We’re beyond holding out any hope that there may come a day when even the liberal Democrats in Los Angeles might take a second look at how much of their paychecks are going towards worthless left-wing causes like caring for illegal immigrants, but you would think that the bloodiest of bleeding-hearts would be taken aback by this story. According to Fox News, $1.3 billion of taxpayer money in Los Angeles went to illegal immigrant families over the course of 2015 and 2016 alone. Drawn from the Department of Public Social Services, the numbers show that illegal aliens were the recipients of nearly a quarter of all welfare funds in the county over that time period.
But hey, let’s bring MORE of them in!
From Fox News:
The sanctuary county of Los Angeles is an illegal immigration epicenter, with the largest concentration of any county in the nation, according to a study from the Migration Policy Institute. The county also allows illegal immigrant parents with children born in the United States to seek welfare and food stamp benefits.
Robert Rector, a Heritage Foundation senior fellow who has written extensive studies on poverty and illegal immigration, said the costs represent “the tip of the iceberg.”
He said the costs of education, police and fire, medical, and subsidized housing can total $24,000 per year in government spending per family, much more than would be paid in taxes.
“They get $3 in benefits for every $1 they spend,” Rector said.
As goes Los Angeles, so goes the rest of the country – IF we let the Democrats have their way. Because make no mistake about it, they want to turn the rest of the U.S. into California East, so pleased they are with the way things are going out there. The only bulwark we have is Trump, and while we admire the work ICE has done under his command and what he’s attempted to do at the border, only so much can be done when Democrats block, sue, and obstruct at every opportunity. It doesn’t help, of course, that Republicans can be almost as bad when it comes to immigration.
This will be a nation-killer if we let it. No ifs, ands, or buts about it.