California is a den of waste, mismanagement and superfluous spending. That’s not news. However, the amount of money that one county in California is spending on welfare for illegal immigrants may surprise you. An estimated $650 million in welfare will be doled out to the illegal immigrant parents of children in Los Angeles County in 2013. The numbers come from the Department of Public Social Services which uncovered that more than $376 million in benefits and food stamps had been given to illegal alien parents for their American-born children through July.
Los Angeles County is living testimony to the fact that the scourge of illegal immigration is a huge impediment to our own financial well being. How can we ever hope to recover fiscal sanity when we just one county is forced to spend over $1.6 billion on the illegal immigration epidemic?
That’s right, over $1.6 billion.
“When you add the $550 million for public safety and nearly $500 million for healthcare, the total cost for illegal immigrants to county taxpayers exceeds $1.6 billion dollars a year,” Department of Public Social Services Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich said in a statement. “These costs do not even include the hundreds of millions of dollars spent annually for education.”
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Illegal Immigrants Cost Taxpayers Billions