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In California alone, immigration is responsible for more than 45% of the state's school children. This huge influx costs California's taxpayers more than $26 billion each year.

Immigration and the School-Aged Population (5-17)

State Percent w/ Immigrant Fathers Number w/ Immigrant Fathers Cost per Student Cost to Taxpayer
California 46.9% 3,299,000 $8,067 $26,613,033,000
Nevada 32.9% 153,000 $6,722 $1,028,466,000
New York 31.1% 1,055,000 $14,119 $14,895,545,000
New Jersey 30.9% 475,000 $13,800 $6,555,000,000
Texas 26.7% 1,206,000 $7,267 $8,764,002,000
Florida 26.7% 801,000 $7,207 $5,772,807,000
Illinois 23.1% 534,000 $8,944 $4,776,096,000
Arizona 22.7% 266,000 $6,261 $1,665,426,000
Washington 16.9% 184,000 $7,560 $1,391,040,000
Maryland 16.4% 166,000 $9,815 $1,629,290,000
Virginia 16.0% 200,000 $8,891 $1,778,200,000
Mass. 15.4% 167,000 $11,267 $1,881,589,000
Colorado 15.4% 133,000 $7,730 $1,028,090,000
Conn. 15.0% 91,000 $11,572 $1,053,052,000
Georgia 15.0% 256,000 $8,028 $2,055,168,000
North Carolina 10.8% 169,000 $7,159 $1,209,871,000
Source: Center for Immigration Studies NOTE: Only the top 16 states (by percent of children with immigrant fathers) were examined.
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