Welfare tab for children of illegal immigrants estimated at $600m in L.A. County

Welfare benefits for the children of illegal immigrants cost America’s largest county more than $600 million last year, according to a local official keeping tabs on the cost.

Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich released new statistics this week showing social spending for those families in his county rose to $53 million in November, putting the county government on track to spend more than $600 million on related costs for the year — up from $570 million in 2009.

Antonovich arrived at the estimate by factoring in the cost of food stamps and welfare-style benefits through a state program known as CalWORKS. Combined with public safety costs and health care costs, the official claimed the “total cost for illegal immigrants to county taxpayers” was more than $1.6 billion in 2010.

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  • Miguel Saavadera

    Maybe most ‘populace’ county, but not largest … Largest county in the U.S. is Riverside county, CA, and LA isn’t in that one.

  • spike1120

    The far left will erupt if Father Jerry ever tries anything like that.

    Starting with the fruit and vegetable guys and then the golf courses, etc. the howl will be gale force.

    That illegals costs so much money is of no real consequence to Kalifornians who are the most gentle, loving people in America.

    And when they finally break the bank it will be the rest of America’s fault for not adopting similar ethical values.

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  • californiacitizen

    Hey Jerry, cut here! Until you do, we know you aren’t serious about reining in costs.

  • ojfl

    600 million dollars? That is not exactly cheap, is it?