The recent level of illegal immigration to the United States has increased debates about the effect of these immigrants on the cost of public services, and states have begun to enact policies that limit the public services available to illegal immigrants. The central issues are how many illegal immigrants reside in particular local areas and states and their effect on public expenditures and revenues and the economy in general. The Local Fiscal Effects of Illegal Immigration workshop selected six studies for analysis. The six case studies focused on one specific aspect of the complex question of the demographic, economic, and social effects of immigration: the net public services costs of illegal immigrants to selected geographical regions.Average costs assume that the per capita use of public services by illegal immigrants is the same as the use by the ... car driving on an existing highway are typically relatively lowamuch lower than the average cost for constructing the road.
|Title||:||Local Fiscal Effects of Illegal Immigration:|
|Author||:||Committee on National Statistics, National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education|
|Publisher||:||National Academies Press - 1996-10-25|