That Strengthening Diversity: 63 Percent of “Non-citizens” on Welfare

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
By Paul Martin

by Selwyn Duke
Wednesday, 05 December 2018

It’s a shocking revelation right up there with rain is wet and fire is hot: Contrary to immigrationist assurances, census numbers inform that a vast majority — 63 percent — of non-citizens are on welfare. This amounts to 4,684,784 immigrant households. Assimilation does change this, though.

After being here 10 years or more, 70 percent of them are on welfare.

Moreover, about half of these handout recipients are in our country illegally.

As the Washington Examiner reports:

A majority of “non-citizens,” including those with legal green card rights, are tapping into welfare programs set up to help poor and ailing Americans, a Census Bureau finding that bolsters President Trump’s concern about immigrants costing the nation.

In a new [Center for Immigration Studies] analysis of the latest numbers, from 2014, 63 percent of non-citizens are using a welfare program, and it grows to 70 percent for those here 10 years or more, confirming another concern that once immigrants tap into welfare, they don’t get off it.

“Concern over immigrant welfare use is justified, as households headed by non-citizens use means-tested welfare at high rates. Non-citizens in the data include illegal immigrants, long-term temporary visitors like guest workers, and permanent residents who have not naturalized. While barriers to welfare use exist for these groups, it has not prevented them from making extensive use of the welfare system, often receiving benefits on behalf of U.S.-born children,” added the Washington-based immigration think tank.

The numbers are huge. The report said that there are 4,684,784 million non-citizen households receiving welfare.

And nearly all, 4,370,385, have at least one worker in the house.

Here are the Center for Immigration Studies’ chief findings:

• 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.

• Welfare use drops to 58 percent for non-citizen households and 30 percent for native households if cash payments from the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) are not counted as welfare. EITC recipients pay no federal income tax. Like other welfare, the EITC is a means-tested, anti-poverty program, but unlike other programs one has to work to receive it.

• 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).

• Including the EITC, 31 percent of non-citizen-headed households receive cash welfare, compared to 19 percent of native households. If the EITC is not included, then cash receipt by non-citizen households is slightly lower than natives (6 percent vs. 8 percent).

• While most new legal immigrants (green card holders) are barred from most welfare programs, as are illegal immigrants and temporary visitors, these provisions have only a modest impact on non-citizen household use rates because: 1) most legal immigrants have been in the country long enough to qualify; 2) the bar does not apply to all programs, nor does it always apply to non-citizen children; 3) some states provide welfare to new immigrants on their own; and, most importantly, 4) non-citizens (including illegal immigrants) can receive benefits on behalf of their U.S.-born children who are awarded U.S. citizenship and full welfare eligibility at birth.

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One Response to “That Strengthening Diversity: 63 Percent of “Non-citizens” on Welfare”

  1. D

    AND in addition to this atrocity this govt has the flaming audacity to raise taxes, steal benefits, and give themselves pay raises as they continue to financially murder those of us who give a hoot and love this Country. I hope you people in govt like “VERY hot weather” because if you don’t change your ways that is where you will be spending eternity.


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