Report: Estimated 14.5 Mil. Illegal Aliens in U.S., 'Fiscal Burden of at Least $133.7 Billion'

Nick Kangadis | January 27, 2021

According to a new report, it looks like President Joe Biden will up his promise to grant amnesty to 11 million illegal aliens.

According to a Wednesday press release from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), a new report by the organization has been released telling of some very troubling numbers.

FAIR reports that an estimated 14,500,000 illegal aliens are in the United States, and those are only the ones agencies that compile this data know about. Oh, not only that, but the “likely” financial burden imposed by the illegal aliens in question went up nearly $2 billion from 2019.

“Based on FAIR’s most recent comprehensive fiscal cost study, illegal aliens are likely imposing a net fiscal burden of at least $133.7 billion,” the report states. “That’s an increase of nearly $2 billion over the past year.”

If we go by these numbers alone, that would the average financial burden per illegal alien at $9,220.69 each.

As for Biden’s immigration plans, the Associated Press summed up his “proposal” the day before his inauguration:

Biden’s proposal would create an eight-year pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrants, set up a processing program abroad for refugees seeking admission to the U.S. and push toward using technology to monitor the border. The measure was described by an official from Biden’s transition team who described the plan on condition of anonymity.

With an eye toward discouraging a surge of immigrants toward the U.S.-Mexico boundary, the package’s route to citizenship would only apply to people already in the U.S. by this past Jan. 1. But it omits the traditional trade-off of dramatically enhanced border security that’s helped attract some GOP support in the past, which drew criticism on Tuesday [January 19].

If amnesty is granted to millions of people, the costs would most likely increase not only the national debt, but the size of government. 

H/T: Washington Examiner