|State||Illegal Immigration Population (000's omitted)||Total Cost to State Taxpayers||Current Budget Deficit||Immigration Enforcement Could Close % of Budget Shortfall|
The costs represent only the 'hard dollar' toll for the lack of border enforcement, including education, health services, incarceration, welfare, etc. 'Soft dollar' costs -- the toll on the victims of illegal immigrants' crimes, drug addiction, inferior educational programs for citizens and legal immigrants, etc. -- are not included in the figures.
Sources: Arizona ($1.6 billion from Arizona's education system, $694.8 million from health care services, $339.7 million in law enforcement and court costs, $85.5 million in welfare costs and $155.4 million in other general costs); California ($2.5B for incarceration, $2.5 billion for medical services, education $3.2B, total $10.5B); Maryland; Massachusetts, New York; State Budget Deficits.
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