LA County - Antonovich: Direct Benefits to Illegal Alien Parents of Native-Born Child
Antonovich: Direct Benefits to Illegal Alien Parents of Native-Born Children Cost County $636 Mil. in 2012
The Department of Public Social Services reported over $636 million in welfare and food stamp benefits were issued to illegal alien parents for their native-born children in 2012, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich said Monday.
Supervisor Mike Antonovich | Monday, Feb 4, 2013
The $636 million consisted of $234 million in CalWORKs (welfare) and $402 million in CalFresh (food stamps) – a $14 million increase over the previous year. More than 20% of the County’s public welfare funds are spent on illegal immigrants.
“With the $520 million for public safety and nearly $500 million for healthcare, the total cost for illegal immigrants to County taxpayers exceeds $1 billion dollars a year,” said Antonovich. “These costs do not include the hundreds of millions of dollars for education.”