The High Cost of lllegal Immigration to Texans
By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. April 9, 2018
Texas taxpayers are shelling out $11 billion each year to support 1.9 million illegal aliens, the second largest illegal population in the nation. Texans are also supporting 625,000 of their U.S. born children with 537,000 of these attending local schools.
The tab to Texans is $4,429 for each illegal alien which places a heavy burden of $1,231 on each household.
Education: $8 billion
States are forced to educate illegal aliens and their children, refugees, and legal immigrant students through an unfunded federal mandate as required by the Plyler v. Doe Supreme Court decision in 1982.