Monosyllabic Pedantry

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Coming to a county near you

Study: Illegal immigration costs border counties millions

PHOENIX (AP) - A new study concludes that law enforcement and criminal prosecutions linked to illegal immigration is costing Arizona border counties millions of dollars a year.

The study says the battle over illegal immigration is also diverting money from parks, libraries and other law-enforcement efforts.

University of Arizona and San Diego State University researchers say in the four border counties in Arizona, costs increased 39% to $26.6 million in fiscal 2006.

The study was commissioned by the U.S.-Mexico Border Counties Coalition, a non-profit group of border-county officials.

Information from: The Arizona Republic,

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