Taxpayers’ Tab for Educating Illegal Immigrants

From mrctv:


Taxpayers Will Pay About $1.5 Billion This Year To Educate Illegal Alien Kids

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This school year, Americans will spend more than $1.5 billion in taxpayer dollars to educate illegal alien children that have crossed the border in the last two years.

How’d we get this figure? Simple. Between January 1 and July 31 of last year, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement sent 37,472 unaccompanied alien children (UACs) who had recently crossed the U.S. border illegally to live with sponsors in the United States.

Of these 37,472 UACs, the Pew Research Center estimated about 99 percent were old enough to be enrolled in public schools beginning in the fall of 2014. This leaves us with 36,723 UACs enrolled in public schools at the start of FY2015.

In a report published last August, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) put an estimated $761,405,907 price tag on educating these 36,723 illegal alien children. This amounts to about $20,734 per student (which is about $8,000 more than the $12,401 it took to educate the average public school student in America in 2012, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, by the way).

But the number of UACs that have been apprehended at the border only to be sent off to Your Town, U.S.A., to live with sponsors has more than doubled since FAIR’s report. As of July 31 of this year, the Office of Refugee Resettlement estimates 73,939 UACs have been brought in to live in the United States since the start of FY2014. If you take into account Pew’s estimation that about 99 percent of these children will be enrolled school this year, you wind up with about 73,200 kids.

At a cost of $20,734 per student, this means taxpayers will be on the hook for about $1,517,728,800 in education costs for these kids.

But what about the kids who have been deported since coming to the United States? Glad you asked. According to a July report by Breitbart News, ICE claimed they deported fewer than 1,400 UACs in FY2014. This included children who had been in the system since FY2009, and wouldn’t have even been included in the government’s refugee resettlement data for Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015, anyway.

obama-flying-moneyWith thousands more illegal alien children streaming across the border per month (there were 4,632 in August alone), that cost is certain to go up.


Those figures are just for one year. Add in the cost of numerous welfare programs they’ll be on and then add in the grant money likely given to the sponsors that took in those kids. Now multiply that by x number of years they’ll attend school and your total is somewhere in the $25-30 billion range.

Another factor to think about is the number of teens who will drop out and become gang members, thieves and drunk drivers on our streets.

Lastly, add to that the thousands of Syrian terrorists refugees O is having imported that will be drawing from that same government well and you’ve got a very bleak picture.


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5 Responses to Taxpayers’ Tab for Educating Illegal Immigrants

  1. captbogus2 says:

    Who the Hell are these, “Sponsors,”??

    • Kathy says:

      Libs no doubt, and a few others who actually believe they’re helping. Remember how the Catholic churches were taking them in during last summer’s onslaught? I’d think they’re helping to find homes for them.

  2. Uriel says:

    When will we understand. We can not fix everyone else’s problems by open borders. To do that requires more than all countries can pool together to afford. In the meantime our own future resources–our children and healthy economy–are losing.

    It’s similar to the concept ranchers and farmers face every day. Depleting their resources to starvation or extinction is extremely hard to renew when an economy is ready to purchase. By then, the rancher or farmer has no more stock and will himself starve and end up selling his land.