Expensive Aliens: How Much Do Illegal Immigrants Really Cost?

It's all about money. That's what it seems to come down to in the most recent flare-up of the immigration debate. Policy makers and pundits who want tougher policies against illegal immigrants argue that they cost American taxpayers billions of dollars. Those on the other side of the debate counter that illegal immigrants create demand and jobs that promote economic growth. So which one is it? The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), a conservative advocacy group that favors...Full Story
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