Illegal immigrants having children in the U.S. costs more than Trump’s planned border wall
A new Census Bureau report reveals that undocumented women having children in the U.S. are costing Americans more than what is planned for wall funding.
The new report reveals that women in the United States illegally had 297,000 children in 2014 at a cost of $2.4 billion.
That is $800 million more than the Senate has approved for Trump’s border wall this year and enough to pay for the wall over 10 years.
Technically, illegal immigrants are not eligible for welfare services. But the report explained, “Medicaid will pay for a delivery in almost all cases if the mother is uninsured or has a low income, though some mothers without insurance may not even realize the program has paid health care providers. Illegal immigrants and most new legal immigrants are ineligible for Medicaid, but the program will still cover the cost of delivery and post-partum care for these mothers for at least a few months.”
The Center, which conducts regular analysis of Census family data to determine the impact of legal and illegal immigration, said that overall in 2014 one in five births — 791,000 — in the United States was to an immigrant.
While illegal immigrants are enjoying goods and services in our country for “free,” American taxpayers are forced to pay the bill over and over again. It’s time for our nation to crack down on illegal immigration and enforce our immigration laws before the American Dream for legal residents dies.