maybe that will help save us money. Food for thought. (map)

Anonymous said...

They're very proficient at "Shore English". Try and keep up.

Anonymous said...

i disagree with the illegals coming here and receiving American benefits paid for by Americans.
However, to suggest a better use of the money might be for instruments of war is very jaded.
I disagree with you.

Thank you

Anonymous said...

5:45 When China starts threatening us in a few years you will be rethinking that statement. The very instruments of war you find so disagreeable are the very things that keep us out of serious wars. Think about a house where the owner has a gun and an alarm system. Much safer household than the house next door that relies on the police to protect him. But hey what me worry at least I already know Spanish and Chinese.

Zorro said...

Well just take thst from the 6.5 Trillion dollars the Chicago Mob stole from the Pentagon...

Concerned Retiree said...

They say it will cost to much to send them back. Take this figure and the figure that tells the US cost to bring them here if they don't cross over illegally and the US will have plenty of money to send all illegals, and immigrants brought over without proper vetting, back to where they came from saving tax dollars. This does not include medical, housing, food stamps and the checks they get. This proves how stupid the Federal government thinks we are. "Vote Trump" and show the DemocRATs how smart we really are.