In their study, FAIR documents the massive unfunded mandate imposed by the federal government to educate millions of illegal aliens. Including, but not limited to, the cost Limited English Proficient (LEP) students place on taxpayers.
EXCERPT: The Elephant in the Classroom: Mass Immigration’s Impact on Public Education.
LEP students cost taxpayers approximately $59.2 billion annually. Almost the entirety of this cost, 98.9 percent, is borne by taxpayers at the local and state level. This fiscal impact is felt well beyond the southern border states—Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California—where problems related to immigration are typically associated. 8 In fact, 11 of the 13 states spending more than $1 billion on LEP programs in 2016 don’t border Mexico: Colorado, Illinois, Washington, Virginia, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, Florida, New Jersey, New York and Maryland.