Illegals Receive More Welfare $ than Americans

There are some times when the facts and figures simply do not make sense because they are so outrageous. This is one of those things. Illegal aliens receiving welfare of any kind is outrageous, but the fact that they are receiving more welfare than American families is mind-blowing.

The Center for Immigration Studies released a report today showing how illegal alien households receive an average of $5,692 in federal welfare benefits each year. This is far more than the average native American household which receives $4,431. This means illegal aliens receive $1261 more than Americans.

When measuring all immigrant-headed households (legal and illegal), the numbers increase to an average of $6,241 in welfare, 41 percent more than native households. As with Americans receiving benefits such as food stamps and cash, much of the welfare to immigrants supplements their low wage jobs.

The total cost is over $103 billion in welfare benefits to households headed by immigrants. A majority, 51 percent, of immigrant households receive some type of welfare compared to 30 percent of native households, said the analysis of Census data.

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