There are around 12 million illegal immigrants
Illegal aliens cost U.S. taxpayers more than $100 billion each year.
Illegal Immigrants $11.8 billion in state and local taxes in 2012
Donald Trump wants to build a border wall like the one in Israel.
- California #1
Estimate of Undocumented Population:3,234,000
California has the largest population of immigrants without proper documentation, and also the highest percentage at 6.94%. The state provides a variety of benefits and protections to these populations. The City of Huntington Park attracted controversy when it was revealed that two members of city commissions were undocumented immigrants from Mexico.
Almost 24% of all illegal aliens in America — have chosen the Golden State as their preferred domicile.
Despite its $26 billion budget deficit, the state spends $21.5 billion dollars annually subsidizing illegal alien health care, education, welfare, other state benefits and criminal justice. Every California native-born household chips in $2438 each year to help.
Unless you commit a violent felony, the state leaves you alone. Los Angeles Special Order 40 – a sanctuary policy that sets the tone statewide – prevents local officers from inquiring about your immigration status.
Many “visitors” head straight for Central Valley, which depends on a combination of immigration and irrigation to produce almost 8 percent of America’s total agricultural output. You’ll be in good company because more than half of the farm workers in California have no work authorization.
Of course don’t forget in-state tuition for illegal aliens. Take advantage of the Dream Act in a place that can only be described as the Dream State for Illegal Aliens.
Estimate of Undocumented Population:1,650,000
A case against Texas, stemming from the refusal to issue birth certificates for U.S.-born children, made its way to federal courts in 2015. Texas officials required specific forms of ID from the mother before issuing her child’s certificate, which immigrants without documentation could not produce.
3. New York #3
Estimate of Undocumented Population:867,000
Many immigrants without proper documentation in New York claim Asia as their area of birth. They represent 10 percent of the total undocumented population in the United States. The nightmarish plight of Asian migrants received publicity in 1993 when aship smuggling Chinese immigrants ran aground in Queens, New York. This resulted in the death of some passengers and revelations regarding the unsafe conditions of the criminal-run smuggling enterprise.
New York City
4. Florida #4
Estimate of Undocumented Population:605,000
Florida holds a significant population of Cuban immigrants. Many make the dangerous journeyacross the Florida Strait from Cuba on rafts in an attempt to secure citizenship. The United States has a special immigration policy for Cubans, informally referred to as the “wet-foot, dry-foot” policy, where those who successfully make the journey to U.S. soil can apply for legal status after one year.
5. Illinois #5
Estimate of Undocumented Population:519,000
Illinois passed legislation in 2014 that allows residents to receive kidney transplants,regardless of their legal status. The program could be financially beneficial by offsetting the cost of emergency dialysis services, which are part of a state-funded program. You won’t be asked any questions if you keep out of trouble but should you get jailed, no one will check your immigration status even when you’re in custody.
New Jersey #6
Estimate of Undocumented Population:509,000
New Jersey’s Ellis Island, a historic gateway to the United States for immigrants, processed over 12 million arrivals during its 62 years of operation. Famous Americans such as Charlie Chaplin and Cary Grant came through the immigration center.
Estimate of Undocumented Population:393,000
Republican Gov. Nathan Deal came under fire in 2014 due to comments he made during a forum at the University of Georgia. He “presumed” that one of the students in the audience arrived in the country illegally as a child. Lizbeth Miranda, the student, responded: “I’m not an illegal immigrant. I’m not. I don’t know why you would have thought that I was undocumented. Was it because I look Hispanic?”
Estimate of Undocumented Population:342,000
Wildin Acosta, a North Carolina high school student and undocumented immigrant from Honduras, was arrested in 2016. Hisdeportation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was stalled following weeks of community protests. Rep. G.K Butterfield, D-N.C., stated, “It is my hope that he will be eventually granted asylum in the United States.”
Estimate of Undocumented Population:264,000
The passing of Senate Bill 1070 reflected the severity of immigration issues in Arizona. Thiscontroversial law allows police to pull over motorists on the assumption they may be in the country illegally. Most of the law’s provisions were overturned in the Supreme Court decision Arizona v. United States
10. Virginia #10
Estimate of Undocumented Population:247,000
A Virginia immigration law passed in 2007 by Prince William County required police to investigate the citizenship status of suspects under arrest. This ordinance is still in effect.
Nevada is where illegal immigrants make up the highest percentage