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Do Illegal Aliens Already Receive Welfare in America?

December 3, 2014

From here:

  • Most illegal immigrant households take in more taxpayer-supported welfare dollars than they ever contribute, a new study has found

The Obama administration and its sycophantic followers on the Left have often claimed that illegal aliens are not eligible for, and do not receive, American taxpayer benefits, but are nonetheless “expected” to pay taxes. That bothers a lot of lefties, especially the uber-lib beat writers over at The Huffington Post like  who think that if they use the politically correct phrase “undocumented immigrants” they can pretend that people who are “undocumented” are really in the country “illegally,” and ought to be damned glad that we have a president who isn’t rounding them up and bussing them back home. That they are paying any taxes is irrelevant, considering they’re not even supposed to be in the country at all.

But we digress. In fact, illegal immigrants (we don’t subscribe to the Left’s PC language here) do indeed cob their “fair share” of U.S. taxpayer-supported welfare benefits, and actually have for years.

As noted by David Inserra, a research associate with the Heritage Foundation, in a new report on the issue, the typical American household received, on average, $31,584 in government benefits and services (like Social Security, unemployment insurance, means-tested welfare programs, public education and local services like police and fire protection and EMS) in 2010.

That said, he points out that not every household saw a net gain in government benefits; higher income households, he says, are more like tax contributors, not tax absorbers (meaning they pay more in taxes than they receive in benefits). Other households, he contends, are the opposite – the take more than they give.

According to Inserra:

  • The typical household headed by a college-educated person paid $54,089 in taxes while receiving just $24,839 in government benefits.
  • The average American household headed by a person without a high school diploma paid just $11,469 in taxes while receiving $46,582 in government benefits.

These numbers are not insignificant, he points out, because the average illegal immigrant would fall on the “tax consumer” side of the equation. In fact, he found that half of illegal immigrant households are headed by people with less than a high school diploma, while one-quarter have only a high school diploma.

By granting illegal immigrants amnesty, he explains, they will enter the welfare system and drain the treasury of funds:

  • The average illegal immigrant is 34 years old. If he receives amnesty, he will receive government benefits for 50 years. Some amnesty proposals suggest restricting benefit access for the first 13 years after amnesty, but that limit would have little impact on long-term costs.
  • Over the course of a lifetime, 11.5 million illegal immigrants granted amnesty would receive $9.4 trillion in government benefits after paying just $3.1 trillion in taxes.

“Notably,” states a National Center for Policy Analysis review of Inserra’s work, “illegal immigrants are already receiving significant amounts of government benefits…”

Further, the NCPA review states:

In 2010, the typical illegal immigrant household received $24,721 in government benefits but paid just over $10,000 in taxes — an annual benefit of more than $14,000 per household. Illegal immigrants not only receive the benefits of government services (like fire and police protection), but their children receive public education. Additionally, children of illegal immigrants that are born in the United States are eligible for the full spread of government welfare benefits, including Social Security and Medicare.

Now, of course, Americans have learned since President Obama’s (unconstitutional) executive amnesty last month, the newly minted pseudo-citizens will be eligible to receive Medicare and Social Security – you know, because they’ll be paying in and such.

Only, as Inserra notes, they pay-in will be much less than the pay-out, and that’s ugly public policy – not to mention constitutionally questionable – given that both are on pace to become insolvent in the not-too-distant future.

This phenomenon is not new, by the by. Judicial Watch, a legal watchdog organization based in Washington, D.C., reported on a study in 2011 that cited U.S. Census data which showed “that most U.S. families headed by illegal immigrants use taxpayer-funded welfare programs on behalf of their American-born anchor babies.”

Further, JW reported, citing the data:

Even before the recession, immigrant households with children used welfare programs at consistently higher rates than natives, according to the extensive census data collected and analyzed by a nonpartisanWashington D.C. group dedicated to researching legal and illegal immigration in the U.S.

The results, published this month in a lengthy report, are hardly surprising.

Obama appears to hate everyone

November 20, 2014

From here:

Hi. I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. We all know Barack Obama is a hater. It’s crystal clear from his comments about “fundamentally changing America” and, of course, his policies that have caused chaos and crisis in our economy and foreign policy that Obama hates America.

We know from his actions and policies — including his statement, “You didn’t build that” — that he hates business owners.

We know from his statement about Middle America — that they “cling to their guns and Bibles” — that he has disdain for middle-class Americans.

But you might be surprised to learn that he hates his own core supporters. What other conclusion can you draw when you hear the facts? On Election Day, two weeks ago, Obama got 89 percent support from black voters and66 percent support from Jewish voters.

Yet the facts I’m about to report indicate that Obama is out to hurt African-Americans and Jews. This guy really is a world-class hater. He appears to hate everyone — at least everyone inside America. The question is why don’t African-Americans and Jews see the truth that’s staring them right in the face? Why are African-Americans and Jews voting against their own self-interest? Why are they voting for a guy committed to hurting them?

As an American (and a Jew), I couldn’t think of a more dangerous or damaging plan toward African-Americans or Jews than the one being carried out by Obama.

Let’s start with black Americans, and let me be blunt. As a successful businessman, Obama’s plan to give amnesty to millions of illegal aliens will not greatly affect my life. However, it will it crush the lives of millions of poor and lower-income black Americans, especially those striving and working hard to escape poverty and achieve the American dream.

After six years of Obama’s presidency, African-American unemployment is more than double that of whites.

Obama’s policies haven’t provided jobs (obviously). But he has provided record levels of welfare, food stamps, disability and other handouts from government. Is this a man out to help you? With friends like that, who needs enemies? But I digress.

It’s about to get worse, far worse. Obama’s imminent amnesty plan will allow millions of illegal immigrants to compete for jobs at the lowest rung of the economic scale, a disproportionate number of whom are black Americans. With total disregard for their welfare, hopes or dreams, Obama will snub his nose at all struggling lower-middle income Americans by allowing millions of uneducated, hardworking, desperate-to-support-their-families illegal aliens to legally fight them for low-wage jobs.

These illegal immigrants aren’t going to take the jobs of Obama’s liberal Ivy League friends. They aren’t going to take the jobs of his millionaire bundlers. They aren’t going to take the jobs of his billionaire limo-riding, private-jet-flying, Democratic donors. They pose no threat to Hollywood celebrities. Millions of illegal immigrants suddenly legalized will be taking low-wage jobs from black (and other lower-income) Americans.

After Obama finishes his dirty, illegal amnesty deed, black Americans will either have a hard time ever finding another job or the wage pressure created by all these new job seekers means any black American with a low-wage job will never again see a raise. And forget about young people, especially those without college degrees, ever finding employment at any wage.

Am I wrong? Well, guess who agrees with me? Obama himself. Obama wrote in his book “The Audacity of Hope” that illegal immigration harms the wages of blue-collar workers (especially black Americans), depresses wages and strains the overburdened safety net. That’s what then-Senator Obama said in his own book in 2006.

So if, as a senator, Obama understood the damage illegal immigration does to black Americans, why would he, now as president, open the floodgates to illegal immigration? Why would Obama want to harm blue-collar workers and depress wages? Is Obama a racist out to keep black Americans hopeless, helpless and dependent on crappy government checks for the rest of all time? I can’t tell you what’s in his heart. But I can tell you: Obama is no friend of black Americans.

The next time you walk into a voting booth, remember Obama and the entire liberal political establishment stay in power by keeping their voters poor and dependent.

Now, let’s examine Obama’s treatment of Jewish Americans. Let me repeat: I am a member of that tribe. Israel’s right to exist is of paramount importance to most American Jews. The list is long of things Obama has said and done that indicate he is no friend of Israel. Let’s start with his nonstop supportive rhetoric toward Palestinians and Israel’s other radical Muslim enemies.

Then there’s his demanding Israel withdraw to borders that would weaken its defenses.

There’s his threatening to withhold military aid unless Israel stops defending itself against terrorists shooting missiles into its residential neighborhoods.

There’s his fomenting the Arab Spring so that Israel is now surrounded by radical extremist regimes dedicated to Israel’s destruction.

Then there’s his publicly embarrassing Israel’s leader Benjamin Netanyahu. (Obama aides went so far as to recently call Netanyahu “a coward.”)

And now, Obama is about to do the unthinkable: enter into a sham agreement that will allow Iran a nuclear weapon, which puts the lives of 7 million Israeli Jews at great risk.

Let that deed be on the hands of every Jewish voter who pulled the lever for Obama and his progressive cohorts.

Consider this.

Obama’s true feeling towards Jews and Israel can be summed up by his nomination of Loretta Lynch for U.S. attorney general. As a law student, Lynch was active in a radical group at Harvard Law School that each month brought in to speak Jew-hating, pro-terrorist radicals dedicated to the destruction of Israel.

Giving a platform to Jew haters like this tells you all you need to know about the mindset of Obama. A history like that should automatically disqualify anyone from ever getting near the U.S. Justice Department, let alone running it.

Who would choose a person with Lynch’s background to run Justice? With friends like Obama, Jews don’t need enemies.

By the way, if a white Republican conservative supported policies that hurt blacks or Jews, that resulted in more than double the rates of black to white unemployment, that allowed in millions of competitors for the jobs of black Americans or nominated someone to head the Justice Department with that kind of an anti-Semitic background, what would blacks and Jews say?

Folks, if someone hits and hurts you once, it might be a mistake. If he does it twice, perhaps it’s a coincidence. But if he attacks and hurts you repeatedly, it becomes clear it’s a purposeful pattern and you’re the target. It’s time to admit the other guy doesn’t like you.

So my message to black and Jewish Americans is simple: It’s time to consider that Obama isn’t on your side.

I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. See you next week. God bless America.

Obama Releases 167,000 Criminal Illegal Aliens Back Unto The Streets

October 28, 2014
An Obama Amnesty Decree Is Imminent… Obama Caught Covertly Planning To ‘Legalize’ Up To 34 Million Illegal Aliens!

Jessica Vaughan, a former State Department officer, who is now an immigration expert at the Center for Immigration Studies, blew the lid off of Barack Obama’s covert Amnesty scheme when she exposed an October 6, 2014 bid solicitation, issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), seeking a vendor who can produce up to 34 million blank green cards and work permits.

Congressman Lou Barletta (R—PA) is accusing the Obama Regime of “covert actions to prepare for tens of millions of amnesty cases” and says this bid solicitation is “proof that the groundwork is already being laid to grant amnesty post-election to millions upon millions of people who have broken our laws to enter this country.”

Senator Jeff Sessions agrees: “This revelation provides startling confirmation of the crisis facing our Republic,” and he added that this covert amnesty scheme “will reduce your pay, increase your tax bill, and squeeze millions of Americans out of the middle class… We need to help struggling Americans find good jobs and rising pay — not import more low-wage workers to replace them… This is where we draw the line. This is where we make our stand.”

And Senator Sessions issued the following clarion call: “You have the power to send a bolt of lightning that will send shock waves through Washington DC. You have the power to tell Obama and his open borders extremists: NO.” But time is short. Unless you take action now, you can be sure that Barack Obama will attempt to pull the trigger on his massive covert amnesty scheme after next week’s election.

Use the hyperlink below to send your urgent Blast Faxes to every Member of the Republican Leadership. Or alternatively, send your urgent Blast Faxes to each and every Republican Member of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives.

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It’s No Secret… The Implementation Of A Large-Scale Executive Amnesty Has Already Begun.

The announcement is imminent and the Obama Regime is already laying the groundwork behind the scenes. Jonathan Strong with issued the following report after Vaughan let the cat out of the bag:

“Unnoticed until now, a draft solicitation for bids issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Oct. 6 says potential vendors must be capable of handling a ‘surge’ scenario of 9 million id cards in one year ‘to support possible future immigration reform initiative requirements.’ … The guaranteed minimum for each ordering period is 4,000,000 cards. The estimated maximum for the entire contract is 34,000,000 cards.”

Of course, the Obama Regime is already trying to tell us that 34 million blank green cards does not necessarily translate to legalizing 34 million illegal aliens… and they’re right. History teaches us that legalizing millions of illegal aliens will only give the green light to an even greater number who will follow. It’s likely that Barack Obama actually wants to encourage MILLIONS of additional illegal aliens, beyond the 34 million, to come into the United States.

We already know that legalizing illegal aliens only encourages exponentially more illegal border crossings. Back in 2006, The Heritage Foundation’s Robert Rector issued a report that said, in part: “The Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986 granted amnesty to 2.7 million illegal aliens… the act did nothing to stem the tide of illegal entry. The number of illegal aliens entering the country increased fivefold… It seems plausible that the prospect of future amnesty and citizenship served as a magnet to draw even more illegal immigrants into the country.”

So here are some legitimate questions: If the illegal alien population increased from 2.7 million to 10-12 million after we enacted the last amnesty, what will happen if Barack Obama is permitted — against the will of Congress and the American people — to legalize up to 34 million illegal aliens now? How many tens of millions more will follow in anticipation of the next amnesty?

Do not deceive yourself, if we allow Barack Obama to get away with this covert amnesty scheme, the floodgates will open. We can’t let him get away with it. We must fight.

Use the hyperlink below to send your urgent Blast Faxes to every Member of the Republican Leadership. Or alternatively, send your urgent Blast Faxes to each and every Republican Member of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives.

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Did You Know…?

Did you know that almost 900,000 illegal aliens who are facing final deportation orders are still in the United States? Did you know that approximately 167,000 of them are convicted criminals who were released by ICE and are presently roaming our streets? again:

“The [Center for Immigration Studies] CIS report released Wednesday and authored by the group’s director of policy studies, Jessica Vaughan, details the decline in immigration enforcement and reveals that there remain nearly 167,000 convicted criminal immigrants with final orders of removal still in the United States and ‘currently at large.’

“‘Prosecutorial discretion as practiced by the Obama administration has transformed immigration enforcement into a massive catch-and-release program that makes a joke of the law, fails to deter illegal settlement, and allows even illegal aliens who commit crimes to remain here,’ Vaughan said Wednesday.

“‘As of the end of the 2013 fiscal year, the total number of post-final-order aliens remaining in the country was 872,504,’ Vaughn wrote in her report, noting that the number of post-final-order aliens as of Sept. 20, 2014 is now 897,572.”

And understand, Vaughan is not saying that 167,000 of the illegal aliens in this country are convicted criminals. Oh no… she’s saying that ICE had custody of 167,000 convicted criminals who were simply released back into our cities and towns even though the federal government had every legal right to immediately deport them.

So, here’s a question: How many convicted criminals will be roaming our streets once Barack Obama opens the floodgates with his covert Amnesty scheme?

One thing is certain, we don’t know the answer and we certainly don’t want to find out.

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The Open Secret That No One In Washington Dares To Acknowledge… At Least Not Publicly.

Barack Obama’s covert amnesty plan has NOTHING to do with immigration. … Just as ObamaCare — which, as even the unwashed masses are starting to figure out — had nothing to do with making health care more affordable and available.

It’s really all about control. It’s about growing the scope, size and power of the federal government. It’s all about overwhelming our already overburdened social welfare system. And it’s about driving down wages, increasing taxes and growing the number of people dependent on the federal government.

As Senator Jeff Sessions said, Barack Obama’s covert amnesty scheme “will reduce your pay, increase your tax bill, and squeeze millions of Americans out of the middle class.”

The above is not the unfortunate consequence of a massive amnesty… it’s the purpose.

And the problem with enacting massive amnesty — and thereby encouraging millions more to come into the country illegally as they wait for the next amnesty — is NOT only that large numbers of those who come here illegally will be dependent on a large federal government. …

… The problem is your children and grandchildren will become overly dependent upon the largess of a federal government that is too big and too intrusive as well.

This covert Amnesty scheme must be stopped and only patriotic Americans like you have the power to stop it.