70% of Long-Term Non-Citizens in the USA Collect Welfare


A majority of “non-citizens,” including those with legal green card rights, are collecting welfare meant for U.S. citizens. An analysis of Census Bureau findings reveals that from 2014, 63 percent of non-citizens are using a welfare program, and it grows to 70 percent for those here 10 years or more.


We are inviting the unproductive into the country.

The Center for Immigration Studies said in its latest report, a compilation of government data, that the numbers give support for Trump’s plan to cut non-citizens off welfare from the “public charge” if they want a green card that allows them to legally work in the United States.

“The Trump administration has proposed new ‘public charge’ rules making it harder for prospective immigrants to qualify for lawful permanent residence — green cards — if they use or are likely to use U.S. welfare programs,” said CIS.


Of non-citizen households receiving welfare, 93 percent have at least one worker, as do 76 percent of native households receiving welfare. In fact, non-citizen households are more likely overall to have a worker than are native households.

CIS writes that: the primary reason welfare use is so high among non-citizens is that a much larger share of non-citizens have modest levels of education and, as a result, they often earn low wages and qualify for welfare at higher rates than natives.


Of households headed by naturalized immigrants (U.S. citizens), 50 percent used one or more welfare programs. Naturalized-citizen households tend to have lower welfare use than non-citizen households for most types of programs, but higher use rates than native households for virtually every major program, CIS’s report continues.

But, how can that be? We keep hearing how much better immigrants are than citizens. And here is the clincher:

Welfare use is significantly higher for non-citizens than for natives 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.

Yep, immigrants are NOT better than citizens after all, unless you think dependency is a valued trait.

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4 years ago

OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH BUT REMEMBER…..”Turn the other cheek, love your enemy, feed him, pray for him who spitefully uses you. bla bla bla bla bla bla bla”

This is the reason for all the evil in the world, the vile disgusting pacifist, bow down to evil so you can be a goodie little christian boy commandments of the NT.

marty lopez
4 years ago

It’s not only illegal immigrants, but legal immigrants too. The truth is a lot of interests get rich from the redistribution of your tax monies. Real estate and landlords, retail operations, everything and anything, in short, the domestic economy.

And ,$134 billion doesn’t really begin to represent all tax monies they suck up. What about educational and court costs, law enforcement and prison costs, infrastructure? Oh the tax payers are paying to raise all these families while bureaucrats, public employees and savvy private employees who take advantage of the low wages clean up

John Vieira
John Vieira
4 years ago

At least if they kept farming the cemeteries for votes the cost to the public purse would be spared!!!

ebenezeer Jones
ebenezeer Jones
4 years ago

Last year, 2017, the Federal Government, that’s you folks the taxpayer, spent $134 Billion dollars on illegal aliens. This is expected to rise at the rate of 3 to 5 billion a year. That is more than just a drop in the bucket. I would say contact your Congressional Representative and complain but what the hell is the use since they appear to be the ones mainly supporting the illegals.

Ricardo Phynque
4 years ago

No surprises here……These illegals can’t file for welfare in their own Country, because that Country has No Welfare system, only the very Rich and the very Poor, so…..they ship their Poverty Problem to the U.S. Taxpayer to solve!!!! and the DNC loves it because in means more Democrat Voters in the short term….in the long term, the illegals will elect an illegal to represent them….it’s already happening in California!!!! That’s when all the Red stats start to look like Venezuela……..