Look at number 5 on the new immigration prioritization guidance. The media hasn’t paid much attention to it yet. This could be a lot of people, especially in California and New York.
Illegal immigrants reportedly collect more in welfare than American families, but it might be legitimate, according to a 2012 study.
According to the immigration control advocacy group, Center for Immigration Studies, which broke down federal cost data from 2012, the welfare payout to likely illegal immigrant households averages $5,692 yearly, compared with the average $4,431 welfare payout to non-immigrant households collecting the benefit.
The CIS analysis study points out illegal immigrants are barred from directly receiving welfare, but may obtain it through their U.S.-born children. That would not be an abuse of the program.
If they collect through fraud, that is a criminal act.