Illegal Immigrants Entering US Under Biden Costing Taxpayers Over $20 Billion a Year

Illegal Immigrants Entering US Under Biden Costing Taxpayers Over $20 Billion a Year

Illegal immigrants entering the US since President Biden took office will cost US taxpayers more than $20 billion a year, new figures released by the Federation for American Immigration Reform shows.

The group, which advocates for lower levels of immigration in all sorts, says that illegal immigrants entering the US since January 2021 will add an extra $20.4 billion burden a year for US taxpayers, in addition to the already astonishing $140 billion illegal immigrants already cost.

Fox News, who first reported the study, says the analysis is based on an estimated 1.3 million people who were released by US customs officials, as well a one million “gotaways,” or those who have slipped pasted agents. FAIR says that each immigrant costs over $9,000 a year to support.

There have been more than 1.7 million encounters in the 2021 Fiscal Year, and more than two million in 2022. Many of those encounters are repeast encounters, and nearly half are removed under Title 42 public health protections. A high number are released into the US for asylum hearings.

“Even in an age in which trillion dollar spending packages and are considered modest, the additional $20.4 billion the Biden Border Crisis has heaped onto the backs of American taxpayers is still staggering,” Dan Stein, president of FAIR, said in a statement. “$20.4 billion could address some very important needs of the American public, instead of covering the costs of the surge of illegal migration triggered by this administration’s policies.”

VP Kamala Harris has defended the Biden administration’s job at the border, and has claimed that it’s “secure.”

“I think that there is no question that we have to do what the president and I asked Congress to do, the first request we made: pass a bill to create a pathway to citizenship,” Harris said on “Meet the Press.” “The border is secure, but we also have a broken immigration system, in particular, over the last four years before we came in, and it needs to be fixed.”


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