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This is How Much Illegal Immigration Costs America. WARNING: You Might Want to Sit Down Before Reading

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Not even those opposed to illegal immigration realized things had gotten this bad.

Democrats are still trying to argue that illegal immigration doesn’t really hurt America all that much, because those entering the country illegally are doing the jobs Americans won’t, and paying taxes on that income.

It makes for a nice media soundbite, but it’s simply not true.

A new study by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) reveals that illegal immigrants are costing us, the taxpayers, a staggering $116 BILLION PER YEAR.

Because laws put in place by Obama provide American health care and education even to illegals (not to mention the law enforcement costs), we pay out about $135 BILLION a year to care for these immigrants.

And, very contrary to liberal claims, the illegals pay back a measly $19 billion in taxes.

That leaves us footing a bill of nearly $116 BILLION PER YEAR to keep these people in our country.

FAIR Executive Director Dan Stein stated:

“Clearly, the cost of doing nothing to stop illegal immigration is far too high.

“President Trump has laid out a comprehensive strategy to regain control of illegal immigration and bring down these costs.

“Building the wall, enhancing interior enforcement and mandating national E-Verify will go a long way in bringing these ridiculously high costs under control.”

Source: The Washington Examiner

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