The percentage of residents on welfare in California is now more than triple that of the rest of the United States. As a result, though it has only about 12 percent of the total U.S. population, California’s share of the welfare caseload has risen from 22 percent in 2002 to over 30 percent.
There are more welfare recipients per family in California, and that number has crept upward in the past couple of years, perhaps indicating that California welfare mothers are bearing more children than those in the rest of the U.S.
Furthermore, data from a Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) report issued in 2008 revealed that 25 percent of Los Angeles County’s welfare and food stamp benefits goes directly to the children of illegal aliens, at a cost of $36 million a month, at a projected annual cost of $432 million.
“The total cost for illegal immigrants to County taxpayers far exceeds $1 billion a year — not including the millions of dollars for education,” the DPSS report said.
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