For centuries people left behind their homelands and traveled to the United States seeking freedom and opportunity. These immigrants built new, often prosperous, lives for themselves and contributed to the growth and development of this country.
In just a few short years, Joe Biden’s open border policy has flipped the American dream where people are now coming to America and getting in line for free government services. Illegal immigrants are flooding across the southern border and taxing taxpayers as they overwhelm the welfare system.
A new study took a hard look at the illegal immigrant crisis and the results are terrifying for American citizens who are now competing with foreigners for survival. The study showed the majority of illegal alien and immigrant households rely on taxpayer-funded welfare.
From Blaze Media:
The study, published Tuesday, found that 54% of households headed by immigrants, including naturalized citizens, legal residents, and illegal aliens, used one or more major welfare program. By way of comparison, only 39% of U.S.-born households similarly relied on food programs, housing programs, Medicaid, and/or the dole.
The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) analyzed U.S. Census Bureau data from the 2022 Survey of Income and Program Participation to pinpoint the data. The study indicated that 48% of “illegal-headed households” used food welfare programs; 39% relied on Medicaid; 18% relied on cash welfare; and 4% relied on housing programs.
The study showed that people getting into the country illegally reportedly use most programs at “statistically significant higher rates than the U.S.-born.” This happens even in illegal-headed households with at least one worker. Children and educational status similarly don’t appear to be major factors, the report noted, as childless immigrant households and those with college degrees also tend to use welfare more than their U.S.-born counterparts.
Biden’s policies have contributed to this scenario that forces American citizens to foot the bill for all these services.
The CIS report noted that the surge of millions of illegal aliens over the southern border since Biden took office “has profound implications for public coffers.” A large share of those released into the country have been granted “parole.” They receive equal welfare eligibility as new permanent legal immigrants.
A previous report from CIS showed that the foreign-born population, both legal and illegal, increased by 4.5 million since January 2021. This amounts to a total population of 49.5 million in October 2023. By comparison, CIS stated that this population hit a record high of 15% of the U.S. population and is more than the individual populations of 25 U.S. states.
- Nightmare report showed that 54% of the U.S. immigrant population is on welfare.
- Illegal-headed households use government services more than U.S.-born households.
- The foreign-born population is now more than the individual populations of half the states.
Source: Blaze Media