FAIR? Illegal’s Taking U.S. Jobs and $$$
Who knew there is a (FAIR) FEDERATION FOR AMERICAN IMMIGRATION REFORM keeping track of The fiscal burden of illegal immigration on United States Taxpayers
ILLEGALS TAKING U.S. JOBS
THE FISCAL BURDEN OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION ON UNITED STATES TAXPAYERS
WHERE ARE THE JOBS TAKEN BY ILLEGAL ALIENS LOCATED?
Updated March 2013
Below is a listing of the estimated number of jobs encumbered by illegal alien workers by state (and Washington, DC). THE ESTIMATE IS PROPORTIONAL TO FAIR’S ESTIMATE OF THE ILLEGAL ALIEN POPULATION RESIDING IN EACH STATE. The listing does not include an estimate for those states that have estimated illegal alien populations of 5,000 or fewer (Maine, Montana, North and South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming).
Updated March 2013
FEDERATION FOR AMERICAN IMMIGRATION REFORM (FAIR)
THE FISCAL BURDEN OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION ON. UNITED STATES TAXPAYERS by Jack Martin, director of special projects and Eric A. Ruark, director of research.
WASHINGTON STATE estimated 275,000 illegal immigrants and their U.S.-born children cost state’s taxpayers about $2.7 billion per year. That cost results from regular K-12 public schooling plus supplemental English instruction, medical services, policing, courts and incarceration as well as some welfare programs for the U.S.-born children of illegal aliens. The fiscal burden on Washingtonians has been growing as the size of the illegal alien population has grown. The fiscal burden translates into an annual fiscal burden of about $970 for each household headed by a U.S. citizen.
CALIFORNIA’S FISCAL BURDEN HAS DOUBLED IN 10 YEARS 2004-2014
2014 CALIFORNIANS bear an enormous fiscal burden as a result of an illegal alien population estimated at almost 3 million residents. The annual expenditure of state and local tax dollars on services for that population is $25.3 BILLION. That total amounts to a yearly burden of about
2014 $2,370 FOR A HOUSEHOLD HEADED BY A U.S. CITIZEN.
2004 Current Census Bureau data indicate that California’s illegal immigrant population is costing the state’s taxpayers more than $10 BILLION PER YEAR IN 2004. This analysis looks specifically at the costs of education, medical care and incarceration, which are the major cost categories. Even without accounting for all of the other areas in which costs are being incurred by California’s taxpayers, this study indicates that the burden is substantial —
2004 NEARLY $1,200 PER NATIVE-HEADED HOUSEHOLD — AND THAT THE COSTS ARE RAPIDLY INCREASING.
2012The fiscal burden on OREGON’S taxpayers resulting from an estimated 170,000 illegal immigrants and their U.S.-born children cost state’s taxpayers an estimated $1 billion per year. That fiscal cost results from regular K-12 public schooling plus supplemental English instruction, medical services, policing, courts and incarceration as well as some welfare programs for the U.S.-born children of illegal aliens. That fiscal burden has been growing as the size of the illegal alien population has grown. The annual outlay amounts to about $730 for each household headed by a U.S. citizen.
In 2013, illegal immigration cost TEXAS TAXPAYERS ABOUT $12.1 BILLION ANNUALLY. That amounts to more than $1,197 for every Texas household headed by a native-born or naturalized U.S. citizen. The taxes paid by illegal aliens — estimated at $1.27 billion per year — do not come close to paying for those outlays, but we include an estimate of revenue from sales taxes, property taxes, alcohol taxes, and cigarette taxes.
NEW MEXICANS bear a fiscal burden of about $717 million per year in outlays due to an estimated 100,000 illegal alien residents and their U.S.-born children. Those outlays are in large part due to the education of an estimated 6,700 illegal alien students and an additional 30,170 U.S.-born children of illegal aliens. Their K-12 cost is about $438 million, and an additional $54 million is spent on their separate English instruction. Other costs relate to medical services, policing, courts and incarceration as well as some welfare programs for the U.S.-born children of illegal aliens. That fiscal burden has been growing as the size of the illegal alien population has grown. The annual outlay amounts to about $1,000 per household headed by a U.S. citizen.
2014 Illegal immigration cost NORTH CAROLINA taxpayers more than $2 billion annually. That amounts to $578 annually for every North Carolina household headed by a native-born or naturalized U.S. citizen. The taxes paid by illegal aliens — estimated at less than $300 million per year — do not come close to paying for those outlays, and are not a true offset in any case. The burden on the state’s taxpayers would not be alleviated by adoption of an amnesty, but could be compounded if it attracted a new surge of illegal immigration as did the amnesty in 1986.
2010 Illegal immigration costs federal and local taxpayers $113 billion a year. That is an average cost to native-headed households of $1,117 a year. This pioneering study brings together data and estimates of the fiscal cost resulting from federal, state and local expenditures on illegal aliens and their U.S.-born children. Separate estimates are available for each state. Copies by mail are $25.
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