The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) recently released some troubling statistics regarding migrants living in the United States.
Researchers found that roughly 63 percent of non-citizen households in this country — those who live legally and illegally — utilize some type of public welfare. Interestingly, only around 35 percent of households comprising people who were born in the United States do the same.
The study also revealed that approximately 50 percent of people who legally immigrated to America and received citizenship use welfare. Non-citizen households utilize Medicaid and food welfare initiatives at more than twice the rate that native-born American households do. Fifty percent of non-citizen households take advantage of Medicaid, and 45 percent of them use food welfare programs. A modest 23 percent of native-born households use Medicaid, and 21 percent of them utilize food welfare initiatives.
According to Breitbart, California and Texas have the most significant welfare dependent immigration. More than seven out of 10 non-citizen households in The Golden State depend on at least one type of welfare. Only 35 percent of native-born American households utilize welfare in the left-leaning state. In The Lone Star State, almost 70 percent of non-citizen households are on welfare. A mere 35 percent of native-born American households use welfare in Texas.
In a recent interview with Breitbart, President Donald Trump addressed the critical issue of welfare-dependent migrants flooding into this country.
“I don’t want to have anyone coming in that’s on welfare,” Trump said. “We have a problem, because we have politicians that are not strong, or they have bad intentions, or they want to get votes, because they think if they come in they’re going to vote Democrat, you know, for the most part.”
Trump shared his view that some industries in the United States need more employees to be brought into the country in differing capacities. However, he maintained that Democrats and liberals are attempting to bring anyone into the country despite the results.
“They’ll take anybody into this country and we’re not allowing it, but because of the success of the country economically, some people say — I blame myself, but that’s a good blame not a bad blame — but because of the country’s success and you need workers here.”
He went on to add, “You do need workers. You have homes in Houston, and they can’t get people to build the homes — and lots of other places. But because of what’s happened, and because of the people coming up, they want them to come in and they don’t care how they come in.”
The president went on to expound on why he doesn’t want migrants coming into the country who require welfare programs.
“We owe a lot of money,” he added. “We’re taking care of everybody in the world’s military. But now as you know I got over $100 billion from NATO countries. But that’s not enough, that’s not enough, we’re paying for massive portions of NATO. We shouldn’t be paying for this.”
Continuing his explanation, Trump said, “They should be paying their own way, and we can help them, but we shouldn’t be paying for — and by the way, here’s a beauty. We pay for their military defense and then they take advantage of us on trade in addition. It used to be in order to have the trade we take care of them — but they get us both ways.”
Finishing this particular segment of the sit-down, Trump remarked, “But I don’t like the idea of people coming in and going on welfare for 50 years, and that’s what they want to be able to do — and it’s no good.”
Astoundingly, the number of foreign-born residents in this country is nearly four times higher than it was in the year 2000. Approximately 44.5 million people in this category currently live in the United States.