Illegal Immigration Is Breaking States’ Budgets
Our current border situation is not financially sustainable. Something must be done soon.
From New York Post. President Biden’s “porous” border policies are expected to cost New York taxpayers nearly $10 billion in 2023, a new watchdog report claims.
The conservative Federation for American Immigration Reform’s March study found New Yorkers will pay $9.9 billion all told for various federal, state and local government programs that serve more than 1 million illegal immigrants and asylum-seeking migrants in the Empire State.
New York taxpayers will shell out $4.65 billion for education-related expenses, $3.5 billion for health care and welfare expenditures including food assistance programs, and $1.75 billion for costs related to immigration-related law enforcement such as caring for unaccompanied minors, the report breakdown states.
It also estimates that the border crisis is costing US taxpayers more than $150 billion annually — a 30% jump since their 2017 study. The estimate was offset by around $31 billion in taxes collected from illegal aliens.
The news comes as New York City Mayor Eric Adams and Gov. Kathy Hochul (D-NY) are negotiating a 50-50 split payment to deal with the Big Apple’s migrant crisis, which will reportedly cost residents $4.2 billion over the next year. …
Rep. Mark Green (R-Tenn.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, told The Post the Biden administration is “making families pick up the tab for this historic influx of illegal aliens.”
“Hardworking Americans across the country should not have to pay for President Biden and Secretary Mayorkas’ refusal to secure our Southwest border,” he said. …
New York Rep. Anthony D’Esposito, who also sits on the Homeland Security Committee, said a “porous border policy” is to blame. …
New York became one of 11 so-called “sanctuary” states in 2017, when disgraced ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order prohibiting state officials and law enforcement from inquiring about a person’s immigration status.
The state now has the fourth-highest cost associated with illegal immigration, according to the FAIR report, sitting behind California, Texas and Florida, respectively.
FAIR also found nearby sanctuary states incurred high expenses related to illegal immigration, with New Jersey residents paying more per household annually than New Yorkers.
The average New York household pays $1,321 on immigration expenses, whereas Garden State households pay $1,551 on average. …
“This is unsustainable,” Adams, 62, said. “New York City is doing all we can but we are reaching the outer limit of our ability to help.” …
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(Excerpt from New York Post. Photo Credit: Getty Images)
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