In Texas 70% of Illegal Aliens Receive Welfare

Could this really be happening in America?
A new study says 70% of illegal aliens in Texas are on welfare. reported, via Free Republic:

Thirteen years after Congress overhauled the American welfare system, 57 percent of immigrants with children — those in the country legally or not — use at least one government, welfare program according to a report released Tuesday by the Center for Immigration Studies.
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In comparison, 39 percent of native-born Americans with children are signed up for welfare, the report found.

In Texas, 54 percent of legal immigrants and 70 percent of illegal immigrants receive welfare assistance, with illegal immigrants generally receiving benefits on behalf of their U.S.-born children, according to the study, written by a think tank that favors reducing immigration into the U.S.

Overall, Texas tied with California and New York for the second highest immigrant welfare rates behind Arizona.

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  • save us

    change you can believe in

  • Khan Krum

    Cloward-Piven strategy ahead of schedule!

  • bigkahuna

    WTF 2012…. This should just make the hard working legal citizens of Texas just happy as hell. Not like I am shocked.

    What I would like to see is Texas do an actual accounting of this and put a dollar figure to this travesty and then cut the budget to welfare by that amount and then just for good measure cut and extra 25% and force all people to produce birth certificates to get any money. Then reduce able bodied turd from the list as well and then spread that to every freaking state.

  • and thats only the ones you know about. the dole is liberal americas lure to bring the colonizers here. the more people they can put on the dole the sooner they can destroy the country. seventy percent are being supported by money taken out of the workers paycheck and the union leaders cheer.

  • dwd

    Texas should be able to easily pass a law requiring proof of citizenship to receive welfare benefits. That’s one of the easiest ways to combat illegal immigration — make it so that illegally immigrating doesn’t pay off.

    The stats on immigrants (legal and illegal) who, upon coming to this country, start receiving welfare program benefits are disturbing. Even long-settled immigrants keep taking government money. We’re not attracting the good productive contributing immigrants, because we’re handing out freebies to anyone who makes it here, however they make it here.

  • USMC Thomas

    Here in Texas you always see them in Walmart, using their welfare cards to pay for groceries while their children translate the transaction. Out in the parking lot they usually all pile into a late model pickup or SUV, financed by American taxpayers.

  • tysm

    time for a general strike by the productive class…save as much as you can for the next year. Then go out on strike right after the conventions in 2012…..shut your small businesses…layoff all your workers…..take a long vacation..ask for a sabbatical…take a leave of absence….get in your car and drive 10 below the speed limit during rush hour…stop spending money except for essentials…go john galt….stop paying estimated taxes or cut them to the bone….starve the beast…

  • Jayne on the left coast

    In CA. we have them beat. It’s 84% here.

  • Rose

    I am from Texas. Are you telling me we are supposed to believe that in Texas, 30% of Illegal Aliens are NOT on Welfare????????

    And bringing in MULTIPLE Social Security Checks apiece???


  • whatif

    The same center for immigration studies also found that in 1978 California was ranked 6th in education while today California ranks 50th. Is there a connection between excessive immigration both illegal and legal and the last place ranking in what used to be the 8th largest economy in the world?

    There was a reason for immigration quotas back in the day. It allowed the immigration population to assimilate, learn the language, educate their children, obtain jobs, save money and find better opportunities as American Citizens. Now the mass immigration is overwhelming the schools, lowering test scores, increasing dropout rates and draining the welfare state. In that study 82% of illegal households without a high school diploma are on some form of entitlement program. The humor in believing this is sustainable!

  • Granny

    #10 – we still have immigration quotas in place! People who want to legally immigrate to this country sometimes wait years for a green card while the illegals simply jump the fence.

    BTW, you DO have to produce a birth certificate and a social security card to collect welfare benefits. Somebody in Texas must be doing a booming business in fake documents – and the state of Texas must not be bothering to check them at all.

  • nelle

    Tysm is right, if we could all agree to a shutdown of our own, we could get whatever we wanted accomplished. But could we ever agree to a few simple things? How about a strike just to get the Ryan budget enacted and Obamacare repealed?

    We wouldn’t need any liberals to join in. Even the ones who have jobs aren’t productive enough to soften the impact of no conservatives working.

  • The Invasion continues…


  • the dole is the politicans way to take this country away from the american people.

  • akw

    16 percent of births

    In Texas, between 60,000 to 65,000 babies achieve U.S. citizenship annually by being born in the state’s hospitals, according to a tally released by the state’s Health and Human Services Commission. Last year, such births represented almost 16 percent of the total births statewide.

    Murdock, previously the state’s chief demographer and now a professor at Rice University, said the growth of Hispanics as a group in Texas has more to do with their relatively younger ages than the Anglo majority and their higher birthrates.

    “In the last decade in Texas, over 60 percent of the state population increase was due to Hispanics,” he said.

    Between 2001 and 2009, births to illegal immigrant women totaled 542,152 in Texas alone.

    “The next 10 years will be an even more transformative decade demographically for Texas,” said Dr. Roberto Calderon, an associate history professor at the University of North Texas and a Latin American expert following the debate.

  • #8 – I live in California too and didn’t know what the percentage was. 84%!! I was afraid it was that high however. How in the hell did we ever get to this place in our history? My gosh…

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  • Rancid

    OK, so we see the problem and have discussed it 10 ways from Sunday.

    What’s the solution?

    OH, wait, I know the solution! Let’s vote in a Republican, that should work! ROFL

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  • Ladue Pundit

    Democrats like illegals. It means more votes.

    Republicans probably think it’s the only way to keep Social Security payroll taxes coming in.

    Before obamaCare, the #1 issue to melt phone wires was Shamnesty (2006). We need to do something besides complain. Oh, wait, isn’t this why we stormed the polls in November?

    I’m beginning to think this country will have to collapse under its own weight before people get it.

  • #17…. we got to this place in our history because after the 1980 presidential election the left knew they were never going to take this country over as long as whites remained the majority. so they started their racist colonization program aimed at making whites a minority. the politicans of both parties let it happen, some in both parties have actually worked for it. we need new politicans in both parties to stop this colonization. make citizenship a requirement to go on the dole. slowly reduce the dole(you will have to fight the politicans in both parties)to eliminate the bought vote. regain our right to the fruits of our labor. when the colonizers can no longer live off the sweat of the american workers brow the colonizers will return to their own countries or another one that has a better dole.

  • regularguy

    The painful truth is that our America neither lives by rule of law (immigration nor fraud) anymore, nor do we defend our supposed culture of self-reliance and honor. Lose both, and we are done. Period.

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  • Ladue Pundit

    One of the surviving budget cuts was $226 million removed for the fence on our southern border. For that alone Boehner should have pitched a fit.

    Obama will probably add double that in the next budget for a welcome mat.

  • LimoLibsStink


    Let me be clear, I hope to win Texas in the next election. That is why I am happy to announce that 70% of all Texas Illegal Aliens receive Welfare!

    I will hire an army of Food Stamp Czars who will educate these ignorant Illegal Aliens on how to cheat on their Food Stamp applications. These Illegal Aliens need more Food Stamps! A fat Illegal Alien is an 0bama Illegal Alien!

    The Taxpayers are stupid! They will continue to fund my wasteful spending. The America I know is generous and compassionate to me and my cronies. It is not compassionate towards those Millionaires who make quarter of a million. I will tax them to death. And, when they are dead I will tax the people who make $45,000 to death… That will not apply to David Axelrod and my other cronies.

    Look, Secretary Bob Gates has courageously taken on wasteful military spending, saving $400 billion by giving the troops spit-balls and pea shooters. And, when we lose this war Bob Gates will courageously go under the bus!

    My limousine is burning expensive gasoline and Barney Frank is in the back. I hope to give the Taxpayers another good Wedgie like Barney gave me. Good day.

  • AuntieMadder

    I’m as shocked by the 39% of native citizens on welfare nationally as I am the 70% of illegals on welfare in Texas. Not that 70% of illegals in TX being on welfare isn’t an outrage or that the 39% of natives on welfare nationally even compares to it. It’s just that I didn’t know that the percentage of mooching American natives is that high.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    The painful truth is that our America neither lives by rule of law…

    The only “rule of law” that applies in this country is that which can be used to wring ever more money from the pockets of of the citizenry, whether it be via new or higher tax rates, or via larger fines for various “offenses”.

  • Marsh626

    What do you expect?

    IQ statistics have shown that the overwhelming majority of people immigrating to the United States over the last few decades have been uneducated, unskilled, dregs.

    For whatever reason, the powers that be that control our immigration policies, seem to think it’s a fantastic idea to allow the poor people from the 3rd world to mass immigrate here rather than only allowing the brain surgeons from Switzerland and engineers from Japan to immigrate here.

    Every single year, we allow a whopping 2 million people, 90% of whom are from the 3rd world, to move here.

    That’s like allowing the entire population of New Zealand to immigrate here every single year.

    And that’s just legal immigration.

    The illegal immigrants tend to be even worse. They’re usually the dregs of Mexican society. The criminals and the rural and inner city poor people of Mexico.

    They move here and swifty turn once nice areas of America into literally the 3rd world in only a few short years. I saw it myself here in previously safe and prosperous Northern Virginia.

    The neighboring city of Springfield has basically turned into a Mexican slum since the late 1990s. Poverty, education and general living standards have plummeted and crime, welfare and school dropout rates have soared.

    They also create tons of ethnic gangs that terrorify and ethnically cleanse the locals. Like the murder of my best friend 3 years ago by illegal immigrants displayed.

    They leech off welfare and government programs. And they make us pay for their La Raza public education of their kids which teaches them to hate white people and that Southwestern America rightfully belongs to them. And even still, only about 50% of them graduate.

    They overwhlem our emergency rooms which causes entire hospitals to go out of business.

    And they don’t pay taxes for any of it. Which is systematically bankrupting and destroying our nation.

    We’re wasting trillions of dollars on these low class legal and illegal immigrants.

    This “bring us your poor, tired and huddled masses” national immigration policy needs to end immediately.

    It’s going to be the death of us.

    We need to radically reform our immigration policies just like the Europeans have done recently.

    The new Conservative UK government just promised to reduce the previous immigration policy of allowing of hundreds of thousands of immigrants to come to the UK each year to the tens of thousands.

    We need to do the same.

    We only want your highly educated, highly intelligent, well behaved immigrants who will promise to fit in and show our society some respect.

    No more hordes of hostile invaders from the 3rd world, please.

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  • Andreas K.

    You realize that this isn’t really Obama’s fault, but rather a decade long issue that has been ignored by EVERY president so far?

    What has Bush done about it? Nothing.

    Heck, why aren’t the locals rising up against it? They must like it, apparently. Otherwise they’d do something.

  • livininmojadoville

    We are so far beyond democrat or republican, rancid!! This is about electing politicos that can fix this sinking ship.. An even bigger drain is the 1982 Plyler v Doe SCOTUS decision to restrict schools from asking for proof of immigration status. So not ONLY are those 70% sucking from the welfare tit, they are getting a free education without the cost of paying property taxes to fund said education. Thrown in a free school lunch for all these people and you have your first clue as to why Texas has the budget deficit that it does. And I find that 70% highly questionable….. the other 30% are waiting for their benefits.

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  • feduptoo

    I have been fighting against illegal immigration for over 7 yrs. Join or FAIR,

    $100 billion is spent on illegal alien’s every year.

    Pregnant Mexican women cross the border, go sit in their car at the hospital’s parking lot, waiting for labor to start.

    They then run in and have the baby….a brand new US citizen is born, where upon they get all the government perks they want!

    Also go to and read just how many US citizens have been murdered, raped, and victimized by illegals……there are also other sites reporting this travesty!

    Two years ago, I read that since the year 2000, we have had over 45,000 citizens killed by illegals! Think of that! More than on 9/11, and in Iraq or Afghanistan!

    Join us in fighting this, we need every citizens on board!

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  • Rob Crawford

    What happened to the immigration requirement that you’re able to support yourself?! Send the illegals back — all of them — and send back the legals who can’t support themselves.

    Other countries — even ones that allow US citizens in without a pre-approved visa — require you show your ability to get back home before they’ll let you in. If you’re coming in for work, they require your employer show they couldn’t find someone locally.

    But we’ve got laws that let anyone in, we never check up on them, we never even expect them to live by the laws we already have. Then we force the law-abiding to work harder and harder and harder TO SUPPORT THE CRIMINALS!


  • Debby

    this is the report:
    “Analysis is confined to households with one or more children (under age 18).
    (see figure one of the report)

  • Jim

    Australia wins again. 100% of illegal aliens in australia are on welfare. The get $500 per week, free medical including dental, priority government housing, free legal aid to appeal against our courts. The common demonitator with the USA, piss weak socialist governments.

  • Jim

    I forgot to mention that some have committed murder and attempted murder been guilty of inti,idation and riot (molotov coctails at police, burning their housing and other crimes etc) The 3 murderers are now free in our society and the 200 others causing riot etc will be free to join our society soon. The tax payers of Australia are providing their legal fees.

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