Skip to comments.Undocumented LA County Parents On Pace To Receive $650M In Welfare Benefits
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 years projections up about $1 million from the nearly $53 million in total benefits issued in July 2012 underscore the economic impact of the nations 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.
What’s the big deal, we can afford it! Besides, it’s fer da chil’ren. /sarc
“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.
Really glad taxpayers don’t need that money for their own families.
This had got to be all wrong. They come here to do the jobs Americans won’t do. Right???
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 cant we all get along? They are just here to cash in on the American dream. (at tax payer expense)
shouldn’t this count as “foreign aid”?
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.
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!
We are just supplying “Foreign Aid” within our OWN Country!
Dont worry, after raising taxes CA is raising the minimum wage
That should fix this.
But they cut our lawns and clean our toilets. Wonder when those will become racist and demeaning jobs.
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.
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.
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?
I live in California and I travel alt, when the subject comes up others here in this country do not get it.....yet.
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.
We need another Eisenhower “Operation Wetback”!
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.
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..
I guess it pays to be an illegal..