Skip to comments.Exclusive--Report: TX Taxpayers Pay Billions for Illegal Aliens to Use State Services
Posted on 01/16/2014 8:41:33 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
A new report from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), provided exclusively to Breitbart News, shows that Texans are footing a massive financial bill because of illegal aliens in the state.
After a brief hiatus that coincided with the worst of the economic recession, Texass illegal alien population is on the rise again, the opening paragraph of the report reads. There are about 1,810,000 illegal aliens residing in Texas 70,000 more than resided in the state in 2010 when we estimated the fiscal burden at nearly $8.9 billion annually.
Specifically, in 2013 alone, FAIR estimates Texans were on the hook for $12.1 billion because of illegal immigration in the state. That amounts to more than $1,197 for every Texas household headed by a native-born or naturalized U.S. citizen, FAIR wrote. The taxes paid by illegal aliens estimated at $1.27 billion per year do not come close to paying for those outlays, but we include an estimate of revenue from sales taxes, property taxes, alcohol taxes, and cigarette taxes.
A breakdown of the costs shows that illegal aliens in Texas are accessing a wide variety of public services they are not supposed to have access to, placing a burden on taxpayers throughout the state. For instance, FAIR found that annually the estimated 195,000 illegal alien students and 481,000 U.S.-born children of illegal aliens place an $8.5 billion burden on taxpayers for their education costs. Many of those students require special needs help with the English language, too, driving the cost even higher for Texas taxpayers....
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Well, the answer is simple, make them legal.
I live in North Central Texas, above D/FW. At least 80% of my community is Latino.
Yeah. Texans are generous like that. Real gems.
>> Report: TX Taxpayers Pay Billions for Illegal Aliens to Use State Services
The headline should be:
Report: Illegal Aliens steal Billions from TX Taxpayers
I lived in Iowa half my life. There are tons of illegal aliens there. It isn’t just Texas.
Would a hundred bucks a head be enough to get the job done?
Supposedly, whites and blacks won’t do meatpacking anymore, even though they worked in the industry for hundreds of years.
I lived in Iowa half my life. There are tons of illegal aliens there. It isnt just Texas.”
That’s why I just shake my head when the politicians and press keep talking about 11 million illegals in the U.S. I used to think in terms of 30 million with at least 10 million of them being in Texas alone. I would bet it’s way more than 30 million in the U.S. now.
If they would just legalize all the illegal aliens, then Texas would not be spending any money on illegal aliens.
Of the 472 civilian occupations, only six are majority immigrant (legal and illegal). These six occupations account for 1 percent of the total U.S. workforce. Moreover, native-born Americans still comprise 46 percent of workers even in these occupations.
Many jobs often thought to be overwhelmingly immigrant (legal and illegal) are in fact majority native-born:
Maids and housekeepers: 51 percent native-born
Taxi drivers and chauffeurs: 58 percent native-born
Butchers and meat processors: 63 percent native-born
Grounds maintenance workers: 64 percent native-born
Construction laborers: 66 percent native-born
Porters, bellhops, and concierges: 72 percent native-born
Janitors: 73 percent native-born
There are 67 occupations in which 25 percent or more of workers are immigrants (legal and illegal). In these high-immigrant occupations, there are still 16.5 million natives accounting for one out of eight natives in the labor force.
High-immigrant occupations (25 percent or more immigrant) are primarily, but not exclusively, lower-wage jobs that require relatively little formal education.
In high-immigrant occupations, 59 percent of the natives have no education beyond high school, compared to 31 percent of the rest of the labor force.
Natives tend to have high unemployment in high-immigrant occupations, averaging 14 percent during the 2009-2011 period, compared to 8 percent in the rest of the labor market. There were a total of 2.6 million unemployed native-born Americans in high-immigrant occupations.
Some may think that native-born workers in high-immigrant occupations are mostly older, with few young natives willing to do such work. But 34 percent of natives in these occupations are age 30 or younger, compared to 27 percent of natives in the rest of labor force.
It is worth remembering that not all high-immigrant occupations are lower skilled. For example, 36 percent of software engineers are immigrants as are 27 percent of physicians.
A number of politically important groups tend to face very little job competition from immigrants (legal and illegal). For example, just 10 percent of reporters are immigrants, as are only 6 percent of lawyers and judges and 6 percent of farmers and ranchers.
There's no shortage of white Fudge Packers in San Francisco.
Same way with construction, apparently. Here in San Diego, every trade has been overrun by "latinos". Jobs Americans won't do, of course. /s
Illegal immigration has nothing to do with tax payers being burdened with its costs. Forget what this article says. You are all just a bunch of racists (sarcasm).
And once we make all the illegal aliens Americans, they won't do those jobs either.
And once we make all the illegal aliens Americans, they won't do those jobs either.
then there’s the financial and societal costs of having almost two million illiterates driving drunk and committing other crimes.
I know, Obama is President but every President since Reagan has pretended that the theft of our country isn't happening and now I know one big reason why - the U. S. Chambers of Commerce demand it!
If the GOP-E Get their wishes for Illegal immigrant amnesty they will lose Texas, Arizona, Colorado forever to the Democrats within a couple years of passing the amnesty.
California, too. We're overrun.
I think they have never forgiven Sam Houston. This is how they are sticking it to him.
“I live in North Central Texas, above D/FW. At least 80% of my community is Latino.”
And the federal government is engaging in a massive eminent domain fraud by seizing the property of private citizens, (your earnings/tax dollars, e.g. your PRIVATE property), by transferring same to people with NO legal claim to your property, by virtue of their putting the states in a straight jacket and deferring all immigration enforcement decisions to the feds.
It is criminal and treasonous.
By community I mean the neighborhood I live in. The area is probably 25-30% Latino, not 80%.
I am sure that is true, but my point is still the same. They have never accepted the fact that Texas is not part of Mexico anymore, along with New Mexico, Arizona and California, and they want it back.
BTW, it is almost 4PM Friday afternoon here, and it is hotter than blazes.
Are they living in the homes of legal Texans?.......
Working at jobs owned by legal Texans?
Voting in legal Texan elections?...
bringing habits and corrupt culture from the snake pit they left..
smelling politically of the political latrine(Mexico) they are proud of?...
With not a smidgeon of intent to become an American..
and learn of what a real country should look like?..
I think these are conservative numbers that can be verified. The real actual numbers are probably much much higher
Texas problem is that you have a GOP governor and a GOP state legislature that supports Illegal Alien Amnesty...and has given Illegal Aliens in state college tuition
Wrong. Read Fast Food Nation. The author writes how corporations fired legal butchers in favor of slave-workers who are untrained (and not union), work for a quarter of a legal citizen, and never complain when they lose digits and other parts because they are elbow-to-elbow. Each cuts one area on the carcass. Not being properly schooled, the odds for contamination from cutting into innards that should be avoided is high.
Although I don’t know from where your information comes, if one just took the 25% number of legal/illegal immigrants on face value, that’s 25% of say 300 million - 75 million.
What IF half of the immigrants are illegal? What if 1/3 are?
I’d say the supposed 12 million number is off by at least a factor of 2.
if one just took the 25% number of legal/illegal immigrants on face value, thats 25% of say 300 million - 75 million.
I don't understand your premise. According to USG figures, we have around 45 million foreign-born in this country with about 11 or 12 million being here illegally.
Id say the supposed 12 million number is off by at least a factor of 2.
I agree the number is probably larger. And those numbers will grow once an amnesty looks possible. Prior to the 1986 amnesty, we had a flood of illegals entering the country to take advantage of it.
Frankly, this government under Obama can’t be trusted to tell you the truth in anything. That includes Census date, government agency data, etc. They simply lie.
Yeah maybe there are 600 million people in this country.
Reductio ad absurdum isn’t a real comeback.
I analyzed California's budget a couple of years ago.
My conclusion? Their budget deficit matched to a 'T' statewide estimates of the cost of services to ILLEGALs.
Hospitals alone in CA absorb over $1 Billion in services to ILLEGALs. Who's surprised other border states aren't in the same pickle with Progs in every one of them and the Feds extorting States based on their policies vs. Federal $$? This won't make the evening news though.
What's the government going to do about it?
I'm 'shocked' (dripping /s again. Sorry...in a mood today)
If you're illegal and reading this, go the hell home or pony up to pay the piper and get off my back: Obamacare was crafted for YOU, not I. If you're the child of a so-called 'immigrant' that didn't come here legally, go yell at your parents, not me.
Health centers do not, as a matter of routine practice, ask about or collect data on citizenship or other matters not related to the treatment needs of the patients seeking health services at the center, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Spokeswoman Judy Andrews said. (HRSA is a part of HHS)
I trust the Census Bureau data including the ten year census and the annual American Community Surveys. I don’t accept your premise that everything is just lies.