John Binder, Breitbart, September 17, 2019
There are some 250,000 United States-born children of illegal aliens enrolled or eligible for President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program living across 37 states, data reveals.
Data collected by the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank, reveals that there are about 238,770 U.S.-born children of DACA illegal aliens — commonly referred to as “anchor babies” — living across 37 states, though the total is likely higher, as some estimates are based on low population estimates.
In Texas, alone, there are at least 46,700 DACA anchor babies, while the sanctuary state of California is home to an estimated 72,600 DACA anchor babies. Illinois, a sanctuary state, is home to more than 15,000 DACA anchor babies, and another 12,200 live in Arizona.
There are close to 12,000 DACA anchor babies in North Carolina and roughly 7,600 in Georgia. Across 12 states overall, there are more than 5,000 DACA anchor babies.
Today, there are at least 4.5 million anchor babies in the U.S., exceeding the annual roughly four million American babies born every year and costing American taxpayers about $2.4 billion every year to subsidize hospital costs. Every year, about 300,000 anchor babies are born in the country and as of June, there has been an average of about 124,000 anchor babies already born this year.
[Editor’s Note: The report on which this story is drawing is available here.]