Contact: Tony Bell, Communications Deputy
Office: (213) 974-5555 Cell: (213) 215-5176
February 4, 2013
For Immediate Release
ANNUAL “WELFARE” COSTS FOR CHILDREN OF ILLEGAL ALIENS EXCEEDS $636 MILLION IN 2012
LOS ANGELES COUNTY—The Department of Public Social Services reported over $636 million in welfare and food stamp benefits were issued to illegal alien parents for their native-born children in 2012, announced Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.
The $636 million consisted of $234 million in CalWORKs (welfare) and $402 million in CalFresh (food stamps) — a $14 million increase over the previous year. More than 20% of the County’s public welfare funds are spent on illegal immigrants.
“With the $520 million for public safety and nearly $500 million for healthcare, the total cost for illegal immigrants to County taxpayers exceeds $1 billion dollars a year,” said Antonovich. “These costs do not include the hundreds of millions of dollars for education.”
Click the link below to view the 2012 Fgures from the LA County Department of Public Social Services: