Immigrants represent 9% of the population, but absorbed only 5.4% of total public expenditure and 4.6% of total health spending. I.e., half the average which corresponds to a Spanish citizen. They consume less than 5% of spending on health and 6.6% in education, and their contribution of 5 billion euros NET represents almost 7% of total revenues for the economy, says a report by the Spanish Government on the impact of immigration on public services. In Spain live some 2.5 million foreigners with papers, more than half of them affiliated to Social Security. They contribute more than 7% of dues and receive only 0.5% of spending on pensions. 900 Thousand pensions are paid with their contribution in taxes. These figures do not take into account indirect taxes paid by immigrants who buy products, contract services and are inserted into the tissue, economic and social, have or do not have papers.
Immigration left a positive balance not only in the case of the Spanish economy in a State of well-being, but also in countries that, like the case of United States, they offer a low level of protection. The National Academy of Sciences of the North American country concluded that an immigrant receives about $3,000 of the Government throughout his life. Each of their children would make a contribution of $80,000 throughout his life. These data still do not produce the necessary political debate on immigration in a Europe that ignores some fundamental rights of the Universal Declaration of human rights of the United Nations. Even the Socialist Party of Spain has supported the new policy of immigration which allows to retain until a year and a half to the undocumented migrants and deport them, even to a country other than the original. Even it has been called a progressive measure to this political and social regression that removes part of the moral authority that much work had cost him to conquer Europe, now with a turn to the right.