A projected $650 million in welfare benefits will be distributed to illegal alien parents in 2013, county officials said Monday.
Approximately $54 million in welfare payments are issued each month, consisting of nearly $20 million in CalWORKs and $34 million in food stamp issuances, according to the data.
An estimated 100,000 children of 60,000 undocumented parents receive aid in Los Angeles County, according to Antonovich, who said this year’s projections — up about $1 million from the nearly $53 million in total benefits issued in July 2012 — underscore the economic impact of the nation’s immigration debate.
“When you add the $550 million for public safety and nearly $500 million for healthcare, the total cost for illegal immigrants to county taxpayers exceeds $1.6 billion dollars a year,” Antonovich said in a statement. “These costs do not even include the hundreds of millions of dollars spent annually for education.”
With education added in, it's safe to say that the county is spending upwards of $2 billion a year supporting illegal aliens.
So each taxpaying household in the county is spending $1,200 a year -- $100 each and every month -- supporting illegal aliens. But I'm sure there's nothing else they'd rather spend that money on.
Hat tip: Lee.