Skip to content

The Real Cost of Illegal Aliens and Anchor Babies

August 25, 2015

There’s a new poll … I know … who cares? The Monmouth University Poll has Donald Trump at 30% with Ben Carson in 2nd place with 15% in the S.C. GOP field. If you’re wondering why, it’s because a great number of Americans are fed up with lying, panty-waist politicians who promise one thing and do the opposite. We’ve sat back and watched Obama and company open the flood gates to tens of thousands of illegal aliens, their children and among them thousands of criminals. They are sucking the life out the United States through their inability to contribute anything of value, yet demanding welfare, free medical care, subsidized housing, free education, etc. Americans are sick of people who can’t contribute to the benefit of their own third world countries, coming here to take advantage of a ‘better life’ of which they haven’t done anything to help make it better. I found an article which reveals the real cost of illegals and “anchor babies” to the American tax-payers.

Via: National Review

The Very Real Economic Costs of Birthright Citizenship
‘Peter and Ellie Yang,” the subjects of Benjamin Carlson’s fascinating new Rolling Stone essay, “Welcome to Maternity Hotel California,” paid $35,000 to have their second child in the United States. In 2012 Chinese state media reported 10,000 “tourist births” by Chinese couples in the United States; other estimates skew as high as 60,000. Following Donald Trump’s call for an end to birthright citizenship, and renewed attention on “anchor babies,” Carlson’s exposé on “birth tourism” seems to confirm that the current interpretation of the 14th Amendment works as a magnet for at least some parents across the globe. But just how big a magnet is it? According to Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) legal policy analyst Jon Feere, who testified before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security in April, between 350,000 and 400,000 children are born annually to an illegal-alien mother residing in the United States — as many as one in ten births nationwide. As of 2010, four out of five children of illegal aliens residing in the U.S. were born here — some 4 million kids. Reporting that finding, the Pew Research Center noted that, while illegal immigrants make up about 4 percent of the adult population, “because they have high birthrates, their children make up a much larger share of both the newborn population (8 percent) and the child population (7 percent) in this country.” The cost of this is not negligible. Inflation-adjusted figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture projected that a child born in 2013 would cost his parents $304,480 from birth to his eighteenth birthday. Given that illegal-alien households are normally low-income households (three out of five illegal aliens and their U.S.-born children live at or near the poverty line), one would expect that a significant portion of that cost will fall on the government. And that’s exactly what‘s happening. According to CIS, 71 percent of illegal-alien headed households with children received some sort of welfare in 2009, compared with 39 percent of native-headed houses with children. Illegal immigrants generally access welfare programs through their U.S.-born children, to whom government assistance is guaranteed. Additionally, U.S.-born children of illegal aliens are entitled to American public schools, health care, and more, even though illegal-alien households rarely pay taxes.
The short-term cost of “anchor babies” was revealed a decade ago in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. “‘Anchor babies’ born to illegal aliens instantly qualify as citizens for welfare benefits and have caused enormous rises in Medicaid costs and stipends under Supplemental Security Income and Disability Income,” wrote medical attorney Madeleine Pelner Cosman. She noted the increasingly costly situation in California:
In 2003 in Stockton, California, 70 percent of the 2,300 babies born in San Joaquin General Hospital’s maternity ward were anchor babies, and 45 percent of Stockton children under age six are Latino (up from 30 percent in 1993). In 1994, 74,987 anchor babies in California hospital maternity units cost $215 million and constituted 36 percent of all Medi-Cal [California’s Medicaid program] births. Now [2005] they account for substantially more than half.
13 Comments leave one →
  1. August 25, 2015 11:43 am

    Reblogged this on BPI reblog001 and commented:
    No Anchor Babies


  2. August 25, 2015 11:47 am

    Liked by 1 person

  3. August 25, 2015 12:05 pm

    Just as Ann Coulter has said, nothing is stopping anyone from ‘stealing’ the issue from Trump — an issue that was alive and well before the Donald grabbed it — and running with it. Go for it. But they don’t. (except for Cruz and a few other pols.) A very real one it is, with many effects. Seems much easier to blame the evil messenger(s).

    Liked by 1 person

  4. August 25, 2015 12:28 pm

    People ARE pissed about this but most keep it to themselves for PC reasons. Ridiculous! The cost is staggering and it affects EVERYONE. We need someone in office who will address this and not fall into the whole BS PC crap. IMHO.

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 25, 2015 1:38 pm

      Lorra B, this is where Trump excels… leadership. Yeah, he’s not the most eloquent guy around, but he’s a no nonsense guy who doesn’t cut anyone any slack and will get stuff done.

      Liked by 1 person

    • August 25, 2015 1:41 pm

      I agree. I do worry, however, about his military leadership and how he may do in War Time but he is a smart man and would place those around him who are able. I also think he will have a hard time securing more of the GOP votes… We shall see!! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

    • August 25, 2015 2:00 pm

      We don’t have anyone with military experience as a candidate right now to my knowledge. So, we’re kind of in a bind as far as that issue is concerned. I’m fixing to post something else here (when I get the time here at work) about Jeb and (to me) the typical politician way of addressing things.

      Liked by 1 person

    • August 25, 2015 2:04 pm

      Hate it when work gets in the way of good blogging…. LOL! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

    • August 25, 2015 2:08 pm




  1. Jeb Bush’s rant against Donald Trump and Bush’s empty immigration plan | Cry and Howl
  2. BPI reblog001 Daily Archives: August 25, 2015 | boudicabpi2015
  3. BPI reblog001 Daily Archives: August 25, 2015 | Boudica2015
  4. BPI reblog001 Daily Archives: August 25, 2015 | Boudica BPI Weblog

What do you think about it?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: