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    A deep dive into the cost of illegal immigration

    A deep dive into the cost of illegal immigration



    JUNE 19, 2024


    BY D.A. KING





    The Cost of Illegal Immigration


    National Affairs

    Summer, 2024

    The chaos at the border in recent years, along with even Democrat-run cities complaining about its impact, have cast into stark relief one of the central issues surrounding illegal immigration: its fiscal costs.

    Unfortunately, most discussions on the subject tend to be filled with misconceptions, half-truths, and at times even outright falsehoods.

    A fair read of the evidence indicates that illegal immigrants are almost certainly a net fiscal drain, but not because they are illegal per se. Nor is it because they are freeloaders or welfare cheats, or because they don’t pay any taxes.

    The reason is that a very large share of illegal immigrants have modest levels of education, which results in modest incomes and tax payments, even when they are paid on the books.

    Their generally low incomes also allow many of them to qualify for means-tested welfare programs, which they often receive on behalf of native-born children.

    In other words, illegal immigrants are a net fiscal drain on public budgets for the same reasons that legal immigrants and native-born Americans with low levels of education are: They receive more in benefits from the system than they pay into it.

    These realities do not neatly satisfy either side of the contemporary immigration divide, so they are routinely ignored or even denied. Any serious and informed immigration-policy debate will have to confront them.

    THE ILLEGAL-IMMIGRANT POPULATION

    Whatever the fiscal impact of the average illegal immigrant, it would not matter much if there were relatively few in the country. But the illegal-immigrant population has been large for decades. We can arrive at reasonable estimates of that population primarily because, contrary to what is sometimes asserted, illegal immigrants do not live in the shadows.

    It’s not just that illegal immigrants have appeared at press conferences with sympathetic politicians or prominent activists: The Census Bureau makes it clear that illegal immigrants respond to the decennial census and its various surveys. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, which uses census surveys, is also clear on this point. Numerous researchers over the last four decades have used data from these two agencies to study illegal immigrants living in the United States.

    Much of the pioneering work in this area was performed by Robert Warren — formerly at the Immigration and Naturalization Service and now at the Center for Migration Studies — and Jeffrey Passel at the Pew Research Center.

    In the 1980s, both Warren and Passel realized that they could estimate the number of illegal immigrants residing in the country through census data. Since researchers can discern the characteristics of immigrants in the country legally based on administrative data, by comparing their survey profile to the characteristics of the entire foreign-born population, they can figure out who the likely illegal immigrants are. This basic insight allows us to study illegal immigrants in a systematic way.

    Prior to the border-crossing surge during the Biden administration, analysis of Census Bureau data showed roughly 10 or 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States. When adjusted for undercount, it produced estimates of 10 to 12 million. This does not include the roughly 5 million native-born minor children of illegal immigrants who were all awarded American citizenship at birth.

    Many Americans doubt the number was this “low,” or that it remained relatively constant before the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s certainly true that hundreds of thousands of new illegal immigrants crossed the border surreptitiously or overstayed a temporary visa every year before the pandemic, even during the Trump administration. But their numbers were offset by all those who left on their own, were deported, died, or gained legal status (e.g., by being granted asylum or marrying an American citizen) every year. Warren estimates that between 2010 and 2019, 5.9 million illegal immigrants left the illegal population in various ways.

    Another likely reason that Americans believe the illegal-immigrant population is larger than those estimates suggest is that they underestimate the number of legal immigrants allowed into the country.

    Despite out-migration and natural mortality, the legal-immigrant population has roughly tripled in size since 1980. To the extent that the media report on legal immigration, they often leave the public with the impression that it is highly restrictive. This leads many Americans to assume that the huge increase in the foreign-born population they see around them must be due to illegal immigration.

    While we can be reasonably certain that the pre-pandemic estimates of illegal immigration were accurate, there is not an absolute consensus. In 2018, several researchers at Yale University published an article purporting to show that the illegal-immigrant population was closer to…

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    ILLEGAL ALIENS HAVE "BROKEN" OUR IMMIGRATION SYSTEM

    DO NOT REWARD THEM - DEPORT THEM ALL

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    We already pay the high cost of "lettuce", just not at the check-out stand.

    And we do not need 50 million lettuce pickers!

    They are a net drain on our society, they overbreed like rats in poverty.

    Shut down all immigration.

    Cut off all free stuff and they cannot collect one dime off their anchor baby, that is disgusting! Deport the entire family.

    We have 50 million to deport and they are taking jobs from our low-income who need to be working.


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    DO NOT REWARD THEM - DEPORT THEM ALL

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    One Reason For All Those Foreign Doctors: American Medical Schools Refuse To Open Enough Places






    James Fulford
    06/20/2024
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    One reason that American STEM graduates are being displaced is that fewer American students go into these fields, because there is less work for them if they get out due to massive legal immigration of foreign workers.

    Americans would still be happy to study medicine if they could, but thanks to the AMA’s limit on American medical schools, they can’t.

    Med school system displaces Americans in favor of foreigners, report finds, by Kayley Chartier, The College Fix, June 20, 2024

    Some students going overseas to study medicine, scholar says

    U.S. medical schools are not producing enough doctors despite a growing need for medical care by an increasingly aging population, a new report reveals.

    The report “Why Don’t U.S. Medical Schools Produce More Doctors?” blames the Association of American Medical Colleges and American Medical Association for “slow-walking” efforts to increase enrollment.

    Author Jay Greene, a Heritage Foundation senior research fellow and former professor at the University of Arkansas, told The College Fix in a recent email that foreign-educated doctors are partially filling the gap, but there are problems with that as well.

    “Medical training and the healthcare system are heavily subsidized by taxpayers,” he told The Fix. “Those systems should not be creating opportunities for people overseas while driving out U.S. citizens.”

    His research found “about a third of foreign-trained ‘medical residents’ are U.S. citizens who had been turned away from domestic medical schools and have been forced to go overseas.”

    In connection, the report also found the number of foreign-educated doctors in the U.S. has “skyrocketed” in recent decades.[More]

    American medical students are mostly white and Asian, and are also hurt by the existing colleges’ "diversity" goals:

    The linked Heritage report says this:

    The percentage of doctors imported from abroad has skyrocketed from 9 percent in 1981 to 25 percent in 2024. U.S. medical schools have simply failed to keep up with the increased demand for medical services by not expanding the number of doctors they train.

    It was a policy choice to import significantly more foreign-educated doctors rather than train more in the United States.

    That policy choice was enforced by monopoly control over the accreditation of U.S. medical schools, which hindered new entrants and forced the U.S. health care system to look abroad for doctors.

    Given that aging baby boomers are increasing demand for medical care, removing the accreditation cartel blocking the expansion of domestically trained doctors is critical.

    Here’s the chart provided by Heritage:








    Something for an incoming Trump Administration to look at.



    https://vdare.com/posts/one-reason-f...-enough-places




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    DO NOT REWARD THEM - DEPORT THEM ALL

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    Our bloated, corrupt, government is our worst enemy.

    And Trump wants to GIVE green cards to college graduates.

    Those graduates need to go home and make their own country great, or nothing will change where they come from!

    Hell no Trump. No more giving anything to DACA, illegal aliens, or foreigners!

    NO DEAL! DEPORT THEM ALL.


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    ILLEGAL ALIENS HAVE "BROKEN" OUR IMMIGRATION SYSTEM

    DO NOT REWARD THEM - DEPORT THEM ALL

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