$650 million in welfare payments to illegals - in LA county alone
To open borders crowd: Please make your donations here to cover the cost of allowing destitute, jobless, skilless, poorly educated people to cross the border. We can't bill the Mexican government so you're the next best target.
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 a year," Antonovich said in a statement. "These costs do not even include the hundreds of millions of dollars spent annually for education."
How far does our compassion extend? No, you can't allow people to starve to death or children to wander the streets on school days.
But you solve that problem by refusing them entry in the first place. There's a reason we desperately need border control. As a sovereign country, we have the absolute right to decide who we allow in. And unless you have a job waiting for you or saleable skills that can be used in a 1st world economy, you are not welcome. As bad as things might be in Mexico, or Guatemala, or Nicaragua, the mass of uneducated, poverty stricken poor are the responsibility of those governments and not the US taxpayer.
And immigration reform is going to fix this? Dream on.