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Welfare Tab for Children of Illegal Immigrants Estimated at $600M in L.A. County
foxnews.com ^ | Jan 19 2011 | Fox News

Posted on 01/19/2011 3:20:42 PM PST by NoLibZone

Welfare benefits for the children of illegal immigrants cost America's largest county more than $600 million last year, according to a local official keeping tabs on the cost.

Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich released new statistics this week showing social spending for those families in his county rose to $53 million in November, putting the county government on track to spend more than $600 million on related costs for the year -- up from $570 million in 2009.

Antonovich arrived at the estimate by factoring in the cost of food stamps and welfare-style benefits through a state program known as CalWORKS. Combined with public safety costs and health care costs, the official claimed the "total cost for illegal immigrants to county taxpayers" was more than $1.6 billion in 2010.

"Not including the hundreds of millions of dollars for education," he said in a statement.

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"The problem is illegal immigration. ... Their parents evidently immigrated here in order to get on social services," Antonovich spokesman Tony Bell said. "We can no longer afford to be HMO to the world."

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: dncvotebuys; illegals; immigration; sanctuarycity

1 posted on 01/19/2011 3:20:45 PM PST by NoLibZone
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To: NoLibZone

Dem vote buys effect women and children the hardest.


2 posted on 01/19/2011 3:22:30 PM PST by NoLibZone (Five time DNC backed candidate Fred Phelps: "God sent the shooter".)
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To: NoLibZone

I am suprised that Mike Antonivich has not been beheaded yet for stating this obvious fact of life in California.


3 posted on 01/19/2011 3:25:16 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: NoLibZone

“We can no longer afford to be the HMO to the world’’. The solution is simple. Turn off the tap for the illegals and they stop coming.


4 posted on 01/19/2011 3:25:18 PM PST by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: NoLibZone

And I will bet this is grossly understated


5 posted on 01/19/2011 3:25:24 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (The Rodney King Riots: Courtesy of ABC, CBS, NBC & CNN)
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To: NoLibZone

Now we know where we can cut the 1st $600 million.

Oh, forgot, we’re dealing with liberals.

Cut the cops, cut the firemen, cut aid for real citizens, cut anything but our prime source of (illegal) votes.

I hate democrats, really, really hate them.

May they all be forced to sleep with Barney Frank.


6 posted on 01/19/2011 3:25:40 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: NoLibZone

If you live in Houston and you just can’t take it anymore please visit:
www.stopthemagnet.com


7 posted on 01/19/2011 3:28:27 PM PST by magna carta
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To: NoLibZone
OVER HALF A BILLION IN JUST IN ONE COUNTY?! I know it's a big, populous county, but still! I lived in Chino, in San Bernadino county next door, which is the world's largest county in size, when I was a kid.
8 posted on 01/19/2011 3:29:40 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Please donate to FreeRepublic, sanity in a world gone mad!)
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To: jmacusa
When the government starts revoking the bogus birth certificates of the anchor babies and replaces them with certificate of live birth for their home country the migration to their home country will start.
9 posted on 01/19/2011 3:30:33 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: NoLibZone
Combined with public safety costs and health care costs, the official claimed the "total cost for illegal immigrants to county taxpayers" was more than $1.6 billion in 2010.
"Not including the hundreds of millions of dollars for education," he said in a statement.

We're talking one county in California. Granted it is a big county, but it is one county.

10 posted on 01/19/2011 3:31:46 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You beat me by 2 minutes (Post 8)...


11 posted on 01/19/2011 3:32:38 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: El Cid
"We're talking one county in California. Granted it is a big county, but it is one county."

Good and important point.

Imagine if we could unburden the eniter State and nation form this debt.

We could feed the poor.

Help the dolphins.

Maybe even reduce our debt!

12 posted on 01/19/2011 3:35:08 PM PST by NoLibZone (Five time DNC backed candidate Fred Phelps: "God sent the shooter".)
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To: NoLibZone

It’s a shame they have no way of balancing their budget.


13 posted on 01/19/2011 3:35:57 PM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: NoLibZone

Could have fixed a lot of potholes with that money. What a stinkin’ waste.


14 posted on 01/19/2011 3:36:08 PM PST by roadcat
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To: El Cid
"We're talking one county in California. Granted it is a big county, but it is one county."

Good and important point.

Imagine if we could unburden the entire state and nation from this debt.

We could feed the poor.

Help the dolphins.

Maybe even reduce our debt!

15 posted on 01/19/2011 3:37:09 PM PST by NoLibZone (Five time DNC backed candidate Fred Phelps: "God sent the shooter".)
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To: forgotten man
Totally stop spending money on the illegals and they'll leave. If they get sick and go to a hospital, get them stabilized and deport them.
16 posted on 01/19/2011 3:38:22 PM PST by RC2
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To: RC2

Illegals are responsible single-handedly for the closure of many emergency rooms in California, and most of us are forced to carry “uninsured motorist” because they’re killing and maiming us and then can’t be found when our insurance companies go looking for them. Not to mention the murder and other crime in L.A., S.F. and the other “sanctuary cities” and voter fraud to keep the libs in power. If there was any state crying for a Voter ID law, it’s this one, but there’s no way in Hades the legislature will pass one. We need a referendum on the ballot passing the law.

Californians are not going to pony up more taxes to pay for this State until the tap of goodies to the illegals stops.


17 posted on 01/19/2011 3:51:50 PM PST by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan: "our liberal friends....know so much that isn't so...")
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To: NoLibZone
"These are illegals costing LA 2 billion a year that Americans wouldn't cost them"

John McCain.....

18 posted on 01/19/2011 3:52:34 PM PST by Leisler (They always lie, and have for so much and for so long, that they no longer know what about.http://ma)
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To: NoLibZone
Yeah, maybe the dolphins should help us out. Flipper would be able to figure out the solution to this problem without breaking a sweat (if dolphins sweat).
The critters in Sacramento and Washington DC will keep shifting chairs around on the deck of the Titanic...
19 posted on 01/19/2011 3:52:59 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: NoLibZone

Dems have yelled “tax the rich” so much that so many productive people have left CA they are now saying “the rich” are those earning $50,000.


20 posted on 01/19/2011 4:44:19 PM PST by McGavin999 ("I was there when we had the numbers, but didn't have the principles"-Jim DeMint)
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To: forgotten man

I remember seeing those reconquista spokestypes denying vehemently that illegals could be getting welfare. You see, they couldn’t possibly do that because it is “illegal”. They actually said that on television. What a joke these open border traitors are. No lie is big enough for them.


21 posted on 07/02/2011 3:34:03 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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