Originally posted on ON THE ARIZONA BORDER:
The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) released a new study – The Costs of Illegal Immigration to Marylanders – finding that education, health care, law enforcement, and social and government services for illegal immigrants and their dependents costs Maryland taxpayers a whopping $1.86 billion PER YEAR.
That’s even after accounting for the $120 million paid per year in payroll and other taxes and NOT accounting for lost wages of jobs filled by illegal immigrants that would likely pay more in income (and thus taxes) if filled by a U.S. Citizen.
Each Maryland household headed by a U.S. Citizen pays $910 a year to support the estimated 295,000 illegal immigrants and some 68,000 U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants residing in the state.
This November, Maryland voters decide whether to also put tax dollars toward subsidizing in-state tuition benefits to illegal immigrants residing in the state, which would cost an additional $28 million a year.