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The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigration on South Carolina

immigrantsAccording to there are an estimated 70,000 illegal aliens living in South Carolina. They cost taxpayers $391,000,000 in state and local costs but pay only $21,000,000 in taxes, leaving a burden of $370,000,000 for South Carolina Taxpayers. Taxpayers are supporting $266 million in Education costs, $37 million in Healthcare costs, $28 million in Justice and Law Enforcement costs, $21 million in Public Assistance and $38 million in General Government Services for these illegal immigrants.

For a fascinating look at where US immigrants have come from over the past 200 years, click here to see the graphic display. Notice what happens after 1970.