Tuesday, November 28, 2023

House GOP: Biden’s Migration Imposes Huge Costs on Ordinary Americans; Border Crisis Costs American Taxpayers $451 Billion Annually, House GOP Report Claims

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House GOP: Biden’s Migration Imposes Huge Costs on Ordinary Americans:
The Democrats’ migration policy causes a vast diversion of taxpayers’ funds to business interests, liberal advocacy groups, and migrants, according to data provided in a report by the Republican side of the House Committee on Homeland Security.
“It is unconscionable for [border chief Alejandro] Mayorkas and President Biden to force the American people to pick up the tab for the crisis their border policies created,” committee chairman Rep. Mark Green (R-TN) said, and continued:
Communities across this country, from the smallest border town to our largest city, are dealing with depleted emergency resources, public housing crises, overwhelmed public-school systems, damaged or destroyed property, and overwhelming law enforcement costs—burdens these hardworking taxpayers were never prepared for, and should not be forced to pay.
The spending “could cost as much as an astounding $451 billion,” per year, the report stated, citing research from the Center for Immigration Studies in May 2023.
The population of the United States is roughly 330 million, plus perhaps 15 million illegal migrants. Even if the federal and state governments are spending only $160 billion per year, the spending would be the equivalent of $500 per American man, woman, child, and retiree.
If the $500 per American was not spent on migrants, it would otherwise go to Americans’ needs, via higher wages, lower taxes, and lower rents, reduced government deficits, or more investment in Americans’ schools, technology, and infrastructure. --->READ MORE HERE
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Border Crisis Costs American Taxpayers $451 Billion Annually, House GOP Report Claims:
The southern border crisis costs American taxpayers around $451 billion per year for services provided to a record number of illegal aliens under the Biden administration, according to one estimate a Republican-led investigation cites.
In a 49-page report released Monday, the House Committee on Homeland Security found that nearly half a trillion dollars is being lost in the healthcare, law enforcement, education, housing, and other sectors due to an influx of illegal immigration in the past two years. The $451 billion figure takes into account the millions of illegal migrants released by Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’s Department of Homeland Security, as well as 1.7 million so-called gotaways, the Center for Immigration Studies revealed in May.
“Every day, millions of American taxpayer dollars are spent on costs directly associated with illegal immigration and the unprecedented crisis at the Southwest border sparked by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’ policies,” the committee staff report states.
“Only a small fraction is ever recouped from the taxes paid by illegal aliens, with the rest falling on the shoulders of American citizens and lawful residents,” it adds. “Mass illegal immigration, accelerated by Mayorkas’ open-borders policies, now represents a massive cost to the federal government and state governments alike, as well as the pocketbooks of private citizens and businesses.”
Anywhere between 16.8 million and 29 million illegal aliens currently live in the U.S., according to data provided by the Federation for American Immigration Reform and Yale University. Since President Joe Biden assumed office in January 2021, at least 3.8 million illegal aliens have entered the country. --->READ MORE HERE
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