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More Than $646 Million Spent In 2011 On Welfare Benefits For Children Of Undocumented Parents

mikeantonovichYear-end closing 2011 figures from the Department of Public Social Services reported that over $646 million in welfare and food stamp benefits were issued to illegal alien parents for their native-born children, announced Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.

The $646.2 million consisted of $258 million in CalWORKs (welfare) and $388 million in Food Stamps) -- a $21 million increase over the previous year.


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“With the $550 million for public safety and nearly $500 million for healthcare, the total cost for illegal immigrants to County taxpayers exceeds $1.6 billion dollars a year,” said Antonovich.  “These costs do not include the hundreds of millions of dollars for education.”

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Figures from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services

2010

CalWORKs

FOOD STAMPS

CalWORKs + FOOD STAMPS

MONTH

TOTAL

ILLEGALS

TOTAL

ILLEGALS

TOTAL

ILLEGALS

January

$88,615,870

$21,867,225

$130,492,264

$28,974,573

$219,108,134

$50,841,798

February

$89,098,884

$21,876,519

$132,167,065

$29,372,364

$221,265,949

$51,248,883

March

$89,658,527

$22,042,682

$134,356,918

$29,951,997

$224,015,445

$51,994,679

April

$90,074,087

$22,200,566

$134,027,566

$29,800,515

$224,101,653

$52,001,081

May

$91,116,722

$22,090,170

$135,095,134

$29,663,498

$226,211,856

$51,753,668

June

$90,821,839

$22,109,427

$136,050,389

$29,792,907

$226,972,228

$51,902,334

July

$92,312,634

$22,066,875

$138,746,669

$29,869,795

$231,059,303

$51,936,670

August

$93,617,211

$22,044,272

$141,003,304

$30,056,250

$234,620,515

$52,100,522

September

$95,822,760

$22,235,667

$145,407,129

$30,246,001

$241,229,889

$52,481,668

October

$94,852,907

$22,156,007

$146,562,530

$30,535,441

$241,415,437

$52,691,448

November

$95,516,572

$22,256,308

$147,309,677

$30,795,309

$242,826,249

$53,051,617

December

$96,893,534

$22,522,833

$148,592,250

$31,122,636

$245,485,784

$53,645,469

TOTAL

$1,108,401,547

$265,468,551

$1,669,910,895

$360,181,286

$2,778,312,442

$625,649,837

2011

CalWORKs

FOOD STAMPS

CalWORKs + FOOD STAMPS

MONTH

TOTAL

ILLEGALS

TOTAL

ILLEGALS

TOTAL

ILLEGALS

January

$96,804,155

$22,637,940

$149,141,365

$31,131,733

$245,945,515

$53,769,673

February

$97,121,458

$22,706,923

$149,008,345

$31,342,676

$246,129,803

$54,049,599

March

$98,121,773

$22,764,104

$152,495,206

$31,827,393

$250,616,979

$54,591,497

April

$98,717,208

$22,682,459

$151,335,439

$31,707,921

$250,052,647

$54,390,380

May

$98,287,824

$22,701,483

$156,280,068

$31,997,747

$254,567,892

$54,699,230

June

$98,534,456

$22,655,028

$154,683,908

$31,938,454

$253,218,364

$54,593,482

July

$89,402,945

$20,492,160

$158,809,395

$32,560,568

$248,212,340

$53,052,728

August

$89,128,635

$20,266,009

$162,035,088

$32,860,438

$251,163,723

$53,126,477

September

$89,822,610

$20,215,536

$162,859,796

$33,013,771

$252,682,406

$53,229,307

October

$88,555,945

$20,232,012

$164,244,937

$33,249,978

$252,800,882

$53,481,990

November

$87,752,551

$20,169,162

$164,103,131

$33,293,135

$251,855,682

$53,462,297

December

$87,436,035

$20,234,331

$165,158,400

$33,549,948

$252,594,435

$53,784,279

TOTAL

$1,118,685,595

$257,757,147

$1,890,155,078

$388,473,762

$3,008,840,673

$646,230,909