STUDY: Census data show high immigrant participation on US welfare rollsSubmitted by emalvini on Thu, 08/09/2012 - 11:54
STUDY: Census data show high immigrant participation on US welfare rolls
Published: 2:01 AM 08/09/2012
By Caroline May
A new study from the Center for Immigration Studies shows that high percentages of legal and illegal immigrants in America are drawing benefits from at least one major form of welfare.
Using U.S. Census Bureau data from 2010 and 2011, the group analyzed the more than 50 million legal and illegal immigrants and their American-born children under 18 years of age. Large numbers, the limited immigration advocacy group found, are struggling in poverty, reliant on welfare and uninsured.