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As to the $4 billion spent on healthcare, in NE Ohio, my hospitals are supported by local and states taxes, as well as federal taxes and insurance proceeds, Obviously, undocumented people pay local and state taxes just as a residents do. California (like every state) pays 50% of the cost of its Medicaid program and some undocumented people do participate, but they do so at a rate 37% lower than citizens of their income levels,
This author includes the "remittance payments", or money earned by undocumented people and then sent to their families in Latin America. There is no lost tax cost associated with such payments.
This author includes about $5 billion for criminal justice costs associated with undocumented people. This is a lower cost than citizens impose, as undocumented people commit far fewer and less serious crimes. (We battled this topic out at length some time back, but I cannot find the thread.)
It's VERY easy to shade the truth on this subject dramatically by employing a little sloppy reasoning. FAIR, which published this artiucle, has an extreme anti-immigrant POPV and that bias also undercuts this author's conclusions.
You might want to look at the sources used. Pew Research, the Federation for American Immigration reform,and Bureau of Labor Statistics. All reliable.
The payments do not go into the SS funds, they go into a separate account called an Earnings Suspense File until the numbers are either matched or claimed and corrected.