Saturday, May 21, 2011

Immigration Costs

Immigration Costs American Taxpayers $69 Billion in 1997

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According to one study conducted by Dr. Donald Huddle, Professor Emeritus of Economics at Rice University in 1997, the net cost of immigration to American taxpayers :

The nearly 26 million legal and illegal immigrants settling in the United States since 1970 cost taxpayers a net $69 billion in 1997 alone. This cost is a substantial increase over the net immigration costs of $65 billion in 1996, $51 billion ins 1994, $44 billion in 1993, and $43 billion in 1992.

Over 62% of the net national cost of immigration in 1996,  was attributable to legal  immigrants.

 Illegal immigration generates about 38% of the total net cost.

Click to see more of this article:     Cost of Immigration


Do you think this study takes into account all of the factors?

Another study disagrees with these results:   Lessons from the past

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