Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Undocumented LA County Parents On Pace To Receive $650M In Welfare Benefits
CBS Los Angeles ^ | 9/16/2013

Posted on 09/17/2013 3:14:19 AM PDT by markomalley

A projected $650 million in welfare benefits will be distributed to illegal alien parents in 2013, county officials said Monday.

Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich announced the latest figures from the Department of Public Social Services, which showed more than $376 million in CalWORKs benefits and food stamps combined have been distributed through July to illegal alien parents for their native-born children.

Approximately $54 million in welfare payments are issued each month, consisting of nearly $20 million in CalWORKs and $34 million in food stamp issuances, according to the data.

An estimated 100,000 children of 60,000 undocumented parents receive aid in Los Angeles County, according to Antonovich, who said this year’s projections — up about $1 million from the nearly $53 million in total benefits issued in July 2012 — underscore the economic impact of the nation’s immigration debate.

“When you add the $550 million for public safety and nearly $500 million for healthcare, the total cost for illegal immigrants to county taxpayers exceeds $1.6 billion dollars a year,” Antonovich said in a statement. “These costs do not even include the hundreds of millions of dollars spent annually for education.”


TOPICS: Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: aliens
Sure am glad that illegals don't suck money from the economy./s
1 posted on 09/17/2013 3:14:19 AM PDT by markomalley
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: markomalley

What’s the big deal, we can afford it! Besides, it’s fer da chil’ren. /sarc


2 posted on 09/17/2013 3:17:47 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

“Sure am glad that illegals don’t suck money from the economy./s”

I hate living in a country where our politicians get away with saying that with a straight face. Also, the attempts to argue that they don’t drive down wages. “Black America” has borne much of the brunt of the illegal invasion, but it has spread beyond that; now Spanish is required for many jobs Americans had done in the past (supermarket cashier, waiter/waitress, bank teller) to accommodate the invaders.


3 posted on 09/17/2013 3:21:10 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

Really glad taxpayers don’t need that money for their own families.


4 posted on 09/17/2013 3:30:18 AM PDT by BinaryBoy (Socialism is slavery.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

This had got to be all wrong. They come here to do the jobs Americans won’t do. Right???


5 posted on 09/17/2013 3:37:19 AM PDT by panzer_grey
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

But they pay taxes. When they fill up the cars they are driving illegally they pay gas tax. When they buy Coronas and beans they pay sales tax, when taxpayers pay their rent the landlord pays property tax, I am also sure their boss takes out SS and other taxes from their cash payments. So can’t we all get along? They are just here to cash in on the American dream. (at tax payer expense)


6 posted on 09/17/2013 3:44:31 AM PDT by shoff (Vote Democratic it beats thinking!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

shouldn’t this count as “foreign aid”?


7 posted on 09/17/2013 3:58:48 AM PDT by silverleaf (Going to war without the French is like going hunting without an accordion.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markomalley
What makes this even worse: California has exercised a waiver allowed by HHS. That waiver allows California to not count the income of the illegal parent(s) in determining the amount of benefit to the child. However, if the parents are American citizens, all of their income is counted in determining eligibility. So, all other things being equal, the illegal family gets a more generous benefit than the family of citizens. This has been going on since Clinton. All other states, with the exception of eight, have exercised the same waiver. This allows California and other states that take "advantage" of the waiver to, in effect, provide benefits to adult illegals who are otherwise not eligible for them.

How does this work? Say you have a family of four: legal mother, illegal father, two citizen children. Only the mother's income is counted when they determine eligibility. So the father's income goes unreported, the family is perceived to be "poorer" than it actually is, and father's earnings are not factored into the amount of welfare and food stamps the family receives.

8 posted on 09/17/2013 4:04:12 AM PDT by La Lydia
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

And my DIL who will have a masectomy today can’t even get food stamps, she was the full time worker CNA, won’t be able to work for months, hubby is type 2 diabetic and when O’s economy got his job all he could find was PT both no ins, they have 11 year old, no one wants to hire a person with health conditions with I are hanging over us!


9 posted on 09/17/2013 4:09:04 AM PDT by GailA (THOSE WHO DON'T KEEP PROMISES TO THE MILITARY, WON'T KEEP THEM TO U!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

We are just supplying “Foreign Aid” within our OWN Country!


10 posted on 09/17/2013 4:28:19 AM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markomalley; stephenjohnbanker; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; Tennessee Nana; Liz; TADSLOS; ...
RE :”A projected $650 million in welfare benefits will be distributed to illegal alien parents in 2013, county officials said Monday....“When you add the $550 million for public safety and nearly $500 million for healthcare, the total cost for illegal immigrants to county taxpayers exceeds $1.6 billion dollars a year,” Antonovich said in a statement. “These costs do not even include the hundreds of millions of dollars spent annually for education.

Dont worry, after raising taxes CA is raising the minimum wage
That should fix this.

11 posted on 09/17/2013 4:37:56 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

But they cut our lawns and clean our toilets. Wonder when those will become racist and demeaning jobs.


12 posted on 09/17/2013 4:38:24 AM PDT by jughandle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: traditional1
We are just supplying “Foreign Aid” within our OWN Country!

I think it might be more accurate to say our nation has degenerated into a foreign country.

13 posted on 09/17/2013 5:26:14 AM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

Without welfare and other government handouts these illegal aliens would not make enough money to survive here. “Our” government is paying illegal aliens to colonize the land, to come here, to raise families, to establish roots but not to assimilate in anyway. White American taxpayers are paying for their cultural and demographic replacement.


14 posted on 09/17/2013 5:28:11 AM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BinaryBoy

True. Somehow, I got it in my mind that when I go to work, it’s to support MY family, NOT illegals’ families. What was I thinking?


15 posted on 09/17/2013 5:38:21 AM PDT by mtrott
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Count of Monte Fisto

I live in California and I travel alt, when the subject comes up others here in this country do not get it.....yet.


16 posted on 09/17/2013 6:54:25 AM PDT by Republic Rocker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: markomalley
They get a work ID number which doesn't require a SS. Then they may go and file false tax returns to get tens of thousands in refunds from the IRS.

Non-residents should maybe get food stamps for 6 months then zero other help. If they can't make 125% of the poverty line, then they need to be helped to leave and go back to where they came from.

I understand that they rather be poor here than be poor where they came from because of our welfare system, but we really have to balance budgets, collect taxes from these people and give them the boot for not being self sustaining.

17 posted on 09/17/2013 6:59:09 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: A CA Guy

We need another Eisenhower “Operation Wetback”!


18 posted on 09/17/2013 7:52:17 AM PDT by safetysign
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: safetysign
Well, they need to stop the child credit at ZERO for refunds. Don't make 20k checks out to illegals.
Don't fund their family growth.

Many are nice, but all are here because they couldn't have families and be given stuff back where they come from..

Sue the hell out of the people who hire them and remove the great society carrot from the stick.

19 posted on 09/17/2013 9:18:16 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

Why don’t provide data for all counties in America who give out welfare,food stamps, etc,etc... $650 million in welfare benefits will be distributed to illegal alien parents in 2013, county officials ..This just one county imagine if all the counties across America were added up..


20 posted on 09/17/2013 10:58:05 AM PDT by moonshinner_09
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

I guess it pays to be an illegal..


21 posted on 09/17/2013 11:05:57 AM PDT by baddog 219
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson