According to an analysis of US Census Bureau statistics, over half of all immigrant families – both legal and illegal – are on welfare. You’re welcome. Oh, that’s right, you’ll never hear that because according to Barack Obama & Company they’re entitled to it. After all, if US taxpayers weren’t funding welfare payments for unemployable Mexican illegal aliens, Mexico would be a $h**hole.
Keep in mind that in order to legally immigrate, the immigrant has to certify that they can support themselves and won’t use welfare. That’s another part of the immigration law that the current administration – and previous administrations – have chosen to ignore.
The black bar reflects welfare usage by native US residents and the blue bar is for legal and illegal immigrants. Immigrants use Medicaid and Food welfare at nearly double the rate of US natives. Any wonder why Obama insisted on dramatic expansions of Medicaid as part of his ObamaCare package? And any wonder why we have record numbers of people on Food Stamps?
Here are just a few of the important findings of this study.
— Immigrant households have much higher use of food programs (40 percent vs. 22 percent for natives) and Medicaid (42 percent vs. 23 percent). Immigrant use of cash programs is somewhat higher than natives (12 percent vs. 10 percent) and immigrant use of housing programs is similar to natives.
— Welfare use varies among immigrant groups. Households headed by immigrants from Central America and Mexico (73 percent), the Caribbean (51 percent), and Africa (48 percent) have the highest overall welfare use. Those from East Asia (32 percent), Europe (26 percent), and South Asia (17 percent) have the lowest.
— Many immigrants struggle to support their children, and a large share of welfare is received on behalf of U.S.-born children. However, even immigrant households without children have significantly higher welfare use than native households without children — 30 percent vs. 20 percent.
Among things I would add would be the fact that Donald Trump didn’t go far enough when he noted that Mexico is sending us murderers and rapists. They’re also sending us their unemployable welfare leeches. From this study it appears that those “jobs Americans won’t do” aren’t being done by illegals either.
It’s also no surprise that Asians and European immigrants show the lowest use of welfare, and I find it shocking that 30% of native born citizens are following the Obama doctrine of getting what they think they’re “entitled to” from productive citizens.
Looks like it’s long past time to start enforcing our current immigration laws and start deporting the leeches who are sliding over the southern border with the help of the current administration and the Democratic Party. And of course, the help of Republicans like John McCain and Jeb! Bush.