The Taxpayer Burden of Illegal Immigration in California

Adrienne Royer, Immigration Reform, June 20, 2014

Yesterday, FAIR released a new study examining the taxpayer burden of illegal immigration in California, which found providing education, health care, law enforcement, and social and government services to illegal aliens and their dependents costs California taxpayers $25.3 billion a year. This is an increase of some $4.7 billion since FAIR’s 2010 study was released. These costs amount to a $2,370 a year burden per California household headed by a U.S. citizen.


The infographic below summarizes what illegal immigration in California costs taxpayers.  Want more information? Read the report: The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigration on Californians.


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  • MekongDelta69

    “These costs amount to a $2,370 a year burden per California household headed by a U.S. citizen.”

    A law should be made so the $2,370/year burden is only imposed on leftist households headed by a U.S. citizen.

  • Truth Teller

    I’m going to save that poster, print it out and show it to everyone I know.

  • dd121

    The indirect costs are many more times that amount.

    • Mary

      The demographic and cultural costs alone are incalculable.

    • Pro_Whitey

      Hell, just the long-term cost of a number of native-borns not getting to the first rung on the ladder of employment like I was able to do so many years ago. It is disturbing.
      While we’re at it, let’s not discount the cost of legal immigration, too. Between the refugees and the H-1Bs, there’s loads of costs and underutilization of our native workforce.

      • dd121

        The historic Americans are getting slow rolled. It’s sad to see. If I were starting out in the workforce now instead of 40 years ago, I’m not sure what my opportunities would be.

        • Einsatzgrenadier

          The “Greatest Generation” and the Baby Boom generation had it so much easier than today’s youth, the so-called millenials. 40 or 50 years ago, you could drop out of high school and secure a decent, middle class lifestyle for yourself on a single salary.

          In those days, it was the employees who set labor market conditions, not employers. Because of how difficult it was to find employees, employers were forced to raise wages and offer more attractive working conditions and benefits. They had to treat their workers with respect and dignity. If they couldn’t do that, the worker always had the luxury of just going elsewhere and the employer would have to stop production in order to find someone else to do the job, a laborious and time-consuming process.

          Outsourcing and massive third world immigration destroyed this idyllic world.

          • JohnEngelman

            Outsourcing and massive third world immigration destroyed this idyllic world.

            – Einsatzgrenadier

            Both political parties are complicit in that, but for different reasons.

    • 1stworlder

      Yea like bringing TB & Chagas into the US, along with crime.

      • Katherine McChesney

        And leprosy, scabies and a host of other diseases they are bringing with them. It’s odd that this Roman Catholic country don’t offer them their ‘charitable’ medical services. Pope Frank should focus on that instead of pushing his ideas on everyone else while living in the wealthiest church building on the planet…the Vatican.

  • Puggg

    Correct, as it is. But what is anyone going to do about it? As far as I can see with only a few exceptions, the people in power want more of this.

  • Who Me?

    That’s $2,370 that every White family could use towards raising another child, sending their children to a private school where they would be safe and receive quality education, and saved towards college expenses, then a decent retirement in a safe (read all White) neighborhood or White caregivers in their final days.
    That’s $2,370 each year that is STOLEN from each and every White household for the care, feeding and breeding of a class of people who would just as soon cut our throats as look at us.
    People who have no loyalty or allegiance to this land or this country, don’t speak our language, and don’t care. They just want to take. Take our jobs, take our education, take our health care, take our children’s places in schools and colleges, take our jobs, and ultimately take our lives. After we are gone they want to erase every trace of our having ever existed as a race or a nation.

    • Ella

      When we protest and dispute these forced payments out of our household income, we, the citizen, get labelled as bigots and hateful, but we also have families to support. In Germany, Norway, France, and Russia, they all invest in the next generation through annual payment/grants for having babies to offset high costs and taxes. We’re forced to invest in illegals and many undesirables.

  • Whitetrashgang

    This is great stuff, putting other infographics to counter the lies like diversity is our greatest strength , politicans voting records, and the true cost of other spending programs and other stuff like black on white crime, or what group controls what in America.

  • Zaporizhian Sich

    This is just the beginning. Whites have to pay more for housing to live away from the barrio thugs. Whites have to spend much more on gas, and maintenance for their vehicles, not to mention hours and hours in long commutes to jobs and schools to avoid them. Whites have to pay far more in car insurance because of browns reckless, drunken driving. Whites pay more for medical care because of the browns coming here and dropping anchor bombs, er babies and all the other “indigent” care hospitals are forced to provide by law. Whites who are not poor are forced to send their kids to private schools to prevent them from being raped, murdered, harassed, terrorized, assaulted and their educations ruined by the Latino trash. Because of all that, whites have far less time to spend with their children, as well as the money needed to raise more than one or two children while these invaders are raising four or five apiece on OUR dime. The real financial cost illegals create for every white family is far more than $2,370.00 a year, it’s likely at least four times as great if not a lot higher.

  • Whites, get out of California NOW, but for G-d’s sake, leave your liberal ways behind you as you leave. Let the libtards who are left figure out where to get the money to support the filth that is flooding California once all whites are gone. Of course, when Ca goes bankrupt the feds will bail it out, as they are doing with Detroit.

    A WN woman I know online left yesterday to start a new life in the deep south in a nearly all white enclave. She fought long and hard against the Mexican invasion, but at some point what’s a woman to do other than leave.

    Southerners have always been wise to the ways of blacks and they caught on quick to become wise to the ways of Mexicans, too. Welfare benefits in southern states are nothing like the squat monsters can get in California, so they don’t stay in the state this woman is moving to, which is where I am moving to as well.

    The problem is that a dozen more states are being flooded and will soon face the same problems as California. How to prevent the feds from stealing our money in the form of higher taxes and inflation from printing worthless dollars is another problem. When the government becomes the enemy of the people, all sorts of problems become nearly impossible to deal with.

    • Pro_Whitey

      The one issue I have with what you wrote is that, although you advised them properly to give up the leftist brain crap in their heads, they won’t do it, and will start to remake their destination states in the same manner as California. I wish they would learn.

    • Mary

      If you are moving to the state I believe I recall you revealed, then I can advise you that our population of illegal invaders does appear to have actually declined over the past couple of years. They’re still here, but any improvement is something. The decline has been noted by many besides myself. My husband and I just returned from a trip to the Gulf and we remarked how few we saw en route. It was quite different several years ago. Hopefully it will continue to move in the same direction, but I don’t wish to get my hopes up too much.

    • r j p

      Where did she move?
      Contact me privately via my website, just respond to any post, they don’t post.
      www paradisegone com

    • Katherine McChesney

      Remember that Alabama and Mississippi are rotten with blacks. Stay away from them if you are able.

  • IstvanIN

    Montana has no refugee program, much to the current governors dismay. What would happen if some states decided to pull out of the TANF and FS (SNAP) programs? Medicaid? If a state decided their National Guard couldn’t be federalized? Certainly eliminating welfare for the able-bodied would cause an exodus of LaQuishas, just as an expansion of Section 8 destroyed some cities in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

    • 1stworlder

      Sadly there are some white places that need TANF & FS. I stopped donating to the bigger charities even while I still believed in equality when I saw a long line of white women on a street on a day off and asked what the line was for. It was for a food pantry, a charity that can help white women with families made me realize charity begins near home.

  • TruthBeTold

    Do the basic math and ask yourself how does a poor, uneducated ‘immigrant’ with a family support his family on minimum or below minimum wage in a first world economy?

    Someone (you the tax payer) has to supplement all the amenities; food, housing, medical cost, transportation, etc.

    • r j p

      He/she doesn’t. Let’s just double the minimum wage so he can get a 12 pack to drink before driving home in his uninsured vehicle with expired plates.

  • MindHead99

    It is good to get more stories with data like this out to the public. The wealthy Oligarchs love the immigrant slave labor to replace US citizens while the taxpayers pay for their expenses. For Oligarchs the more immigrants brought in, the more money goes into their selfish pockets while society suffers a huge burden.

    • Einsatzgrenadier

      Whites are just subsidizing their own population replacement with their hard-earned tax dollars, which is all the more reason for them to just bleed the system dry and then walk away from it. I suspect that many whites keep slaving away for the political elite because they’ve been brainwashed into believing that “we’re all immigrants” or “race doesn’t exist.” It’s only a matter of time before the system collapses under its own weight.

  • willbest

    Assuming you become a head of household at 25 and live to 85 that works out to about 700k in 2014 dollars adjusting for compound interest and taxes. So really no big deal.

  • Alexandra1973

    I was driving through western Stark County, Ohio, earlier today, rather rural area…one farm had a sign that said “No produce this year–our neighbors are helping.” Something to that effect.

    Stark County has an illegal alien problem too.

    • r j p

      My grandparents lived on NW Harvard Avenue in Canton.
      I loved the neighborhood.

      • Alexandra1973

        Massillon seems to have plenty of “coalburners” and Canton…well, I tend to steer clear of it. I don’t know what the northwest side is like nowadays, though.

        I’ve seen plenty of Hispanics in Orrville (eastern Wayne County).

        • r j p

          Canton had some dumpy areas, places with bunches of porch monkeys, but I never saw any of them in Beldin Village (can’t believe I remember that) or the other shopping center my grandparents visited.

  • AndrewInterrupted

    California is a gangrenous limb, for sure.