Ridgewood NJ, Census confirms: 63 percent of ‘non-citizens’ on welfare, 4.6 million households. 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 illegal immigrants costing the nation.
In a new 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.
The numbers are huge. The report said that there are 4,684,784 million non-citizen households receiving welfare.
The above scenario is unsustainable . Some would call it an economic time bomb that will cripple local, state, and federal agencies as the numbers of illegals on welfare inevitably grows unless the country’s political leaders follow President Trump’s lead and help to create a safe, sound, and far more reasonable immigration policy that must first and foremost start with securing America’s borders.
According to the American Immigration Council , New Jersey hosts 500,000 undocumented immigrants comprised 24 percent of the immigrant population and 5.4 percent of the total state population in 2014.
604,615 people in New Jersey, including 204,946 born in the United States, lived with at least one undocumented family member between 2010 and 2014.
During the same period, 1 in 11 children in the state was a U.S. citizen living with at least one undocumented family member (180,580 children in total).
The crux of the argument on immigration is the significance of legal vs Illegal immigrants . The media and most politicians continue to ignore this very vital fact . Unfortunately much of the data is comingled .
Undocumented immigrants comprised 7.9 percent of the New Jersey’s workforce in 2014.
Undocumented immigrants in New Jersey paid an estimated $587.4 million in state and local taxes in 2014. Their contribution would rise to $661.1 million if they could receive legal status. In 2012 New Jersey total Tax Revenue: $27,456,175,000.