"Fox News: Keep Out ‘Freeloading Illegals’ By ‘Gutting Welfare’"
Fox News today came up with a solution to stemming the flow of undocumented workers into the United States — gut welfare.
The Fox News headline ignores the realities of immigration. Undocumented immmigrants pay $1.5 billion in Medicaid taxes each year, along with another $7 billion in Social Security taxes.
Additionally, according to a recent Pew Hispanic Center study, immigrants do not come to this country because they are unemployed and want to “freeload” off the U.S. economy. Most are gainfully employed before coming here, and immigrate to rejoin families, to improve working conditions, and to earn higher wages.