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Cost of Illegal Immigration in Illinois

By    |   Friday, 16 Oct 2015 11:42 PM

As domestic security has tightened and the economy has weakened, Americans have focused on solving the issue of illegal immigration and recovering the costs associated with it. Fortunately, Illinois has suffered decreased negative impact from the cost of illegal immigration in recent years due to a falling undocumented population.

An estimated 475,000 illegal immigrants lived in Illinois in 2012, according to data from the Pew Research Center. They made up 3.7 percent of the state's population.

The annual costs to Illinois taxpayers were estimated at $4.6 billion, according to data from the Federation for American Immigration Reform. This deficit was calculated before state revenue from illegal immigrants, totaling $273 million, was counted.

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FAIR reported the following costs associated with illegal immigration in Illinois, broken down as such:
  • $2.57 billion went to education
  • $725 million to healthcare
  • $380 million to justice and law enforcement
  • $329 million to public assistance
  • $588 million to general government services

Nationally, according to the Pew Research Center, the undocumented immigrant population had "leveled off" after dipping some during the Great Recession.

In 2012, "an estimated 11.2 million unauthorized immigrants lived in the U.S., down from a peak of 12.2 million in 2007 but unchanged since 2009," Pew noted.

In Illinois, those figures reflected that reality as population trends there indicated a slight decrease in unauthorized immigrants, to 475,000 in 2012 from 500,000 in 2009.

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