Undocumented LA County Parents on Pace to Receive $650M in Welfare Benefits

CBS Los Angeles, September 16, 2013

A projected $650 million in welfare benefits will be distributed to illegal alien parents in 2013, county officials said Monday.


Approximately $54 million in welfare payments are issued each month, consisting of nearly $20 million in CalWORKs and $34 million in food stamp issuances, according to the data.

An estimated 100,000 children of 60,000 undocumented parents receive aid in Los Angeles County, according to Antonovich, who said this year’s projections—up about $1 million from the nearly $53 million in total benefits issued in July 2012—underscore the economic impact of the nation’s immigration debate.

“When you add the $550 million for public safety and nearly $500 million for healthcare, the total cost for illegal immigrants to county taxpayers exceeds $1.6 billion dollars a year,” Antonovich said in a statement. “These costs do not even include the hundreds of millions of dollars spent annually for education.”

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  • Pass amnesty, Marco Rubio said.

    They won’t be a public charge, Marco Rubio said.

    They’re already a public charge even when they’re still illegal.

    Stupid Marco Rubio.

    • Stentorian_Commentator

      Agreed. What’s worse is that they don’t guesstimate the number of native born Americans who have dropped out of the work force and onto the welfare rolls because it’s not worth working for a living anymore if the illegals drop the price of labor. The welfare problem is a double whammy, and getting the illegals out would be a double benefit (of course, you’ve got to start throwing people off welfare, too).

    • Sick of it

      Considering his origins, it should not have surprised anyone that he supported amnesty…unless one is still lost in the lies of multiculturalism.

    • NorthSea

      If he runs against Hilary in 2016, we’re guaranteed another Clinton in the White House, although a more masculine one.

      • Rubio is thinking he can import more Hispanics to help him win. Except in polling, Hillary totally blows him out of the water among Hispanic voters.

        • NorthSea

          This Republican policy of “outreach” just boggles my mind, as if immigrants are gonna vote Republican.

  • White Mom in WDC

    Marco just wanted to buy off some potential voters. Big question: where is California going to get the money to pay for these people’s welfare benefits?

    • exlib93

      Let the Hollywood Elites pay for it. Middle class Whites should either leave or start seriously cheating on their taxes.

      • borogirl54

        The Hollywood elites support the illegals and their agenda so they should pay for the welfare benefits.

        • Funruffian

          I agree. I despise Hollywood secularists andiverals. Bernie Madoff did a good job of draining some of their pocketbooks

      • Whitetrashgang

        I myself am of the grid, when George was doing his Iraq dog and pony show I invested all my money in oil futures then silver. Their always lying, read a few books and you can make a nice profit of their lies just like they do.

        • Greg Thomas

          You are right they are ALWAYS LYING. I am interested in going off the grid as well. Making a few solid investments and living off that. Screw working for a living whereby the government takes a third of my hard-earned cash and redistributes to illegal invaders and their anchor babies. I think it’s within reach over the next few years if I keep socking away cash.

  • Spartacus

    “When you add the $550 million for public safety and nearly $500 million
    for healthcare, the total cost for illegal immigrants to county
    taxpayers exceeds $1.6 billion dollars a year,”


    You forgot the billions worth of crime they commit…

    • exlib93

      People who are crime victims of these deadbeats should bring civil lawsuits to the state, who put them into harm’s way.

  • Andy

    Amnesty will cost each American $17,000.

    • Greg Thomas

      Another amnesty will cost us our country.

      • John Ulfsson

        Might sound defeatist, but I’m to the point of saying “just give liberals everything they want”. The sooner it falls the sooner we can rebuild. The liberals can see firsthand the fruits of their policies.

  • APaige

    A nation can not have open borders and generous welfare benefits. I believe that was from Nobel Prize winning economist Milton Friedman?

  • Luca

    Our ancestors came here for opportunity. They worked hard and they succeeded.

    This new bunch comes here for the benefits. They work for cash, collect the benefits and vote for their benefactors.

    • John Ulfsson

      I like the term “HDI shopping”.

      These people were nowhere to be seen when America was an untamed, dangerous continent. Only when the building and carving had already been done did these people show up on the doorstep expecting to be treated like the party that did the building and carving. Same with Europe.

  • RHG

    And then they bristle at the term “anchor babies” but that is exactly what these children are and having one is the first order of business by illegal immigrant females. We are financing our own displacement with this nonsense and of course to complain about these parasites will only get you accused of “racism” so the only thing that I see will change any of this is the whole parasitic system collapsing in on itself.

  • exlib93

    Have you seen the photo of them? They’re all obese!

    • Greg Thomas

      That’s because everyday is a fiesta for these parasites.

  • Magician

    LA County currently has roughly 10 million residents. Overall, the entire country has roughly 314m residents. I am expecting the government will be spending roughly 18 billion in welfare benefits

  • Greg Thomas

    No wonder California is on the verge of collapse. So when does it become proper to evict these freeloading parasites – by force if necessary?

    • Luca

      However, Gov. Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown does have a bold plan to rescue California from certain fiscal ruin.

      He’s going to build a magic bullet train for a mere $100 billion. It will transport farm workers from Indio to Modesto with only 34 stops along the way. A one-way ticket will be a mere $435 but will be 99% subsidized by the few remaining taxpayers living in the state.

      The only thing holding up immediate construction is Jerry’s environmental concerns for the rare California unicorn that he believes still roams the plains of Yucca Valley.

      Another Liberal visionary.

  • [Guest]

    That facts such as these do not start a revolution proves that there’s no hope. We’re all but dead.

  • WASP

    These statistics are staggering. I want to be optimistic about the future, but I do fear what is coming — a day of reckoning. This is insanity.

  • Greg Thomas

    The bastardization of the 14th amendment will be the downfall of this country. These numbers prove it.

    • [Guest]

      >>>Is it too late? Is there any evidence we will reverse course.

      Yes. No.

    • Rex

      There is no evidence. Only a people’s uprising or a White Military intervention can change course of events. There will be NO political solution.

  • Ella

    Cut the welfare benefits to zero if they are illegals or Green Card holders. At least half will naturally return home when the USA trims the fat. There are East Indian and Muslim blog sites that discuss the best welfare benefits among Western countries from “free” college to generous housing and medical programs. Surprised, lol? Governments create these problems.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    So glad that illegals contribute more to the economy than they pull out. Everyone knows that welfare, SSI, food stamps, unemployment and EITC stimulate the economy.

    Without welfare, illegal aliens would be unable to colonize California and displace Whites, which is their purpose as useful idiots of the NWO.

    Besides, that, LA County job numbers are up and LA County can afford it.

    Taxpayers in LA don’t need that money to take care of their own families.


    • Greg Thomas

      Seriously, is this mexico or the United States. Like hell this is not reconquista!

  • blight14

    What this nation needs is a good, old-fashioned ‘civil’ war…………

  • Erasmus

    When California goes bankrupt and comes begging, the rest of the country needs to say, “Tough s**t.”

  • mobilebay

    I want to know why our leaders – and by that I mean anyone anywhere who represents us and this nation – have decided to surrender to third world lawbreakers? Our nation has fought wars all over the world to protect us. Now, they have thrown in the towel to those have invaded and occupied our county. I think it bears repeating that “Thank God, this bunch weren’t around on December 7, 1941.” We’d have all been speaking Japanese!

    • Johnny Squire

      The capitalists want cheap labor and the socialists want cheap votes. Our political class happily obliges them because it pays well.

  • Greg Thomas

    Yeah, the state of California has been mandated to release violent felons because of prison overcrowding. Well just how many beds are illegal invaders, which should never have been here to begin with, occupying? We would not have to worry about early release if we did not have illegals squatting and committing crime in this country. Yet another example as to how illegal invading parasites continue to put all Americans in danger by their illegal presence.

  • Greg Thomas

    That’s right. They eat like pigs and laugh in are faces because we are paying for it. Their arrogance and sense of entitlement is sickening.

  • NorthSea

    You’re being unfair to Lindsay Graham.