A new analysis has discovered that the average illegal immigrant in the United States has lived inside of the country for 15 years.
The Pew Research Center’s latest research has revealed that, of the approximately 11 to 22 million illegal immigrants currently living within US borders, the average illegal immigrant has lived in the country for an astounding 15 years – and thus has already imposed and continues to impose a massive financial burden on working and middle-class American taxpayers.
In comparison to the amount of time that the average illegal immigrant lives in the country today, in 2000, the average illegal immigrant lived in the United States for about 7.2 years. That means that in just under two decades, the average time that an illegal immigrant lives in the country has more than doubled.
According to one of Pew’s analysists, “In 2017, only 20% of unauthorized immigrant adults lived in the U.S. for five years or less, down from 30% a decade earlier. About two-thirds of unauthorized immigrants have been in the U.S. for more than 10 years; a decade earlier, less than half had.”
In 1995, there were 3.6 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. workforce who held American jobs. Today, that number has doubled. Currently, there are around 7.6 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. workforce with jobs that could have otherwise gone to American citizens or legal immigrants.
And globalist leftist Democrats would love to see that number increase. But of course, it goes without saying that the Dems represent the interests of the American worker.
Pews new research also revealed the degree to which the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is overburdened with the seemingly insurmountable task of deporting all 11 to 22 million illegals. ICE’s effectiveness has already been limited due to their limited resources.
Research from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine suggests that illegal immigrants cost American taxpayers about $746.3 billion over a lifetime, according to a report from Breitbart.
The cost to deport single deportation is about $10,854 per illegal immigrant according to Fiscal Year 2016 totals.
That means that the deportation of every single illegal immigrant in the country would save around $622 billion over the course of a lifetime. This suggests that deporting illegal immigrants is about six times cheaper than what it currently costs U.S. taxpayers to subsidize the lifestyles of millions of illegal immigrants currently living within U.S. borders.
It remains to be seen as to whether the Trump Administration will actually carry out its promised ICE raids, or whether its threats are just typical bluster.