There have been rumblings of concern coming from many Americans about the impact of illegal immigration on the country. A new study is breaking the narrative that Democrats have been pushing for years.
Everyone has heard that illegal immigrants pay their fair share of taxes, so they deserve to be here. Let’s put aside the fact that they are breaking federal law by entering the country illegally and talk about whether the previous statement is true. According to the government watchdog group Judicial Watch, they discovered that illegal immigration ends up costing around $135 billion in American tax dollars per year. In contrast, the government only recoups $19 billion a year from illegal immigrant tax payments. Furthermore, the wall to protect our borders that President Trump wants to build would only cost $25 billion.
This study completely demolishes the narrative that the Left has been telling us to just accept for years.
The study was done on the federal, state, and local programs. It revealed that between education, medical, law enforcement, and welfare, American taxpayers are being forced to foot the bill for $116 billion of the total $135 billion being used.
That $116 billion per year could go to good use around the country. We could start rebuilding the infrastructure, create jobs through cutting the tax rates which would encourage growth, and also put that money to use in underprivileged inner-city schools that are in need of assistance.
In the published report, it states that: “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.”
Seemingly, the suggestion is that due to the growing problem of illegal immigration, the US is hemorrhaging money and putting itself at risk. If one wants to see the effects of “open border policy” on safety, they need look no further than the terrorist attacks in Europe this year alone.
Sadly, if the Left had their way, that would be us. They won’t come out and say it honestly, but they completely support open borders. Sanctuary cities, if anything, prove that.
The report goes on to say that: “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 immigration ends up costing around $135 billion in American tax dollars per year, while the government only recoups $19 billion a year from illegal immigrant tax payments. Should we commit to taking care of others when we struggle to take care of our own?
As you can see, this only goes to prove the previously mentioned numbers included in the report. We are all paying a good chunk of our taxes in support of people who have entered the country illegally.
It is understandable to want to leave your country if it is war-ravaged or all around desolate. But the fact is, there is a legal process to enter this country if you want to get away from that place and start a new life.
One of the rules of coming to the United States is that you have to respect the laws of this country. By passing the border illegally, it is already showing a disregard for our laws — which presents a cost and danger to every single American citizen.