Thursday, April 29, 2010

Congressional Research Service: One-quarter of all illegal immigrants in the U.S. call California 'casa'

A Congressional Research Service report on illegal immigrants in the U.S. was released two days ago, though to read the funny papers you'd never know it.

A couple of numbers are startling: most estimates put the total number of illegals living in the U.S. at 12 million. Between three and four million of the illegals here aren't working: i.e., they're absorbing benefits from taxpayers in the form of welfare, food stamps, free education, etc.

As for those who are employed, a full 5% of the U.S. labor force consists of illegal aliens. This is a disheartening finding when you consider that the U-6 unemployment/under-employment measure for U.S. citizens is nearly 20%.

Thanks to "Sanctuary Cities" like San Francisco and Los Angeles, California's downtrodden taxpayers suffer the most.

Nearly one-quarter of all illegal aliens in the U.S. call California home.

Say, I wonder if all of the welfare, benefits, prison expenses and other infrastructure costs of millions of illegals have anything to do with California's $23 billion annual budget deficit? Or New York's catastrophic fiscal problems?

Nah, that's got to be a coincidence.

Hat tip: Clarice Feldman.


Unknown said...

Good report. Thank you. Also, note 1/2 of all illegals live in just 3 states; CA, TX and FL. Do you think we have a border problem?

Soccer Dad said...

Florida, though, does not border any foreign country.

Reliapundit said...


Bones said...

"unauthorized alien population"?

Has anyone noticed how much "new speak" is creeping in to the language? Orwell nailed the future.