Friday, April 15, 2011

Illegals and welfare

In Texas 70% of Illegal Aliens Receive Welfare
The Gateway Pundit:
Could this really be happening in America?A new study says 70% of illegal aliens in Texas are on welfare. Chron.com reported, via Free Republic:
Thirteen years after Congress overhauled the American welfare system, 57 percent of immigrants with children — those in the country legally or not — use at least one government, welfare program according to a report released Tuesday by the Center for Immigration Studies.

In comparison, 39 percent of native-born Americans with children are signed up for welfare, the report found.

In Texas, 54 percent of legal immigrants and 70 percent of illegal immigrants receive welfare assistance, with illegal immigrants generally receiving benefits on behalf of their U.S.-born children, according to the study, written by a think tank that favors reducing immigration into the U.S.

Overall, Texas tied with California and New York for the second highest immigrant welfare rates behind Arizona.

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