Americans Pay $113 Billion per Year to Subsidize Illegal Invasion of U.S.

Illegal immigrants only pay around 17 percent in taxes of their total cost to the economy, a new report by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) has shown.

According to the study, titled “The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigration on US Taxpayers,” American taxpayers are handing over a staggering $113 billion per year to subsidize the illegal invasion of their country.

According to FAIR, illegal immigration costs $29 billion at the federal level and $84.2 billion at the state and local level.

In other words, the illegal immigration invasion is turning out to be a double-whammy in that Americans are being forced to pay for both the invasion of their country and its subsequent collapse to Third World level.

The FAIR report destroyed the arguments often touted by the anti-white far-leftists who claimed that the tax paid by illegal immigrants is a reason to have even more immigration.

At the federal level, about one-third of outlays are matched by tax collections from illegal aliens,” the FAIR report said.

At the state and local level, an average of less than 5 percent of the public costs associated with illegal immigration is recouped through taxes collected from illegal aliens.”

This works out to a flat average of 17 percent of all related costs incurred by subsidising the estimated 1320 million illegals currently in America.

Those receipts do not come close to the level of expenditures and, in any case, are misleading as an offset because over time unemployed and underemployed U.S. workers would replace illegal alien workers,” the FAIR report continued.

According to the report, the annual outlay that illegal aliens cost U.S. taxpayers is an average amount per native-headed household of $1,117.

The fiscal impact per household varies considerably because the greatest share of the burden falls on state and local taxpayers whose burden depends on the size of the illegal alien population in that locality,” the report says in its key findings.

Education for the children of illegal aliens constitutes the single largest cost to taxpayers, at an annual price tag of nearly $52 billion.

Nearly all of those costs are absorbed by state and local governments.

Most illegal aliens do not pay income taxes. Among those who do, much of the revenues collected are refunded to the illegal aliens when they file tax returns. Many are also claiming tax credits resulting in payments from the U.S. Treasury.”

The report further noted that while tax collections from the illegal alien population would likely increase only marginally if their status was regularized, the new legal status would make them eligible for receiving Social Security retirement benefits that would further jeopardize the future of the already shaky system.

An amnesty would also result in this large population of illegal aliens becoming eligible for numerous social assistance programs available for low-income populations for which they are not now eligible. The overall result would, therefore, be an accentuation of the already enormous fiscal burden,” the report said.

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  1. kari says:

    If illegal immigration is not halted, we can say goodbye to America as a first world country.

  2. Charles Dickenson says:


    When will the rest of America wake up and declare, “Enough is Enough”!

  3. Robert Jones says:

    This is egregious fleecing of the average American citizen to further the pursuit of the leftist egalitarian pipe dream is not the result of any ineptitude on the part of our political leaders, it is actually a glaring example of outright and deliberate treason.

  4. John Schmidt says:

    Madness, complete madness! Wake up America.!!! Not only are the illegals competing and lowering our wages, but their offspring will be competing for your sons and daughters jobs!

  5. homie says:

    deport all illegals…no amnesty

  6. Augustus says:

    I say stop all immigration legal or otherwise.
    No more visas, no more healthcare, no more education, and stop that if you are born in the US you are automatically a citizen business as well.

    We should also put a HUGE fine on people that hire illegal workers ‘by mistake’ and nationalize any business that can be shown to do it deliberately.
    We should also put a staggering tax on American companies that move their production to other countries. FYI Did you know that you can not buy a pair of new Levi’s jeans made in the US? They closed the last facility (located in San Antonio Texas) down several years ago. If we taxed the hell out of em (say 200 dollars a pair, for jeans imported) I bet they would reconsider that. American companies are UNBELIEVABLY greedy.

    We, Americans, have got to stop trying to be the police of the world and get to defending our borders. I know people say it with tongue in cheek but “get our troops out of the middle east and put em on the Mexican border” is not a bad idea.

    Did you know that there is a Red Horse group (US Airforce) currently in Panama building schools? That is where our military is (in addition to the middle east). Now, seriously folks we can build schools in Panama at the same time American school teachers are getting laid off… jeeze.