How much do Illegally-entering, undocumented, residents and workers cost the legal residents and citizens of the US on an annual basis? $100 billion? $130 billion?
low-skilled, illegal/undocumented residents have the net effect of pushing down unskilled wages and sending the bulk of their earnings overseas as remittances effectively transferring massive amounts of money from the lower class residents of a country.
These are the consistent results of studies on this topic. Evidentially, illegal immigration is a negative for resident populations so articles in support of open borders have to equate legal immigrants and illegal immigrants as the same thing.
Of course this is globalist corporatism because the only beneficiaries are the corporations that get to pay lower and lower wages for higher and higher profits.
The next thing corporate media will be pushing is nationalizing property for equal distribution to all residents of the world via a centralized government power… Global Communism.
Flashback 2005: Sen.Obama On Illegal Immigration
The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigration on United States Taxpayers
Matt O’Brien and Spencer Raley | September 27, 2017
…At the federal, state, and local levels, taxpayers shell out approximately $134.9 billion to cover the costs incurred by the presence of more than 12.5 million illegal aliens, and about 4.2 million citizen children of illegal aliens. That amounts to a tax burden of approximately $8,075 per illegal alien family member and a total of $115,894,597,664. The total cost of illegal immigration to U.S. taxpayers is both staggering and crippling. In 2013, FAIR estimated the total cost to be approximately $113 billion. So, in under four years, the cost has risen nearly $3 billion. This is a disturbing and unsustainable trend. The sections below will break down and further explain these numbers at the federal, state, and local levels….
The Fiscal Cost of Resettling Refugees in the United States
Matthew O’Brien and Spencer Raley | February 5, 2018
…Using the most recent admissions figures, data on federal and state public assistance programs, and information from the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), our analysis found:
- The cost per refugee to American taxpayers just under $79,600 every year in the first five years after a refugee is resettled in the U.S.;
- In 2016, the State Department spent nearly $545 million to process and resettle refugees, including $140,389,177 on transportation costs;
- Of the $1.8 billion in resettlement costs, $867 billion was spent on welfare alone;
- In their first five years, approximately 54 percent of all refugees will hold jobs that pay less than $11 an hour;
- $71 million will be spent to educate refugees and asylum-seekers, a majority of which will be paid by state and local governments.
- Over five years, an estimated 15.7 percent of all refugees will need housing assistance, which is roughly $7,600 per household in 2014 dollars.
It is important to note that this analysis does not address the costs associated with any incurred national security and law enforcement costs associated with some refugees who pose a threat. The total price of additional vetting and screening expenditures, law enforcement and criminal justice costs, and federal homeland security assistance to state and local agencies is hard to quantify….
Economic costs of legal and illegal immigration
Why borders can not be open
“Business interests however are short-term. Easy immediate access to labor will always be preferred to the costs of training and capital investment for the longer term. In the nature of economic cycles, yesterday’s essential labor can often become, as the defunct factories and mills of Europe have shown, today’s unemployed. Employers who demanded immigrant labor are not held to account for this or required to contribute to subsequent costs of their unemployed former workers. Few things are more permanent that temporary worker from a poor country. If business were made responsible for the lifetime costs of their migrant labor in the same way as they must now deal with the lifetime environmental costs of their products, perhaps enthusiasm for labor migration might be moderated and make way for longer-term investment in capital-intensive restructuring.”7
A critique of economics
As noted in the sections below, the economic costs of illegal immigration are staggering. Yet economists – and the mainstream media – tend to downplay and often completely ignore this impact. Western economics is based upon the premise that “growth is good” and that economic stagnation and particularly negative growth are extremely undesirable. With mass immigration driving US population to double within the lifetimes of children born today, one must question whether the economic paradigm of unending physical growth is truly in the best interests of America – and of Americans, no matter what their race, creed, or color.