Illegal Immigration Costs Taxpayers $116B Annually, Claims Study


Illegal immigration costs United States taxpayers roughly $116 billion a year, enough to pay for the cost of a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border nearly eight times, according to an new report.

The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) released the immigration report, revealing that an illegal alien costs the American taxpayer approximately $8,075 each, totaling a burden of roughly $116 billion annually.

Researchers with FAIR said the finding was both a “disturbing and unsustainable trend,” as the cost of illegal immigration to taxpayers has risen nearly $3 billion since 2013, when illegal immigration cost $113 billion.

The study directly challenges research by libertarian think tanks and open borders organizations, which claim that illegal immigrants are net-gains for American taxpayers.

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