Census Data Reveals That Majority of Illegal Immigrants Are On Welfare

A study published this week revealed that the majority of illegal immigrants and green card holders residing in the United States are on welfare.

The Center for Immigration Studies report used the latest Census Bureau Data to determine that 63% of non-citizen households reported being on welfare.

The report explains, “63 percent of households headed by a non-citizen reported that they used at least one welfare program, compared to 35 percent of native-headed households.” This means that there are over four million non-citizen households using taxpayer funded assistance programs.

The Center for Immigrations Studies explained that “of non-citizens in Census Bureau data, roughly half are in the country illegally. Non-citizens also include long-term temporary visitors (e.g. guestworkers and foreign students) and permanent residents who have not naturalized (green card holders). Despite the fact that there are barriers designed to prevent welfare use for all of these non-citizen populations, the data shows that, overall, non-citizen households access the welfare system at high rates, often receiving benefits on behalf of U.S.-born children.”

The study additionally found that welfare use is significantly higher for non-citizens than Americans in all four top immigrant-receiving states.

“In California, 72 percent of non-citizen-headed households use one or more welfare programs, compared to 35 percent for native-headed households. In Texas, the figures are 69 percent vs. 35 percent; in New York they are 53 percent vs. 38 percent; and in Florida, 56 percent of non-citizen-headed households use at least welfare program, compared to 35 percent of native households,” the study found.

According to a report from Newsbusters, this shocking study is being ignored by the mainstream media.

“While Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo shared the report December 4, ABC, NBC and CBS ignored the findings in Tuesday’s morning coverage,” Newsbusters found. They added, “While the media had no problem obsessively protecting the caravan of illegal migrants with numerous falsehoods, they conveniently are silent when facts fly in the face of their liberal narrative.”