It’s no secret that the United States is facing a significant and ever-increasing problem when it comes to illegal immigration.
Recent estimates reveal that a staggering 16.8 million illegal aliens have made their way into our great nation, with a 2.3 million of that coming THIS YEAR. This represents a substantial 16 percent increase under President Joe Biden’s so-called leadership.
The consequences of this uncontrolled influx are far-reaching and alarmingly costly for hardworking American taxpayers.
Let’s talk numbers.
The financial burden imposed by illegal aliens and their U.S.-born children is nothing short of astonishing. It is estimated that these individuals cost American taxpayers a jaw-dropping $150.6 billion each year. To put this into perspective, that’s a whopping $35 billion increase from the already hefty $116 billion figure recorded in 2017. Meanwhile, in a curious twist of priorities, American security assistance to Ukraine since the Russian invasion in February 2022 hovers around $40 billion—give or take a few billion, thanks to the Pentagon’s accounting tricks.
These alarming statistics come from the reputable Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), a nonprofit organization committed to shedding light on the true costs of uncontrolled immigration. It’s important to note that FAIR’s estimations include individuals lacking legal status in the United States, even if they are deemed “lawfully present” under certain circumstances. For example, migrants subject to deferred enforced departure are also taken into account. Nevertheless, FAIR acknowledges that estimating the size of the illegal alien population is an “inexact science.” After all, we cannot know precisely how many individuals cross the border illegally, successfully evade immigration authorities, or quantify overstays and gotaways accurately.
To reach their estimations, FAIR relies on changes in census data, along with estimates from the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) regarding undetected crossings. While these calculations may not be exact, they provide a sobering glimpse into the magnitude of the problem we face.
The situation is dire. It is essential to recognize the consequences of uncontrolled immigration and the exorbitant costs it places on our nation’s taxpayers. As the illegal alien population continues to surge under the Biden administration, we must demand accountability and effective solutions to safeguard our borders and prioritize the interests of hardworking Americans.
This is not a time for complacency or sugar-coated political rhetoric. The hard facts speak for themselves.