For Immediate Release: April 12, 2019
Contact: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
Washington, D.C.: New research find that each illegal immigrant cost U.S. taxpayers over $70,000 per year, says Center for Immigration Studies Director of Research Steven Camarota. These numbers don’t even account for these illegal immigrants’ U.S.-born children. This financial burden inordinately affects working and middle class Americans.
“The wave of low-skill and low-education immigrants (legal and illegal) coming to the United States is a massive drain on our welfare system and on the working Americans who financially support it,” said Phyllis Schlafly Eagles president Ed Martin. “This system is already unsustainable and will quickly collapse at the current levels of immigration that are being allowed.
“Our elected officials must move now to stop illegal immigration. Conservative legal minds like Kris Kobach are suggesting executive changes that President Trump could take immediately to stop the flow of illegal immigrants. Great conservative senators have also worked to bring legislation forward that would address the tide of legal immigrants that drain the system. Their efforts would cut legal immigration levels and seek out better-educated and skilled immigrants (much like Australia’s system) that would add to, not burden, American workers and our economy.”
We need these reforms now. American working families and the middle class are meeting success with the Trump economy and tax cuts, but that success could be canceled out by an increased flow of foreign workers. Real immigration reform is needed now! We are calling on the White House and Congress to put leaders in place who will put good policies into practice and put a stop to our broken system.