As illegal immigrants continue to be housed at man camp detention centers across West Texas, Texas Attorney General yesterday released a report detailing the costs to Texas taxpayers from the current Biden administrations border surge.
Following a January lawsuit filed by Paxton to halt the Biden administration’s unlawful 100 day freeze on deportations, Paxton’s office continues to use all available legal means to stem the flow of illegal immigrants across the Texas border.
Detailed in Paxton’s press release are the hundreds of millions of dollars that Texas taxpayers have been forced to involuntarily spend due to the border surge:
- Texans pay between $579 million and $717 million each year for public hospital districts to provide uncompensated care for illegal aliens.
- Texans paid $152 million to house illegal criminal aliens for just one year.
- Texans pay between $62 million and $90 million to include illegal aliens in the state Emergency Medicaid program.
- Texans paid more than $1 million for The Family Violence Program to provide services to illegal aliens for one year.
- Texans pay between $30 million and $38 million per year on perinatal coverage for illegal aliens through the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
- Texans pay between $31 million and $63 million to educate unaccompanied alien children each year.
“Texans are hardworking and generous people, but the cost of illegal immigration is an unconscionable burden on the taxpayers of our great state. If we use the minimum estimated costs for services Texas provides to unlawfully present and undocumented aliens, taxpayers are shelling out an estimated $855 million every year,” said Attorney General Paxton. “Texas will always welcome those who legally immigrate, but we cannot continue forcing taxpayers to foot the bill for individuals who skirt the law and skip the line. I will continue to fight for justice, safety, and prosperity for all Texans.”
The Biden’s administration’s loosening of border restrictions has resulted in a huge increase of the number of illegal immigrants – including cartel members, sex traffickers, and criminals— flooding into Texas. Currently an estimated 600 young men are being held at a Cotton Logistics man camp in Midland while another camp in Pecos is currently holding an estimated 500 illegal immigrants but which has a capacity of up to 2,000. In both cases immigrants were transferred into the facilities with little to no notice to local governments and law enforcement.