Study: 51% Of Immigrant Households On Public Assistance

The Center for Immigration Studies examined immigrant (legal and illegal) and welfare use using the Census Bureau’s Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP).   A shocking report that shows 51% of immigrant (legal and illegal) receive some type of public assistance compared to 30% of native born households.

This study is the first in recent years to examine immigrant (legal and illegal) and native welfare use using the Census Bureau’s Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP). While its complexity makes it difficult to use, the survey is widely regarded as providing the most accurate picture of welfare participation. The SIPP shows immigrant households use welfare at significantly higher rates than native households, even higher than indicated by other Census surveys.



  • In 2012, 51 percent of households headed by an immigrant (legal or illegal) reported that they used at least one welfare program during the year, compared to 30 percent of native households. Welfare in this study includes Medicaid and cash, food, and housing programs.

  • No single program explains immigrants’ higher overall welfare use. For example, not counting subsidized school lunch, welfare use is still 46 percent for immigrants and 28 percent for natives. Not counting Medicaid, welfare use is 44 percent for immigrants and 26 percent for natives.
  • Immigrant households have much higher use of food programs (40 percent vs. 22 percent for natives) and Medicaid (42 percent vs. 23 percent). Immigrant use of cash programs is somewhat higher than natives (12 percent vs. 10 percent) and use of housing programs is similar to natives.
  • Welfare use varies among immigrant groups. Households headed by immigrants from Central America and Mexico (73 percent), the Caribbean (51 percent), and Africa (48 percent) have the highest overall welfare use. Those from East Asia (32 percent), Europe (26 percent), and South Asia (17 percent) have the lowest.

It is alarming that there is a lack of upward mobility of immigrant families.

If one assumes that immigration is supposed to benefit the country, then immigrant welfare use should be much lower than natives’. Instead, the SIPP shows that, two decades after welfare reform tried to curtail immigrant eligibility, immigrant-headed households are using welfare at much higher rates than native households for most programs. Based on data collected in 2012, 51 percent of households headed by immigrants (legal or illegal) reported that they used at least one welfare program, compared to 30 percent of native-headed households. In addition to having higher welfare use, immigrant households pay less in taxes to the federal government on average than native households.

Online:  Center for Immigration Studies –Welfare Use by Immigrant and Native Households 

Illegal Immigrant Charged With Triple Homicide In Florida

Brian Omar Hyde
Brian Omar Hyde

Brian Omar Hyde, 19, massacred three people in Leigh Acres (12 east of Fort Myer) in Florida. Hyde an illegal immigrant from Belize – in Central America-and wanted in his country, crossed the border in Texas and made his way to Florida to stay with relatives.

Murdered where 37-year-old Dorla Pitts (Hyde’s Aunt), her pregnant 17-year-old daughter Starlett Pitts ( approximately six months pregnant) and the girl’s boyfriend Michael Kelly Jr., 19.  Miraculously an 18-month-old was found alive in a bedroom.

“This was an extremely violent scene, even for us,” said Lt. Matt Sands with the sheriff’s office. “This scene was unimaginable, what happened.” WinkNews

Brian Omar Hyde, 19,  from Belize has been charged with murdering three people — including his pregnant cousin — in an “extremely violent” attack in Florida, officials said Thursday.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responding to a medical assistance call on Tuesday found three dead bodies inside a home in Lehigh Acres, about 12 miles east of Fort Myers. An 18-month-old child was found alive….

The sheriff’s office said that a bloody palm print at the crime scene was a match for Hyde and that investigators believe Dorla Pitt walked in as the attack was in progress because her husband told detectives he was on the phone with her when she screamed “Brian! What happened here!” before the line went dead. NBC News WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral

California Toddler Fighting For Her Life After Brutal Beating By Illegal Immigrant

Francisco Javier Chavez
Francisco Javier Chavez

Francisco Javier Chavez, an illegal immigrant, with assault and drug convictions attacked and seriously injured a toddler and is out on bail!  He may not show at his court date.

Francisco Javier Chavez, the live-in boyfriend of the unidentified two-year-old’s mother, is out on bail after being charged in the late July attack, which left the San Luis Obispo County girl with two broken arms, a broken femur, a compressed spine, a urinary tract infection and a fever of 107 degrees. Chavez’s criminal record includes assault and drug convictions and arrests for violent acts including kidnapping, car jacking and cruelty to a child.

A disgusted San Luis Obispo Sheriff Ian Parkinson told Chavez should have been locked away or deported long before he had the chance to inflict “horrific injuries” on the little girl, but said conflicting federal policies leave his department handcuffed. Instead, Chavez is now free, awaiting a court date for which he may not even show up. FoxNews

Illegal Immigrant Arrested Six Times Held In Rape, Murder Of California Woman

Marilyn Pharis
Marilyn Pharis

Marilyn Pharis, a 64-year-old Air Force veteran, was raped and beat with a hammer in her home.  Marilyn died eight days after the attack.  Two suspects have been arrested, including illegal immigrant from Mexico Victor Aureliano Martinez Ramirez.

Ramirez has been arrested six times in last 15 months, for crimes including sexual assault, possession of methamphetamine and weapons and driving without a license. His most recent arrest occurred just eight days before the attack on Pharis. FoxNews

A man who allegedly attacked a 64-year-old California woman and brutally raped her is an illegal alien from Mexico who has been arrested four times in the past two years.

The victim, Marilyn Pharis, died eight days after the attack, which occurred July 24 while she was asleep in her Santa Maria home. An autopsy is being conducted to help determine if Pharis died as a direct result of the heinous crime.

Victor Aureliano Martinez Ramirez, 29, was arrested shortly after the attack while he was inside another home nearby.

He is charged with attempted murder, first-degree burglary with person present, assault with intent to commit rape, sexual penetration by foreign object and resisting a peace officer, according to the Santa Maria Times. His bond is set at $1 million. DailyCaller

Border Patrol Ordered The Release Of An Illegal Immigrant Now Accused Of Murder And Attempted Rape

Margaret (Peggy) Kastelnick
Margaret (Peggy) Kastelnick

Juan Razo, an illegal immigrant from Mexico, went on a crime spree in Lake County, Ohio. He attempted to rape a 14-year-old girl at Helen Wyman Park. A woman walking a bike path with her children was shot in the shoulder. He murdered 60-year-old Margaret (Peggy) Kastelnick in her home minutes after the bike trail shooting. Margaret worked as the Willoughby mayor’s secretary for 27 years. Razo fired his gun at police before he was captured.

But Razo was on law enforcement’s radar three weeks ago. In a press conference held on Tuesday, Lake County Sheriff Daniel Dunlap said that deputies had approached Razo on July 7 while he was parked in a vehicle in a parking lot. The deputies contacted U.S. Border Patrol and were told that Razo was in the U.S. illegally from Mexico. Nonetheless, the sheriff’s deputies said they were told to release Razo since he had no known criminal history, WKYC reported.

“Emmanuel Razo was secured while we spoke with Officer Rivera of U.S. Border Patrol, who later decided not to respond to take Emmanuel Razo into custody,” a Lake County sheriff’s deputy wrote in his report, according to WKYC. “[Razo] was warned not to return to this property. We cleared.”

While it is unclear exactly why Border Patrol declined to take Razo into custody, it is worth noting that the Obama administration has de-prioritized the deportation of illegal aliens if they have no prior criminal history. DailyCaller

Online:  TIMELINE: Suspect Juan Razo’s alleged Lake County crime spree rocks small town


Scott Walker: “We’re A Nation Of Laws”

Scott Walker
Scott Walker

The family from Wisconsin that questioned Wisconsin Gov. Walker in Iowa on illegal immigration are with the activist group Voces de la Frontera, which paid for their trip.  Illegal immigrants have been showing up at presidential candidate events trying to corner the candidates with their questions. Scott Walker’s answer, “We’re a nation of laws.” “My point,” Walker said, “is that you have to follow the law, follow the process.”

As presidential hopeful Scott Walker toured a farm in this tiny town [Plainfield, Iowa] where he lived as a child, he was confronted by an undocumented worker from Mexico who is living in Wisconsin and demanded to know why Walker does not support President Obama’s plan to give temporary status to some undocumented workers, including parents of children who were born in the United States.

“We’re a nation of laws,” Walker, the Republican governor of Wisconsin, repeatedly told Jose Flores, 38, who was joined by two of his four children, Luis, 7, and Leslie, 13, who had tears rolling down her cheeks throughout the exchange. Flores, who lives in Waukesha and works for a medical supply factory, said he and his wife live in fear of being deported and separated from their children, who he said were all born in the United States.

“My point,” Walker said, “is that you have to follow the law, follow the process.”  WashingtonPost

Revolving Immigration Door: Suspects In Lawrence, MA Shooting Should Not Have Been In U.S.

Mirta Rivera
Mirta Rivera

Mirta Rivera, 41, was a  grandmother and nurse’s aide living in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Rivera was killed in her sleep by a gunshot fired through the ceiling from an upstairs apartment. illegal immigrants that should have been deported were arrested for the murder, reports the Boston Herald.

Dominican Republic nationals Wilton Lara-Calmona and Jose M. Lara-Mejia were arrested on drug charges by police investigating the shooting death of Mirta Rivera, 41. The Lawrence nurse was killed in her sleep by a gunshot fired through the ceiling from an upstairs apartment, where both men lived.

But Immigration and Customs Enforcement records reviewed by the Herald show the men shouldn’t have been in the country in the first place.

Wilton Lara-Calmona was deported in April 2012 and arrested for re-enter in November but not deported. Lara-Mejia was arrested in August 2013 and ordered deported, he was not deported.

“Basically we’re hanging a huge ‘welcome back,’ sign for them,” said Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies with the Center for Immigration Studies. “Illegal immigrants who have already been deported see a reason to come back because they are not afraid of immigration enforcement once they get here.”

Vaughan said crime involving illegals could be preventable, but the Obama administration has encouraged officials to look the other way when it comes to enforcing immigration laws — like the law that carries a two-year prison sentence for illegal re-entry, 10 years when it involves a felony crime.

“There is a law on the books intended to make people think twice after they get deported, but the problem is the U.S. attorneys often will not prosecute until someone has been deported multiple times,” Vaughan said.rolling down her cheeks throughout the exchange. Flores, who lives in Waukesha and works for a medical supply factory, said he and his wife live in fear of being deported and separated from their children, who he said were all born in the United States.

Judge Makes Feds Go Door-to-door To Seize Illegal Immigrants’ Obama Amnesty Approvals

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson

Judge Hanen issued an injunction halting President Obama’s amnesty program on Feb. 16, and thought he’d nipped the entire program. The administration granted three-year status amnesties after the court injunction.

Goosed into action by an angry federal judge, federal immigration authorities will go door-to-door demanding illegal immigrants return the three-year amnesty approvals the Obama administration issued to them in defiance of a court order.

Those who don’t return their three-year permits will have them terminated at the end of this month, the National Immigrant Justice Center, one of the advocacy groups briefed on authorities’ plan, said in a statement preparing immigrants for what could be a traumatic encounter.

The move comes as Homeland Security officials, fed up with slow-walking by illegal immigrants, are finally playing hardball after months of less forceful measures.

They’re scrambling to meet an end-of-month deadline set by Judge Andrew S. Hanen for recapturing thousands of three-year amnesties the department issued even after the court had entered an injunction halting the new amnesty program.

Unless all of the permits are recovered, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson could personally have to appear in court to explain the foul-up, Judge Hanen said in an order earlier this month.  WashingtonTimes

Illegal Immigrants And Crime

The USA has over 11 million illegal aliens within its borders.  Of these millions of people there are bound to be some criminals among them.








Pew Research graphic.

The illegal immigrants population is a major contributor to federal crimes in America.

Federal sentences in 2014:

  • Almost 3/4  of drug possession were illegal immigrants.
  • 20 percent of the kidnapping/hostage taking sentences were illegal immigrants.
  • 12 percent of the murder sentences were illegal immigrants.
  • 19.4 percent of national-defense related sentences were illegal immigrants. WashingtonExaminer

Researcher Deborah Schurman-Kauflin Ph.D. of the Violent Crimes Institute 12 month in-depth study of 1,500 violent crimes from January 1999 through April 2006 included serial rapes, serial murders, sexual homicides and child molestation committed by illegal immigrants.

1,500 cases reviewed in the study:

  • 525 (35 %) were child molestations
  • 358 (24 %) were rapes
  • 617 (41 %) were sexual homicides and serial murders

More of the illegal immigrant population is male, sex offenders among illegal immigrants are a higher percentage than sex offenders in the general population.

When examining ICE reports and public records, it is consistent to find sex offenders comprising 2% of illegals apprehended. Based on this 2% figure, which is conservative, there are approximately 240,000 illegal immigrant sex offenders in the United States. Deborah Schurman-Kauflin Ph.D.

In her analysis of the sex-related homicides, Schurman-Kauflin noted:

The murders were the worst of the sex crimes and were especially vicious. The most common method was for an offender to break into a residence and ambush his victims. Not only were victims raped, but some (6%) were mutilated. The crime scenes were very bloody, expressing intense, angry perpetrator personalities. Specifically, most victims were blitzed, rendered incapable of fighting back, and then raped and murdered. The most common method of killing was bludgeoning, followed by stabbing. Caucasians were more likely to become victims of sexual homicide committed by illegal immigrants. Hispanics were second, and African Americans were third. Victims of sexual homicides averaged age 42. However, victims ranged in age from 16-81. Deborah Schurman-Kauflin Ph.D.

To see how extensive the problem is peruse the ICE Public Information News Releases.

A problem is growing with law-enforcement authorities increasingly classifying Hispanic criminals as “white” making it complicated to obtain good statistics on crime by illegal immigrants.  This is reflected in the Texas 10 Most Wanted lists where Hispanic men are classified as “white.”


Illegal Immigrant Deported 6 Times Charged in Felony Hit-and-Run That Injured 2 Young Children

Manuel Perez-Vasques deported 6 times since 2012.

A six-time-deported illegal immigrant has been charged with a felony hit-and-run of an Arizona mother and her two young children on July 4th.   Manuel Perez-Vasques, 29, admitted being high while driving an SUV and allegedly swerving onto the other side of the road crashing into the car.  The 5-year-old reportedly suffered “a significant laceration to the head” and was transported to the hospital by air ambulance, the injured 2-year-old girl was transported by ambulance.

Detectives from the PCSO Vehicular Crimes Unit determined Perez-Vasquez traveled left of center, causing the collision. Perez-Vasquez allegedly showed signs of drug impairment and was placed under arrest on suspicion of driving while impaired by drugs and leaving the scene of an injury collision, a felony. He allegedly confessed to smoking marijuana before the collision.

“He refused to give a blood sample when arrested because he knew he had drugs in his system,” Babeu said. “Detectives had to get a search warrant from a judge to obtain the blood sample.”

Perez-Vasques fled the scene but later returned.

According to the report, Perez-Vasquez refused to tell deputies where he lived and said he didn’t know the name of the person that owned the vehicle he was driving, nor did he know the name of the person that was in the vehicle with him. Maricopa

Accused San Francisco Pier ‘Random Murder’ Shooter Was Illegal Mexican Immigrant Who’d Been Deported Five Times

Kathryn Steinle
Kathryn Steinle

Update:  The gun used to kill a 32-year-old woman on San Francisco’s waterfront was stolen from a federal agent in a car burglary in June, sources close to the investigation said Tuesday, reported The San Francisco chronicle.

Juan Francisco Lopez Sanchez entered a plea of not quilty in Spanish. The judge set bail at $5 million. Sanchez could face life in prision if convicted. DailyMail

Kathryn Steinle, 32,  was shot to death in broad daylight,  at random, while walking with her father and a friend along San Francisco’s Pier 14  on Wednesday,

‘There were no words exchanged between the suspect and the victim,’ said Sgt. Michael Andraychak. ‘The victim said something to her family members to the extent that she didn’t feel well, that she just realized something had taken place and she fell to the ground.’  DailyMail

Detained for the murder is Francisco Sanchez an illegal alien with seven prior felony convictions, four of which were for drug charges.   His convictions took place in Texas, Oregon and Arizona. Sanchez had been deported five prior times.

Kate Steinle with her mother Liz, her father Jim, and her brother Brad at her father’s 65 birthday celebration.

 Just hours after the horrific slaying at Pier 14, the tight-knit parents and brother of Kathryn ‘Kate’ Steinle, were still coming to grips with the senseless killing, but had no trouble finding words to describe how special Kate was.

‘She was the most wonderful, loving caring person and if anybody could take anything from this — if you love somebody, just tell them that you love them,’ said brother Brad Steinle.   

‘We loved Kate, and I will love her till the day I die,’ Brad told ABC 7 as he fought off tears. ‘I had the best sister.’

Kate’s mother, 69-year-old Liz Sullivan, recounted the first moments of their family’s nightmare to the San Francisco Chronicle. ‘She just kept saying, ‘Dad, help me, help me.” DailyMail

Sanchez was on probation from Texas and four months ago was arrested and released in the Bay Area for a marijuana arrest. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement  had turned Francisco Sanchez over to authorities in San Francisco on March 26 on an outstanding drug warrant. There was an ICE ‘detainer’, meaning he should have been held and turned over to federal immigration officials instead of being released. Continue reading “Accused San Francisco Pier ‘Random Murder’ Shooter Was Illegal Mexican Immigrant Who’d Been Deported Five Times”

Most Illegal Immigrants Released Before Immigration Hearings Skipped Court Date

immigrationcourtNo surprise that people who illegally entered the U.S. have now illegally missed their court dates.

Tens of thousands of illegal immigrant women and children streamed across the U.S. border last year seeking asylum and protected status, claiming a “credible fear” of going home to the violence in Central America. President Obama addressed the crisis through increased border enforcement, more detention beds, more immigration judges and pressure on political leaders in their home countries.

But a year later, new data obtained exclusively by Fox News shows the policy isn’t stopping the influx. Not only are illegal immigrant women and children continuing to cross the border in large numbers, but the majority charged with crimes aren’t even showing up for court.

“That strategy is obviously a complete failure because such a high percentage of these people who were not detained have simply melted into the larger illegal population and have no fear of immigration enforcement,” said Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies for the Center for Immigration Studies.

Statistics released by the Department of Justice Executive Office of Immigration Review show 84 percent of those adults with children who were allowed to remain free pending trial absconded, and fewer than 4 percent deported themselves voluntarily.  FoxNews