County Supervisor alarmed at amount of taxpayer funding going to illegals.
New statistics from the Department of Public Social Services
reveal that illegal aliens and their families in Los
collected nearly $37 million in welfare and food stamp allocations in July 2008, announced Los
Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.
Twenty five percent of the all welfare and food stamps
benefits is going directly to the children of illegal aliens. Illegals collected over $19 million in
welfare assistance for July 2008 and over $17 million in monthly food stamp
allocations, for a projected annual cost of $432 million.
Annually, the cost of illegal immigration to Los
Angeles County taxpayers
exceeds over one billion dollars, which includes $220 million for public
safety, $400 million for healthcare, and $432 million in welfare
allocations. This does not include
millions of dollars for education.
"Illegal immigration continues to have a devastating
impact on Los Angeles County
taxpayers," said Antonovich.
"With $220 million, the total cost for illegal immigrants to County
taxpayers far exceeds $1 billion a year – not including the millions of dollars