Illegal Alien Births of Anchor Babies Cost U.S. Taxpayers $2.4B Every Year

Illegal alien births of anchor babies in the United States cost American taxpayers billions of dollars every year, a new analysis reveals.

Every year, American taxpayers are billed about $2.4 billion to pay for the births of illegal aliens, according to research by the Center for Immigration Studies Director of Research, Steven Camarotta.

The children of illegal aliens are commonly known as “anchor babies,” as they anchor their illegal alien and noncitizen parents in the U.S. and eventually are allowed to bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the country through the process known as “chain migration.”

The research concludes that American taxpayers in total pay about $5.3 billion annually for the births of immigrants, whether they are legally or illegally in the U.S.

About one in four births that are paid for by American taxpayers are those to an immigrant, legal or illegal. This accounts for 429,000 immigrant births every year that taxpayers subsidize.

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