When tasked with this assignment, I assumed it would be easy to simply research the information on how much money illegal immigrants are stealing from the American tax payer, how wrong I was!

Perhaps the only example I can give to demonstrate how messed-up and confusing this issue is, is to simply look at the tax code authored in part by both congress and the IRS, and immediately realize that the reason why it’s nearly impossible to get an accurate handle on welfare fraud committed by illegal aliens is because our government has created a system that actually encourages fraud and abuse, by their own willful and created misconduct, in attempting to keep the American tax payer misinformed and confused, and of course with the help of the 4th estate (the media).

However every now and then we get a narrow glimpse of the abuse. Just recently, the Sun Sentinel investigative team found that Americans are paying $680 million per year in welfare benefits to Cuban immigrants, some of whom use the money to return to the island. Some stay for months. Others stay for good, living in Cuba on U.S. benefits.

American businesses and taxpayers lost more than $2 billion over the past two decades because of a revolving-door criminal pipeline enabled by our nation's unique immigration policy for Cubans, who come here not to flee political persecution, but to make money in the drug trade, or to rip off Medicare, retailers, auto insurance companies, banks and credit card companies.

However as stated this is just a narrow glimpse of one particular segment of society, the tip of the “welfare iceberg” and quite frankly a-drop-in-the bucket, in that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) estimates that there were 11.5 million undocumented, or unlawful, foreign-born persons in the U.S. in January 2011.

These estimates are based on the fact that the number of foreign-born persons appearing in U.S. Census surveys is considerably greater than the actual number of foreign-born persons who are permitted to reside lawfully in the U.S. according to immigration records…in short there’s an awful lot of fraud going on, and no one is minding the store

Source: Sun Sentinel


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