Anyone who’s ever earned a paycheck understands the simple concept of budgeting, and living within their means, and if not the consequences could be dire, and that simple premise should also apply to our government both on the federal and state level.

However with an almost 19-trillion dollar debt and growing, fiscal accountability on the federal level doesn't seem like a priority.

Moreover when a state like Idaho sees an unexpected  growth rate of almost 30%  of illegal immigrants infiltrating into the state whatever budgeting and fiscal planning goes out the window.

According to the Pew Research Center, Idaho is one of a few states seeing growth in illegal immigrant populations. Between 2009 and 2012, Florida, Maryland, Nebraska, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia joined Idaho as the states that saw statistically significant growth in illegal immigration.

It’s estimated that Idaho has between 30,000 and 50,000 illegal immigrants, or about 3% of the state's total population. And about 5.5% of those are school aged children with approximately 4,000 children speaking mostly Spanish

And although Idaho is strict on illegal immigrants in terms of benefits, allocating welfare benefits only for its citizens, however it’s been estimated that the cost to the state’s infrastructure regardless of welfare benefits is about $187 million dollars annually, in terms of water usage, traffic, emergency rooms, roadways and other state resources being used by illegal immigrants.

Source: News Max

 

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