Sunday, October 14, 2018

American taxpayers are paying more for illegal immigrants to have babies than to build Trump’s wall

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Here’s a midterm election messaging opportunity for Republicans, if they want it.
A new report from the Center for Immigration Studies found that the costs of illegal immigrant women having children in the United States exceed the amount of money Congress has appropriated to build a wall along the southern border. Yes: The government is spending more money on childbirth welfare for illegal immigrants than it is for preventing illegal immigration with a wall.
From Paul Bedard at the Washington Examiner:
The new report reveals that women in the United States illegally had 297,000 children in 2014 at a cost of $2.4 billion.
That is $800 million more than the Senate has approved for Trump’s border wall this year and enough to pay for the wall over 10 years.
The Center for Immigration Studies report also put a price on the likely Medicaid bill for childbirth and early care to illegal and legal immigrants combined, at $5.3 billion. That is one-fifth the total cost of building the border wall.
Even though illegal aliens are supposed to be ineligible for welfare, the report explains that Medicaid often pays for delivery and postpartum care for illegal immigrant mothers.
Read the rest from Chris Pandolfo HERE.

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