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Costs of Illegal Immigration (United States)

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Illegal immigrants cost LA County taxpayers over $1.6 billion dollars a year, not including education costs

A projected $650 million in welfare benefits will be distributed to illegal alien parents in 2013, county officials said Monday.

Children of illegal immigrants cost Los Angeles County $54 million a month

The children of undocumented immigrants cost Los Angeles County more than $54 Million in April, Supervisor Mike Antonovich announced. In a press release, Antonovich said that the tally came from figures provided by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS).

Over 1,000 new immigrant students enter Miami-Dade schools each month, costing over $22 million a year.

The district pays $22 million each year to educate new students who come to South Florida from other countries and enroll in K-12 classes. The report says close to 1,000 new immigrant students enter Miami-Dade classes on average each month ó totaling about 11,000 a year ó costing about $2,000 more per student than those who come from South Florida and donít require additional language services.

The average illegal immigrant household costs around $14,387 per year in taxes

In 2010, the average unlawful immigrant household received around $24,721 in government benefits and services while paying some $10,334 in taxes.

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