Illegal Aliens cost the American taxpayer an estimated $116 billion a year, enough to fund a border wall around the entire United States.
The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) released the immigration report, proving that an illegal alien costs the American taxpayer approximately $8,075 each, totaling a staggering $116 billion annually.
Researchers with FAIR stated that the findings were a “disturbing and unsustainable trend,” as the cost of illegal immigration to taxpayers has risen nearly $3 billion since 2013, when illegal immigration costed $113 billion.
“A continually growing population of illegal aliens, along with the federal government’s ineffective efforts to secure our borders, present significant national security and public safety threats to the United States,” the FAIR report states. “They also have a severely negative impact on the nation’s taxpayers at the local, state, and national levels. Illegal immigration costs Americans billions of dollars each year. Illegal aliens are net consumers of taxpayer-funded services and the limited taxes paid by some segments of the illegal alien population are, in no way, significant enough to offset the growing financial burdens imposed on U.S. taxpayers by massive numbers of uninvited guests.”
Every year, the federal government pays out approximately $45.8 billion to illegal aliens including expenditures for public education, health care, justice enforcement and welfare programs.
“FAIR maintains that every concerned American citizen should be asking our government why, in a time of increasing costs and shrinking resources, is it spending such large amounts of money on individuals who have no right, nor authorization, to be in the United States,” FAIR researchers ask. “This is an especially important question in view of the fact that the illegal alien beneficiaries of American taxpayer largess offset very little of the enormous costs of their presence by the payment of taxes. Meanwhile, average Americans pay approximately 30% of their income in taxes.”
Meanwhile, state and local costs of illegal aliens totaling nearly $89 billion a year, FAIR estimates, which includes their tax drain on public schools, city and county infrastructure, as well as local courts and prisons.
FAIR estimates the wall would cost approximately $15 billion, a small fraction of the $116 billion illegal immigration burden. Let’s get it built now!.