Illegal Immigration Tab: $182 Billion Total, $1,156 Per Taxpayer

  • The tax burden from illegal immigration at the federal, state, and local levels is roughly $150.7 billion per year, according to an analysis published on Wednesday by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).
  • The conservative advocacy group, which claims to publish the “only comprehensive examination of the financial impact of illegal immigration in the United States,” found that the cost of illegal immigration for taxpayers has increased by $35 billion over the past five years.
  • Illegal immigrants generate some $32 billion in tax revenue, compared to the $182 billion they reportedly generate in public expenses.
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