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Societal Impact

Fast Facts
  • Limited English Proficiency (LEP) students cost taxpayers approximately $60 billion annually.
  • According to a 2018 Center for Immigration Studies analysis, in 2014, 63 percent of households headed by a non-citizen reported that they used at least one welfare program, compared to 35 percent of native-headed households.
  • In addition, compared to native households, non-citizen households have much higher use of food programs (45 percent vs. 21 percent for natives) and Medicaid (50 percent vs. 23 percent for natives).
  • There are currently an estimated 4.8 million American-born children of illegal aliens in the U.S. Because of our erroneous interpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment, they all received automatic birthright U.S. citizenship.
  • Mass immigration is not a panacea to save Social Security. Because of “chain migration,” immigrants can sponsor numerous relatives, some of whom are already elderly. In addition, immigrants grow older just like Americans do. Rather than rejuvenating our workforce, mass immigration and “chain migration” are more likely to further overburden the system.
Societal Impact of Immigration

Illegal immigration impacts society in some obvious and other less obvious ways.

Impact on Essential Services

Illegal immigration is a fiscal burden on taxpayers. Mass immigration jams schools, hospitals and highways. The education of the children of illegal immigrants costs taxpayers millions of dollars annually. Emergency medical expenditures and incarceration costs of illegal aliens add up too.

In addition, taxpayers must bear the full costs of the administration of justice, e.g., policing, processing, trials, interpreters, medical expenses and other incarceration costs.

Welfare benefits paid to the children of illegal aliens and other services such as assisted housing add a further burden on public outlays.

Yet another societal impact from illegal immigration is in crowded housing, and related problems of safety, hygiene, and issues that impact on property values.

Ultimately, illegal immigration generates insecurity about America’s borders, carries economic and fiscal costs, and risks the creation of an isolated underclass, and generates disturbing social and cultural tensions.

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Illegal immigration impacts society in some obvious and other less obvious ways.

Impact on Essential Services

Illegal immigration is a fiscal burden on taxpayers. Mass immigration jams schools, hospitals and highways. The education of the children of illegal immigrants costs taxpayers millions of dollars annually. Emergency medical expenditures and incarceration costs of illegal aliens add up too.

In addition, taxpayers must bear the full costs of the administration of justice, e.g., policing, processing, trials, interpreters, medical expenses and other incarceration costs.

Welfare benefits paid to the children of illegal aliens and other services such as assisted housing add a further burden on public outlays.

Yet another societal impact from illegal immigration is in crowded housing, and related problems of safety, hygiene, and issues that impact on property values.

Ultimately, illegal immigration generates insecurity about America’s borders, carries economic and fiscal costs, and risks the creation of an isolated underclass, and generates disturbing social and cultural tensions.

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