“More than 7-in-10 households headed by immigrants in the state of California are on taxpayer-funded welfare…All four states with the largest foreign-born populations, including California, have extremely high use of welfare by immigrant households. In Texas, for example, nearly 70 percent of households headed by immigrants use taxpayer-funded welfare. Meanwhile, only about 35 percent of native-born households in Texas are on welfare. In New York and Florida, a majority of households headed by immigrants and noncitizens are on welfare. Overall, about 63 percent of immigrant households use welfare while only 35 percent of native-born households use welfare.”
Rush Limbaugh weighed in (“Census: 63% of Noncitizens Using Welfare”) noting “(In America) 63% of non-citizens are using a welfare program…it grows to 70% for those here 10 years or more, confirming…that once immigrants tap into welfare, they don’t get off it…it’s earth-shattering and disappointing, but it’s not surprising.”
Is it really a ‘war-torn, civil-rights-abusing’ reason they’re leaving their own country? Or, going by these latest stats, is it that their countries aren’t as welfare-prone as the USA?
What’s the next logical step in this looney-tune immigration fiasco? Here’s an idea.
Let’s convince them to stay in their native countries, and just mail them their welfare checks – at least then they wouldn’t be costing us billions in healthcare & education.
(Of course, to keep Democrats happy, we’d have to include mail-in ballots.)