Fox News – A majority of non-citizens are using the U.S. welfare system and nearly twice as likely to be on welfare as Americans, a new study shows, reinforcing President Trump’s claims of the cost of immigration.
The Center for Immigration Studies that 63 percent of non-citizens are receiving some form of a welfare program.
The study also indicated that within 10 years, the percentage of non-citizens using welfare will increase.
In comparison, only 35 percent of native households are on welfare, according to the study.
Non-native households were also found to more likely use Medicaid, food, or cash welfare programs, with the only outlier being housing programs, where native households are on par with immigrant households.
The think tank said their report bolsters the Trump administration’s claims that non-citizens often impose costs on the government. Read more.