News and features on the burden placed on United States citizens by illegal immigrants, through anti-poverty programs, the provision of medical services, and extra costs to law enforcement agencies and the immigration judicial system.
If Democrats provided health insurance for illegal aliens, as 2020 presidential candidates have indicated, it would rival the cost of federal welfare. In this article, the Center for Immigration Studies estimate of the total cost of such a policy is explained.
A reduced rate plan called NYC Care has been introduced, to try to convince illegal aliens to stop using emergency rooms for primary health care. This plan has been introduced to try to alleviate the developing crisis at NYC Health + Hospitals, which provides services to all city residents.