Illegal immigration costs each American taxpayer $1,156 per year ($957 after factoring in taxes paid by illegal aliens), a new analysis by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) finds.
The annual gross cost (state and federal) of illegal immigration is now $183 billion, up more than thirty-five percent since 2017, according to the FAIR report released this week:
“In total, the gross cost of illegal immigration now total $183 billion, up more than 35.7 percent since 2017. The cost incurred per illegal alien (including their U.S.-born children) has increased as well, now totaling $8,776 annually.”
Even after the tax contributions of illegal aliens is deducted, the average American taxpayer is on the hook for nearly a thousand dollars, the study shows:
“When the taxes paid by illegal aliens are factored in, the net cost of illegal immigration to U.S. taxpayers is now $150.7 billion. This means that each American taxpayer shells out a net average of $956 (or $1,156 before the taxes paid by illegal aliens are factored in) due to illegal immigration.”
“Taxes paid by illegal immigrants only covered around 17.2 percent of the costs they created for American citizens.”
The report provides the following breakdown of annual federal, state and local government expenditures:
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