Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The cost of illegal immigration

$1 Trillion:
On average, a nonelderly adult immigrant without a high school diploma entering the U.S. will create a net fiscal cost (benefits received will exceed taxes paid) in both the current generation and second generation. The average net present value of the fiscal cost of such an immigrant is estimated at $231,000, a cost that must be paid by U.S. taxpayers. 


Slightly more than 4 million adult immigrants without a high school diploma have entered the U.S. since 2000 and continue to reside here. According to the estimates in the National Academies report, the net present value of the future fiscal costs of those immigrants is $920 billion.
That means that Al Gore's "lock box" needs an additional trillion to pay for the costs.  And anyone who thinks there are only 4 million illegals in this country is smoking dope.


Jehu said...

There's a bigger cost to illegal immigration. It causes a massive breakdown of the illusion of the rule of law. The illusion of the rule of law is necessary to have a high trust society, and for me, its totally dispelled. When perhaps 10% of the functional part of society feels like I do, your civilization is gone.

R.K. Brumbelow said...

Technically they that the number of adultillegal immigrants w/o a highschool diploma is slightly over 4 million. It says nothing about the total number of illegal immigrants.