The January 2011 numbers are in from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services. Welfare and Food Stamp allocations for parents who reside in the United States illegally and collect benefits for their native-born children in the County are up $3 million from one year ago. A staggering total of $53 in welfare benefits ($22 million for Cal WORKS plus $31 million for food stamps) are diverted away from deserving citizens to individuals who have entered the USA illegally.
The above figures come from 5th District Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.
For the 12 months of 2010, over $625 million in welfare and food stamps were issued to the children of illegal aliens; that’s up 10 from 2009.
Approximately one out every four dollars goes to this illegal population. When you add that astounding number to the $550 million for public safety and almost $500 million for healthcare, the total cost for illegals in Los Angeles County exceeds $1.6 billion! Los Angeles County is one of 58 counties in California That shocking figure does not include the estimated hundreds of millions of dollars in public education.
All of these costs are borne by the State of California which is currently struggling to manage a $26 billion budget deficit for 2011-2012.
Shouldn’t we be looking at this?