Mapping The Fiscal Burden Of Illegal Immigration On Each State

Tyler Durden's picture

Via HowMuch.net

There’s a lot of confusion and misunderstanding out there around the economic impact of illegal immigration in the United States. We decided to bring some clarity around the issue by mapping new numbers on the estimated costs of illegal immigration on a state-by-state basis.

Our viz takes data from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) about how much illegal immigration costs in each state. FAIR takes into account a variety of different expenditures, like healthcare, education and refundable tax credits. We mapped these numbers across the United States according to a color-coded scale. Purple and dark red states have comparatively high expenditures, but the pink and blue states spend relatively less money because of illegal immigrants.

There are two interesting trends you can see from looking at the data in this way.

  • First, states that spend the most on illegal immigration tend to be located close to Mexico. Looking at out map, the two states with the highest expenditures are California ($23B) and Texas ($11B), both sharing long borders with Mexico. In fact, there’s a cluster of dark red states stretching along the Southwest. States closest to the phenomenon pay the most as a result.
  • Second, states with higher population levels tend to spend more than their less populated counterparts. You can see a group of high-expenditure states clustered around the Northeast, not to mention Illinois and Florida. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, California and Texas are also the two most populous states in the country. High population levels and proximity to Mexico act like a double-whammy for illegal immigration expenses.

Now take a look at the places with relatively low levels of expenditures for illegal immigration, the light blue states. They are all located far away from the U.S.-Mexico border with relatively small population levels. West Virginia is perhaps an exceptional state, seeing that it is surrounded by red and dark red. We can speculate that this is likely due to the fact that West Virginia has a struggling economy which actually contracted last year.

We should add that the source for the numbers in our viz come from a partisan outfit. The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) advocates for legislation designed to decrease immigration, and you can poke holes in their methodology. For example, suppose immigrants really are paying less in income taxes because of their illegal status. Forbes estimates that granting them amnesty would actually boost their state tax contributions by $2.1 billion. That’s the exact opposite conclusion than what FAIR would like you to believe.

That being said, here’s a list breaking down the States with the highest expenditures for illegal immigration according to FAIR.

1. California - $23,038,125,353

2. Texas - $10,994,614,550

3. New York - $7,489,141,357

4. Florida - $6,290,429,108

5. New Jersey - $4,466,838,574

6. Illinois - $3,220,767,517

7. Georgia - $2,487,719,503

8. North Carolina - $2,437,965,113

9. Maryland - $2,378,996,947

10.   Arizona - $2,314,131,964

Remember, these numbers only look at the net expenditures that states spend on illegal immigration, and they say nothing about other contributions to the economy. Any way you cut it though, whenever states are spending billions of dollars on something, it’s worth taking a hard look at where the money is going and why.

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Dr. Engali's picture

Bah! Who cares? We have Janet and her magic printing press. Print us up some fiat and bake us some cookies grandma. We have some friends coming from the south of the border.

Bes's picture

and how much does

the fucking FED, fucking banksters

and the fucking MIC

cost?????

look squirrel!!!

decon's picture

These results should be stated as per capita to be really meaningful.

1777's picture

Coup-d'etat from the bottom up!!!

Forward Soviet

80% + vote ( illegally) for the leftist

Enjoy...

max2205's picture

Just call Md DC. FIXED IT 

rccalhoun's picture

allow medicare into Mexico and far east and let them deal with the aging population in the united states

Five Star's picture

The pension underfunding given real market values in terms of tax revenues for every state:

http://thesoundingline.com/accounting-for-reality-pension-funds-are-in-b...

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

"But they're only taking jobs Americans don't want and won't do!" /s

Say, want a good paying bakery job in Chicago? /r

DeputyDan DistronMan's picture

10 times cash, 100 times trade!  10 times cash, 100 times trade!

For example...if you incarcerate an illegal at $100,000 per year.....that government owes the US $1,000,000 in cash.  If.... in this example the Mexican government refuses the US IMMEDIATELY wipes out $10,000,000 in trade.  With just a small percentage incarcerated the US could wipe out Mexican debt within a few short years AND pay for that bogus wall trump wants.

ps.....US citizens will receive bounties for the incarcerations totalling upwards of $50,000 PER INDIVIDUAL!  Just one van of illegals turned in and a US citizen could retire for life! EVERYONE will be hunting down illegals.  Mexicans and pretty much all illegal aliens will leave this country as quickly as possible.

RumpleShitzkin's picture

Build the wall...to block beaners and EMP....and make Mexico pay for it.
In Bitcoin.

ebworthen's picture

It's a boon for the banks/corporations/insurers, politicians, and elites who need household help.

It screws everyone else, but hey, who do you think runs the plantation?

wisehiney's picture

The workers I meet.

Asians are not militant.

But some hispanic are.

But they, as I always have.

Are thankful that they may not be stronger, or smarter or richer.

But, BY GOD, I can out work the bastards.

Is what I lived by.

And is so American.

And decent, honest, hard working, true blue, fuck you.

I would trade them for the pale face little fags.

That turn up their nose and ridicule

A hard working, laughing son of a gun.

Them them.

Fuck them.

Off your ass.

And on your feet.

Out of the shade.

And into the heat.

 

Xena fobe's picture

You pay for them then.  And go live in their neighborhoods.

wisehiney's picture

I know.

But only in a dream do ours come back.

Just glad that I lived at the tail end of what my fathers made.

But now, hourly, the evil bastards fall.

Hope against hope.

May as well.

wisehiney's picture

And do not miss the part about the self reliants.

Often their culture and values and beliefs are not so different.

This come from a dude that wishes none were niggers.

OK?

RumpleShitzkin's picture

I gotta go to bed.

Too much HedgeFapping for one night.
No more yanky my wanky.

MuffDiver69's picture

Just be glad you’re not Matt Lauer...That sick freak is or was married...Hehehehehe

Number 9's picture

trade em straight across for a boxcar load of land whale anglo bitches..

MuffDiver69's picture

W was a complete moron, but no President- let alone country outside war ever deliberately set out to flood his country like Obama. The one terrorist who mowed down eight people recently in NYC sponsored 22 other scum and he hit Schumer’s diversity lotto in 2010...Those numbers above don’t cover half the scope of what’s happened...BTW I have a hunting/fishing camp in West Virginia and it’s sweet and white...

YourAverageJoe's picture

And never forget that its OK to be white

Kassandra's picture

Certainly hope so. Planning on becoming an expat in about five years. It's the only "retirement" option available.
I fear we will be too late, one way or the other.

Mini-Me's picture

This is not hard.  End welfare for non-citizens (ideally for citizens too).  Anyone coming here would be contributing, not sucking on the government teat.

But that would eat into the Demo voting totals.  Can't have that!

Anteater's picture

Red States with Unemployed White People and their Kids

are 10x greater tax burden at both State and Federal level.

Red States are Welfare States. Take more then they tax.

Unemployed White People are 77% of those welfare bums.

But that's nothing compared to the White-Jews in Mil.Gov,

that's $4,000B a year blowing up our National Treasury.

overbet's picture

They are citizens and their jobs have been shipped overseas and taken by INVADERS invalid.

Xena fobe's picture

The welfare burden of American citizens, (whatever it really is) is not relevant here.  Americans are legally entitled to publicly funded benefits. 

Boonster's picture

Your statements are wrong. New Mexico and Maine are in the top ten most dependent states and in the middle of the pack it's a mixture of red and blue. Kansas, Utah and New Hampshire are among the least dependent.

https://wallethub.com/edu/states-most-least-dependent-on-the-federal-gov...

Kassandra's picture

You do realize you're insane??

Dirtnapper's picture

Does this also count the massive amount of welfare fraud the illegal aliens are comitting?  As an example, they get multiple IDs so they can register their family for welfare 2 or 3 or more  times.  If you were wondering just how illegal aliens were able to drive nice new cars, it's all on your back.   You work, they laugh.

Lost in translation's picture

Immigration is national suicide.

“You cannot and will never have a First World economy with a Third World population.”

USA = New Age Tower of Babel

Déjà view's picture

'Bask & Rob'...59 flavors at Ivory Tower Of Babel...

Success of census credited to hiring highly skilled unemployed and help in 59 languages

http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2011/02/census-director-talks-about-meas...'

DeaconPews's picture

Here in Milwaukee, they pull up to the grocery store in Cadillac Escalades and BMW's. Pay for their food with EBT cards. Their neighborhoods are total shitholes of filth and crime. Fucking cops won't even go in them. It's awful.

White Devil's picture

Fucking parasites. Every deep south state is crawling with them.

Lost in translation's picture

They’re everywhere.

Infestation.

Pollygotacracker's picture

We don't have them here in West Virginia. Maybe, because we don't want them.

Cardinal Fang's picture

'I might be movin' to Montana soon...'

Frank really shreds it on this one...

https://youtu.be/Ialhaxhr7iA

Bonus track: Jean Luc Ponty solo...

https://youtu.be/r_orXjCH3FM

DeaconPews's picture

Raise me up a crop of dental floss. Raising it up, waxing it down. Put it in a little white box that I can sell uptown.

YourAverageJoe's picture

I could be wrong, but it seems the government of California loves its illegal aliens and would probably be proud of having the darkest color on the map....

Texas is the second darkest, but as a Texan I will tell you to your face that I nor anyone I know, Hispanic friends included, have no desire to have people here in Texas or America that disrespect our rules and are here to take, not contribute.

I would like very much, to tie every politician responsible for this mess to be tied to a pole, and I be given the priveledge of flaying the flesh from their backs with a cat o'nine tails, with each tail tipped with a steel hook.

Oh there I go again, posting while drinking.....

Déjà view's picture

"Our rules"...change 'em when Federal are broken...STATE RIGHTS?

Federal Background

The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA) of 1996 (Sec. 505) sought to prohibit states from providing a postsecondary education benefit to an alien not lawfully present in the United States on the basis of residence unless any U.S. citizen or national is eligible for the same benefit. (P.L. 104-208).  The Congressional Research Service noted that there is disagreement about the meaning of the provision.  There is no guidance in congressional report language or in federal regulations.

These states currently have statutes that condition eligibility for instate tuition on attendance and graduation from a state high school and acceptable college admission applications.  In June 2001, Texas (HB1403) was the first state to pass legislation allowing in-state tuition for immigrant students, followed by California (AB540), Utah (HB144), and New York (SB7784) in 2001-2002; Washington (HB1079), Illinois (HB60) in 2003; Kansas (HB2145) in 2004; New Mexico (SB582) in 2005; Nebraska (LB239) in 2006; Wisconsin (A75) in 2009; Maryland (S167/H470); Connecticut (H6390) in 2011 and Colorado (S33), Minnesota (S1236), New Jersey (S2479) and Oregon (H2787) in 2013. The state laws permit these students to become eligible for in-state tuition if they graduate from state high schools, have two to three years residence in the state, and apply to a state college or university. The student may be required to sign an affidavit promising to seek legal immigration status.  These requirements for unauthorized immigrant students are stricter than the residency requirements for out-of-state students to gain in-state tuition.

In 2003, Oklahoma passed SB 596 allowing instate tuition, but in 2008, HB 1804 was enacted, which ended its in-state tuition benefit, including financial aid, for students without lawful presence in the United States. HB1804 allowed the Oklahoma State Regents to enroll a student in higher education institutions permitted that they meet special requirements.

In 2009, Wisconsin added  instate tuition for unauthorized immigrants in the 2009-2011 budget law; it was ended in the 2011-2013 budget law.

In 2011, Maryland enacted legislation allowing instate tuition for unauthorized immigrant students provided they meet certain conditions, including the completion of 60 credit hours or graduation from a community college in Maryland. The law was put on the 2012 ballot and on November 6, Maryland voters approved the ballot measure 59 to 41 percent.

In July, 2011, California enacted legislation permitting unauthorized immigrant students to receive state financial aid and scholarships (A130), joining New Mexico (S582, 2005) and Texas (H1403, 2001).  On Feb. 18, 2014, the Washington legislature approved legislation to expand the state need grants for certain unauthorized immigrant students.  The governor is expected to sign the legislation (S6523).

In addition, several state university systems established policy to offer instate tuition rates to unauthorized immigrant students, such as the Hawai’i Board of Regents (2013), Michigan Board of Regents (2013) and Rhode Island Board of Governors (2011).

===States that have barred unauthorized immigrant students from in-state tuition benefits include Alabama (HB56, 2011), Arizona (Proposition 300, 2006), Colorado (HB 1023, 2006), Georgia (SB 492, 2008), South Carolina (HB4400, 2008), and Indiana (H 1402, 2011).===

http://www.ncsl.org/research/immigration/in-state-tuition-and-unauthoriz...

Press UNO for Español...dos for Tejas...

Si Señor!

YourAverageJoe's picture

Thank you Counselor for your post.

Again, I say, I would like to administer the beating to those who have earned it.

Your first upvote was mine.

Déjà view's picture

Gracias!

Now for our first Español word-of-the-day...Comprende...

Feliz Navidad...Feliz Año Nuevo 2018...Viva Tejas!

Kassandra's picture

+100 for the drinking part.

dchang0's picture

Yet, with TX's spendng on illegal aliens so high, clearly there ARE some Texans that support having the mooches on the public dole. Who are these people? Who are the politicians they vote for?

They should be called out and, as you rightly suggest, tied to a pole and flayed for stealing from our kids and grandkids to buy votes so they can gain ill-gotten wealth through political connections and the immoral use of gov't force, wealth which they will pass down to only their kids and grandkids.

So this is really all a war between the politicians' descendents and the taxpayers' descendents for money not yet earned.

Taint Boil's picture

......undocumented immigrants paid about $12 billion in total taxes in 2010, while a conservative think tank pegged it at $17.6 billion.

they pay more than you realize ..... google it yourself

Xena fobe's picture

Whatever they pay isn't worth it and never will be. 

overbet's picture

Like I would trust anything Google pushes up. Im in a heavily illegal populated west coast city. All I see work for cash. Now add in the identity theft & welfare plus let's not forget the other crimes like rape murder theft etc. get them the fuck out

Twee Surgeon's picture

With whose Social security number do they 'Pay it?' Mine or yours ? Oh no, the Government gives them a Fucking Tax I.D number . That should end, too.

 

 

dchang0's picture

You can call them "undocumented immigrants" when I'm allowed to buy a pistol without any background checks, permits, fees, or the gov't even knowing about it and carry that pistol concealed and call myself an "undocumented self-defender."