You are partisan hacks.
- The FAIR report you are citing isn’t from 2013, it’s from 2010 (revised 2011). You’d know that if you clicked on the link & read the article before citing it.
- Illegal immigrants cost American taxpayers a minimum of $148.1 billion per year, when you include government subsidies, the costs of crime, & remittances (which both you & FAIR ignored for some bizarre reason).
Here are the facts:
a. The federal government spends $28.6 billion per year subsidizing illegal immigrants, according to a report from the Federation for American Immigration Reform. This money goes to services such as education ($2.1 billion), healthcare ($5.9 billion), policing etc.
b. State and local governments cough up more, $93.3 billion a year on illegals. This goes to everything from education, healthcare, municipal services, court and policing costs etc. You can get a good sense of what this looks like in my cost analysis on California.
c. Illegal immigrants do pay taxes to the tune of $14.9 billion at the federal, state, and local level.
Adjusted for inflation, the US government spends a net $110.1 billion every year on illegal immigrants — that’s the sort of statistic they don’t tell you about.
d. Illegals send $38 billion every year in remittances.
You can see how that’s calculated in my article here.
In the future, do a better job at pretending to know what you’re talking about.
Spencer P Morrison