The Cost of Illegal Immigration:
Estimated $70 - to - $326.7 Billion Per Year

  1. $Billions are spent on welfare to illegal aliens each year:
  2. $2.2 Billion dollars a year is spent on food assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches for illegal aliens (running total=$2.2 Billion):
  3. $2.5 Billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid for illegal aliens (running total=$4.7 Billion):
  4. $12 Billion dollars a year is spent on primary and secondary school education for children here illegally and they cannot speak a word of English! (running total=$16.7 Billion):
  5. $17 Billion dollars a year is spent for education for the American-born children of illegal aliens, known as anchor babies (running total=$33.7 Billion):
  6. $3 Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens (running total=$36.7 Billion):
  7. $90 Billion Dollars a year is spent on illegal aliens for social services paid for by the American taxpayers (running total=$126.7 Billion):
  8. $74.9 Billion to $200 Billion Dollars a year in suppressed American wages are caused by the illegal aliens (running total=$201.6 -to- $326.7 Billion):
  9. The National Policy Institute, "estimated that the total cost of mass deportation would be between $206 and $230 billion or an average cost of between $41 and $46 billion annually over a five year period.":

    However, that is a theoretical cost, and most of that sort of deportation is unnecessary. So, we won't add that cost to the total.  If existing laws were enforced to prosecute and stop illegal employers, and restrict illegal aliens from receiving welfare, education, and other tax-payer funded services, most illegal aliens would self deport, with no more magnets that attract illegal aliens to the U.S.  Unfortunately, most politicians refuse to enforce existing laws, despite the majority of American citizens that recognize the enormity of the problem and want existing laws enforced.  The solution is not mass deportation.  The solution is to prosecute the greedy illegal employers, and secure the borders.

  10. In 2006 illegal aliens sent home $45 to $80 Billion in remittances back to their countries of origin:

    However, that out-flow of money would end if the illegal immigration problem was resolved. Therefore, we won't add that cost to the total.

  11. By the most conservative estimates, the cost of illegal immigration is at least $70 Billion per year, and that does not even include the untold cost of crime by illegal aliens:
  12. The untold cost of crime;  crimes that should have never occurred:

    This cost of crime is unknown, but how do we put a price on the lives of so many people who have been murdered, maimed, and damaged by illegal aliens?   
    Race is not the issue. 
    Claims of racism is a lame obfuscation (of many) to distract from the real costs (which are most certainly high, regardless of the real value somewhere between $70 Billion and $345.7 Billion).

Total Estimated Annual Cost:  $70 Billion -to- $326.7 Billion
(and more, if the untold cost of crime by illegal aliens is included).