The High Cost of lllegal Immigration to Texans
By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. April 9, 2018
A mushrooming illegal alien population is having a severely negative impact on American taxpayers at the national, state, and local levels. Illegal immigration is costing Americans nearly $135 billion each year with the states bearing $90 billion of that cost. Taxes paid by 12.5 million uninvited guests total only $19 billion.
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.