The Many Costs of Obama’s Amnesty

by Phyllis Schlafly

Since the costs will come due only after Obama has left the White House, I guess he doesn’t care how high are those costs. But the costs are horrendous, as just added up by our country’s foremost authority on such things, Robert Rector of the Heritage Foundation.

Rector told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee last week that the lifetime costs of Social Security and Medicare benefits paid to the millions of illegal aliens to whom Obama is granting legal status will be about 1.3 trillion dollars. Rector’s calculation is based on his assumption that at least 3.97 million illegal aliens will receive legal status under DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents), and the average DAPA beneficiary has only a 10th grade education.

illegal aliensDAPA recipients, according to Rector’s calculations, would receive $7.8 billion every year once they get access to the refundable Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the refundable Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC). Those EITC and ACTC recipients will also be allowed to claim credit for three years of illegal work, which would sock the U.S. taxpayers for another $23.5 billion.

This was confirmed by IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, who told Congress on February 11 that illegal immigrants who didn’t pay any taxes, or who used fake Social Security numbers, will nevertheless be able to claim back-refunds under EITC once they get new Social Security numbers under Obama’s amnesty. Koskinen said he didn’t know how much these tax refunds will cost and the White House never checked with him before announcing the amnesty.

The average DAPA-eligible family already receives about $6,600 a year in means-tested welfare benefits. That includes food stamps, school lunch (and breakfast), Medicaid, S-CHIP, and WIC (Women, Infants, and Children).

Many Americans labor under the false assumption that, since most legal and illegal immigrants are hard-working, they therefore do not depend on welfare assistance. In fact, as Rector patiently explains, most welfare benefits go to households with children headed by a low-income employed adult.

Rector estimates that the combined cost of means-tested welfare benefits the illegals now receive, plus other goodies such as EITC and ACTC cash, will encourage increased illegal immigration in the future. The average American, whose children and grandchildren will end up burdened with this enormous debt, must ask themselves whether someone is trying to destroy America.

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Judicial Watch: Homeland Security Releases 165,900 Illegals

Monday, 23 Mar 2015 06:26 PM

By Greg Richter

Judicial Watch on Monday released documents showing that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released 165,900 illegal aliens, some of whom had been convicted of violent crimes.

The release of 76 pages of documents showed that as of April 26, 2014, the illegal aliens had been released throughout the United States. Crimes included such serious offenses as homicide, sexual assault, kidnapping, and aggravated assault.

That number, added to another 30,000 released in the past fiscal year, brings the total to 195,900.

The documents were released as a result of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch on July 21, 2014. Judicial Watch filed the suit after the Department of Homeland Security failed to respond to a May 15, 2014, FOIA request.

“It’s appalling that we’ve had to sue in federal court to get key information about the Obama administration’s release of 165,950 convicted criminal aliens,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton in a press release. 

“These documents show the Obama administration is lying when it says that its ‘enforcement priorities’ include deporting illegal aliens who have committed heinous crimes,” Fitton said. 

Judicial Watch said the ICE documents confirm a May 2014 Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) report showing that in 2013 ICE freed 36,007 convicted criminal aliens, who had nearly 88,000 convictions. Those included 193 homicide convictions, 426 sexual assault convictions, and 303 kidnapping convictions, according to Judicial Watch.

Judicial Watch’s press release called those releases “the tip of the iceberg,” and quoted from a DHS document marked “FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY” on figures reported through April 26, 2014″

  • Non-Detained Final Order Convicted CRIMINAL 165,950
  • Non-Detained Final Order NON CRIMINAL 706,950
  • Non-Detained Final Order TOTAL 872,900

Judicial Watch notes that the term “Final Order” indicates that the illegal immigrants listed had been ordered to leave the United States but had not done so.

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Opinion Submitted News – Videos: American Patriots at the pro-amnesty/ pro-illegal alien Karen Bass/ Luis Gutierrez town hall at USC

Yesterday we went to USC for Democrat Congresswoman Karen Bass’s Immigration Town Hall meeting at which pro-amnesty/ pro-illegal alien Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez was the main speaker.  Karen Bass did not attended her own town hall meeting because she was in Namibia per Ovomit’s request.  There was no Pledge Allegiance to Our Flag said nor an American flag in the room.  The stage was set for the pro-amnesty/ pro-illegal alien pusher Luis Gutierrez to address his captive Spanish speaking illegal alien audience.  We, the American patriots had to wear headphones for English translation of the meeting.  So much for the illegal aliens assimilating in America that Americans have to wear headphones for English translations instead of the other way around.  It’s press 1 for English again.


I laughed when pro-amnesty/ pro-illegal alien Congressman Luis Gutierrez feeding at the U.S. taxpayers trough said that the undocumented (illegal alien) students are here because they want to learn English and pledge their allegiance to our flag in school.  Apparently he hasn’t heard that two Maryland high school will be exclusively attended by Spanish-speaking illegal alien students and that American flag shirts are banned at a CA high school on the Mexican drink fest Day- Cinco de Mayo.


Please watch the videos below to watch how the day unfolded.


American Patriots Shout Down Illegal Immgration Pushing…


Illegal Aliens Shout Communist Slogan Si Se Puede…


Discussing Treasonous Politicians and Illegal…


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