During 2015 and 2016 in Los Angeles County , illegal families received nearly $1.3 billion welfare money. According to data obtained by Fox News, this huge amount is nearly one-quarter of the amount spent on the county’s entire needy population.
The data was took from the county Department of Public Social Services, responsible for doling out the benefits and gives a snapshot of the financial costs associated with sanctuary and related policies. According to a study from the Migration Policy Institute, the sanctuary county of L.A. with the largest concentration of any county in the nation, is an illegal immigration epicentar which alows immigrant parents with children born in the United States to seek welfare and food stamp benefits.
A Heritage Foundation senior fellow, Robert Hector said that the cost of education, police and fire, medical, and subsidized housing can total $24,000 per year in government spending per family, much more than would be paid in taxes. “They get $3 in benefits for every $1 they spend,” Rector said.
Trump’s stance regarding immigration policies may have some influence in curtailing the population seeking welfare payments in recent months. According to the same stats, Los Angeles County is expected to dole out $200 million less this year than in 2016, and several thousand fewer families are collecting benefits.
The welfare benefit data from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services shows that:
More than 58,000 families received a total of $602 million in benefits in 2015.
More than 64,000 families received a total of $675 million in 2016.
During the first five months of 2017, more than 60,000 families received a total of $181 million.ation policies, though, may be playing some role in curtailing the population seeking welfare payments in recent months.
This means that Trump’s policies regarding illegal immigration policies are the best solution for this problem.