The Third World invasion costs American taxpayers at least $113 billion every year, a figure which will pay for the expected $20 to $25 billion cost of building a wall along the U.S.–Mexican border four times over every year—a fact which leftist hysteria over the proposal completely ignores.
According to a 2013 report by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), the annual cost of illegal immigration amounts to $29 billion at the federal level alone every year—a figure which by itself would cover the cost of building a new wall along the entire border every year.
At state and local level, the cost of illegal immigration is $84 billion per year, the FAIR report revealed.
The study also estimated tax collections from illegal alien workers, both those in the above-ground economy and those in the underground economy. 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.
Furthermore, the FAIR report said, 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 said.
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.
At the federal level, about one-third of outlays are matched by tax collections from illegal aliens. 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.
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The report dates from 2013, and is thus nearly four and half years out of date, so the figures have likely significantly increased.
Another series of reports on the cost of illegal immigrants on specific states found that illegal immigrants cost California taxpayers $25.3 billion per year, while illegal immigration costs Texas taxpayers about $12.1 billion annually. Other states listed include North Carolina ($2 billion per year) and Florida ( $3.8 billion).
A Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) report revealed that 62 percent of households headed by illegal immigrants use some form of cash or non-cash welfare programs, like food stamps or housing assistance—all paid for by the U.S. taxpayer.
It is not just illegal immigration which costs a fortune—legal Third World immigration actually costs the U.S. taxpayer even more.
In 2016, the National Academy of Sciences (part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, along with the National Academy of Engineering), issued a highly instructive report on the true cost of Third World immigration into America, titled “The Economic and Fiscal Consequences of Immigration.”
The 300,000-word report was prepared by a panel of about 20 social scientists, including economists, sociologists, and demographers, and concluded that current immigration policy costs taxpayers up to $300 billion a year.
This figure is calculated based on current (majority Third World-origin) legal immigrants’ net contributions to the tax base, as opposed to their costs by way of social services.
It is thus clear that the costs of building a wall and halting the Third World invasion of America is not only financially viable, but in fact a necessity for economic wellbeing.
In reality, America cannot afford not to build a wall and secure its borders.