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Thursday, September 03, 2015

Report: More Than Half of Immigrants on Welfare

More than half of the nation's immigrants receive some kind of government welfare, a figure that's far higher than the native-born population, according to a report to be released Wednesday.

About 51% of immigrant-led households receive at least one kind of welfare benefit, including Medicaid, food stamps, school lunches and housing assistance, compared to 30% for native-led households, according to the report from the Center for Immigration Studies, a group that advocates for lower levels of immigration.

Those numbers increase for households with children, with 76% of immigrant-led households receiving welfare, compared to 52% for the native-born.

The findings are sure to fuel debate on the presidential campaign trail as Republican candidates focus on changing the nation's immigration laws, from calls for mass deportations to ending birthright citizenship.

Steven Camarota, director of research at center and author of the report, said that's a much-needed conversation to make the country's immigration system more "selective."

"This should not be understood as some kind of defect or moral failing on the part of immigrants," Camarota said about the findings. "Rather, what it represents is a system that allows a lot of less-educated immigrants to settle in the country, who then earn modest wages and are eligible for a very generous welfare system."

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Anonymous said...

Everyone should be outraged about this!! I don't work my ass off to aupport ANYONE and I shouldn't be forced to do so! I civil war is looming!!

Anonymous said...

This is just wrong! I have worked since I was 15, and am now in my
50's and still working full time, so I can pay my bills, put food in my refrigerator (which isn't a lot) and have health insurance. It makes me sick to know that money is being taken from me to pay for these people.

Anonymous said...

Here illegally? You get NOTHING!! What have you EVER put into the US economy system to THINK you are entitled to ANYTHING? Get sick, you best head home, no medical treatment give-a-ways. Need food, heat, schooling? Better head home so you can get funds from YOUR country to feed you, keep your warm/cool, and get better educated. America has enough of our own unfortunate to care for, we do NOT need any more!

Anonymous said...

AGREED 11:46 AM. Only if we could enforce this but then they would sure for cruel and unusual punishment which the prisoners do who are housed, clothed, fed and provided some type of recreation too.

Anonymous said...

Legal immigrants are getting plenty of taxpayer money as well.

Immigrate should be refused entry, or deported, if they do not have a demonstrated means of self-support. This is supposed to be the land of opportunity, not the land of opportunism.

MACK said...

YOU all Voted them in Office time after time and will still VOTE the same one's in next time so PLEASE stop coming here and complaining and VOTE for "JOE" next time as he says he is going to clean it all up ...right JOE ??

Anonymous said...

Ship them out