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Let's Cut Some Spending: Report says broken border could cost taxpayers billions


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In our Let's Cut Some Spending series, ForAmerica chronicles the many ways Washington wastes YOUR tax dollars - and as you’ll see, the list is endless.

Today’s offering: Migrant crisis at southern border could cost taxpayers billions annually!

Fox News reports:

A new House Homeland Security Committee report has found that the ongoing migrant crisis at the southern border could cost taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars each year, as Republicans blame what they say are "open borders" policies from the Biden administration.
The report is the committee’s fourth interim report on DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’ handling of the border crisis, which saw more than 2.4 million migrant encounters at the southern border in FY 23. The report focuses on the financial costs of the crisis, which it attributes to the Biden administration’s policies.
"Only a small fraction [of the costs] is ever recouped from the taxes paid by illegal aliens, with the rest falling on the shoulders of American citizens and lawful residents," the report says. "Mass illegal immigration, accelerated by Mayorkas’ open-borders policies, now represents a massive cost to the federal government and state governments alike, as well as the pocketbooks of private citizens and businesses.

Fox News added of the report:

It cites studies by the hawkish Center for Immigration Studies, which found that the annual cost to care for and house illegal immigrants could reach up to $451 billion. It separately cites estimates from the Federation for American Immigration Reform, which advocates for lower immigration levels, that the annual net burden as of 2022 is more than $150 billion.

ANYWHERE between $150 billion and $451 billion is a lot of money WE DON'T HAVE.


And for what? Not protecting the border? The literal sovereignty of the United States?

It's way past time the federal government - the Biden administration - do its job and fix our southern border.


This colossal failure has cost us so much already. This is just another example.

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