Republican front-runner Donald Trump has been in the spotlight for his ‘controversial’ hard stance in regards to the ILLEGAL ALIEN problem. He has been attacked by liberals and Republicans as well.
In a recent interview with CNN host Erin Burnett, the host insisted that illegal immigrants contribute billions of dollars by paying taxes to our country. Needless to say, Trump destroyed her with his factual response.
The GOP presidential hopeful was explaining that the cost of a wall between Mexico and the United States was minuscule compared to the amount of money illegal immigration costs the American taxpayers.
“Let me just explain something. Illegal immigration each year costs us between 200 and 300 billion dollars,” he said. “I don’t know if anybody gives you those numbers — probably not. But, and when you include crime and other problems it’s more than that. So you are talking about 200 and 300 billion, the way it is now.”
Of course, the liberal host argued.
“But they pay in taxes, they pay 24 billion dollars in taxes,” she said.
“Who pays in taxes? You really believe they pay in taxes?” Trump asked.
“They pay Social Security, state and local,” Burnett replied.
“What percentage of them? 10 percent?” Trump asked.
“It’s 24 billion a year this economy wouldn’t have if they weren’t here,” Burnett pressed.
“Excuse me, excuse me. Do you know how few pay in taxes. Don’t be naive,” Trump shot back. “Do you think an illegal immigrant getting money is going to be paying taxes? OK, sure. Some probably do. But only because the employers are insisting on it.”
“But, percentage wise, there is very little,” he continued. “Probably five percent, 10 percent. It’s a very small amount that pay taxes. Look, they are here illegally. They are not paying taxes. I’ve heard this one before too. I hear them all.”
Go get her TRUMP!
In 2012 approximately 11.4 million individuals in the U.S. illegally paid $11.84 billion in state and local taxes, According to the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy.
And the conservative Heritage Foundation estimated unlawful immigrant households paid $39.2 billion in 2010, but received $93.7 billion in government services.
Simple math folks.