SUPERVISOR MICHAEL D. ANTONOVICH Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, 5th District 869 Hahn Hall of Administration ~ 500 West Temple Street ~ Room 869 Los Angeles, CA 90012 www.antonovich.com
SUPERVISOR MICHAEL D. ANTONOVICH
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, 5th District
869 Hahn Hall of Administration ~ 500 West Temple Street ~ Room 869
Los Angeles, CA 90012 www.antonovich.com
Contact: Tony Bell, Communications Deputy
Office: (213) 974-5555 Cell: (213) 215-5176
July 3, 2008 For Immediate Release
WELFARE COSTS FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS IN
L.A. COUNTY OVER $36 MILLION IN MAY
LOS ANGELES COUNTY – New statistics from the Department of Public Social Services reveal that illegal aliens and their families in Los Angeles County collected over $36 million in welfare and food stamp allocations in May 2008, announced Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.
Twenty five percent of the all welfare and food stamps benefits is going directly to the children of illegal aliens. Illegals collected over $19 million in welfare assistance for May 2008 and over $16 million in monthly food stamp allocations, for a projected annual cost of $432 million.
“Illegal immigration continues to have a devastating impact on Los Angeles County taxpayers,” said Antonovich. “With $220 million for public safety, $400 million for healthcare, and $432 million in welfare allocations, the total cost for illegal immigrants to County taxpayers far exceeds $1 billion a year – not including the millions of dollars for education.”