Non-citizens nearly twice as likely to be on welfare, conservative think tank finds

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A majority of non-citizens are using the U.S. welfare system and nearly twice as likely to be on welfare as Americans, a new study shows, reinforcing President Trump’s claims of the cost of immigration.

The Center for Immigration Studies used 2014 Census data to estimate the welfare use among various households in the country.

It found that 63 percent of non-citizens are receiving some form of a welfare program. The study also indicated that within 10 years, the percentage of non-citizens using welfare will increase.

The Center for Immigration Studies used 2014 Census data to estimate the welfare use among various households in the country.

Just over half of “all immigrant households (citizen and non-citizen)” are receiving welfare in some capacity, while half of “naturalized citizen households” receive welfare.

In comparison, only 35 percent of native households are on welfare, according to the study. – READ MORE

 

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