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$135 billion a year to cover costs of more than 12.5 million illegal aliens

Article subtitle: 
The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigration on United States Taxpayers
Article CAIRCO note: 
The actual number of illegal aliens in the U.S. is undoubtedly several times that number
Article publisher: 
FAIR
Article date: 
September 27, 2017
Article category: 
Immigration Impact
Medium
Article Body: 
The Cost of Illegal Immigration to the United States
 
At the federal, state, and local levels, taxpayers shell out approximately $134.9 billion to cover the costs incurred by the presence of more than 12.5 million illegal aliens, and about 4.2 million citizen children of illegal aliens. That amounts to a tax burden of approximately $8,075 per illegal alien family member and a total of $115,894,597,664. The total cost of illegal immigration to U.S. taxpayers is both staggering and crippling. In 2013, FAIR estimated the total cost to be approximately $113 billion. So, in under four years, the cost has risen nearly $3 billion. This is a disturbing and unsustainable trend. The sections below will break down and further explain these numbers at the federal, state, and local levels.
 
... The total economic impact of illegal immigration is $116 billion (net).
 
 
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The total cost of illegal immigration to U.S. taxpayers is both staggering and crippling. In 2013, FAIR estimated the total cost to be approximately $113 billion. So, in under four years, the cost has risen nearly $3 billion. This is a disturbing and unsustainable trend.
 

 

 
CAIRCO Notes
 
While the report calculates the cost of the presence of 12.5 million illegal aliens, and about 4.2 million citizen children of illegal aliens, the number of illegal aliens who have evaded apprehension in the U.S. is closer to three times that number.
 
Thus, the net economic impact could be several times the amount reported in the study.