A study from the Federation for American Immigration Reform found that 11-million illegal immigrants cost taxpayers $135 billion per year for free medical care, education, and law-enforcement. While illegal alien workers do pay an estimated $19-billion per year in taxes, there is a deficit of $116 billion.
The Center for Immigration Studies says that chain immigration, which allows relatives of migrants to come to the US, has resulted in one migrant bringing in an average of 3.45 more people with him into the US. Mexican immigrants average more than 6 additional family members brought into the US. 24% are over 50 and become eligible for Social Security benefits. If DACA immigrants are granted amnesty, they are expected to bring in millions more people to the US.
Simon Rosenberg of the New Democratic Network tries to justify mass immigration by claiming that illegal immigrants, who make up 5% of the US workforce, add to the GDP by hundreds of billions of dollars. Tucker argues that GDP is not the same as wealth because there is no consideration for the cost.
There are almost 100 million Americans who are not working that could fill the jobs by illegal immigrants. The opioid epidemic in America is linked to the unemployment. Immigrants send billions in earnings back to Mexico, which is the second largest cash flow to that country.
Rosenberg agreed that when the US allows one million low wage workers to immigrate into the US per year, they lower the wages in America.
The Left supports immigration because 80% of the immigrants vote Democrat.